Before I Knew

Before I Knew

Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.

On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life.

Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again.

But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.

Title:Before I Knew
Edition Language:English
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    Before I Knew Reviews

  • Jacob Proffitt

    This book contains everything you need to know to build a lasting relationship. Just take everything the characters do, and don't do that. I finished this with equal parts masochism and delight. I'm a...

  • Amy

    Before I Knew is the first in a new series following the Cabot family. It’s billed as a romance and it most certainly is, but this wasn’t the lighthearted read I was expecting it to be and unfortu...

  • Alison

    The Cabot and the Morgans were friends and neighbours for thirty years until a stupid dare left Joe Morgan dead, shortly afterwards Colby Cabot's husband Mark killed himself over his part in the dare,...

  • Bette Hansen

    What a fantastic first book in a brand new series. It's highly emotional and deals with issues that arise a horrible tragedy strikes. Colby Cabot Baxter and Alec Morgan's lives were both changed by th...

  • Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

    Here I go again, in the minority about a story. Unfortunately, Before I Knew just didn't do it for me. It was so heavy, such a downer that I couldn't find my way through to the end with any kind of jo...

  • vicki zimmerman

    Waaaay too muchI hate dropping a story midway through. I always try to stick with it til the bitter end, no matter what. I made an exception in this case.Before I Knew, is apparently part of a series....

  • Irene

    4 Heartfelt StarsBefore I Knew by Jamie Beck was an emotional and heartfelt read.They storyline was well written, it was easy to follow and hard to put down.Watching Colby and Alec come together was b...

  • Wendy'sThoughts

    3 Complicated Stars* * *Wow... This was a lot to take in. We have two families who are on opposite sides of a serious tragedy. This main issue colors everything and everyone. After us learning this mu...

  • Jeanne Felfe

    Before I Knew was my companion on a recent airline trip and thank goodness. The time flew as I did.I thoroughly enjoyed this realistic love story. Lately I've been turned off by the plethora of so-cal...

  • Book Lover

    The Morgans and Cabots live next door to each other. Joe Morgan and Colby Cabot were best friends growing up. When Colby married Mark Baxter, Joe welcomed him with opened arms and the three spent a lo...