Forgiving Reed (Southern Boys # 1)

By C.A. Harms

RBTS Forgiving Reed


Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void… 

The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett. 

She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home. 

Except there was one problem. 

Home was where Reed would be… 

The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces. 

Grieving the loss of Rhetts dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all. 

But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?


Firstly, let me just say.  Cover.  Is.  Hot.  I think I’d forgive him damn near anything when he’s looking like that.  Whoever picked the cover deserves a medal.

Now, time to get serious.

FORGIVING REED was my first book by C.A. Harms, and I loved it. It’s one of those books that you don’t want to put down, even though it’s 1.30 in the morning and you really should go to sleep. It’s one of those books that has you crying almost the entire time, you have to stop reading constantly to get up and get a tissue to dry your eyes and blow your nose (here’s a tip: keep the tissues with you), but when you’re finished with it? You’re happy and smiling because the story was absolutely beautiful and totally perfect.

What I loved most about this book is that the author did a really good job of expressing Kori’s feelings and turmoils throughout this book. I wouldn’t have cried so much if they hadn’t.

Kori is forced to come home after suffering a devastating loss. Reed is her ex-boyfriend who hurt her and sent her fleeing from town. Reed starts out cocky, but quickly realises that apologising and meaning it is what will get Kori to start letting him back into her life. What I loved second most (I think I just made that phrase up) about this book is that Kori didn’t just give in to Reed as soon as he said hello. She made him work for it, and not in a bitchy “I’m going to milk this for what it’s worth” kind of way, but in a “You really hurt me and I need to make sure you’re worthy of my heart again before I give it to you” kind of way. And work for it he did.

This is a book that has gone into my “Must read again” list, but only after I’ve geared myself up for the waterfall of waterworks, and preferably when my husband’s not around so he’s not questioning why I’m crying so much.

I’ll also be keeping an eye out for book 2 in the series.

Forgiving Reed (Southern Boys # 1)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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