He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt is NOW AVAILABLE!
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Sometimes love needs a second chance…
I never looked back after skipping out on my own wedding, even if it did leave me estranged from most of my family. Eight years later, I have the life I’ve always wanted. As an advertising account executive, my world is damn near perfect.
Until I come face-to-face with my past. With the man I once loved. The man who holds my future in his hands. The man who’s hell-bent on getting even with me for leaving him at the altar.
Even with all the unfinished business between us, I still love Knox Montgomery. The only problem?
He loves me…KNOT.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
This type of book doesn’t come around nearly enough for me, a type of book that transcends even my wildest expectations. I originally picked the book up to just have a quick peek, five chapters later, I was truly hooked. The way it started was extraordinarily fun and heartbreaking all at once. Fun wasn’t what the author was going for, but when you start reading the first chapter and it starts the way this did, it hooks you in the mouth and pulls you in hard, forcing emotions you didn’t know you’d feel or felt you shouldn’t feel. Laughing whilst someone is going through the worst day of their lives made me feel guilty. I have been left wondering if this was what the author intended or whether it was just me?
Seamlessly, this author has woven a tale that tells both the story in the present as well as important events in Emma Jane and Knox’s lives from the past. Emma Jane was a woman haunted by the tough southern expectations of her father and his obnoxious need to control her and her life. It’s all well and good that a father wants what’s best for his child, but this isn’t the case here, oh no! What Davis Haywood wants is a true southern belle Stepford daughter and that won’t ever be Emma Jane. She’ll never be an exotic bird, happy to live out its existence in a gilded cage. Emma Jane is a square peg in a round hole, happy in her uniqueness and individuality.
‘No daughter should feel she’s incapable of making her own decisions’.
“You thought the worse of me back then and this time ‘round, I thought the worst of you. Only thing is, you end up jumping ship each time, right?”
“You didn’t just fail to believe in me, Emma Jane. You didn’t believe in us.”
Knox holds onto his anger and heartache like a suit of armour. Driven by nothing but work he moves from one project to another, until one day he comes face-to-face with the woman he was meant to marry years previously.
“In all the gin joints, in all the world…”
‘One corner of his mouth tilts up in what some might classify a harmless smile.
It’s not. It has Big, Bad Wolf written all over it.’
For a small segment of this book Knox plays the part of the petulant child. His only saving grace is that the reader gets to hear his inner monologue and the reasons behind why he does what he does.
“You know what I want?” I explode suddenly. “I want it all back! All of it!”
“I would do it all over again, even though I know”—-“It means we don’t end up together.”
‘It’s that kiss that forces me to face what I’ve been trying to deny all along. What I’ve been denying for the past eight years.
I never got over Emma Jane.
I still lover her–the woman who shattered my heart.’
He Loves Me…Knot has some of the best secondary characters I have read in a very long time. They were all just as real and interesting/intriguing as Emma Jane and Knox. I loved Emma Jane’s grandfather, his gentleness and love for both Emma Jane and Knox was so perfectly clear from the very beginning.
“But you don’t mess with fate. You let me operate on its own timeline, Sweet Pea.”
“Always respect fate. It knows best. It always had a plan.”
Some of my favourite scenes were about Emma Jane and her two closest friends. When the chips were down they were there hundred and ten percent for Emma Jane and they never let her go through anything alone. Fiercely protective and loyal.
The title won’t make any sense really until read. I will always remember fondly the tradition Emma Jane has. A tradition she has used for most of her life. It’s such a true example of the sweetness and purity that is Emma Jane, even after what she has survived, she still have an angelic air to her. This book has enough angst, pain, and emotion to pull the reader in and drag them along at a pace that almost borders on unhealthy. I cannot remember the last time I read a book that affected me this hard. I often had that little voice inside my head screaming at me to pick it back up and read just one more chapter.
“I’d do it all over again.”
“Even though things turned out the way they did?”
“We do have unfinished business, but I’m okay with that. Because if I had my way, I’d always have unfinished business with you.”
‘I swallow past the nervous lump in my throat. “Forever.”’
About the Author
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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