Synopsis: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 Rhett's 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?
EXCERPT- Forgiving Reed by C.A. Harms
I took a deep breath and rang the doorbell. Almost immediately Diesel began to bark and Rhett grew excited. I could hear Reed’s deep voice trying to calm Diesel. The moment the door came open and that gorgeous smile spread out across his lips, all the nervous energy disappeared.
“Hey you, come here, little man.” Reed held his hands out to Rhett and in no time at all my son was lunging for him. Rhett griped Reed’s shirt tightly and kicked his legs as he looked down at the big dog that was spastically wagging his tail. A loud squeal escaped Rhett when Diesel barked, the sight was one I would always have etched in my mind.
If you would have asked me six months ago if I would be falling for Reed, I would have laughed. I promised myself I would never go there again. Once a cheater always a cheater. Right? Now here I was standing in his doorway, while he held my son close and tickled his tummy. I could see the adoration in Reed’s eyes as he looked at Rhett. I had to accept that he had changed. Reed was no longer that selfish young boy. He had changed, things had happened that forced him to grow.
“You gonna come inside?” Reed tilted his head toward the house and I took a step in through the doorway. His house was beautiful, and surprisingly clean. It was nothing like I expected. It had that homey feeling, the one that you get when you walked in to a place you belong.
I could feel Reed against my back as he stepped up behind me. “It feels good having you here, both of you.” He kissed my head softly and nudged me forward.
“Thanks for inviting us.” I spoke softly still not trusting my voice. I had mixed emotions right now. It felt so right to be here with him, yet I felt guilty for that. Was I moving too fast?
We decided to stay in and make something to eat. A movie on the big screen was the plan. It felt so natural for Rhett to be hobbling around the kitchen while Reed and I made dinner. Diesel was attached to my little guy’s hip. It really was the sweetest thing. If Rhett stopped walking, Diesel sat back on his hind legs next to him and waiting patiently. The moment Rhett was on the move again, Diesel jumped to follow close behind.