He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt is NOW AVAILABLE!
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.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt is a sweet and beautiful second chance romance between two people who have always been meant to be but were separated for a few years only to find their way back to each other again.
Emma Jane Haywood and Knox Montgomery knew they were meant for each other and were finally going to spend the rest of their lives together…until she left him at the altar and out of everyone’s lives. Her decision to leave ruined her relationship with her father, and in turn, her family and everyone in her hometown.
She left town and moved to Jacksonville when Becket Jones, the quarterback for the NFL team in Jacksonville and eventually her best friend, helped her find a job she loves. Things have been going so well, and after eight years at her job, she’s close to getting a promotion as the new VP.
And that’s when Knox Montgomery comes back… as the new owner of the company where Emma Jane works. Now she has to fight for her position and promotion, and she has to fight to protect her heart from the man who broke her heart eight years ago.
First of all, I love that cover! It made me want to read the book the moment I saw it. The book was just as beautiful. The story jumps from past to present, so we’re able to see how the two fell in love and where it all went wrong.
There was a mystery as to why Emma Jane ran away, why she left Knox, and RC Boldt made it build up until the perfect time to reveal it. And I love that we saw Knox’s perspective on what happened as well, saw what he felt and what he was thinking after EJ left him at the altar.
Obviously, there was animosity between the two—especially on Knox’s end—when they reunited, but it didn’t take too long for that to go away. Knox obviously cares about EJ very much and vice versa, but they were both hurt. Knox was determined to make her squirm now that he’s the new owner of her workplace, but the man felt bad when he saw how hard she was working to keep her job and prove to him she deserved the promotion. And the feelings never really left for them, did it?
I love Knox and Emma Jane, as people and as a couple. I rooted for them from the very start, even when I didn’t know why Emma Jane left. Knox acted like a hardass when they saw each other again, but beneath that hard shell is the same man who’s always loved EJ. Swoon alert! I can talk about him all day, I swear. Such a handsome, caring, and wonderful man.
Emma Jane grew up with a controlling father who wanted to manipulate everything in her life, and when she finally found her freedom, it was at the cost of her heart and her relationship with everyone she loves. She still talks to her grandfather at times, but it’s not the same when she can’t go back to their hometown and see him. She stayed so strong and finally found her ground. I loved this character from start to finish and was so happy to see her growth.
Plus, a little shoutout to Becket Jones, best friend and side character of the year. He’s such a loyal and caring friend to Emma Jane. He barely knew her when they first met, but he was an angel in disguise. He was there the moment she ran away and the moment she found her way back to Knox. If I didn’t love Becket and his ‘Blue’ as friends and I didn’t ship Knox and EJ, I’d want him and EJ to end up together. But there are good things out there for you, Beck my love. Me, maybe? Haha! But seriously, I’m claiming Becket now.
The second chance story here is wrapped up in the huge belief in fate—that Emma Jane and Knox were meant to be, but the first time wasn’t the right time for them. Her grandfather believed that, Knox’s mother did, too; even the two of them eventually. I loved that!
“If you had to do it all over again, would you?”
“Yes…I’d do it all over again.”
I do think one subplot was out of place or was not given enough “air time”. There wasn’t much emotional impact there because it came out of nowhere and was forgotten soon after.
Other than that, I absolutely enjoyed reading He Loves Me…KNOT. Despite some drama and pretty angsty scenes, the book was full of light-hearted and hilarious banter, great relationships between the main and side characters, and a strong and steady pace throughout. I loved all characters, even the side characters, and now I’m excited to read about Emma Jane’s best friend, Becket.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about RC Boldt, and I’m so glad I got the chance to finally experience it firsthand. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for her future books and will be adding her other books in my TBR list, as long as it is. Haha!
“Sometimes love just needs a second chance, when it wasn’t quite ready the first time around.”
Tropes: Second Chance, Boss-Employee, Highschool Sweethearts, Office Romance
POV: First Person, Dual POV