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Befallen from bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp is an emotional, second-chance standalone romance in the Carmel Cove series and it’s now LIVE!!
It took only a matter of moments to turn Cambria Mariano into a survivor.
Moving back home, a ghost of her former self, Cammie hoped family and a familiar routine would help her find a new normal.
But months and miles couldn’t erase the trauma that had befallen her.
Something needed to change. Cammie knows she needs to fight for a stronger version of herself before she loses everything. Unfortunately, the only way to hone that fight has a name: Bennett Covington, her new martial arts instructor and the golden boy whose heart she broke.
Benny has always had his eye on the shy baker’s daughter. Though the spark between them burns hotter than ever, he sees Cammie’s heart is even more guarded. But Benny is a patient man; He’ll give her time to trust herself—and him.
As Cammie’s confidence returns, so do the demons from her past. To stop the crimes in town, she’ll have to speak up against those who will do anything to keep her silent. And when she does, she’ll risk not only her new life but her second chance at love.
Warning: This novel contains references to subjects that may be sensitive to some readers.
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NICUnurse’s Review of Befallen by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Befallen is the fourth book in this author’s Carmel Cove series. It’s a small town, second chance, friends-to-lovers story. Each book is written as a stand-alone title. I’m a series junkie, so I usually recommend reading each book in order because you get the whole picture of who’s who and what’s what. But it isn’t necessary to read them all prior to reading Befallen. I will tell you that at this point, I’m fully invested in this entire series. I’ve been with these characters since book one, and I plan to stick with them to see how it all plays out. But for the first time since I started reading the Carmel Cove series, stepping into this book felt like coming home. With that in mind, here are my thoughts on this new release from Dr. Rebecca Sharp. I ended my review of book three, Besotted, with this line: Hold on to your hats (and your hearts), people. This ride is going to get even crazier! And boy has it!
This book was by far my favorite of the entire series. I knew Cammie’s story was a traumatic one. But it just kept tearing up my heart in the first part of the book. I’m pretty sure it was left in nothing but shreds for about ¾ of the story. However, I will say that I thought the author did an excellent job of keeping it honest, authentic, and powerful yet tactful at the same time. And when she finally hit that point, the one where a victim just decides no more, she came up swinging. The history Benny and Cammie shared went a long way in helping her heal. She knew he was a genuinely good guy and would be nothing but supportive. And she knew she could trust him unequivocally. While there were so many parts that made me cry and were challenging to read, I want to stress that I feel like Dr. Rebecca Sharp did a fantastic job of walking that fine line of keeping it real with the emotions but tactful and inspiring. And I’m looking forward to seeing how the underlying suspense plays out as the series continues and eventually wraps up.
There have been times since I first started reading this author’s works that I felt torn. Some books I’ve loved and some, not so much. But with the last two Carmel Cove books and now the spin-off, Covington Security books, she’s ultimately won me over. This is why I usually give new-to-me authors several chances unless I can’t finish the first book of theirs I read. Just like we grow from experience in life and our careers, authors do the same for the most part if they love their craft. And I’ve seen a lot of growth in her writing along the way. As I said, she’s won me over entirely at this point.
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Befallen by Dr. Rebecca Sharp 5 out of 5 propellers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.