May 12, 2016


Series: Craved Devotion Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Forgiveness …
It isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

Becoming a Marine had been Ryker’s dream, but that dream faded when it led to losing the one girl who held his heart.

Returning to Alabama after being gone for more than five years was going to be hard, but he couldn’t continue to live without her.

His world seemed empty and there was only one thing that could heal that void.

Find Nicole…

Beg for her forgiveness…
And never let her go again.
She would always be his...

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Review by: Erin 

Every once in a while, you come across a book that touches all the little places in your heart. It finds all those little nook and crannies and shines the brightest light on them. I am a huge fan of CA Harms. I read every book she puts out. I don’t even have to read the blurb anymore. I love her work and know that I am never going to be disappointed in anything she writes. She has the ability to put words and thoughts together just the right way to pull you into the lives of her characters. Ryker and Nicole are no different. Right from the beginning, I was completely invested in the outcome of their story. There are so many different elements to this story. But it is not overdone. They all blend together to make an incredible love story. Not just the hot and steamy kind of love. I am talking about the deep, committed, forever kind of love. I was so emotional reading this story. Nicole is a strong, independent woman who has never gotten over Ryker. She has made the best life she possibly could. Ryker is my new favorite BBF. He knows how he messed up and is determined to prove he is worth taking a second chance on. His capacity for love is astounding. I loved everything about this book and hope that everyone takes a chance on Ryker and Nicole.

6 Stars 

Review by: Leeann 

This is a book that is all about making mistakes & getting 2nd chances.
Nicole thought she had lost the love of her life. So she attempted to move on. This wasn’t the greatest plan she ever had, but she chose to deal with the
hand she was dealt. And she has never once regretted her decision.

Ryker chose to let her go. He chose to walk away. He knows her life is very different all these years later. He is back..
He wants his woman back & everything that comes with her.

This story is pretty cust & dry. This is 2 young people who thought they would be together forever, but life had other plans. Now years later they have a chance to
start over and get their happy ever after. There is just one thing standing in their way. Nicoles big mistake, Tyler. He has the power to make their lives hard & not.

This is one of those books where you think you can see exactly where it is going & then when there is a little twist or turn it throws you for a loop.
I don’t want to give any spoilers so I am not going to tell you what the surprise is, but I have to say I did not see it coming.  I really thought I knew
what was coming. How wrong I was.  This is what makes it such a good story. It keeps you wanting to read & keeps you interested in the characters & where
there lives are going.

4 well deserved stars for this latest C.A Harms release.  

4 Stars 

Review by: Kim 

Oh, this book will break your heart and make your heart melt all at the same time!
Nicole holds onto a promise made to her by someone that holds her heart. Only the one person she thought she could trust...breaks her.
And because of it and a drunken mistake she gets one of the best gifts ever.
Ryker wants to find his way in life. He follows his heart and doesn't ask the girl to 'wait' for him. It's one of the hardest things he's ever done. 
After his obligations he heads home to reclaim what he lost.
It's a battle that he's not willing to loose.
This book is full of hurt feelings and a sexy man who knows what he wants and isn't willing to take the word no to heart.
Ryker pulls out all the stops to convince Nicole that he's serious. And it's sweet as hell to read. 
Though sometimes Nic's excuse of.."But you left me", gets a little tiresome.
And the little person in this book is cuteness overload.
Always His is the first for me by this author and I'm sure won't be my last.

4 Stars 


“Hey, Nic, when you gonna give a guy a chance?” A deep chuckle followed Jimmy’s attempt at snagging that date he’d been working on for months.

I didn’t even take the time to turn and acknowledge him. The man pulled the same shit every Friday and Saturday night. He was at least five years older than me and had a beer gut the size of a pregnant woman’s in her last trimester. He was harmless, but he loved to fire me up. Guys like him were one of the things that came with working in a small-town bar and grill. Lucy’s was the place to be, and all the hopeless men seemed to flock to it, hoping to get lucky.

“Come on, sweetheart, just a chance is all I’m asking.” I heard a few more chuckles from the men he was sitting with. They too had heard this song and dance, time and time again.

“I’ve given two chances to two different men in my life, and both times I got screwed over. Ain’t gonna happen again, Jimmy.” I continued to clean off tables as the night came closer to an end.

Most people in town knew the details of my story. They knew the heartache I felt when Ryker left and never returned. They watched as I moped around town, missing him with everything inside me. They watched as I slowly began to self-destruct and fall to pieces.

I should have been smart enough to realize when Tyler Murphy started hanging around me that he had an ulterior motive. But I was young and vulnerable, and he saw right through it. He was able to catch me at my weakest, and nine months later I had a sweet little baby girl to show for that one night of drinking. Now, I wouldn’t change the fact I was a mother to a darling three year-old angel, but I sure would change who her daddy was.

Tyler has only seen his daughter a handful of times in her short life, and he had made every one of those times all about him. He was a worthless piece of shit, and most days I thanked God he kept his distance. I didn’t want Tori to be influenced by her father. He was too drunk to see straight practically every day of the week, and I didn’t want my baby girl to have that type of disappointment in her life.

“Lay off, Jimmy.” Speaking of Tyler, I closed my eyes tightly as his voice grew louder and closer. The moment his hand touched my hip, I spun around and shoved the half-empty beer bottle I’d been holding in his face.

“Touch me again and you’ll be picking glass shards out of your head for weeks.”

Tyler narrowed his eyes and smirked. “Still feisty as hell.” He backed up and held his hands out in surrender. “You know how much that turns me on, babe.”

“I also know we could put a dress on a pig and you’d still sport wood,” I fired back and walked off toward the bar to empty my arms. I wasn’t in the mood to deal with Tyler’s shit. “I think you need to spend less time worrying about getting laid and more time providing for Tori. You know, your daughter.”

“Come on, Nicole, don’t be like that.” He gave me his best charming smile while taking a seat on the barstool on the other side of the bar. “I’ll give you some money next week.”

I couldn’t help but laugh. “I’ve been hearing that same shit from you every month. When do you plan on following through? A child is not an occasional responsibility, it’s an every-damn-day and-night obligation. When are you ever gonna grow the hell up?” I could feel my ears getting hotter with every word I spoke. “You are twenty-five years old, and I swear to God, most twelve year-olds have more sense than you do.” I slammed the bottles into the garbage can and fought to control my anger.

“You didn’t think I was that bad the night you crawled in bed with me.” This was Tyler’s game. He was always throwing our one night of nothing special in my face.

“That’s not the way I remember it at all. I remember being upset and you continued mixing drinks for me. It’s sure is funny that after about the third one, I remember nothing until I woke up the next morning and looked over to find you. Hell, I even contemplated gnawing off my own leg for fear of waking you if I moved it from beneath your legs.” His smirk had finally fallen from his face. “All I wanted to do was wash that mistake from my memory. Forget I ever believed you actually wanted to be a friend. The only good that ever came of that night was Victoria, and I wish more than anything your sorry ass wasn’t her father. Because that little angel deserves more than what you could ever give her.”

Tyler pushed up from the barstool, and it fell to the ground behind him. The few people that were still lingering around the bar turned to watch as he leaned in, placing his hands on top of the bar. “What do you expect me to be, more like your sweet Ryker?” When Tyler said the name, his nostrils flared with irritation. “Just face it, Nicole, no one will ever be able to be who you want. Everyone that tries will just be competing with him. But you need to remember this.” His cockiness returned, and my heart was racing. The mention of Ryker always got a reaction out of me. “He left you, without looking back. Not so much the perfect man, if you ask me.”

Without thinking I lunged at Tyler and swung my fist, and it connected with his lower lip. A set of strong arms wrapped around me from behind, and I knew it was Greg, the bartender.

“Get out of here, Tyler, before I turn her loose,” he said.

Tyler licked the small amount of blood on his lip before backing away with a smirk. “See you later, Sweet Pea. Give Tori a kiss good night from her daddy.”

I tugged at Greg’s hands, trying to get away, but he only held me tighter. “Slow down, darlin’, that man ain’t worth the time or the energy.”

He was right, I knew that, but it still didn’t tame the need to beat his ass. Tyler Murphy was and would always be a worthless drunk. He played games, and I refused to allow him to play me.


C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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