When I Knew You by KE Payne ~ Book Review by Ameliah

When-I-knew-you-coverTitle: When I Knew You

Author: KE Payne

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Sheri(graphicartist2020@hotmail.com)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/15/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance


When Ash Wells and Nat Braithwaite are thrown together after seventeen years apart, old resentments and passions are rekindled. The days of their heady teenage relationship are long gone—or are they? As they put aside their differences to honor the memory of a friend, Ash and Nat learn that sometimes, to build a future, you have to be willing to let go of the past.

My View:

Still Waters Run Deep
Nat, Ash and Livvy were thick as thieves in school. Nat and Ash has a secret from Livvy, they were lovers with a once in a lifetime sort of love. They had their future all planned out together until Nat broke things off. Sixteen years later and Livvy is dead. Her final wishes are for Nat and Ash to take her daughter on eight adventures that they did not have the time to take. Will Nat and Ash be able to put the pain of the past behind them to hounor their friend or is the past just too painful?

Beautifully written, this story is wonderful. It is gentle and quiet like a great romantic drama should be. At first I hated Nat but it didnt take long before I began to sympathize with her. With the pressures her parents placed on her gave her a vulnerability and I began to care for her just as much as I did Ash.

I enjoyed watching the women struggle to overcome their breakup as they tried to get along as friends while their love for each other rekindled and grew into something more than it had been when they were teens. The peaceful resolution of the story filled me with contentment and as I closed the book I could not help but to say “awww” This is one of my new favourite books.


When I Knew You on Goodreads
Bold Strokes Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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