on June 19, 2018
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Years after betraying her, he's back in Haven Point…and ready to learn the truth.
Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost tore them all apart. So she's shocked when Elliot arrives at her family's inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent him a cottage, but that's where it ends-no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become.
Coming back home to Haven Point was the last thing bestselling writer Elliot Bailey thought he'd ever do. But the book he's writing now is his most personal one yet and it's drawn him back to the woman he can't get out of his mind. Seeing Megan again is harder than he expected and it brings up feelings he'd thought were long buried. Could this be his chance to win over his first love?
~~Reviewed by Evelyn~~
THE COTTAGES ON SILVER BEACH by RaeAnne Thayne is the eighth book in the Haven Point series. It works well as a standalone novel if you haven’t read the others in the series. I guarantee, however, that after reading this book, you will want to go back to read the others.
Elliot Bailey is an FBI agent who moonlights as a writer. After an injury has him sidelined with the FBI, he returns to his hometown to recover. This is also his chance to do some research for his latest book about a mystery that has haunted the town for years. He rents a cottage from Megan Hamilton, one of the key players in the mystery and his brother’s girlfriend at the time.
Megan, a fledgeling photographer, lives in the cottage next door to the one she rented to Elliot. She is not happy to see him return because she feels that he betrayed her and her family. Elliot is hoping that what he finds out for his book will clear up everything and possibly pave the way for a relationship with Megan.
Elliot and Megan are well-written characters. The witty dialogues between them were especially enjoyable. The secondary characters add warmth and depth to the story, especially Megan’s little Pug, Curly!
The storyline is realistic and believable. The pacing of the story is even and appropriate, although some may feel that the relationship between Megan and Elliot moved too slowly. I thought it worked well and seemed right given their past situation.
I have now read several books by RaeAnne Thayne and she has earned a permanent spot on my list of favorite authors. She carefully crafts her storylines and her characters, and the books are extremely well-written. She is an intelligent author writing for intelligent readers. She is also proof that you can write a compelling romance without explicit sex scenes. This is a novel that everyone will feel comfortable reading.
Congratulations RaeAnne Thayne for another 5-star best-seller.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.