Monday, June 22, 2015

Review of Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne

Brief Summary:

McKenzie Shaw, a small town mayor, would do anything to help save her beloved town of Haven Point. Even if that meant dealing with the infuriating, closed off jerk Ben Kilpatrick. It wasn't until years later that Kenzie's feelings for Ben went from one day being her hero to years later being the jerk that closed down the towns only source of income for many families.

For Ben Kilpatrick the town of Haven Point for the most part is a source for painful memories of his childhood. So when his boss Aiden sends him back to Haven Point to assess if the town would be a good place to building a new facility for Caine Tech, Ben is anything but excited.

Will Mckenzie be able to put her feelings aside and open her heart for a short time in order to help convince Ben, Haven Point, is a town worth saving? Can Ben look past his bad memories of his childhood to see what his hometown can offer and open his heart to  love. Or will his past continue to rule his future?

My Review: 

This is the second book in the Haven Point series by RaeAnne Thayne. I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased review. This is the fifth book that I have read of RaeAnne's and it is the fifth one that I have thoroughly enjoyed and would read again. I really feel that her books continue to get better and better with each story that she writes. In addition, I like how each of her books are individual but come together to make one great series!

What I really enjoyed in this book was the relationships she showed through out the book. Not only of the main characters but also that of a mother and her son. In addition, I also enjoyed the light hearted moments that she put in the book as well. For instance in chapter thirteen:

"Are we going to eat first?" Caleb asked. "I'm starving."

"Me, too," Luke exclaimed, "I'm so hungry I could eat a worm."

"We wouldn't want that," McKenzie said, "Let's see what we can find so you don't have to resort to such desperate measures."

I am very interested to see what RaeAnne does with Mckenzie's sisters Devin and Cole Barrett.

If there was one part of the book that I felt was lacking was the storyline between Ben and his mother. I felt there could have been more done with that. I think she started to touch on something but that I felt was left incomplete.

All in all I think this is a great second book. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy emotional but light hearted books.

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