Friday, 3 August 2018

Review: The Cottages on Silver Beach by RaeAnne Thayne

The Cottages on Silver Beach (Haven Point #8)  
by RaeAnne Thayne
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Publisher: HQN Books
My rating:  3.5 Stars
Pages: 384
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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?

My Thoughts:
Elliot Bailey is back home in Haven Point after a case left him injured and in hot water with the higher ups at FBI.  He chooses to rent a lakeside cottage on Silver Beach instead of staying with his family, so he might have peace and rest, and finish his latest crime novel.  Elliot blanks out on the fact that Megan Hamilton might be close since she owns the inn until he figures out she’s in the cottage right next door.  He’s always found Megan attractive and unsettling which makes things a bit awkward, especially since she used to date his younger brother.

Also, there’s the fact that Megan’s sister-in-law disappeared eight years ago without a trace.  Suspicions and talk have followed Megan’s brother, Luke, in the years that have followed, and Elliot thinks Luke had a hand in her disappearance.

You’d think this combination would mean a lot of conflict between Elliot and Megan, but somehow there wasn’t much. The two end up spending quite a bit of time together living next door, where their mutual attraction grows and burns.  I enjoyed the close quarters of a road trip and how Elliot helped settle Megan’s nerves and insecurities with her gallery showing. Their romance sparked and simmered throughout, even while trying to uncover what really happened to Luke’s long-gone wife.

RaeAnne Thayne writes quaint romances with heart, with big loving families, close-knit friends, set in the picturesque town of Haven Point.  I enjoyed Elliot and Megan’s romance and hope to see more of them in future books.


  1. I think I remember trying this author's books before and liking the small town feel to them and the family dynamic. Glad this was another good one and that you did like it.

  2. I enjoyed this one too. Haven Point is always a great setting for a romance. Lovely review!

  3. I like these types of romances so I'll be adding it to my list.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  4. Ohh, not really much drama? Haha, I approve :D And yay for good romance. <3 I like that cover a lot. Sigh. So.. peaceful :) Great review Rachel. <3


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