Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by Harlequin Books

In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s newest book in her wildly popular Haven Point series, SERENITY HARBOR (HQN Books; on-sale July 2017), one kiss might be enough to change the course of three people’s lives.

Tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. She’s only back in charming Haven Point for one month, just to see her sister get married, and then she’s heading back to Colombia where her teaching job, and someone special, are waiting. Not to mention, as far as Kat can see, Bowie is arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. Milo, who is on the autism spectrum, may have just been dropped in Bo’s lap and sure, Bo is trying to do right by him, but it’s obvious that Bo’s job takes top priority. Or at least that’s what Kat thinks. So when Bo convinces her to take a temporary, three week nanny position with Milo, Kat is really doing it for the cash, and because Milo is pretty darn sweet. Kat is desperately trying to save enough to help adopt an orphaned little girl back in Colombia and if this short-term job can get her there, then she’s willing to do pretty much anything. But as her kindness and patience work wonders with Milo, she realizes there's more to sexy, wary Bo than she'd ever realized.

Bo never imagined he'd be tasked with caring for a sibling he didn't know existed. Then again, he never pictured himself impulsively kissing vibrant, compassionate Katrina in the moonlight, especially when he can’t afford to lose her. She’s the only thing keeping him and Milo together until the new, permanent nanny shows up. But after that kiss, Bo realizes that he might be the one to make Kat’s dream of family come true…and he’s hoping there's room in it for him, and Milo, too.

My Thoughts…

Serenity Harbor is pure sweetness and heart shared in an amazingly loving story.    The location is perfect for the story of Bowie, Milo, and Katrina.      There is so much need, love, hurt, and fear within the relationship of these three.    Each character, even little Milo, have their own history to work through.    Bowie and Milo have to deal with the loss of their mother and the rough starts on life she gave each of them.  Katrina is dealing with her bad boyfriend choices and the hopes of adopting her daughter. 

Katrina is my hero.   She takes it upon herself to reach out to a little boy who is obviously struggling with life and make his life so much better.   She has the patience and understanding to know what Milo needs and how to reach out to him.    Katrina could take a breakdown and turn it around with just a few words.   The best part of the story for me is seeing Milo come out of his shell and become more involved in life.  

Serenity Harbor is an easy book to read.   I fell into the story and didn’t want to come back out.   I could feel the love of the town, the townspeople, the families, and Bowie and Katrina.     I recommend picking up your own copy.  

Thank you Katie Olsen at Little Bird Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  

Book Links

“Entertaining, heart-wrenching, and totally involving, this multi-threaded story overflows with characters readers will adore.” —Library Journal on Evergreen Springs (starred review)

"Romance, vivid characters and a wonderful story; really who could ask for more?" —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"This quirky, funny, warmhearted romance will draw readers in and keep them enthralled to the last romantic page." —Library Journal on Christmas in Snowflake Canyon

"RaeAnne Thayne is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors... Once you start reading, you aren't going to be able to stop." —Fresh Fiction

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. Her love affair started as soon as she learned to read, when she used to devour anything she could get her hands on: cereal boxes, encyclopedias, the phone book, you name it! She loves the way words sound, the way they look on the page and the amazing way they can be jumbled together in so many combinations to tell a story.

Her love of reading and writing those words led her to a fifteen-year career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and editor.

Through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best. She sold her first book in 1995 and since then she’s published more than 40 titles. Her books have won many honors, including three RITA® Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews.

RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at

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