The Cottages on Silver Beach – book review

The Cottages on Silver Beach
by RaeAnne Thayne
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: HQN Books
Book #8 in the Haven Point series
Number of pages:  384
Kindle Edition
Source: MCL
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: PG-13
Read 8/4/18 to 8/5/18

Another amazing story in the Haven Point series.  I just cannot get enough of this town and the people who live there.  We never really get to know Elliot in the other stories since he lives out-of-state, but we know of him through the rest of the Bailey family.  As for Megan, she was in the very first book in this series since it was her inn that burned down.  Poor thing.

I really love how both Megan and Elliot think the other doesn’t like them.  They’ve always been so aware of each other that they would get awkward whenever they found themselves at the same social events.  It was actually pretty sweet.  On top of all of that, Elliot used to be great friends with Megan’s brother and she feels he turned his back on Luke when Luke needed him most.  So, although Megan has always been intrigued and attracted to Elliot, she also doesn’t like him very much…or at least she thinks she doesn’t.  Since Elliot plays everything so close to the vest, she doesn’t really know him very well.

As much as I adore Elliot, there was one thing that annoyed me.  When it came to his looking into the cold case of the disappearance of Luke’s wife, he didn’t seem to have a firm understanding of what postpartum depression is.  It annoyed me that he seemed so stuck on the idea that she was a sweet and happy person.  You would think a FBI agent would have some sort of idea about the psychology of depression…post-partum and otherwise. 

Megan is amazing, too. She stands by her brother no matter what and has been invaluable in helping him raise his kids since their mom left…or whatever happened to her.  But she is like a dog with a bone sometimes and it could get a bit wearing. She jumped to a lot of conclusions.  Where I think Elliot often jumped to conclusions, he usually realized almost immediately that he was reacting before thinking things through.  Megan never really would admit when she overreacted.

Regardless, I love Megan and Elliot as a couple.  They really compliment each other well so fit together like perfect puzzle pieces.  I can’t even tell you  how much of this story I spent with warm-fuzzies.  I really couldn’t put it down.

Just so you know, although a lot of answers are given in this book there are still a lot of questions.  I’m really chomping at the bit to read about Luke and get the whole story of his wife’s disappearance all those years ago.

4.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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