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    Mass Market Paperback ¶ Redemption Bay Kindle Á painful memories ever offer Ben He left Haven Point behind years ago, for good reason Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie its fiery young mayor he suddenly has his answer If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing a place where love arrives when it s least expected."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 378 pages
  • Redemption Bay
  • RaeAnne Thayne
  • English
  • 06 August 2018
  • 0373785062

Redemption Bay❰PDF❯ ✑ Redemption Bay Author RaeAnne Thayne – Essayreview.co.uk New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point a place made for second chances McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point It may be small New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point a place made for second chances McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point It may be small and struggling, but it s never let her down unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick He was her childhood hero until he closed his family s factory, leaving the town s economy in shambles Now he s back his tech firm is considering opening a local facility For Haven Point s sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben He left Haven Point behind years ago, for good reason Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie its fiery young mayor he suddenly has his answer If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing a place where love arrives when it s least expected.


About the Author: RaeAnne Thayne

I m not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan But I had other dreams besides writing I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyerLife took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school thanks, Mom I knew the first day that this was where I belongedAfter I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award winning scientistThrough it all through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor I wrote stories in my head Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting loveI had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try their stories were too compelling for me to ignore I sold my first book in and now,than books later, I ve come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the that s it feeling I get when a story is flowingI write full time now well, as full time as I can manage juggling my kids amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountainsEven though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can t imagine my life any other wayI love to hear from readers You can reach me at my email address, raeannethayne gmail.


10 thoughts on “Redemption Bay

  1. says:

    I figured it out I know what my disconnect with this series is I can t believe I didn t see it before The problem is the Haven Point books are too fucking wholesome A few makeouts Barely, at that With not even a boob grab or an erection to be seen or felt Pretty sure the Teletubbies areR rated than this book What kind of candycane world is this place even set in.Okay, so, obviously I m the one with the problem Not the book But it s just hard when you re throwing characters with I figured it out I know what my disconnect with this series is I can t believe I didn t see it before The problem is the Haven Point books are too fucking wholesome A few makeouts Barely, at that With not even a boob grab or an erection to be seen or felt Pretty sure the Teletubbies areR rated than this book What kind of candycane world is this place even set in.Okay, so, obviously I m the one with the problem Not the book But it s just hard when you re throwing characters with cancer, characters with brain tumours, characters who don t live past thirteen, all over the place Sprinkling tragedy around like a trail of breadcrumbs And then you expect me to get excited over a little tongue action It s just a downer, man Where can I channel this sad frustrated sadness that, to be honest, didn t make me sad but just made me sigh Nowhere.Anyway, I actually kinda liked REDEMPTION BAY better than book one Despite the fact that there were a few conflict y elements that were beatthan an already beaten and dead horse who was then brought to life as a zombie horse and then smacked around again sorry for imagery , I preferred this couple The antagonism got old see above re the poor poor undead horse but these kind of hate to love or dislike to reluctant like are some of my favourites of the tropes But it wasn t enough to bump this up to a three in my snobby, miserly, mental rating system I can see why people like these books, don t get me wrong It s the equivalent of a Hallmark movie But there s a reason I don t like those They are just too obvious Too wholesome And, in this case, too repetitive And I m repeating myself on that score to prove a point.Sorry, Thayne, we won t be getting along

  2. says:

    Always a pleasure to read any book by RaeAnne Thayne I really enjoyed reading Redemption Bay Mckenzie Shaw shut up her shop on a beautiful evening I could well imagine my self in beautiful surroundings Haven Point with sail boats on the clear blue waters of Lake Haven The town relied on tourism, but Haven Point was dying because of one person Ben Kilpatrick Mckenzie as mayor wants to revitalise the town whose business were gone But with no mistake about it, Ben Kilpatrick is back in Haven Always a pleasure to read any book by RaeAnne Thayne I really enjoyed reading Redemption Bay Mckenzie Shaw shut up her shop on a beautiful evening I could well imagine my self in beautiful surroundings Haven Point with sail boats on the clear blue waters of Lake Haven The town relied on tourism, but Haven Point was dying because of one person Ben Kilpatrick Mckenzie as mayor wants to revitalise the town whose business were gone But with no mistake about it, Ben Kilpatrick is back in Haven Point, no one knows why as he hates Haven Point, he did his best to drive the people s town into the ground What possible reason does Ben Kilpatrick have for returning back to Haven Point Another one of the best reads I ve had I can most certainly recommend this book

  3. says:

    Thayne brings this small town to life in a big way with her latest Haven Point novel The novel is simultaneously emotional and romantic, leaving you with a feeling of redemption Thayne takes the concept of second chances and spins it, proving that second chances really do happen in all walks of life She also shows that life can be funny at the most inopportune moments My heart may have been on my sleeve throughout, but that didn t stop me from laughing at the characters antics The story it Thayne brings this small town to life in a big way with her latest Haven Point novel The novel is simultaneously emotional and romantic, leaving you with a feeling of redemption Thayne takes the concept of second chances and spins it, proving that second chances really do happen in all walks of life She also shows that life can be funny at the most inopportune moments My heart may have been on my sleeve throughout, but that didn t stop me from laughing at the characters antics The story itself is intricately and realistically crafted, providing an endlessly enjoyable tale for readers.I loved how emotionally and intellectually involved these characters were in this story, both with one another and with the town itself The main characters were counterpoints to one another, creating a contrast that not only highlighted their personalities but truly allowed readers to see deep into the relationship Thayne showcases all sides of the story, allowing readers to get to know all of the characters, not simply the two at the forefront.Thayne has once again created a fantastic novel that takes readers deep into the lives of her characters It was a heart warming and enjoyable novel that I truly treasured.Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    2 Stars Such a disappointment As much as it pains me to say this, Redemption Bay was not an enjoyable book One of the things I love about RaeAnne Thayne s writing is her ability to engage a reader and allow them to feel, see the good in people, and journey with them as they overcome the obstacles that life has thrown at them WellI felt alrightI felt a lot of animosity towards the heroine, Mac, and found Redemption Bay to be an exhausting and aggravating read I don t know what it is ab 2 Stars Such a disappointment As much as it pains me to say this, Redemption Bay was not an enjoyable book One of the things I love about RaeAnne Thayne s writing is her ability to engage a reader and allow them to feel, see the good in people, and journey with them as they overcome the obstacles that life has thrown at them WellI felt alrightI felt a lot of animosity towards the heroine, Mac, and found Redemption Bay to be an exhausting and aggravating read I don t know what it is about this series and the judgmental female protagonists and townspeople I ve never gotten that vibe in any of this author s other books and series, and I have read quite a few of them In her Hope s Crossing series, which precedes Haven Point, I found every book a delight to read While the main characters might have struggled in the beginning with their relationships, I never felt the hostile attitude from the featured couple, or I should say heroines, that I m finding here In Snow Angel Cove, the first book in the Haven Point series, I had issue with this same aspect, but fortunately the heroine redeemed herself, almost to late, but I did end up enjoying the book Here however, even after Mac finds out the truth about the boat factory, Ben s reasons for closing shop, and what he did for the employees, which I thought was above and beyond his responsibility, Mac still ragged on him She just couldn t see past her own bitterness and preconceived notions about Ben and allow herself to see what a good man he was Her expectations of him were ridiculous I wanted to reach inside the book, grab hold of her and shake some sense into her thick skull She annoyed the heck out of me as well as a lot of the townspeople I honestly didn t care if their town fell down around them, that s how much they grated on me, and Mac was their ringleader For all that Mac annoyed me, I loved, loved Benhe was a gem, and so swoonworthy For the life of me I can t understand why the author couldn t give him someone who was worthy of this love, because I think he should have run screaming from Mac I adored him, appreciated his thoughtfulness, and hated that so many people treated him like a leper He had such a difficult childhood, and the reasons behind it is disclosed, and I found it to be incredibly sad It s a wonder he had the ability to care so much about others the way he did Another plus was watching Ben s growing attachment to Hondo, and revisiting with Aidan, Eliza and Maddie, from Snow Angel Cove Unfortunately, I won t remember Redemption Bay as a book that filled me with warmth and hope, as so many of this author s books do, but for the judgmental heroine that I wanted to slap I understand that not every couple is going to find an immediate attraction to one another, I actually prefer that they don t, it s part of the journey to love and acceptance But, when it takes nearly 95% of the book for one of the characters to recognize that she s being ridiculous with her unfounded opinion of the person she s supposedly in love with, well that s just a bit too much drama and angst for me I m hoping that the trend I m seeing in this series takes a turn and the author goes back to writing characters that embrace their differences and help each other to overcome the difficulties that they ve faced in the past Will I continue to read RaeAnne Thayne s books and the Haven Point seriesyou bet I will Not every book is going to please every reader and this author has a proven track record with me Evergreen Springs Haven Point, 3 will be out September 2015, and it s definitely on my list of books I m looking forward to read

  5. says:

    Edit to add that the author decided it would be a good idea to DM me and let me know that she loves Latinx people and knows severalas if that somehow has bearing on anything Pro tip for authors don t do this Ever.This is a prime example of why white authors shouldn t write characters of color.For the most part, Redemption Bay is your typical small town contemporary romance Everything is cutesy and heartwarming and cheerful Except for the absolutely terrible portrayal of the female protag Edit to add that the author decided it would be a good idea to DM me and let me know that she loves Latinx people and knows severalas if that somehow has bearing on anything Pro tip for authors don t do this Ever.This is a prime example of why white authors shouldn t write characters of color.For the most part, Redemption Bay is your typical small town contemporary romance Everything is cutesy and heartwarming and cheerful Except for the absolutely terrible portrayal of the female protagonist, I probably wouldn t have had too much to say about this book In fact, if McKenzie Shaw had been white, I wouldn t even be writing this review.Except McKenzie Shaw isn t white, so here we are.McKenzie Shaw, the heroine female protagonist of this romance, was born with the name Xochitl Vargas Her parents were a married lawyer and a paralegal he met on business Young Xochitl was raised by her single mother and never met her father until several years later, when her mother died and she had to leave California and go live with her biological father and his wife in Idaho Once in Idaho, young Xochitl s step mother is rightfully upset by this evidence of her husband s affair, but she wrongfully takes this upset out on an innocent child At some point, it is decided that Xochitl s last name needs to be changed to Shaw so she fits in better with the family Also at this point, it is decided to change Xochitl s first name because it s too foreign exotic insert your racist adjective of choice.Enter McKenzie Shaw.The adult version of McKenzie that readers are introduced to in Redemption Bay is remarkably well adjusted She seems to harbor no ill will toward her racist father and step mother She references her absolutely horrific by real world standards upbringing only vaguely and briefly and without any sadness, resentment, or indignation For all intents and purposes, this woman is your average vanilla white lady, just with some unique facial features Nowhere does the author address the trauma of having your identity stripped from you and then being forced to conform to the colonizers expectations Clearly, RaeAnne Thayne wanted the benefit of a Latino character but wasn t willing to do the work of careful and respectful representation So how exactly do you get an exotic or diverse character without doing any real leg work Easy 1 kill off the non white parent, 2 forcibly assimilate your character into white culture, 3 ignore any kind of fallout from that kind of oppression, and 4 proceed with your bland, derivative storyline as if that character truly is white.Honestly how dare you strip away a little brown girl s identity and heritage from her and then pretend that it was anything than what it was oppression Redemption Bay is a piece of racist horseshit Fuck this book, and fuck everyone who put this out on shelves

  6. says:

    The second in a series is an interesting point you don t know what the patterns are going to be and what features will persist to tie the stories together so you can t be certain that what you liked in the first would be as strong in the second if you didn t like the first, of course, it s unlikely you d be reading the second And honestly, I liked Snow Angel Cove better than this book But then, I liked that one a lot, so it s a bit unreasonable to expect an author to maintain that degree of The second in a series is an interesting point you don t know what the patterns are going to be and what features will persist to tie the stories together so you can t be certain that what you liked in the first would be as strong in the second if you didn t like the first, of course, it s unlikely you d be reading the second And honestly, I liked Snow Angel Cove better than this book But then, I liked that one a lot, so it s a bit unreasonable to expect an author to maintain that degree of attachment.And now I ll stop comparing this to the first book, because doing so is a big disservice.I found McKenzie engaging enough on her own that I d have enjoyed the story just to spendtime with her She s the mayor of Haven Point and got the job pretty much by default That doesn t mean she doesn t love the town or that she doesn t want the job It just means that it s a small town and a thankless job and she s fundamentally giving enough to overlook the burden and step up for the work What I particularly found engaging is how lonely she really is though she, herself, doesn t see it She s friendly with everyone and has lots of people around her all the time, but you can see how she yearns for closer connections and someone to be completely at ease with She s on pretty much all the time because in a small town, you just can t hide and let yourself go So it was interesting to see herself finding at least some release with Ben, even before she feels she can actually trust him not to be the jerk she thought he was in the beginning.Ben is harder to cozy up to He s withdrawn and moody He has cause, or I wouldn t have been able to stand it long, but it still wore on me while reading The damage done to him as a little boy was heartbreaking but also kind of hard to relate to not because it was out of character or completely alien Everything made sense and hung together very well But it was an unusual set of circumstances and a really bad interaction with a man who was unworthy of being a father So his emotional damage seemed insurmountable for much of the story and that just sucked so badly for McKenzie that it was a little hard to see her finding him to be the person she could open up with and truly be herself around He gets there in the end, though, so I m not complaining.The real artistry is that Thayne pulled off the reconciliation of their very different relationships towards the town of Haven Point It helped that view spoiler Ben s real animosity was easily tracked back to the bastard who raised him and could be diverted there safely by the end hide spoiler It also helped that Ben and McKenzie so clearly need each other and they make a great team together It was a bit hard to go through the pain they would inevitably unleash on each other, but it was well worth it by the time they get together.So yeah, this was a solid four stars throughout, for me I enjoyed the ride, had a hard time putting it down, and loved the cathartic resolution in the end

  7. says:

    McKenzie Shaw loves her home town community of Haven Point Ben Kilpatrick would be happy never to step foot in the town again When the town s fate is left in Ben s hands, McKenzie must do everything she can to show why the town is worth saving Will McKenzie loose her heart and her town while she tries to convince Ben Redemption Bay is a touching story of losses, love and healing Ben struggles with memories from a tormented past while McKenzie rallied from the difficult times to make new and McKenzie Shaw loves her home town community of Haven Point Ben Kilpatrick would be happy never to step foot in the town again When the town s fate is left in Ben s hands, McKenzie must do everything she can to show why the town is worth saving Will McKenzie loose her heart and her town while she tries to convince Ben Redemption Bay is a touching story of losses, love and healing Ben struggles with memories from a tormented past while McKenzie rallied from the difficult times to make new and better memories.I found this story to be absolutely delightful Redemption Bay is a story of second chances for love, the town and friendships.I received this ARC copy of REDEMPTION BAY from Harlequin HQN Books in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication June 30, 2015.Written by RaeAnne ThayneSeries Haven Point Sequence in Series Book 2Page count 384 pagesPublisher HQN Books Publication Date June 30, 2015Rating 4 StarsISBN 10 0373785062ISBN 13 978 0373785063Genre Contemporary Romance Barnes NobleFor Reviews and More Check out

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    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary McKenzie Shaw is the mayor of Haven Point and she would do anything for her hometown and the people who live there But when Ben Kilpatrick comes back to town, her blood runs cold McKenzie once found herself infatuated with Ben, but when he turned his back on the town and let it go downhill she knew she couldn t just let that go But when she learns that Ben is here doing some scouting for a new facility th This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary McKenzie Shaw is the mayor of Haven Point and she would do anything for her hometown and the people who live there But when Ben Kilpatrick comes back to town, her blood runs cold McKenzie once found herself infatuated with Ben, but when he turned his back on the town and let it go downhill she knew she couldn t just let that go But when she learns that Ben is here doing some scouting for a new facility that could bring jobs and prosperity to Haven Point, she knows that she will have to be nice to him to show him that Haven Point deserves it Ben has a war of feelings going on inside him, and the last thing he wants to do is be in Haven Point again, it brings back bad memories for him At first McKenzie and Ben spend time together, and trying to ignore the chemistry they feel for each other, and even though the past comes back to haunt them, they will need to learn to let go of the past when love gets in the way The Hero Ben Kilpatrick has some horrible memories of Haven Point He grew up in Haven Point, but when his younger sister was diagnosed with a deadly disease, his father turned on him in a very brutal way He went from a loving father overnight to a man who belittled his son for the tiniest infraction Even though Ben became a stronger person because of it, it ruined his childhood and teen years His relationship with his mother is strained even though she suffered just as much as he did Ben was a character that at first I didn t know if I would learn to like him From the first book, we get some powerful negative emotions about him But we see that not everything is black and white and Ben has had to deal with his own demons I found Ben to be quite the hero, a man still trying to get over emotional baggage from his past and not trying to let it affect him too much Even though he feels quite a bit of animosity from the town and especially McKenzie, I did like that he didn t let it get him down I grew to really like his character throughout the book though, and I was impressed with how Thayne handles his flawed character to love The Heroine McKenzie is not a passive woman to just let her town go downhill She is a fighter and she has to deal every little thing concerning the town She has a strong backbone and is quite stubborn and determined McKenzie loves Haven Point and would do anything for the people who lived there and to make it a better place to live What I was most impressed with was how selfless her character was in this one She always puts the needs of others above her own Now I loved McKenzie, her character was fun and spineless I liked how bulldozed over problems and gets things done even if she is new at the job I like how happy her character was despite what she went through growing up She took the best of what she has in life and makes lemonade out of sour grapes Plot and Story Line Redemption Bay follows shortly after book one, and we get Ben and McKenzie s book And these two were simply fantastic together and I loved the fireworks that they put out Now this I don t think was quite as good as book onebut it was still dang good I had a blast with Ben and McKenzie and some of the secrets that become revealed were unique and unexpected The story is just as well written and I like how this author had me falling in love with a character I wasn t sure that I would like and boy did I end up cheering for him We get to seeenchantment of the small town of Haven Point And I think I fell in love with it evenI was quite enchanted by the community of Haven Point I love how they stand together and do what is best for the town as a whole The romance between Ben and McKenzie develops slowly and gradually, even though have some great chemistry it takes a while for them to act on it considering they aren t the best of friends it makes sense But what Thayne does with these two is brilliant, their relationship became so real for me These characters Thayne writes are very compelling and feel so human and people you could be friends with in real life I love how this author just pulls you into a story that is endearing and full of emotion The Cover Such a pretty night scene by the lake I just love the lights and candles, with the mountains in the backdrop Overall View Redemption Bay is a story you could never regret reading.it is simply magical with a quaint small town culture, characters that win your heart and a story that you don t want to end A DELIGHT Click To Buy 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  9. says:

    4 StarsReview coming soon

  10. says:

    Very good small town romance between two people who are a lot alike, yet also very different McKenzie was briefly introduced in Snow Angel Cove as the new mayor of Haven Point Ben is mentioned as the hometown boy who moved away, and when he inherited the family business closed it down His neglect of the business properties he owned in town added to the general opinion that his actions have been responsible for the town s economic woes McKenzie is not happy to discover that Ben is back in tow Very good small town romance between two people who are a lot alike, yet also very different McKenzie was briefly introduced in Snow Angel Cove as the new mayor of Haven Point Ben is mentioned as the hometown boy who moved away, and when he inherited the family business closed it down His neglect of the business properties he owned in town added to the general opinion that his actions have been responsible for the town s economic woes McKenzie is not happy to discover that Ben is back in town after so many years away.McKenzie loves the town that she has called home since she was ten years old As the mayor, she is determined to make it the successful town it was back then When she discovers that Ben is back in town and living next door to her, she has no problem letting him know just how low her opinion of him is What she doesn t expect is that the remnants of her childhood crush on him are still there, and being fanned by a very adult attraction to him When she finds out that Haven Point is in the running for a branch of his business, she realizes that she needs to attempt to be nice and show him everything that the town has to offer.Ben is really not happy to be back in Haven Point He left when he finished high school and has never returned, not even for his father s funeral He is Aidan s business partner Snow Angel Cove and the one in charge of checking out possible new locations Aidan has also told him that he needs a vacation and this will kill two birds with one stone The problem is that he can t look at the town without remembering why he wanted out I loved McKenzie She s an upbeat person who tries to keep a positive outlook on things Even when she s dealing with grumpy neighbors townspeople, she keeps in mind what makes them that way I understood her grudge against Ben and how hard it was for her when she realized that she was going to have to court him for the town By spending time with him, she soon learned that there wasto what happened than she knew, and her attitude began to soften I loved seeing her show Ben the side of the town he hadn t really seen as a kid.Ben was terrific Through McKenzie s memories, we saw the boy who loved his sister and mourned her illness and death We also got to see the memories of his father and how his emotional abuse affected Ben Though he seems cold when he first comes to town, there are glimpses of the man underneath, such as when he s playing with the dog I liked that he told McKenzie why he was there, but was also honest that his intention was not to use Haven Point for the business He didn t mislead her there As the days went on, I loved seeing how he started to relax and open up a bit, such as inviting McKenzie and the boys on his boat He also began to see the town in a slightlypositive light Then the revelation of a secret from his past changes everything he thought he knew.I loved seeing the relationship between them develop The attraction is hard to resist, even though they try McKenzie will start to respond, but then is reminded of her anger with him and her mistrust of his motives, and will pull away until the next time it flares up Ben is just plain reluctant to get involved He knows she is tied to the town, and it is the last place he wants to be The attraction that pulls them together begins to develop deeper roots, and sharing their pasts increases the understanding between them Then a misunderstanding about the new facility causes a big blowup between them, with hurtful things said It doesn t look good for the relationship or the town Then a disaster threatens the town and Ben sees McKenzie and the people in action, showing him just what she had been trying to tell him all along I loved his aha moment, when he finally understood Even better, was when each realized that to have it all they had to risk it all The epilogue was great, and tied up the book quite neatly.I also liked the continuing theme of family, with all its good and bad sides McKenzie s past shows how her arrival in Haven Point could have turned out far differently I liked how her relationship with her father and sister were shown to be so good, but that her relationship with her stepmother was understandably strained It wasn t made out to be a terrible thing, it just was what it was and was accepted Ben s family relationships, on the other hand, were terrible As each bit of it was revealed, it becameunderstandable why Ben was the way he was His interactions with his mother were hard to see because he was so conflicted I did begin to suspect what the secret was before it was revealed I also liked that it was handled in a realistic manner, with Ben struggling to accept it all, though there seems to be hope for it all to work out

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