Also in this series: Redemption Bay
Series: Haven Point #1
Published by Harlequin HQN on October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town, Holiday Romance
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes you to a small town full of big surprises that are both merry and bright...
Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a helping hand…for her sick young daughter's sake as well as her own. But she's not expecting her holiday hero to almost run her down with his car!
Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew that what his life was missing was Eliza and her little girl. But is he willing to risk hoping for a yuletide romance that could lead to forever?
Eliza Hayward came to Haven Point to start fresh and with a new job, and Christmas coming up she never thought that anything could go wrong, but she was mistaken. The hotel she was going to manage burned down, so she is out of a job. And then with her daughter while crossing the street, she gets run over by a truck sliding on black ice and she meets the infamous Aidan Caine. She knows of him and his reputation as being cold and a successful businessman and never expected to find him in Haven Point. But when he offers her a job she can’t refuse especially with her being out of a job she knows she doesn’t have a choice. Aidan is charmed by Eliza and her daughter Maggie. But he learns that he needs her, and with his family joining them for Christmas, love is in the season for Aidan and Eliza…
Aidan Caine, is a hero that has set himself apart from everyone else. Aidan is a nerd, he likes computers and running a business and solving problems and can forget about his surroundings when becoming immersed in his work. Aidan has recently suffered from a medical trauma and keeps it from his family. He doesn’t confide in many people but Eliza is one of those select few he does confide in. I truly gravitated toward Aidan, he was simply a wonderful yet flawed hero. He likes things his own way, he is stubborn and prideful but he is also great with kids, kind and considerate.
Eliza Hayward, is a widow and had to pick up the pieces of her life to be the kind of mother her daughter Maddie deserved. Eliza needs to be able to keep positive, even when life seems to go crazy she never gives up hope that something good is right around the corner. Eliza may be an optimist but she is also a realist. With her daughters heart condition, she knows how important it is to keep a job even if she has to work for a man she doesn’t trust. Eliza is a heroine that I admired from the beginning. She has this inner strength and the type of character you could see yourself being best friends with. I love how devoted she is to her daughter, how she can be positive even when life goes bad and has a personality that is sweet.
Plot and Story Line
Snow Angel Cove is the first book in Thayne’s latest series of Haven Point. And I was completely blown away by this one. This was my first time reading this author and I can tell you all right now, it won’t be my last. I fell in love with this book in every way and honestly I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about it. Snow Angel Cove is a story and the series is based on a small quaint charming town with a close knit community. But Haven Point is struggling as a town, and some of them aren’t very happy with the new owner of the major properties. And Our lovely hero Aidan has to deal with the fall out that his friend Ben created (who is the hero of book 2). I found the way this author set the story up with this town and the people quite perfect and set the right tone for a charming Christmas romance. The side characters of the story just added the right touch, I especially liked Maddie (oh my goodness, she was the sweetest little girl and I liked how she could make everyone smile). Then we have the caretakers of Aidan’s home. Then we have Aidan’s family, and they were a hoot and accepted Eliza and Maddie instantly into their family. The romance that builds between Aidan and Eliza is slow but steady. They have a couple of misunderstandings, but I found the way they connected quite enchanting. The chemistry is tender yet powerful between them. And the author handled the various aspects of their relationship quite well. I was drawn to this couple from the beginning and the easy way they are with each other. This is by far one of the best Christmas romances I have ever read and it will have you baking sugar cookies and wanting to sing Christmas songs all day long.
What a cover….I love how picturesque and some gorgeous scenery here. I love the wintery scene with the tree and the barn.
Snow Angel Cove is a witty and Christmas themed romance that will melt your heart….WELL WRITTEN AND CAPTIVATING!