Monday, June 25, 2018

The Cottages of Silver Beach - Contemporary Romance Review

Rating: Very Good
Source:  Little Bird Publicity

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?

Genre: Romance - Contemporary

Why I Picked This Book:
  RaeAnne Thayne is one of my favorite romance authors

My Impression:
  One of my very favorite things about RaeAnne Thayne's books is the sense of community in Haven Point so how would I like a book that doesn't spend much time there?  Turns out - quite a bit!  I do love a good road trip romance.  I don't think there's any better way to get to know anyone than in a road trip situation.

I like that Elliot and Megan have a history. It isn't the usual second chance kind or even the friends forever turned more kind of relationship.  I liked the complexity that that history added to the story as well as how their preconceptions (mostly Megan's) changed as they got to know each other better.  They're both complicated people but aren't prickly and there is a lot going on below the surface.

I loved the way the relationship developed even when it had its setbacks.  The setbacks didn't feel contrived and I could definitely see both sides of the argument.  I really enjoyed the way Thayne wrapped everything up.  My only complaint is that the next book isn't Luke's!  This was a lovely sweet slow burn romance with enjoyable characters.  Can't wait to read more by Thayne!

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  Thayne is an auto-buy and this only strengthened that.

Would I Recommend this Book?
  If you enjoy a slow burn romance than I think you would love this.  Thayne is the master of the slow burn!


  1. I know but I am sure we will soon have Luke's story and is sure sounds promising. RaeAnne Thayne has become an author I like more as I read her. I started off badly with one of her books and wrote her off, but have revised my opinion!

  2. I love her books. I really need to catch up with her stuff. She's so good.

  3. She's one of my fav authors in this genre. Really looking forward to how Luke's story (or his wife's) plays out.

  4. I so love a RaeAnne Thayne novel. I just love her characterizations and stories. I can't wait to read this one!