by RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: 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.
Kritters Thoughts: The second in the series and the book that really introduces you to the town through the eyes of the mayor - McKenzie Shaw. McKenzie was nominated without her knowing, but she loves this town so much and knew that she could do some big things for this small town. Her nemesis who has been away from town - Ben Kilpatrick returns and the city is concerned as to why he has returned.
As I said yesterday, I loved RaeAnne Thayne's writing. She is writing in the romance genre, but she has such great plots so it isn't just romance and romance! Like I said yesterday (don't mean to sound like a broken record) I love how although the plot may be predictable from the beginning, the reader still doesn't know how the love birds will get to the end and what bumps and bruises can occur along the way.
I did wish for more scenes of Aidan and Eliza, but hopefully they will make a bigger appearance in a future book.
I am definitely hooked on this series and this small town and will be reading and reviewing each book along the way. Don't forget to see the review yesterday of book one - Snow Angel Cove.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.