Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne

  • Riverbend Road (6:21)Title:  Riverbend Road
  • Author:  RaeAnne Thayne
  • Series:  Haven Point, #4
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance
  • Pages:  368
  • Published:  June 2016 – HQN Books
  • Source:  Publisher; NetGalley

Description:  Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn’t just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it’s a family tradition. But lately she’s found herself wanting more, especially from her boss—and overprotective brother’s best friend—sexy chief of police, Cade Emmett. The only problem is getting Cade to view her as more than just a little sister. 

Cade’s hands-off approach with Wyn isn’t from lack of attraction. But his complicated past has forced him to conceal his desire. When Wyn is harmed in the line of duty, Cade realizes the depth of his feelings, but can he let his guard down long enough to embrace the love he secretly craves? (publisher)

My take:  The latest addition to the Haven Point series is Riverbend Road. RaeAnne Thayne gives readers a look into the lives of a couple of Haven Point’s finest. Cade and Wyn have known each other since childhood and have worked together for the past few years. Gradually their friendship grows to a surprising (to them) romance of sorts. That’s a problem because he’s her boss. Along with this dilemma Wyn is concerned about a new family that moved into her neighborhood. Her internal radar tells her something’s not quite right. And on top of everything else she suspects her recently widowed mother has started dating someone. How can that be?

Riverbend Road features two people who’ve faced challenges in life and were made stronger as a result. It was easy to cheer for Wyn and Cade. This is a romantic story that focused on the importance of family and friends.

I love RaeAnne Thayne’s novels and Riverbend Road was no exception. They are warm and charming and this was a perfect in-between book. I’d read some heavier books and this was a welcome escape. It’s the fourth book in the series but can easily stand alone. Recommended to fans of the author and contemporary, small town romance.

16 thoughts on “Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne

  1. I’m trying to stay away from the heavier reads, so this sounds perfect for me. I’d want to start at book one though.


  2. I’ve only read one book by this author, but really loved it. The author makes small town life feel wonderful. With close friends and neighbors, all issues seem to work out. The settings are lovely, too.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. I have book one in the Haven Point series, and though it’s a Christmas-themed story, I might just pick it up soon so I can get started on this series for those times I want a lighter read–thanks!


  4. It is always good to have something light and easy to read in between more difficult ones. I love small town contemps but just can’t read them all! Glad you enjoyed it.


    • I know what you mean, Kathryn. There are other series that I haven’t had time to try and don’t know if I’ll ever find the time. Kind of frustrating for a reader, isn’t it?


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