Book Review: SNOW ANGEL COVE by RaeAnne Thayne

Series: Haven Point, #1
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Released: October 28, 2014
Source: Review copy through NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★

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?

A heartwarming Christmas romance set in snowy Idaho kicks off RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series. Eliza Hayward has had a string of bad luck, beginning with the death of her husband three years earlier. Wanting a fresh start for her daughter and herself, Eliza heads to Haven Point to manage a local inn. However, fate has other plans. Billionaire tech geek, Aidan Caine, crashes into her life, and he knocks all of her best laid plans off course.

SNOW ANGEL COVE is a sweet story with relatable characters who are easy to root for. Sure, Aidan is super rich, but he’s also kind and compassionate, having come from a close-knit, down to earth family. He’s not perfect though – Aidan is a workaholic who’s been hiding a major secret from his family. He needs a strong woman to bring him out of his funk, and luckily for Aidan, he runs right into her. Eliza was amazing. Life kept kicking her when she was down, but she always fought back, especially for her daughter. She most definitely deserved a happy ending.

Though I dislike the billionaire hero trope, I loved Aidan, and this love story worked for me. This was a cozy Christmas read, and I’m looking forward to visiting Haven Point again.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.