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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne

Setting: Haven Point
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: HQN Books
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Katrina Bailey's back in town for her sister's wedding. Once the wedding is over, she's leaving for South America once more. She's determined to adopt the young orphaned girl down who's become Kat's pride and joy. Money is the one thing that's making the adoption harder than Kat imagined.

After his mother dies, Bowie Callahan becomes his younger brother's guardian. He didn't know he even had a brother, and this wealthy computer mogul has absolutely experience being a "dad," let alone being a "dad" to an autistic young child. When his brother bonds with Kat during a shopping trip, Bowie offers her thousands of dollars if she'll help care for him while she's in town. It's an offer she can't refuse.

It isn't long before Bowie and Kat fall for each other. The romance is doomed, however. Kat's not in Haven Point with any intention to stay.

I'm such a sucker for single dad story lines. Bowie's awesome, but his little brother stole the show. I feel for that charming little kid. There's clearly the romance taking up the story, but it's woven with Bowie and Kat's first forays into what it's really like to be responsible for a child with autism.

There were some characters I wasn't fond of, but they were minor characters and not prominent to the story. I could brush my irritation with them off easily enough. What was clear is that I found a fictional town that felt like home and characters that felt like friends. What a win!

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