RaeAnne Thayne: Season of Wonder Haven Point #9

R Ruben refuses to give up on Dani and includes all of the girls in his own family s holiday traditions and a Christmas in Haven Point becomes life changing for them all I loved all the characters in this story Dani has overcome so much and yet she could not leave her past hurts and mistakes in the past That past though is what drove her to be verything for her girls Ruben was the perfect hero for Dani with his steadfastness and belief in love family and justice Silver and Mia were realistic and sweet additions to the story I loved all the dogs too This romance is sweet and has an intense moment of self forgiveness No sex scenes but lots of love Along with the romance the author intertwines a believable story of a teenager dealing with One Con Glory emotions and troubles that impact her whole family The small town of Haven Point is charming and just right for this Christmas love storyWritten for and posted first on The Romance Reviews So now that it s officially fall I m assumingveryone is ok with me talking about holiday novels all the time right Great Haha just wanted to get that out of the way I have become a huge fan of Thayne s magical series set in Haven Point and nothing is better than a new book that s set during Christmas to me All of her books have a sense of Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows enchantment but this one had a littlextra magic that made me feel like a giddy little kid on Christmas EveThis book follows Dani and Ruben who have intense chemistry that they re both trying to ignore what is it about those storylines that always make me so happy They were adorable and then Dani also has two daughters who rounded out the main cast Little Mia totally stole my heart immediately and while it took me a little longer to warm to her sister Silver she won me over in the The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) end As always this is full of wonderful characters that you learn to know and love and you get to check in with a handful of characters from the previous books as wellAs much as reading in general is myscape from reality when I really want to be swept away I know I can always turn to a Thayne novel There is something so uncomplicated and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, easy about her books I alwaysnd up in a happy slightly giddy mood when I m finished I think she always restores my faith in humanity a little with A Fairly Honourable Defeat each book and forscapism she is one of the best I ll follow this series as long as If you like feel good holiday stories with lots of traditions hot cocoa and warm fuzzies you will njoy the latest book in Haven Point Dani a single mom of two girls moved to Haven Point after her veterinary school mentor invited her into his practice Haven Point a small idyllic town sounded xactly like the kind of wholesome town she wants her kids to grow up in However Dani holds herself back from getting close worried that people might find out about her Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue ex and then judge her family by his wrongs Wrongs that got him killed Dani re thinks that decision when her teenage daughter Silver has trouble fitting in and gets into trouble Realizing she may have made a mistake by not taking advantage of the kindness and friendship of the community Dani reluctantly accepts the help of Deputy Ruben Morales She s reluctant because she s been attracted to him since she first laidyes on him and doesn t want or need the complication of a romance with all she s got going on Ruben s had his The Man Without a Face eye on Dani since she first moved next door but she s been standoffish and prickly until Silver gets into trouble As Ruben helps with Silver the walls Dani hadrected slowly start to crumble and they get close Ruben helps Dani and her girls rediscover the magic of the holiday season Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) experiencing the joy of giving withoutxpecting anything in return I loved Ruben and his family They had so much patience and love Dani and her girls certainly needed a lot of both Season of Wonder was so sweet and low on angst A story that left me with warm fuzzy feels perfect for the Winter Holiday season A copy was kindly provided by HN via Netgalley in xchange for an honest review. Caring and softhearted and she needs all the love and protection he can give When Dani’s teenage daughter starts acting out Ruben draws on family traditions to show the girls just how magical a Haven Point Christmas can be But can he convince Dani that she’s found a home for the holidays and forever in his arms.

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Season of Wonder is the ninth book in RaeAnne Thayne s Haven Point series and it s another wonderful addition to the series Although it is book nine in the series it s a book you can asily All Seated on the Ground enjoy as a standalone novel I have not read all the Haven Point books yet I never find myself lost Sure you appreciate some side characters some couples better if you have read the prior books but this does not take away from the story being given within Season of WonderYou should also note despite the festive theme the title the cover the time of year in which the story takes place this book is one that can benjoyed at any point in the year The story occurs with a festive backdrop a backdrop that adds to the Untitled. effect of the story but does not take away from the tale being told Therefore do not feel as though this is a festive only book as the storyline isnjoyable no matter what point in the year you read itAlthough I would not label Season of Wonder my favourite book in the Haven Point series it did have all I had hoped for from the series all the things I have come to Wiring enjoy The series is super sweet offering up a clean romance story that has a deeper tale to tell With a bit of drama a tiny bit of mystery one that is obvious but stillnjoyable and plenty of feel good moment this one sucks you in deep and leaves you turning the pages at a rapid paceWithout a doubt you ll be wearing a stupid smile on your face as the romance develops between the two characters and by the Against All Odds end you ll be desperate for of the series New town New start New neighbor What could a girl want for ChristmasWell how about a daughter that doesn t get in trouble right from the start and a cop for a neighbor that seems way too interested in helping out when all you want to do is keep your past hiddenSweet truthful filled with holiday spirit A great way to spend an afternoon with visions of Christmas dancing about Follow us on KT Book ReviewsTwitterFacebookPinteresttumblrYouTubeBook BabblersInstagram I love the worlds RaeAnne has created Injoy going to ach little town and becoming part of the communities she has made This is my first read for this author Although the book is part of a series it can asily be read as a stand alone The book centers around a small Idaho town close to the Christmas holiday Dani and her two girls have moved across country for a new start She works for her new neighbor s father Life has not been great for Dani and she has walls a mile high in order to protect her family Rueben falls for Dani from the start He just has to work on why she is so spooked Great slow burn between these two I kind of wish Dani would have at least told him her issues a little The DOS earlier in the book and we could have still watched Rueben break down her walls Regardless super sweet story Spot on teenage angst with Silver and sweet Mia stole the show Great book to put you in the holiday spirit Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review This is ninth in a series and most of the books in it are pretty good Not this one though So read the othersI m abandoning this at a bit over halfway I have a massive crush on Ruben but Dani is a stone cold idiot She has a monster case of negative motivation yeah but it s so irrational that I just want to shake her Ruben is sweet and protective and capable and with that whole care for others vibe that I can t getnough of It s almost worth it to continue just for of him But Dani just ruins it so hard for me that it s turning out frustrating than rewardingAnyway the second star is all Ruben I wish he had a better romantic prospect Negative Motivations I kind of hate that the term negative motivation isn t widespread yet Since it isn t I m going to save off this little jag to append to my reviews that feature the term Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back and it changed how I understand story The problem with the term is that if you ve never heard it before you d assume it meant motivations that are harmful or immoral He’s giving her children a season of wonderDani Capelli seized a chance to start over in a small town with her daughters Now facing her first Christmas in Haven Point she wonders if leaving New York was a mistake Dani loves working alongside veterinarian Dr Morales but her two children aren’t adjusting to small.

Ot so What it refers to is motivations not to do something The thing is that many of us are motivated to not do things for a lot of different perfectly valid and reasonable reasons The problem is that in a story motivations to not do things are a huge drag on the plot particularly considering the fact that most negative motivations are overcome by the character simply deciding they don t care any or rather that they do care and are now motivated to do the thing So not only do you have a counter to action but you also have a situation where to overcome it all a character has to do is change their mind Which means Against All Odds eventually the reader is rooting for the character to get over himherself already and do the thing we want them to do Conflict drives story Conflict between a reader and a main character drives readers away from story When Frank Morales hires Dani Capelli for his vet practice with the view to her taking on work and ultimately taking over Dani sees it as a chance toscape from a troubled past For her and her two girls Silver and Mia Haven Point is a new start away from the drama and scandal that her late Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism ex husband caused Silver 13 misses her old friends and has been causing some heartache for Dani with her attitude Dani with her background as a foster child and her recent problems with herx husband tries to keep her distance from others in the community But her next door neighbour Ruben and the son of her boss is not so Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils easy to ignore Dani is attracted to him buy wary about becoming involved given her history Yet he seems determined to be helpfulven when Dani tries to deter him and when Silver causes problems that involve others in the community The Morales family Frank Myra and Ruben are a delightful caring family who Payment Due enjoy helping others The type of family anyone would love to belong to Dani is likable a she strives to battle the issues of her past Mia is a sweetie and Silver though a teenager with a few issues does tend to grow on the reader This is a sweet story not without some dramatic incidents and set in a place that sounds idyllic I liked the way the community gathered together for their celebrations and to helpach otherGiven the state of our world at time and the number of bleak novels around it s lovey to read about genuine warm hearted caring people Not that all of them are Like any community there are those who always want to believe the worst of others but here they are in the minority A feel good story about people moving on from the past I really njoyed this story of family love romance and community spirit A charming beach or holiday read or really anytime you just need a left in spirits Although this is apparently book 9 in this series of Haven Point novel it reads fine as a stand alone novel Check out all of my reviews at OF WONDER A Haven Point Novel 9 by RaeAnne Thayne is a contemporary holiday romance set in the small town of Haven Point Idaho This book is part of a series and has some crossover characters but it is asily read as a standalone Daniela Dani Capelli is done with veterinary school and has moved herself and her two daughters from Boston to the small town of Haven Point She has a one year internship lined up with Dr Morales and is hoping to buy his practice when he retires in the next year It is a fresh start and she hopes this will be the life she has always wanted for herself and her daughters Silver and Mia Dani loves her job but thirteen year old Silver is having difficulties adjusting to small town life Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales lives next door to the new vet and her daughters He is curious about his father s new associate She seems to be very caring and loving towards her animal patients and her daughters but she has a very prickly Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, exterior around him When he goes out of his way to help Dani with Silver she begins to fall for the handsome deputy but she has a secret that she refuses toxpose which could possibly destroy their new life in this small town and make Ruben hate he. Town life And then there’s Dr Morales’s son Ruben Dani’s next door neighbor Gorgeous muscled and dependable the deputy sheriff is verything she secretly craves and can’t bear to risk lovingand losingRuben never pictured himself falling for a big city woman like Dani But beneath her prickly facade she’s.

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