Book Review: Sugar Pine Trail (Haven Point #7) by RaeAnne Thayne

Posted January 10, 2018 by Melissa in Book Review | 8 Comments

Book Review: Sugar Pine Trail (Haven Point #7) by RaeAnne ThayneTitle: Sugar Pine Trail
Series: Haven Point #7
Also in Series: Redemption Bay, Evergreen Springs, Riverbend Road, Snowfall on Haven Point, Serenity Harbor
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: September 26th 2017
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Length: 384 Pages
Source: Publisher
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy and unforgettable romance this holiday season!

Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get—even Jamie's.

Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever…

Book Excerpt

This was such a mistake.

Heart pounding, she watched through the frothy curtains as he pulled a long black duffel bag from the back of his SUV and slung it over his shoulder, lifted a laptop case over the other shoulder, then closed the cargo door and headed for the front steps.

A moment later, her old-fashioned musical doorbell echoed through the house. If she hadn’t been so nervous, she might have laughed at the instant reaction of the three cats, previously lounging in various states of boredom around the room. The moment the doorbell rang, Empress and Tabitha both jumped off the sofa as if an electric current had just zipped through it while Audrey Hepburn arched her back and bushed out her tail.

“That’s right, girls. We’ve got company. It’s a man, believe it or not, and he’s moving in upstairs. Get ready.” The cats sniffed at her with their usual disdainful look. Empress ran in front of her, almost tripping her on the way to answer the door—on purpose, she was quite sure.

My Quick Thoughts

Another completely satisfying installment in the Haven Point series!

  • Take a librarian with multiple cats
  • Add in a sexy pilot
  • Then mix in a few adorable kids
  • Stir it all with some wonderful holiday spirit
  • And Sprinkle in the small town charm
  • Finally combine with an adorable and hilarious “Bucket List” trope

What you have is the recipe for the perfect Winter read.

I promise that you don’t want to miss out on RaeAnne Thayne’s latest in the Haven Point series!

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About RaeAnne Thayne

RaeAnne Thayne

I’m not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer.

Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged.

After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.

Through it all — through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor — I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.

I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try — their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 40 books later, I’ve come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the “that’s-it!” feeling I get when a story is flowing.

I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.

Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can’t imagine my life any other way.

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8 responses to “Book Review: Sugar Pine Trail (Haven Point #7) by RaeAnne Thayne

  1. I just love RaeAnne Thayne’s books. I admit I’m partial to romance novels that focus mostly on the actual falling in love part and she does so well with this. Not to mention her characters are usually dealing with tough issues. I am glad you enjoyed this one too, Melissa!
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  2. Ha! I started to read the excerpt, thinking it was your review. I read “This was such a mistake”, and was like, “wow. She really hated this book.” HaHaHa So glad to hear that was NOT the case. I love that there are cats in this book. I feel like they get passed over in books in favor for dogs. I will have to check out this series. This isn’t an author I’ve had the pleasure of reading yet.
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