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Redemption Bay

(Haven Point #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,667 ratings  ·  276 reviews
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…

McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her beloved hometown of Haven Point. It may be small and struggling, but it's never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's e
Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by HQN Books
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I figured it out. I know what my disconnect with this series is. I can't believe I didn't see it before. The problem is the Haven Point books are too fucking wholesome. A few makeouts. Barely, at that. With not even a boob grab or an erection to be seen (or felt). Pretty sure the Teletubbies are more R-rated than this book. What kind of candycane world is this place even set in.

Okay, so, obviously I'm the one with the problem. Not the book. But it's just hard when you're throwing characters with
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a pleasure to read any book by RaeAnne Thayne. I really enjoyed reading Redemption Bay. Mckenzie Shaw shut up her shop on a beautiful evening. I could well imagine my self in beautiful surroundings Haven Point with sail boats on the clear blue waters of Lake Haven. The town relied on tourism, but Haven Point was dying because of one person Ben Kilpatrick. Mckenzie as mayor wants to revitalise the town whose business were gone. But with no mistake about it, Ben Kilpatrick is back in Haven ...more
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Thayne brings this small town to life in a big way with her latest Haven Point novel. The novel is simultaneously emotional and romantic, leaving you with a feeling of redemption. Thayne takes the concept of second chances and spins it, proving that second chances really do happen in all walks of life. She also shows that life can be funny at the most inopportune moments. My heart may have been on my sleeve throughout, but that didn’t stop me from laughing at the characters’ antics. The story it ...more

2 Stars! Such a disappointment!

As much as it pains me to say this, Redemption Bay was not an enjoyable book. One of the things I love about RaeAnne Thayne's writing is her ability to engage a reader and allow them to feel, see the good in people, and journey with them as they overcome the obstacles that life has thrown at them. Well...I felt alright...I felt a lot of animosity towards the heroine, Mac, and found Redemption Bay to be an exhausting and aggravating read.

I don't know what it is ab
Edit to add that the author decided it would be a good idea to DM me and let me know that she loves Latinx people and knows if that somehow has bearing on anything. Pro tip for authors: don't do this. Ever.

This is a prime example of why white authors shouldn't write characters of color.

For the most part, Redemption Bay is your typical small town contemporary romance. Everything is cutesy and heartwarming and cheerful. Except for the absolutely terrible portrayal of the female protag
Jacob Proffitt
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, chaste
The second in a series is an interesting point; you don't know what the patterns are going to be and what features will persist to tie the stories together so you can't be certain that what you liked in the first would be as strong in the second (if you didn't like the first, of course, it's unlikely you'd be reading the second). And honestly, I liked Snow Angel Cove better than this book. But then, I liked that one a lot, so it's a bit unreasonable to expect an author to maintain that degree of ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
McKenzie Shaw loves her home town community of Haven Point. Ben Kilpatrick would be happy never to step foot in the town again. When the town’s fate is left in Ben’s hands, McKenzie must do everything she can to show why the town is worth saving. Will McKenzie loose her heart and her town while she tries to convince Ben?

Redemption Bay is a touching story of losses, love and healing. Ben struggles with memories from a tormented past while McKenzie rallied from the difficult times to make new and
Lover of Romance
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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McKenzie Shaw is the mayor of Haven Point and she would do anything for her hometown and the people who live there. But when Ben Kilpatrick comes back to town, her blood runs cold. McKenzie once found herself infatuated with Ben, but when he turned his back on the town and let it go downhill she knew she couldn't just let that go. But when she learns that Ben is here doing some scouting for a new facility th
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
4 Stars

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Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good small town romance between two people who are a lot alike, yet also very different. McKenzie was briefly introduced in Snow Angel Cove as the new mayor of Haven Point. Ben is mentioned as the hometown boy who moved away, and when he inherited the family business closed it down. His neglect of the business properties he owned in town added to the general opinion that his actions have been responsible for the town's economic woes. McKenzie is not happy to discover that Ben is back in tow ...more
Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2015 HQN publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This second book in the Haven Point Series hooked me in right off and while I liked the first book, this one was a stronger installment.

McKenzie Shaw has found her niche in Haven Point. She owns a floral shop and is the town' s mayor. After her foray into big city life, she returned to Haven Point to care for her father, and ended up fin
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
5 Reasons I loved Redemption Bay (and you will too!)

~Although the 2nd in a doesn't need any back story to jump right in and enjoy Redemption Bay

~Haven Point - The small town setting with it's wonderfully unique history, gorgeous views and lakeside property. Who wouldn't want to live there?

~Thayne writes amazing characters that grab the reader from the first page. McKenzie has an interesting history and investment in the town which make her the perfect mayor. Ben is just handsome en
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Total fluff chick lit (in a good way). It was a sweet romance, perfect for quarantine/escape reading. Quaint little town, plucky gal, and handsome love interest makes this an enjoyable read.
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Redemption Bay, is the second installment of the Haven point series but can also be read separately as a stand alone. It’s a feel good contemporary romance that dwells a little in a toxic past of the protagonists: McKenzie and Ben. Just the type I’m devouring at this moment!💞🤷‍♀️

What immediately strikes you about this book is the lovely setting and the vivid scenic descriptions. The writing is simple and easy. It grabs the reader from chapter 1. McKenzie’s history with the town and her investmen
Jan 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.5 stars

"Redemption Bay" is the second book of RaeAnne Thayne's series set in fictional town of Haven Point, Idaho. It featured the feisty female Mayor, McKenzie Shaw, and Ben Kilpatrick, Aiden Caine's (from book #1, Snow Angel Cove) right arm man. I was quite intrigued with the two of them because I got the glimpse of McKenzie's animosity towards Ben from Snow Cove -- she practically hated his guts and I wondered what had happened.

This is a (very) squeaky clean romance (we only had kisses!). T
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
McKenzie Shaw loves Haven Point, the small town she grew up in and is currently the acting mayor. When Ben Kilpatrick returns to Haven Point he doesn't get a very warm welcome from McKenzie, he had left the town and not looked backed several years before and hadn't taken care of all the properties and boat manufacturing company he'd inherited which eventually he shut down causing a loss of jobs and other businesses in the community.

Ben however has returned to Haven Point to scout out the town t
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
3.5 stars. (0-5)

This was a very good story with a slightly typical romantic basis...sure, it's a bit predictable but it was well written with really great character development and a couple of deep back stories to keep the reader engaged.

I was lucky enough to read this for free from Barnes and Noble via their "Readouts" Nook program! Each morning, a new chapter was released. It was a little frustrating when I wanted to keep reading, but it was 100% free and no review requested or anything, prett
I like this community of Haven Point, love how they all pull together. I loved how McKenzie loves the town, how she has it's best interest at heart. But there were times that McKenzie's actions towards Ben were out of control. She could only see him as the enemy, not someone who didn't think so well of her treasured home.

I liked how through out the book both of them were able to see a different side of things and how the town became a good place for both of them.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
What's Ben Kilpatrick doing back in Haven Point when he always hated it and five years after he closed a factory, hurting the town's economy ? And why did he had to rent the house next to her's? That's what is wondering McKenzie Shaw, shop owner but especially the newly mayor of Haven Point. Once again, Ben is still holding the future of his hometown in his hands. McKenzie doesn't hesitate to confront him about his accountability for the town's recession but for the benefits of the community, sh ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I found the pace on this a bit erratic and all over the place, the characters were ok but seemed to lack the chemistry and weren’t very relatable, was a nice read but not memorable

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Kim Bruce Daniel
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can’t get enough of RaeAnne’s charming feel good stories.
Rated 3.5 - Will the small town of Haven Point get the financial support they need from the least likely of sources? Can Mayor McKenzie Shaw convince Ben Kilpatrick that Haven Point isn't just his haunted past but his optimistic future?

REDEMPTION BAY builds to a loving story, honing in on the characters' willingness to forgive once they know the full background behind someone's actions. McKenzie Shaw and Ben Kilpatrick are the least likely couple because they are on the opposite ends of Haven Po
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
After Snow Angel Cove introduced Haven Point, a Montana lakeshore town with a depressed economy but a strong sense of community, I wondered how soon we would meet everyone’s most hated former resident, Ben Kilpatrick. Ben’s decision to close the boat factory that employed a third of the town was bad enough. His neglect of the remaining business properties he owned – a good portion of Haven Point’s downtown – only made things worse. McKenzie Shaw, recently elected mayor of Haven Point, has ne ...more
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love RaeAnne's books. This is the second book in the Haven Point series. This story is about McKenzie and Ben. McKenzie is the mayor of the small town of Haven Point and she also owns the flower shop. She loves this town and hates that when Ben inherited the family business he let someone else run it into the ground. Now the town is hurting for revenue. Ben comes back to a town he hates and vowed never to return to. He ends up renting the place next door to McKenzie. He has come to town to see ...more
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

RaeAnne Thayne is one of my favorite authors because of her writing style. Her plots are believable, and so are her characters. They are facing issues many of us face or have in our past. They are also people with brains. Her female characters are not the brainless bimbo types who keep "secrets" or do the same stupid behaviors over and over and then whine about it that some authors write.

This is the 2nd in the Haven Point, Idaho, series and I'm enjoying this series as I did her Hope's
Author: Raeanne Thayne
First published: 2015
Length: 378 pages, 4762 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Haven Point.
Sex: Clean.
Hero: Co-owner of tech company.
Heroine: Mayor
Trigger: Domestic Violence (verbal)
Paranormal: excerpt from Snow Angel Cove

Ms Thayne's website says: "Stories of Hope, Healing and Heart". And that's pretty much what this book is.

A clean romance (since sleeping together would be wrong given their business relationship) that heals him. A town that's all heart. And a mayor th
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I forgot to mention in my last review that, in spite of all the things that worked less for me in that book, something RaeAnne Thayne never disappoints with is scenery and her description of it. I truly love the way she paints a picture and while reading the Hope's Crossing series, it made me want to throw some clothes in a suitcase and leave for Colorado. With this series, she managed to do the exact same with her idyllic description of Idaho.

Haven Point sounds like it would be an amazing sigh
Marie Campbell
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
RaeAnne Thayne welcomes us again to Haven Point and it is wonderful to be back!!! We are effortlessly drawn to Thayne's rich, complex, and sympathetic characters. McKenzie Shaw is sweet, warm and caring and uses all her resources to take care of the people of Haven Point. Ben Kilpatrick is a local boy all grown up with a heartbreaking past and a grudge against the town he grew up in. Ben is now a strong, handsome, successful man who wants to leave his past and Haven Point behind. MCKenzie and B ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
t is good to be back in Haven Point and to see who will be the next to find love. This time it is McKenzie Shaw and Ben Kilpatrick. It is hard to believe that they could ever get together but they do have some things in common.

I loved the story. Both McKenzie and Ben are great characters and their story unfolds in a very believable way. As usual Thayne’s story line is well thought out. Back-story happens when needed and adds to the flow. One thing I loved was something that was lacking. There we
Terri Wino
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-2015
Well, it's official. I'm enjoying the Haven Point series just as much as I did the Hope's Crossing series. RaeAnne Thayne just writes simple stories about good people that make you feel all mushy inside when you're reading them. Her female protagonists never come across as needy, weak women and her male characters are the kind of guys any woman would love to meet.
I really enjoy these books as a break from murder and mayhem.
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