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Riverbend Road

(Haven Point #4)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  2,636 ratings  ·  266 reviews
Return to Haven Point, where New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne proves there's no sweeter place to fall in love

Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss—and overprotective brother's best friend—sexy chief of police, Cade E
Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by HQN Books
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Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gr2016

2.5 Wishing for more romance Stars

This is my first book by this author, and although I did enjoy the small town aspect about this book, I must say the romance was way too light for me.

There was 2 kissing scenes and each time the hero pushed the heroine away, and the hero only manned up at 90%, which was way too late for me. Their romance felt too rushed at the end, and lacked depth.

Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2016 HQN publication.

RaeAnne Thayne is one of my favorite contemporary fiction/women’s fiction authors. Her stories are filled with warmth and genuine emotion, with well drawn, mature characters, I can relate to.

This fourth installment in the Haven Point series, centers around Wyn Bailey, a police officer working for Cade Emmett, her brother’s best friend, and the man her father mentored, who also happens to be the man she is in love with.

It is an unrequi
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I like the characters and town of Haven Point that Ms. Thayne has created. I also appreciate her writing style and voice.

The MC of this book is Wyn who is a police officer on the Haven Point department. She is in love with her brother's best friend who is also her boss which she has been able to hide for the last few years, but this is the book that brings her feelings to the surface. In addition to relationship issues, she feels that something is going on with the new neighbor next door. Her ne
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is only the fourth book in the series by Thayne but the more this series continues the more I love it. Not only does each book have a storyline that draws you in but the characters and the town just make you believe that you are right there with them.

If you haven't started this series you're in luck because each and every book could be read as a standalone but it's more fun when you start from the beginning of course.

This story is about the sexy Cade who just so happens to be the Cheif of
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Ms. Thayne’s books so when I see a new one coming out, well, I have to get my hands on it ASAP!

There is so much going on in the small town of Haven Point! Police Officer Wyn Bailey should know. She grew up in this town and returned home to serve after her twin brother and her dad dies. Now she is carrying on the family tradition and she is keeping a special eye on her boss…

Chief of Police Cade Emmett is also a local boy. Unfortunately his mother died when he was young so he di
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it

Living in a small town mean there's no traffic but it's wildlife that can create problem ;p

Police officer Wynona Bailey doesn't date because for her, there's only one man who makes her heart beat faster. Too bad it's her boss, the chief of police and that he still see her as his friend's little sister. But the day Wyn answer a call about a possible tresspasser and find a barn in fire instead and two children trapped by the flames, it's the beginning of several changes to come for her and Cade
Bree Hill
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
If you’re going into a Raeanne Thayne novel wanting or expecting some hot steamy sex scenes and an immediate romance to bloom you’re probably not going to get it(but I’m no expert and have only read a few of her novels) BUT what she does provide is equally amazing.

I’ve been making my way through the Haven Point series pretty quickly. I literally finish one novel and jump right into the next if possible.

Each new story follows a strong, relatable woman who I honestly read and want to be friends w
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an AWESOME Book! I think this is my new favorite in the series. The characters in this series just seem to draw you in and you feel like you are right there with them. Great cast of characters and very well written.
Wyn and Cade have had a secret crush on each other for years but have never done anything about it. Cade is Wyn's brother's best friend and now he is her boss. Cade feels if he acts on it they will both lose their jobs. I also loved the extra bonus story line of Wyn's new neighbo
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Riverbend Road

RaeAnne Thayne

ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review

What a wonderful addition to the Haven Point series. RIVERBEND ROAD is exactly why I love RaeAnne Thayne's books and devour them rather quickly. The secondary characters are from the previous books and it was great catching up with everyone!

Wyn Bailey is a police officer in Haven Point and her boss is Chief Cade Emmett, who has been the chief since Wyn's dad was shot. Cade also happens to be Wyn's brothers best friend.
Rated 3.5 - RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne Thayne brings us back to Haven Point and its small town niceties. A welcoming community, Haven Point is a great place for newcomers. The main characters outdo themselves this time by helping a woman and her children find a place to belong after they’ve been living in fear. Easily read as a standalone, RIVERBEND ROAD will entice you to read the next couple’s story.

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Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books, romance
It feels good returning to Haven Point, the fictional small town from the pen of RaeAnne Thayne, which started with Snow Angel Cove back in 2014. In Riverbend Road, readers are going to meet police officer Wynona "Wyn" Bailey and the Chief of Police, Cade Emmett.

I loved Wyn so much!! I thought she was totally awesome. She stole my heart early on when she walked into an old barn on fire to save two teenage boys. Then Wyn continued to charm me as the story went along, with her befriending a skitti
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Thayne had me laughing from the 1st page and near tears before the end of the first chapter. Her world and scene development made the story extremely enjoyable for me and I loved how each aspect came together fully. The plot was seamlessly crafted, which allowed me to experience the tale while becoming wrapped up in the lives of the characters. I loved the slight suspense that ran through the story as well. It didn't overshadow the current events but definitely did create an extra level within t ...more
This one was really sweet. I liked the secret crush that both Wyn and Cade had for each other. Things got interesting when they started to acknowledge their feelings. Part of me liked the high road that Cade tried to take, but another part of me didn't like how by taking that stance Cade hurt Wyn.

Wyn's instincts about people were great, making her a really good police officer. I loved how Wyn helped people, especially her prickly neighbor. The way that that relationship developed highlights what
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. A good beach read I had the pleasure of reading on the beach. Nice story about two of Haven Point's finest in blue who are attracted to each other but afraid to admit it. Great flow and conversation, but unfortunately, the romance was lacking. ...more
Dec 17, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
I was liking the characters and the storyline, but the language used to describe how the characters felt was very sexual. There wasn’t any cursing or anything else I would deem inappropriate so it’s odd that the descriptions feel so sexual. I might try a different series from this author.
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
As the fourth in the series, you really should know what you're getting. And yes, the friend circle of happily engaged people floating around would be frustrating if you didn't know these people already. Sadly, this is the most disappointing in the series so far.

That's not Wyn's fault. She's made of . . . Wyn. Heh. She's compassionate and tough and does her best to infuse kindness into being a cop. From befriending a skittish neighbor to dealing with rambunctious children to wrangling with the i
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up, mainly for 2 big reasons.

1. Wynona makes the first move when it comes to her and Cade and boy, we don't see enough of that
2. Despite the almost requisite drama at the end, I loved the fact that Cade didn't go all caveman on Wyn and wanted her to stay behind at this house, out of some misguided notion that he wanted to protect her.

Quite the contrary, since he mentions that he knows Wyn is a trained professional and that she can handle herself. I thought that was
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Riverbend Road (Haven Point) – June 21, 2016

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Length: 386
Release Date: 06/21/16

Wyn Baily was born into the life of the police job she holds now. Her father and twin brother were both killed in the line of duty, her older brother is a sheriff in the next town over. Some would say it is in her genes to be on the force. She would agree, but lately she’s been restless and looking for something more from life.

Cade Emmett relies on Wyn more than he should as his best police office
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love returning to Haven Point, Idaho and its beauty. This story is about Cade and Wynona (Wyn), both police officers, who have always been friends. Both had their own reasons for choosing this profession - Wyn is a fifth generation police officer, and Cade chose his career to turn himself around. Wyn’s family provided a safe haven for Cade as they grew up due to his own family life. Even though the town is usually pretty quiet, both are kept busy with handling crimes and rescues. You will meet ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I supposed I should start with how much I love Ms. Thayne’s books. She has written stories and created destination books (as in towns that have standalone stories about folks living there) that are so amazing that you are enmeshed into the lives of all the folks she introduces to you. This book is a standalone but a part of Haven Point, one of those destinations. Wyn Bailey and Cade Emmett have known each other since they were kids – Cade is her older brother’s best friend – and she now works fo ...more
Terri Wino
Nov 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2016
3-1/2 stars.
Another enjoyable entry to the series. RaeAnne Thayne always creates these characters that feel like real people in real life situations. Characters that you want to have as friends and, by the end of the book, end up caring about as if they're real people.

I do have to say that I didn't like this book quite as much as the previous ones, but only because it seemed as if Wyn and Cade spent the majority of the book telling themselves why they couldn't be in a relationship. So much so th
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. I'm so tired of reading about "bad boys" who need to be reformed by a hapless heroine.

Cade is an old fashioned hero fully formed who is trying to do the right thing. Wyn is not a shy doormat or wounded heroine.

Sure, this story doesn't break new ground and is somewhat predictable.

However? It is filled with kind people doing kind things out of love. This is one of those stories where I believed in the HEA and didn't feel that one of the characters was settling for less th
Lizzy (reviewsshewrote)
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After this book I’ve figured out I’m a sucker for a love story between two cops. Plus there’s a dog named Young Pete and I love him.

TW: sexual assault, domestic abuse, gun violence
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of RaeAnne Thayne's books since I won a free book in the Hope Crossing series from Goodreads, so when I got the opportunity to read this book I jumped at the chance. RaeAnne like many of my other favorite authors does a great job of really developing the characters in her books. That was no different in this book with Wyn and Cade. I really felt like these two characters were well constructed and written. She gives you enough of their past to understand why they are the way the ...more
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wynona and Cade have known each other since childhood. Cade was Wyn’s brother’s best friend. He has always considered her a little sister, or has he? He is now her boss at the Haven Point police department. She is the best police officer he has and he doesn’t want to jeopardize their working relationship but his attraction is getting harder to deny. They are also neighbors, which doesn’t help when they see
Lynn Brooks
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A whimsical small town filled with fun loving, good hearted people is the setting for this fourth book in RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series! As always, we are taken on a journey of friends, family and finding love even if it’s been right in front of your face for years and years.

Wynona Bailey loves being a police officer in her hometown of Haven Point, but lately she’s been feeling like she needs more in her life. More purpose, more fulfillment, and more of her sexy boss!

Cade Emmett is not onl
Kate Vale
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love a strong female protagonist and this book has it. Wyn Bailey is a cop, part of a family of cops who have served for years. She joins the force after her father is killed, but it's still a family tradition. Her boss, Cade Emmett, is the chief, and her older brother's best friend. But he harbors secrets that relate to how Wyn's father died, secrets he has yet to share with her. Why? Because he doesn't want to hurt her.

When Wyn sets out to help her new neighbor, some elements of her backsto
Judy Pflueger
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wyn Bailey is a police officer in Haven Point. Cade Emmett is not only a life time friend but also the police chief. He suspends her when she directly disobeys his orders to save two little boys. During that time the sparks fly and they both realize there is an attraction between them. He refuses to let a relationship develop because he is her boss and does not want to jeopardize his career. Wyn feels there is also something he is hiding from her that is holding him back. When she returns to dut ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved returning to Haven Point.
Wyn is a hometown girl who joins the local police department after she loses her dad. Cade is the new sheriff who trained under her dad. He has a sense of loyalty to her family so he's hands off with Wyn.
I don't want to give too much away, but I loved the turn the story takes with Wyn's new neighbor, I'm glad she had someone looking out for her.
I'm looking forward to the next book.
Two-haiku review:

She's cop, respects chief
She disobeys, he suspends
She cares but does he?

Awesome beginning
Middle slow spot but great end
Four-and-a-half stars
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