An encounter with an autistic boy leads to a burgeoning romance in RaeAnne Thayne’s newest addition to the Haven Point series.
Katrina “Kat” Bailey is only in Haven Point for the month leading up to her sister’s wedding. She comes to the aid of new resident Bowie Callahan when Milo, his 6-year-old autistic brother, has a meltdown at the local grocery store. The seemingly self-absorbed yet handsome tech mogul is amazed at Kat’s ability to calm Milo and promptly offers to pay her $12,000 to babysit Milo for three weeks. She accepts, realizing that she can use the money to adopt a sweet little girl from a Colombian orphanage. Kat is excited to return to Colombia to rescue her soon-to-be daughter from her meager surroundings. But things get complicated when she falls in love with Bowie.
Fans of the Haven Point novels have much to look forward to in Serenity Harbor, the sixth installment in the series. Thayne weaves in romantic tension from the get-go, focusing much of her plot on developing the character traits of her young lovers. Kat and Bowie are no doubt attractive people outwardly. But inwardly, they are riddled with flaws—medically and emotionally. Thayne’s realistic characterization grounds the hope of falling in love with the trials and tribulations that so often come with it.
Serenity Harbor is riveting to the very end.