Series: Thunder Point, #3
Format: ARC e-book, 384 pages
Source: Netgalley via Little Bird Publicity
With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all.
In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.
As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart.
Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.
My thoughts: This is the 3rd book in Robyn Carr's new series, Thunder Point, and I am really enjoying getting to know the people that live in Thunder Point. Each book introduces us to some new characters, but we still get to see plenty of the ones we've already come to love, most especially Coop, who I suspect the series is mostly about.
In this installment, Rawley Goode is involved in the main story line and I was so glad to see just how good a character he really is. We actually meet him in the first book, but he's mainly kept to the sidelines - he definitely doesn't want attention brought to himself. He ends up picking up a young woman, Devon, and her little girl on the side of the road and sensing she is in some sort of trouble, offers to help her out. I got chills realizing just how big a heart this man has!
The book also follows up on a story line started in the previous book, The Newcomer. Spencer has just moved with his son, Austen, to Thunder Point and is trying to get acclimated to not only the new town and his new job, but to co-parenting his son with Austen's biological dad. As soon as he meets Devon, he knows he's in trouble and is willing to do all he can to help her stay safe. Slowly they begin dating and I loved watching their relationship progress.
There are a few smaller stories that are set up towards the end of the book, possibly hinting that the series might continue - I know that I would absolutely love that! Not only do we need to see how these newer nuggets turn out, but things have happened to the main characters that have left us wondering what will happen next.
As I mentioned in my review of The Newcomer, I like the direction and feel of this new series. While it's like Robyn Carr's Virgin River series - a series I loved - in that it focuses on a small town and the people that live there, it's different in the fact that there is one main character that the series is set-up around. That character, Coop, seems to have a major storyline in each of the books so far.
Have you read this series yet? If so, what are your thoughts on the set-up? If not, what are you waiting for???
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