Thursday, September 05, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Hero by Robyn Carr (CLOSED)

The Hero by Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point, #3
Harlequin MIRA
August 2013
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???

Books in this series: 
  1. The Wanderer
  2. The Newcomer
  3. The Hero

GIVEAWAY DETAILS - CLOSED (Continental US only) 

Thanks to Sarah at Little Bird Publicity I have one copy of The Hero to give away to my readers. 
To enter… 
  • For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 2 extra entries.
  • Please include email address so I can contact you if you win.
This giveaway is open to Continental US residents only and ends September 13th.  

Good luck!


  1. Me too - love this series. I liked this book too especially since she delved into Rawley's character. Can't wait for the next books!

  2. This is a great review. I have not read this series but I am definitely goin to have to. You have certainly peaked my interest on this one. Thank you!

  3. I have them but nope haven't read them yet. I am really hoping too soon!

  4. This series sounds great. Haven't read it before. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  5. I'm not a reader of series usually, but I'm glad to see that so far you're enjoying all the books in this series.

    No need to enter me. I live in Canada.

  6. I love the Virgin River series and I am anxious to read this one.

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  7. I love Robyn's books and look forward to each and every new one.

  8. I love Robyn's books and look forward to each and every new one.

  9. I love a book series and can't wait to visit Thunder Point! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for the opportunity to win a copy of THE HERO!

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  11. This is the first Robyn Carr book that I read and I really liked the characters of Rawley and Devon. I didn't feel lost with all the other characters either which I appreciated. I do prefer books where the story just focuses on the main couple though but it is nice to see that the author and her fans really care about the secondary characters.

  12. I love this series and the VR series as well. Robyn's books are so enjoyable.


  13. I have read several of Robyn's books and would love to try this one as well.

  14. I have read many of Robyn's books and have enjoyed them very much.


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