If you are a fan of Carr’s Virgin River series you will not be disappointed in the series. If you have not tried Robyn Carr’s books you are missing out on some wonderfully written stories with absolutely great characters. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures
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.
Review copy provided for an honest review
I have loved Robyn Carr’s new series Thunder Point from the first book. I have fallen in love not only with the characters, but the wonderful small town of Thunder Point. Thunder Point is now on my list of book places I would love to visit or live if they really existed. Wait, what am I saying they are real, right?
In The Hero we are introduced to Devon and her young daughter Mercy. Devon and Mercy have escaped a “religious” compound and are picked up by Rawley while walking along the side of the road. I could not get enough Rawley in this book. He really comes out of his shell, and helps Devon and Mercy start a new life. We really get to see this wonderful loving side of Rawley, and my heart melted every time he did such wonderful things for Devon and Mercy. There is a big ol’ softie in that man that he hides.
Spencer, who we met in The Newcomer, is the new football coach for Thunder Point high. He and his son have moved to Thunder Point for a new start, and to be closer to his son’s biological father Cooper after the loss of Spencer’s wife to cancer. Spencer and Cooper are co-parenting their shared son which leads to some funny moments. I love that these two men who didn’t really know each other came together and put the needs of their son first.
Spencer is immediately drawn to Devon. Spencer goes through so many emotions as he tries to come to terms with his feelings for Devon. The romance between Spencer and Devon evolves over time. I liked that their love story happen natural for two people who have been through a lot emotionally and physically. The actions and decisions they make regarding their relationship are what you expect real life people in their situation to make and do. This is one of the many things I love about Robyn Carr’s writing. Her ability to write with such emotion and realness that it draws you in. I can totally picture these people being friends and I can put myself into the story.
Of course we get to stay caught up with old story lines, like Cooper and Sarah, and Mac and Gina. I did miss the teenagers story lines in this book, but there was enough going on the Devon and Spencer that I still found myself sucked into this book and rooting for Devon and Spencer the whole book.
I am looking forward to more stories from Thunder Point. If you are a fan of Carr’s Virgin River series you will not be disappointed in the series. If you have not tried Robyn Carr’s books you are missing out on some wonderfully written stories with absolutely great characters.