If you are fan of Virgin River and have not given the Thunder Point series a read, be sure to pick it up. These stories are everything that I have come to love about Robyn Carr books. Family, friendship and love. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she’s proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she’s created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.
In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace’s fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.
But things get complicated when Grace’s past catches up with her, and she knows that’s not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He’s determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
Review copy provided for an honest review.
Being such a fan of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series, I have really enjoyed her Thunder Point series. One Wish is book seven in the series.
In One Wish, we get flower shop owner Grace Dillon and high school teacher Troy Headly’s story. I enjoyed getting to know Grace and Troy in the previous book The Homecoming and was looking forward to see where Ms. Carr took their relationship.
Troy decides that Grace needs a little fun in her life so he appoints himself her “fun” coach. As they spend time together they see that there is a major spark between them. They make the choice to let things progress naturally with no talk of commitment, just to have fun and enjoy each other. As they spend more and more time together they soon realize that they have found the one that completes them.
Grace is hiding something and Troy knows it. He lets Grace keep her secret until she is ready to tell him, but her past comes knocking on her flower shop door. I loved that when things got tough for Grace, Troy didn’t falter. He stood by her even when he learned her secret and it had him questioning whether they should stay together. He worked through his issues and realized Grace was worth it.
We get to visit all our favorite Thunder Point residents. We even get a visit from Denny and Becca from Virgin River! That really put a smile on my face, and made me want to go back and visit my Virgin River friends. We also get to meet Ginger. Her story is heartbreaking and I cannot wait to see where Ms. Carr takes Ginger. I will say that a baby BOOM is coming to Thunder Point! So this time around we get lots of baby news and a wedding. I have to say that I do miss the teenagers from the previous books and I hope we get to see more of them in future books.
While One Wish was not my favorite book of this series, it is still a great story. I did enjoy the love story between Grace and Troy. I had some trouble keeping engaged in the story at the beginning, but it is still a wonderful story that will make you laugh and cry. Robyn Carr is my go to author when I just want to read a great love story without all the added crazy.
If you are fan of Virgin River and have not given the Thunder Point series a read, be sure to pick it up. These stories are everything that I have come to love about Robyn Carr books. Family, friendship and love.