Sunday, April 28, 2013

Romance Book Review: Robyn Carr's The Wanderer

Author: Robyn Carr
Series Connection: A Thunder Point Novel #1
ISBN-13: 978-0778314479
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: MIRA Books

The Wanderer starts off a new three book series of Robyn Carr. This series takes place in a small coastal Oregon town. The story leads off when Hank "Cooper" Cooper travels to his friend's home town after hearing that the man had died. Wanted to get reacquainted with the man who had once been a good friend, but now gone, Cooper turns to the local town's people to find out about Ben.

Ben was the man Cooper remembered and now Ben has one last request of his friend. He's asked him to take care of the property Ben owned, telling Cooper in a letter that he would know best what to do with it. What Cooper finds is a run down business that needs a lot of fixing and a town full of friendly townsfolk who really like Ben and who Ben seemed to care about. 

Deciding to stick around for a bit, Cooper befriends a boy who has some trouble with bullies and falls for the boy's sister Sarah.

Sarah is just coming away from a bad marriage and is finding it hard to trust people again. When she meets Cooper she doesn't want to believe he's a good guy, but he wears here down and eventually they begin a no-strings relationship, but what if either of them wants more? What can happen then?

This book is a little slow to take off. Cooper and Sarah don't even meet each other until halfway through the book. There are stories of other townsfolk and a look at the love interests throughout the town. 

The next book, The Newcomer, will be out in July and feature the town deputy, Mac, and local waitress, Gina, and what happens when Mac's ex-wife comes back into the picture just when Mac and Gina have started dating each other and moving into their new relationship.


From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point—the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you’ll never forget.

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands.

Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.

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