Sunday, October 6, 2013
Romance Book Review: Robyn Carr's The Hero
Author: Robyn Carr
Series Connection: Thunder Point
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mira Books
Alone with her three year old daughter and on the run from a cult Devon is picked up along the highway by the stranger who is willing to help her get back on her feet. She only intends to get as far away as possible so that she can get her child to safety, but the kindness of the people from Thunder Point pull her in and she find the life she has always wanted, but how long can she hide before the caught and brought back to the leader of the cult.
Spencer moved to Thunder Point to begin again after his wife lost her long battle with cancer. He thought the letting his step son be near the man who fathered him would not help them both heal. With a new job ahead of him and taking care of his child, Spencer wasn't really looking for a new relationship with a woman.
There is just something about Devon that Spencer just can't forget and he decides she's worth a chance, but Spencer has demons of his own.
Robyn Carr has put together an interesting series on the day to day lives of the residents of Thunder Point, Oregon. Each book enthralls the readers into the working of the town and the local residents. The books are told from multiple points of view, not just the hero and the heroine, that might confuse some that aren't used to the style of writing. It also doesn't give the new lovers time to really explore their love through the pages of their story, however it adds to the time the relationship is suppose to develop.
Both Spencer and Devon come to life in the story that they are able to stand out in the crowd.
In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister took her daughter and fled 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.