Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ARC Book Review:Thunder Point Book #3: The Hero

Book Title: The Hero Thunder Point Series Book #3
Author:  Robyn Carr |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: September 2013
Genre: Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 384
How I got it: Book Expo America (BEA)
Series/ Standalone: Series Book 3
Purchase:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
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

So this is book three in the series, I do have the first books and yet foolishly I started at the end instead of the beginning, This story just sounded so compelling that I had to read it. and I certainly wasn't disappointed.  With well written, strong, compelling characters, I was immediately drawn into the story.  I want to move to this town, I would love to meet all the people that live there, yes, small towns are a nit of a pain when it comes to everyone knows your business but when you need help they are willing to be there more than anyone else (in the right towns anyway).

I always wanted to know something about what would compel someone to join a commune and in reading Devon's story I truly began to understand.  I believe she is extremely brave for wanting to get away for knowing herself well enough and demanding more for her daughter than what Jacob could give her. Despite her desperate need to belong to and make herself a family because of her early life, she knew what was there wasn't what she needed. She then made a new life for herself. And I just love it!!

There are moments within the book I wasn't happy with Devon because I think she could have done more, but then ou look and realize that it isn't her character to do these things, and yet in the end, she was ultimately her own hero.  I loved Rawley and was totally looking forward to hearing more of his story, and seeing how much he was growing with Devon and Mercy in his life.

Spencer or "Pencer" as Mercy called him.  I liked him as a character, he was both strong and vulnerable at the same time, he was desperate to no longer be hurt after so much tragedy had visited him in such a short time. I totally felt for him as a character, he really grew as a man and as a 'hero' for Devon.  That moment that all characters must face when thrown into a deep relationship came well and really made both of them look deep and accept their own boundaries. I really loved Decon in that moment because she truly showed how much living in Thunder Point made a difference in her life.

I would love to come back and see the rest of the story and see how Mercy grows, how Thunder Point saves others and catch up with the other characters we got a glimpse of in this book. Excuse me while I go read books 1 & 2.
Happy Reading

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