Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Exciting New Series from Robyn Carr

The Wanderer
Thunder Point #1
Robyn Carr
Released March 26th, 2013
384 Pages
Harlequin MIRA
Received from NetGalley
Reviewed by: Lisa

Move over Virgin River....Thunder Point is the New Kid in Town!

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.

In all honesty, I was so excited to see Robyn Carr venturing off into a new series.  I hadn't been able to get into the last few of the Virgin River Romances and I was ready for something new.  The new series, Thunder Point, has beautiful covers that draw the readers eye and calls out to you in your dreams...ok, not really, but I LOVE the covers.  And that was what drew me into wanting to read this story.

The Wanderer is not your typical romance, I'm gonna throw that out there.  There is A LOT going on after we first meet Hank (Henry) Cooper or Coop for short.  Coop has come to town after an Army buddy dies and leave Coop his run down bar/bait shop/gas station and whatever else Ben had going on down by the beach. 

Once we meet Coop, we are introduced to a mish mosh of people, Mac, the deputy, Gina, the waitress, and Sarah, the rescue pilot.  All of these people have a lot of responsibly, as single parents or as sister's raising her brother, as Sarah is, with her brother Landon.  And the story goes like this, boy meets girl, girls been hurt, boy loves girl, girl keeps feelings aside and puts up a wall, boy might just stick around to see where this relationship could go. 

And mixed in all of that is a blooming relationship between two teens, a late in life relationship between Aunt Lou and Joe, and a "took em' long enough" relationship between two friends.  Plenty of entertainment in a small package. 

Aside from the build-up of romance is a little suspense and mostly, getting to know the town of Thunder Point, the characters, the background and such.  I enjoyed getting to know everyone, I thought Sarah and Cooper had sparks and I loved seeing them work out the kinks in their relationship and I thought Mac and Gina were hysterical!

A lovely new series by Robyn Carr, and I am looking forward to the next two books as well. 


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Quilt Lady said...

I will have to say I love a pretty cover and Robin's books always have them. I guess that makes me a cover snob, because the cover is what catches my eye first. I can't wait to read this book.

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Kim said...

I'm a cover snob. The book covers are the first thing that grabs my attention. But then, if the back of the cover isn't good, the beautiful front is a waste.


TwiMom22580 said...

Covers grab my attention, the back determines if I will attempt it.

Quilt Lady said...

Thanks so much, just sent in my info!