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Series: Thunder Point #6
Published by MIRA on 2014-08-26
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
www.robyncarr.com In a small town, reputation is everything. In her latest novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores the burden placed on a young man returning home to face his mistakes—the first step in claiming the life he was meant to live At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
I always know that Robyn Carr’s Thunderpoint books are going to be a good escape from the craziness of daily life. I’ve always had these dreams of living in an idealistic small town (although in my dreams? It’s usually in the Nebraska Panhandle, which isn’t near as picturesque as this small town in the Pacific Northwest! It’s slightly more rugged and the guys where boots and cowboy hats…) But none the less? This series definitely quinches that thirst for me!
Seth and Iris are both new additions to the town, which I found refreshing. (I love the way these people all intertwine, but I also found this totally new branch of the town to be a great new start.) But even better? Seth and Iris are one of my favorite romance cliches, childhood best friends! (And of course, they have this one super confusing moment that changes both of their lives when they were seniors in high school, and sends them as far away from one another! Which they needed, so they could both grow up and move forward in life.)
And while the romance is sweet and swoonworthy? What really made this book for me was all the other connections. Seth and Iris working together (along with Troy, which made for an odd love triangle that lasted maybe thirty seconds) to solve a mystery about a teenager being abused. Iris’ best friend Grace, who has found a new home in this fantastic town.
If you’re looking for a good way to kill some times this weekend, a great escape from whatever is goign on? Well, I can’t recommend Robyn Carr’s Thunderpoint Series enough!