Published by MIRA on 2015-09-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
www.robyncarr.comWith Thunder Point, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a town where hard work and determination are all it takes to make dreams come true Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town, he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes. Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history—questions she doesn't want to answer. When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be.
I adore Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series. (In fact, I often recommend it to friends who want something to read even if they aren’t into the romance genre, because I find that this series tackles so much more!)
This newest story is everything I have come to love about Robyn Carr’s writing!! Lin Su and her son Charlie were introduced in the last book, as the home-health nurse helping to care for Winnie (a former figure skater with ALS) — so this book does an EXCELLENT job of piggy-backing on the previous stories! (Which I LOVE about this series!)
One of the things I loved so much about this was the natural progression of Lin Su and Blake’s relationship. (Although I hated both names – I have to admit, they were a bit cheesy…) And I loved that she was so hesitant to fall in love with him! Their relationship was pretty realistic in terms of Romance Novels!
(I’m gushing – sorry!)
The real backbone of this story is Lin Su’s son Charlie. His story (small, slightly nerdy, asthmatic kid slowly grows into his own skin) is what makes this book as awesome as it is! He’s a fun character, and I love how he grows from the first time we met him!
Long story short? If you’re a fan of series romance? Thunder Point is a great series to get hooked on!