Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Hero by Robyn Carr

Title:  The Hero
Series:  Thunder Point #3
Author:  Robyn Carr
Published:  August 27/13 by Harlequin Mira
Length:  384
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  own
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all.

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.

My Review:

What a story! Carr takes a concept that many of us never think about and turns it into an unforgettable romance. The contrast between the Fellowship and Thunder Point was so poignant that it not only captured my attention, but definitely had me thinking a mile a minute. The way in which she developed all aspects of the story, tying the intertwining lives of the characters together, gives you the big picture, while also allowing you to enjoy the story as the characters live it. Romance and suspense, danger and friendship all make their way into this intricately crafted tale.

Devon was quite the heroine for this story. Her worries and fears are so real. Her loyalty to her daughter at all costs made me smile, while the little bit of happiness she took for herself gave me hope. Not only did Carr let readers know how Devon ended up with The Fellowship, she also made it very clear why she stayed there. Our hero Spencer, however, made me want to scream into a pillow at times, and hug him at others. He was your stereotypical male, all in until it’s too much then gone again. Despite that, I really enjoyed getting to know him on all fronts. Rawley goes from a minor character that I didn’t quite know what to do with to a completely developed individual with unexpected depths. I absolutely loved getting to know him so much better. He was one of my favourite parts of the story.

Once again Carr has created a story that had me on pins and needles throughout. I love how emotion pours from the pages as I get to experience the lives of her brilliant characters.

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