Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: Little Bird Publicity
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Goodreads: 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?
Ope’s Opinion: There were some great things in this book and a few disappointing things. Let me start with the disappointing so we can end on a good note. Robyn Carr does not usually use the “f” word and she used it in weird places in this book. This book is part of a series. Robyn usually updates us on all the other characters we had met in the past – there were not many updates in this book.
Now, lets get to the good part. Seth and Iris are a really cute couple. It was fun to watch them come together. I love how Robyn Carr handles secrets with her characters – she does not wait until the last pages to reveal the secret. She gives plenty of time for her characters to work things out. She really knows how to tell a story.
I really liked how Robyn Carr handle the abusive situation. I thought it was great to see a school counselors responsibilities. It was encouraging to watch these characters confront abuse head on – as scary as that is.
As usual I am looking forward to her next installment in this series.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.