Goodreads: 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’ 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.
Ope’s Opinion: This is another wonderful Robyn Carr book from the Thunder Point Series. She just keeps writing great characters who make Thunder Point more interesting and fun to read.
Lin Su’s story was a steady slow moving one. Being a mom and being hurt in the past made her reluctant to get into a relationship that might hurt her or her son. I loved the way Blake slowly, cautiously eased Lin Su into a friendship first.
It was great to see all the other people in Thunder Point get updated. Robyn Carr does a really good job of naturally including the other town people in each book. She also does a great job of telling you who everyone is if this is the first book you picked up.
Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.