Book Review: The Newcomer by: Robyn Carr

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Publish Date: June 25, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review (via NetGalley)

Format:  Mass Market Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr looks at letting go of the past-and knowing when you've found something worth building your future on

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can't get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They're wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure...but they are not going down without a fight.

Step into the world of Thunder Point, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.

Review: ‘The Newcomer’ is the second book in Ms. Carr’s new Thunder Point series. The title is a little misleading, as there were really no “newcomers” in the story. ‘The Newcomer’ seems to be a bridge book to show the progress of Mac and Gina’s relationship, Cooper and Sarah’s relationship, etc. A large part of the book was about Gina’s daughter Ashley and her disastrous breakup with Downy. Mac’s ex-wife also comes to town under the auspices of seeing her kids, even though she signed away custody years ago. There was a lot of drama, heartache, and secrets in ‘The Newcomer’. I do enjoy this series, but I think I would have enjoyed more “meat” in this story and less overtly drawn out drama. I’m still going to keep reading this series, because I’ve grown attached to the characters and care about what happens next to them.

Thunder Point series: The Wanderer (1), The Newcomer (2), The Hero (3)

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