Book Review: The Hero by: Robyn Carr

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Publish Date: August 27, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format:  Mass Market Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Devon McAllister made a brave decision and left the commune she was part of with her young daughter. While they were walking along the road, loner Rawley Goode stops and picks them up on his way to work at Cooper’s bar in Thunder Point. Rawley convinces Devon to stay with him until she can get on her feet. Devon finds herself connecting with the people of Thunder Point and coming out of her shell, not only for herself, but her daughter Mercy. Spencer Lawson has settled in at Thunder Point and is the new coach of the high school football team, adjusting to widowed life and being a semi-single father. Spencer finds himself drawn to Devon, her quiet strength and determination. But will Devon’s past and Spencer’s grief keep them apart?

‘The Hero’ is the third book in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series. I’ve really come to love the characters and the setting Ms. Carr has created. ‘The Hero’ introduces a new character, Devon McAllister, and fleshes out some of the newer characters, such as Spencer Lawson and Dr. Scott Grant. I enjoyed the growth we see Devon go through as she finds her feet in a town which accepts her just as she is. The slowly blooming romance is sweet and tender and the major action toward the end will keep you on the edge of your seat. ‘The Hero’ is a great book in a endearing series which will touch your heart.

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

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