Book Review: The Chance by: Robyn Carr

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Share the joys, heartbreaks, challenges and triumphs of the people who inhabit the small Oregon town of  Thunder Point with #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr.

With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge.

Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he's a man with a dark past, he's determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep…unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.

Series: The Wanderer (1), The Newcomer (2), The Hero (3), The Chance (4), The Promise (5), The Homecoming (6)

Review: Laine Carrington is taking time in Thunder Point to heal after the events in THE HERO (the previous Thunder Point book). She is also taking this time to decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Eric Gentry is another newcomer to Thunder Point, but he has a long history with some of its residents and a dark past of his own. Sparks fly when Laine and Eric meet but it is slow going at first because they both have a lot on their plate. Their relationship heats up, but is life going to get in the way of their happiness or can they make it all work?

THE CHANCE is a solid Robyn Carr novel, but not my favorite in the Thunder Point series. I liked Laine and Eric, their romance was touching, but not very memorable. I enjoyed some of the side plots with a couple of secondary/tertiary characters more than the main story. I was impressed though, with how much dedication Laine and Eric had to each other. THE CHANCE is a good addition to the Thunder Point series, solid and sweet.

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