Monday, June 24, 2013

The Newcomer (Thunder Point #2) by Robyn Carr

The Newcomer (Thunder Point #2)
Author: Robyn Carr
Publication: June 25, 2013
By: Harlequin MIRA 
Genre: Adult
3.5 Stars
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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.

What I Liked: The summary focuses on Mac and Gina's relationship but fans who fell in love with Cooper and Sarah in The Wanderer need not worry, their story continues in The Newcomer too.  The real-life issues these characters face, teenage drama, mental illness, job changes and blending families are addressed in such a way that makes them easily relateable.  There's plenty of romance too because the men of Thunder Falls are equal parts masculinity and vulnerability making it difficult for even the most self-sufficient woman to resist.
What Left Me Wanting More: There is a story recap in every few chapters which felt a little repetitive but I'm guessing that was included for those readers who didn't read The Wanderer first.

Final Verdict: Good addition to the Thunder Point series.

Favorite Quote: "When I said I loved you, it wasn't conditional. And it wasn't temporary. And it's not something you have to live up to or down to--it just is."

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1 comment:

  1. I've never read a Carr novel before, but I've recently gotten into Jill Shalvis' novels (which seem similar) and I did pick up one of Carr's books at BEA. Looking forward to it!