Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Chance (Thunder Point #4) by Robyn Carr


What Goodreads says:

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.

Once again Robyn Carr takes us to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast.  One of the charms of Robyn Carr’s books is her ability to create a place where we would all love to live.  Thunder Point is no exception.  The people are great, the scenery is wonderful and the stories touch your heart.  Thunder Point has the kind of people we would all love to find where we live.

The Chance is the story of Laine Carrington, the FBI agent from The Hero and Eric Gentry, who has been a side character is several previous books.  Eric did not start out as hero material.  You need to read the previous books to see why.

Both Laine and Eric seem to be polar opposites but they are drawn together from the first.  But wait, they are not the only romance.  The Chance introduces Al, who works for Eric but never stays for long.  He meets Rae Ann and we have another romance that might work or might not.  Then we have Justin, the angry teenager who also works for Eric.

Mix it all up: add Laine’s disapproving Father and you have a great story.

The Chance is book 4 in the Thunder Point series and like the Virgin River series the books come in three’s.  The main characters in the first three books are relegated to side characters who do not play much of a part in book 4.  For me that is one of the few things I dislike about Robyn Carr’s series.  I get very invested in the characters, they are around for 3 books and then they almost disappear.   However it is not enough for me to quit reading the series.

Harlequin published The Chance by Robyn Carr in 2014.

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