Friday, August 15, 2014


Publisher:  Mira
Published:   August 26, 2014
ISBN:  978-0778316442
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Format:  Paperback
Obtained via:  Publisher via Publicist
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina



After 17 years away from home Seth Sileski has returned to Thunder Point.  When he left it was first off to college and then what was to have been a brilliant pro-football career.  A wrong turn in a fast car stole that dream.  But all was not lost—it gave him another dream, one that despite his disability, he pursued and finally won.  When he returns home it is as a deputy sheriff while Mac MacLain heads to Coquille as the Lieutenant in charge.  As he cruises through town in his patrol car he makes note of what has and has not changed.  But one thing changed years before—something he wants so very much to change again.

Iris McKinley never left Thunder Point.  She grew up there and now is a guidance counsellor at the high school.  Growing up as next door neighbors and best friends she and Seth shared pretty much everything.  They told each other their secrets, made their way through school together and one night Seth broke Iris’s heart.  While they never dated, she listened as he related each of his high school romances.  He never knew how much in love she was with him.  And then one night, for a short time, she thought they’d found their way to each other.  It wasn’t so much that Seth broke her heart.  It was how he did it.

Now back in town Seth finds that his feelings for Iris not only run deep—those feelings ran deep his whole life.  But she is having none of it or him.  He betrayed and hurt her once. She is not going to let it happen again. 

Then Iris begins to see Seth in action.  She sees how he cares about each person in the town and how he’s moved beyond the popular high school jock.  She sees the man he has become.  Is that enough for one couple to overcome a betrayal committed so many years before?

I love Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series.  From the very first book, THE WANDERER this series has just gotten better and better.  With each book I read I think that this is the best one ever…and then the next one comes out and Ms. Carr tops even herself.  THE HOMECOMING once again is a fantastically told story with great characters living in a town I wish was real and my own. 

Ms. Carr not only tells a wonderful love story.  She tackles modern day issues—in this book teenaged pregnancy and bullying become major threads in the story.  The subjects are not brought up as gratuitous drama but are key elements woven into the story.  Those issues, and the foundation of Seth and Iris’s love story are solidly told and one element could not exist without the other. 

There is just enough backstory to include readers new to the series in past events without bogging the story down.  That said, if you do not go back and read the entire series start to finish you are missing out on some of the best reading around. Clearly I am a fan and eagerly awaiting the next instalment. 

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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