Sunday, April 12, 2015

ONE WISH by Robyn Carr

A Thunder Point Novel
February 24th, 2015
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
4 Hearts

Grace Dillon was once a champion figure skater until she walked away from it all, leaving her past behind as she forged forward to a new life, a life not filled with the ruthlessness  and competition of the sport. Now living in Thunder Point, she runs a thriving flower shop and she is quite proud of the life she created.

High School teacher Troy Headley is determined to show Grace that she needs some excitement in her life, she finds herself drawn to him even as she enjoys all the fun they have together. But when Grace’s past comes back to haunt her, can Troy find a way to show Grace that she is more than a friend with benefits even as love finds a way to steal these two daredevils hearts in the process?

I got to hand it to author Robyn Carr, when she comes out with a Thunder Point novel I always wonder who would be next to find love and happiness.  In her new novel set in this picturesque little town, the readers get the chance to see locals Troy and Grace find their way to one another. I enjoy finding out more about past couples as well as seeing some surprise appearances as well in ONE WISH. This time we find out just who Grace Dillon was once upon a time while finding out that falling in love was not part of her plans for a new life sans figure skating. The characters are what make this series so enjoyable in my opinion. They are diverse, complicated and just about as real as you can get. I swore I wanted to go visit Thunder Point and just enjoy the quiet little town with its diverse residents. This author’s writing is tight, delivering a fast paced storyline with a few twists to keep the reader intrigued as well as flipping the pages to see what happens next.

ONE WISH is truly a great read in her Thunder Point series and one that I keep enjoying regardless if it’s my first time to the place or a return visit. The characters are what draw me to this series. They are multi-dimensional and diverse plus quite enjoyable as well. I could see myself walking to the diner or maybe getting flowers from Grace’s shop one afternoon as I took in all that makes Thunder Point so amazing. The characters are really life-like and that is what I think sets Ms. Carr apart from other authors. Her characters are ones you might live next to you or shop/dine in on occasion. This is an author who knows how to let her characters take the lead and let them tell the story.

We met Grace and Troy in past Thunder Point novels and I was thrilled to see them finally getting a happy ending of their own. Grace has secrets from a past she doesn’t talk about but after the hectic life she had growing up, the pressure to perform, compete and win, Grace is determined to live a life of her choosing. Grace is a delight. She is independent, enjoys her and has a nice set of friends. What she didn’t anticipate was finding herself falling for her self-professed ‘fun coach’ Troy Headley. Troy challenges her on all levels and it helps that he is easy on the eyes as well. He was a perfect foil to Grace and one to shake up her safe and predictable world. The sparks flew fast and furious between these two from the moment they decided to be friends with benefits and yet even I could see that these two were meant to be together. The author does a great job in capturing the vulnerabilities of Grace and Troy as well as their strengths. The characters fairly jump off the page and into your living room. The secondary characters continue to charm me and give a hint into their lives even as some new characters turn up that I am really hoping show up in future books.

ONE WISH is truly a great story to curl up with on a lazy afternoon and while to he world moves on, take a visit to this sleepy little town and find out just what makes this series such a delight for many readers. Now I can not wait for the next book in the series to get here as you get a hint of who may be next in cupid’s sight.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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