Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr: A Review

The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1)
The Wanderer (Thunder Point #1)
by Robyn Carr
From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point-the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget. Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.

Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
Book 1 in Robyn Carr's new series, Thunder Point ~ and already I'm hooked!!  We met Cooper in the last Virgin River book ~ and he was off to check things out in Thunder Point.  This book picks right up with Cooper hitting Thunder Point to check things out, and finding that he's inherited quite a bit a of land, and a run down deli/baitshop.  Coop is undecided what he'd going to do ~ but he meets a great kid who is being bullied, becomes friends with the town Deputy, and is just pulled right into the town of Thunder Point...and this is BEFORE he meets Sarah Dupre, a woman he's drawn to the second he sees her. 
I'm so drawn into Robyn Carr's books ~ she is an incredible story teller.  I get to where I KNOW the people in these towns, and am so invested in what they'll do next, how they'll solve a problem, etc.  I'm so exctied for her to be starting a new series in Thunder Point ~ I felt that The Wanderer was over kind of abruptly, but I get that it's because it's only the beginning for Coop, Sarah and the town of Thunder Point.  One thing that bothered me in this story was that Coop and Sarah didn't actually meet face to face until almost 1/2 through the book ~ it worked out, but I'm really not a fan of this.  I know there was so much here to tell, and because of Sarah's background, this played for this book, but...I'd rather have seen them meet earlier on. 
I'm really excited for the next book in this series, and I hope I'm guessing right when say it's going to be the Deputy and Gina's story...
If you haven't tried Robyn Carr because you think these stories would be too syrupy for you, or because you're not the small town sweet romance reader, I thought that too.  And was so surprised because these stories have so much emotion, some great steamy scenes, and the writing is SO great you'll be drawn right in.  They're NOT what I thought they were, and I'm so pleased I finally tried one and it sent me on a entire back list gloom for Robyn Carr. 

1 comment:

  1. I want to try her out but I'm not sure about the late meeting of the H/H.