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.
Review: Robyn Carr has been one of my favorite authors for a very long time. I feel like I’m cheating on her if I read something by someone else that writes similar to her. I still admit to missing Virgin River but Thunder Point is growing on me. I adore the quirky relationships that everyone has.
Laine was a very interesting character. She isn’t exactly broken in that she functions very well in society and has many friends but her relationship with her father leaves a hole in her heart that she really does not realize is there. She is smart and very confident. I absolutely that she takes the lead often in the relationship she starts with Eric.
Eric is a guy that needs to realize who he is and what he thinks he is are two different things. He is more than a grease monkey. Yes, he ran from his daughter before she was even born but he is making up for that.
The moral of this story is that we all have pasts but we really need to stop living there. We must move forward and be open to change. It becomes evident that it is not just Eric and Laine that need to look forward to a new future but also many of the secondary characters. The new Doctor needs to leave his past if he wants to start a future with a new love.
Once again Carr wrote a book that I could not put down. I wish she could write as fast as I could read them. I may need to reread a few of my favorite Virgin River novels while for the next few books in the Thunder Point series.