2021: #53 – One Wish (Robyn Carr)
Series: Thunder Point #07
Published by MIRA on February 24, 2015
Genres: contemporary romance
Also by this author: Whispering Rock, A Virgin River Christmas, Deep in the Valley, Just Over the Mountain, Down by the River
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point, Oregon, to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. Though she’s proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she’s created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.
In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace’s fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.
But things get complicated when Grace’s past catches up with her, and she knows that’s not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He’s determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
This is a pretty typical Robyn Carr romance in the same vein as her Virgin River books. I liked both Grace and Troy, and as always the townspeople around them are nice additions. This was perfect for reading on vacation.
- “Fans of small-town and fade to black romances will want to pack their bags and visit One Wish and the Thunder Point series.” — Caffeinated Reviewer
- “One Wish is a romance plus, it is more than a simple contemporary romance, it has depth to it, real issues that real people could face. There is a side serving of women’s fiction thrown in. For me, my favorite kind of read.” — Book Date
- “I keep waiting for this series to live up to the Virgin River series, though, and so far it hasn’t, quite. The Thunder Point books are good, but on the whole they don’t sweep me away the way so many of the Virgin River books do.” — The Bookwyrm’s Hoard