Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Review: The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

**** 4 Stars

This is book six in Robyn Carr's Thunder Point series.What can I say? I just love Thunder Point and this book felt just like a homecoming to me.

The Blurb

At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been.

Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he's become a better, humbler version of his former self.

Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?

My Thoughts

This book is a little different from the previous books in the Thunder Point series, this one almost reads like a stand alone and you don't see very much in the way of familiar faces. The majority of the secondary characters are brand new or those that we have only met in passing in previous books. This in no way takes away from the charm of Robyn Carr's Thunder Point series though.

In this book we are introduced to, Seth Sileski, who at one time was Thunder Point's golden boy. He had it all until a tragic accident ended his professional football career. He is now returning home to Thunder Point, after a few years away as he has just been appointed town sheriff.

Then we have Iris McKinley, high school guidance counsellor, Seth's one time neighbour and best friend when they were growing up. Something happened between the two when they were 17 which put an end to their friendship, and Iris, is hell bent on putting as much distance between her & Seth as possible. The only problem is Seth is totally clueless to what actually did happen to destroy their friendship.

An issue with a student at the high school brings Seth into Iris's life on professional level which leads to them working closely together. Much closer than Iris would like and, Iris , continues to put up walls whilst Seth just keeps on breaking them down determined to make things right and win her over.

I have to say I loved Seth as a character. He was warm, engaging - a man trying to face the demons of his past and to build bridges with not only Iris but also his father

Overall this was a great contemporary romance about second chances with all the details that I loved from the previous books. It focusses on some pretty tough issues around teenage domestic abuse and the kind of problems that kids today face whilst at school. I just loved being back in Thunder Point and can't wait to return when book 7, The Wish comes out.

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