Pages: 377 Pages
Amazon • B&N • Narrator: Therese Plummer
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
This is book 1 in Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point Series. This is a very easy and fast contemporary read. The story doesn’t take time to develop but the action does. I felt that the slower pace was appropriate due to the storyline. I was riveted from the first page until the conclusion. I really liked how Ms. Carr wove Virgin River (another series) into the first chapter. This was only one name and one reference, but this reader immediately picked up on it.
The center story focused on Hank “Cooper” and Sarah. Cooper did not like to establish roots and moved from one location to the next when he tired of the scenery. One of Cooper’s closest friends died, and Cooper decided to head to Thunder Point to find out what happened. Unbeknownst to Cooper, Ben left him all of his worldly possessions. Cooper planned to stay for only a few days until he met Sarah and her 16 year old brother Logan. Sarah was also Logan’s guardian since their parents passed away when he was younger.
This first book of the series also introduces the reader to other supporting characters, such as Joe and Lou. Lou is the sheriff’s aunt who happens to be dating a black man 10 years younger than her. She is 60. Deputy Sheriff, Matt, and his long time best friend, Gina, are introduced. The story did focus on this couple more than the other secondary characters. I am really looking forward to their story.
I like how Ms. Carr has introduced so many secondary characters, which will establish their future books. I listened to this on audible, and love the narrator. She was the same narrator as the Virgin River series, and I could listen to her all day. She made the characters come to life and made you forget that you were simply listening to a book on tape. I can’t wait to read the second book in this series!