Reviewed by Nancy Crocker
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr is the second book in the Thunder Point series. The first being The Wanderer. And for this reader it is another Hit. Instead of focusing on one couple like most Romance novels do. This one continues to follow the relationships of a number of couples. And all of these relationships will be tested in one way or another.
While Mac and Gina's relationship moves steadily along, they both have family emergencies that need to be addressed. Mac's ex has arrived in town after abandoning Mac and the children ten years ago. Claiming to want to get to know her children. While Gina's daughter "Ashley"suffers a severe heartbreak and cruel practical joke that leaves her devastated.
Cooper and Sarah are falling more in love, but both will have life changing news. A call from Cooper's father will have him making a trip back to Texas. Where he will come face to face with a major shock. Sarah's career will have her facing difficult decisions, for her and Landon. And where will this leave her and Cooper?
You also have the young loves of Landon and Eve. Along with those young teenage hormones. And Ashley's relationship with Downy will fall apart, with an unsuspecting friend coming forward to help her through this.
A few of the Thunder Point citizens will have to come face to face with Exes, even if they want this trip down memory lane or not. And not all of these meetings will be a good thing.
Some have gripping news, some have their own selfish agendas and others have grown up and come through in a time of need.
I love Robyn Carr's writing style. Along with the romance you have, some humor, friendships, family and a community that comes together for each other. And at times, yes I can admit I wanted to "bitch slap" a couple of the characters. Trust me when I say they deserved it. Which shows what a really good writer Robyn is to make a reader feel such emotions. She also writes such a beautiful description of Thunder Point, it is so real you feel like you are living there. I have to admit I would love to visit a place like Thunder Point, and maybe kick back at Ben & Cooper's.
I cannot wait for the next book in the series! The Hero due out in August 27, 2013
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.