I'm a fan of Robyn Carr. I really am. But I had so much trouble even finishing this book. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it, but it was a real struggle to just reach the end. More on the reasons later.
Special agent Lanie Carrington has come to Thunder Point to recover from the gunshot wound she received as a part of an undercover operation. After all, Thunder Point is the perfect place to do it - quiet and lovely and full of friendly people. And then she meets Eric Gentry.
Eric came to Thunder Point so that he could spend time with his daughter (he just learned of her existence). He is busy spending time with her and trying to get the local gas station running. He has no time for romance. Especially not with Lanie. You see ex-cons and cops really don't have that much in common. But, resistance is futile.
I liked Erice and everything he is trying to accomplish. He turned his life around and is now a successful man. My problem is Lanie - I didn't like her at all. Everything about her rubbed me the wrong way. And it's not the fact that she's an alpha female. It made it difficult for me to read the book, I found her that off putting.
As always, Ms. Carr manged to make a small town alive and real. That part still shone trough. It's nice revisiting the characters from previous books.
The book picked up halfway through when Al, Eric's employee got his point of view. A wanderer with a kind heart, he completely captured my attention. I loved his story.
All in all, a sweet romance in line with the rest of Ms. Carr's work, but one that unfortunately didn't work for me.*ARC received from Harlequin via NetGalley*