Saturday, March 14, 2015

One Wish by Robyn Carr

Title:  One Wish
Series:  Thunder Point #7
Author:  Robyn Carr
Published:  February 24/15
Length:  384pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And 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.

My Review:

This is the type of romance we dream of AND have a chance of obtaining for ourselves. I enjoyed seeing the mundane, everyday tasks mixed with the dubbing romance, giving a full-fledged real life feel to the story. It is an emotionally fulfilling tale that entertains you along the way. Carr writes in such a manner that you can’t help but become wrapped up in the story.

Carr’s characters are real people. I feel as if I could walk next door and chat with them. As if I was spending time with some long lost friends. She takes the time to develop her characters pasts and correlate them with the present. It was great to see Troy become something more than just a fun loving free wheeler was great. The intensity and heartache of Grace’s past life stands in stark contrast to who she is today. The complexity of this character (as with so many others written by this author) make the world of contemporary romance a joy to delve into. This well-developed presentation makes you feel right at home.

This story was great as a novel on its own and fantastic as part of the Thunder Point series. Carr brought me back to a world that was a joy to read about and definitely made a mark on my heart.

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