Title: Just Down The Road
#4 Harmony Series
Author: Jodi Thomas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: April 2012 – Berkley
About: (back of the book) Harmony, Texas is a place where dreams are born. As the townspeople face unexpected endings and new beginnings, they also come face to face with themselves—and what’s most important in life…
When Tinch Turner lost his wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his nights brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor in town. For the first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with the unruly rancher—or any man for that matter. She’s only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble she left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels into both their lives, forcing them out of the past—and into a future where love is just down the road…
In the meantime, as Reagan Truman grieves her beloved uncle, she finds comfort in the makeshift family she’s made in Harmony—and in a new baby, the first born in the Wright Funeral Home in 45 years, proving that life does go on…
My take: With each new book the Harmony series just gets better and better. I loved how Jodi Thomas continued the stories of characters we met in the first book. Reagan Truman finds herself on her own again and wondering just what the future has in store. The near future involves her in a drama that literally takes her by surprise. We also watch as Tyler Wright waits for Kate to return from her final mission. She’s put him off about marriage so long he wonders if a life together is still in the cards for them.
Now, in the fourth book, we meet Tinch Turner. He’s a young widower just hoping to find a way to die. When his latest attempt, a violent bar brawl, lands him in the care of ER doctor Addison Spencer he’s not sure if she’s going to save him or put him out of his misery. He soon finds a reason to live in the little boy who is thrust upon him after his mother is found dead. It seems that Tinch’s wife was little Jamie’s aunt and Tinch is the only surviving relative. Soon it becomes apparent that Jamie is in danger. His mother stole something that some dangerous thugs want back. They think Jamie can tell them where to find it and won’t rest until they find him. It’s up to Tinch to keep Jamie safe.
Jodi Thomas is a wonderful storyteller. She uses just the right amount of drama, humor and romance to tell the stories of her small town characters. That’s what I love about her books. She always leaves me smiling as I turn the last page. I can’t wait for the next book in the Harmony series.
Disclosure: See sidebar. I was not compensated for my review.
You can read a guest post by Jodi Thomas at this link.
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