- Title: The Hero (Thunder Point #3)
- Author: Robyn Carr
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Published: August 2013 – Harlequin MIRA
- Source: Publisher
Synopsis: In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.
As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he’s not looking for anything else. Instead, he’s thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point’s high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he’s gentle and kind – just the kind of man who could heal Devon’s wounded heart.
Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it and sometimes, you find a hero. (publisher)
My take: The Hero is the newest addition to the Thunder Point series. We meet Devon McAllister and her young daughter Mercy who’ve escaped a place that had once been safe and secure but then turned into a prison. A few miles into their journey one of Thunder Point’s own gives them a ride as well as a chance at a new life.
If you’re familiar with this series I don’t want to spoil it by telling who helps Devon and Mercy. I’ll just say I really enjoyed learning more about this character – one of a few heroes in this novel.
We also learn more about Spencer Lawson and his new life in Thunder Point. He’s the new high school football coach which makes him a superstar in the eyes of the whole town. He and Devon strike up a friendship that soon becomes more. They’ve both been through a lot in the past few years so they don’t want to rush things. They have their kids to consider and don’t want to put them through more emotional upheaval. But drama ensues putting their relationship to the test. And then Devon’s past catches up to her.
There’s an exciting scene near the end which left me more than happy to read the final pages. I really enjoyed The Hero and recommend it to fans of contemporary romance, the Thunder Point series, and Robyn Carr.