The Hero by Robyn Carr

the hero

  • 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.

10 thoughts on “The Hero by Robyn Carr

  1. I am a big fan of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series… And her Thunder Point series is fast becoming another big hit with me. And The Hero is a wonderful book and I think of the first three this one has an edge over the other as my fav.. But all her books are go great.. Great review Mary..


  2. Hi Mary,

    Whilst I have come across Robyn Carr’s name on more that one occasion in the course of my blogging, I have never actually read any of her books. I do read romantic fiction, both contemporary and historical, although not on a regular basis, unless by specific review request from the author or publisher. Sometimes though, it is good to lose myself in a book that I don’t really have to think about too much, or which doesn’t demand too much concentration and this might just be one of those books and authors. I like what you hint at, but don’t actually reveal about the ending, very sneaky of you!



  3. You enjoyed this one more than my friend Karen who guest reviewed on my blog but she is enjoying the series overall so I’m looking forward to starting on it at some stage. Before there’s too many books to catch up lol


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