Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Robyn Carr and Thunder Point are back!

*******Thank you NetGalley for an Advanced copy of this title********

After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she's excited to be assisting with the Lacoumette wedding. 

In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger is swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride's brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself when he tries to make a pass at Ginger, forcing her to flee the scene in embarrassment. 

But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.

We met Ginger during the last book, where she came to live with Ray Ann after the death of her child. Her parents felt like she was spiraling downwards and thought some time away would help. Grace hired Ginger to help in the flower shop, which turned out to be exactly what Ginger needed.

Since moving to Thunder Point, Ginger has finally learned to cope with her grief and start to live again. She loves working in the flower shop and learns new things every day. Her encounter with Peyton's brother aside, she has a great time at the Lacoumette wedding. Afterwards, Matt comes to apologize and they start seeing each other; as friends. But they both know that they feel much more for each other.

Neither really feel like they can let go of the past to make a future together. Matt has deeply guarded secrets about his marriage that he doesn't want anyone to know. All of his built up anger could eventually push Ginger away. At the same time, Ginger's ex husband, who abandoned her when she was pregnant, comes back and wants to see Grace again, which makes Matt seriously angry.

Of course, since we are reading Robyn Carr, we know that these two will work through their issues. Its what I love about reading contemporary romance like Carr and Mallery. There is always a happy ending. Its always interesting to see how that happy ending will come about and how the main characters deal with the obstacles in their paths.

By now y'all should know that I wasn't particularly thrilled with the first few books in this series. I am happy to say that they certainly got much, much better.  Anyways, go forth and read, my friends :)

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