Monday, August 24, 2015

Thunder Point returns in an all new novel by Robyn Carr

Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town, he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes. 

Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history—questions she doesn't want to answer. 

When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be.

Lin Su has been taking care of her son Charlie on her own for fourteen years. She is content to keep on doing that. She loves her job working for Winnie being her home health nurse. Winnie and her family are fantastic, and the let Charlie hang around. She knows the job won't last forever, but she will certainly do her best and enjoy it while she can. 

Charlie meets the new neighbor and can't stop talking about him. Blake is an Ironman, a famous athlete. He's also pretty nice. When Charlie has a major asthma attack due to a short ride on Blake's bike, Lin Su pretty much flips out. Charlie's asthma has always kept him down. 

Lin Su isn't fond of Blake, because he tried to tell her that a little exercise wouldn't hurt Charlie. Charlie is her son and she knows what is best. But after Charlie is chased by a couple of jerk guys, Blake comes to the rescue. He also helps out when her home is broken into and trashed. He confronted the guys and got Lin Su's treasure box out. Now, certainly the guy can't be too bad.

Lin Su relents and allows Blake to start training Charlie. It was supposed to help him build up his stamina, and then his asthma would be a lot better. Behind Lin Su's back, Charlie decides to go looking for their family. Lin Su was adopted and her family disowned her when she had Charlie and insisted on keeping him. Charlie tells Blake what he is doing and Blake makes him promise to tell his mother. 

Lin Su and Blake's relationship grows and everything is great... until Charlie finally tells his mom about finding their family and she flips out. SHE is his family. They other people don't matter. They didn't want them. When Lin Su finds out that Blake knew about it, she is furious he kept that kind of secret from her. 
Can they repair their relationship with such a breach of trust? 

Well, of course, its Thunder Point! We know we will get a happy ending. I wasn't too fond of this series when it began, but it has certainly grown on me. With all the old characters and new characters and everyone helping everyone. I kind of want to live here. 

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