July 30, 2013

The Hero by Robyn Carr. Review

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The Hero by Robyn Carr
Harlequin Mira
 27th August 2013
Pages: 384
Format: e-arc
Genre: Contemporary romance
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads.
In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees to a place where they would be safe and secure.  She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is certain it can't be worse than what they have left behind.  Her plan is to escape to somewhere they 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.

Spencer Lawson knows is widowed and has a young son. He's not looking for anything else. Instead he has thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding on his team, off the field he is gentle and the kind of man who might heal Devon's 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.
My thoughts:
Firstly I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in a day.  Devon's story was really interesting and she was every bit the heroine in this story.  A young mother in need of people to support her at a crucial time in her life, she arrives in Thunder Point where she is taken in with open arms.

Yes Spencer does get involved with her, we met him in the previous book, and on the whole he comes through for Devon.  However, in my opinion he is not the hero in this book.  Someone else is!

Cooper and Sarah also feature in this book and their story is carried through to an interesting conclusion.  I had expected a little more to happen with their relationship, before lose ends were tied up.

I was delighted to see Rawleigh Goode come more to the fore and take on a more significant role.  He has become a favourite character of mine, so the way the book played out with his story, was a very satisfying aspect for me.  Certainly hidden dimensions to this guy.  For my pickings - he is the hero of this story!

I liked the little bit of action at the end of the book, it just gave the story a little more to the quiet small town story.  It also gave the hero time to shine, although in my opinion he was very much the hero from the get go.

In conclusion I am a big Robyn Carr fan.  I like her characters, her settings and her plots.  She has a mix that when I sit down to read one of her books, I know I am settling in for an entertaining read.
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