The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
I have read all the Virgin River books. I loved them so I was in a hurry to start this new series from Robyn Carr. So far I am not disappointed.
The Thunder Point books are set in Thunder Point, Oregon. A beautiful community. Just from reading some of the descriptions, I want to visit there. Describing the community took up quite a bit of the book, but as the starting point, that was a wise choice in my opinion.
Hank Cooper comes to this small community after his friend Ben dies and he finds out he was left Ben's shack. When he shows up in town he has a lot of questions surrounding Ben's death. He makes friends with the deputy sheriff and together they investigate what happened to Ben. Hank doesn't believe it was an accident.
What a mess he walks into when he goes to check out the property! The place smells of sewage and other things. So far the only good thing he sees out of this is the beautiful beach front. He has crews come in and clean up the place, to get it back in business, so he can leave.
Hank meets Landon, a teenage boy having some trouble with a bully. Through Landon, Hank meets Sarah, Landon's sister and guardian, whom is a divorced coast guard helicopter pilot. There is a strong attraction that Sarah tries to fight as best she can. Sarah was burned by her husband and doesn't trust men. How can she trust Hank Cooper?
Just like in the Virgin River series, there is more than just the two main characters. There are other romances in bloom. The secondary characters do not take away from Sarah and Hank at all.
I liked this book because it was more than just a romance. There is a little mystery in the mix also. What happened to cause Ben's death? Will they ever find out? Will Sarah and Hank be together? What will happen between the other couples?
I am ready to read the next book (The Newcomer)that comes out June 2013
I was given a digital copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. That in no way influenced my review.
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