The Hero by Robyn Carr

The Hero (Thunder Point)


With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all. 

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.


After the very disappointing second book in this series I was hoping The Hero would be a good read like the first book was. Thankfully it was and I did enjoyed it greatly.

The book opens with Devon being picked up by Rawley after escaping the Fellowship where she has been living. She has her three year old daughter with her and is really trying to start her life over. She has not had much luck thus far in her life, but she got lucky when she got a ride with Rawley. I really liked seeing him come out of his shell. You got to see more interactions with him and Devon and Mercy, her daughter, and just see how great he is. In the prior books you only got to see the quiet, gruff side of him. So I liked that.

Then Devon and Mercy are so sweet. Devon is not used to everyone being so kind and caring towards her. It is nice that she found a small welcoming town like Thunder Point. Everyone knows everyone and it is like a big family almost.

Of course there is love in the air and Devon and Spencer come together. They are both pretty standoffish at first, both thinking they are not ready for anything. They just can't fight it forever though and they were pretty great together. Yes, it seems sudden for Spencer since his wife just did not that long ago, but since it was a long illness it was like he lost her before that. I can't imagine losing your spouse like that and having a small child to take care of. Of course there is an issue at one point, but it gets worked out pretty quick.

We also get to see more of Sarah and Cooper which was nice. I still really like them together and they continue to grow and live their lives together. This book didn't have as much on the teenagers which I liked (that is why I didn't like the second book - too melodramatic with the teenagers).

Overall a great read. If you enjoyed the first book in the series definitely give this one a read. I like how the books are about lots of people in town instead of just one couple. Good reads.

Rating: 4/5

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