The Homecoming (Thunder Point #6) by Robyn Carr
The Homecoming: Thunder Point #6
In a small town, reputation is everything. In her latest novel, #1New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores the burden placed on a young man returning home to face his mistakes—the first step in claiming the life he was meant to live ...
At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been.
Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he's become a better, humbler version of his former self.
Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
The Homecoming takes a little bit to get into, but once I did I enjoyed it. This book is kind of dry and clinical, but something about that I like. I don't remember if the others in the series were like that as well, but it takes a bit to get used to.
Seth and Iris used to be best friends until he told her he would take her to the prom then backed out the next day when he got back together with his girlfriend. Seth thinks that is all that happened and doesn't really understand why Iris would still be upset with him all these years later. Unfortunately Seth doesn't remember that night so well as he was really drunk, something he almost never is.
Iris loved Seth forever. Then the fateful night happened and she thought she was getting her dream come true - Seth. She thought things would be different now, they would be together and everything would be amazing. Only he doesn't remember that night or what happened. She is angry with him and with herself for not realizing what a mistake it was. For not seeing that of course he was too drunk for all of the things that happened. When Seth comes back to town he tries to start up at least a friendship with Iris again, but she runs away whenever he gets near. Seth still gets to her, she still wants him, but she is afraid to let him hurt her again.
When Seth finds out everything that happens he is upset. He never meant to hurt her and will do anything to win her back. He knows Iris is it for him. He just needs to make her see that too.
They were cute together. Iris doesn't want to trust him easily, but it was fun watching them work things out. Like I said it is a bit dry and clinical writing wise, but I enjoyed it. You get to see the two of them work together to help some kids that need it. You get to see some of the other characters from prior books and how they are doing. You are introduced to a few new characters that I don't remember meeting before. Through it all you have Seth and Iris falling in love again. It was a sweet read.
Rating: ★ ★ ★