Also in this series: The Wanderer
Series: Thunder Point #2
Published by Harlequin MIRA on June 25th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr looks at letting go of the past-and knowing when you've found something worth building your future on
Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can't get enough of one another.
And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They're wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure...but they are not going down without a fight.
Step into the world of Thunder Point, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.
The Newcomer is the second in the Thunder Point series, and what we have here is pretty much a continuation of the first book. At the end of the first book, we had all four couples admit their feelings for each other. In The Newcomer its been seven months, and we see them together. Technically the story is surrounding Mac and Gina. But there is also focus on Cooper and Sara and a bit on our Teenage romance with Landon and Evie. This story brings a woman from Mac’s past, his ex-wife. We see what this does to his children, most especially Evie. We also have something traumatic happen with Gina’s daughter that really tests Mac and Gina. Cooper and Sara have their own setback in their relationship. The story even though there technically isn’t one main story, I really am loving how this series has been developing.
What I had most fun was seeing the development in these relationships, and seeing them being tested in different ways. I enjoyed the different twists in the story, and each time I read Robyn Carr I fall in love even more with this coastal town. It resembles that small town charm, with plenty of drama and tension. I had a ball with this one mostly because we see a continuation of the previous book, only a bit more focus on Mac and Gina. There is some new characters that come into play and some twists I didn’t expect. I love the way each of these characters is so unique from the other, and they are not all the same. A fabulous story of love being tested, seeing certain characters grow because of the conflict and having the good and the bad in human life be shown. The Newcomer wrapped its way around my finger and I am so excited to read the next book.