Secrets don't stay secrets for too long...

One Wish
Thunder Point #7
Robyn Carr
MIRA, Feb 2015
Nook ed., 377 pages
Genre(s) Contemporary romance
Source Author's rep

Other books in this series: The Wanderer #1, The Newcomer#2, The Hero #3, The Chance #4, The Promise #5, The Homecoming #6, New Hope #8, Wildest Dreams #9


Synopsis:
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.

In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.

But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.

About the Author:  
A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.

RWA's Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2016


My Disclaimer:  
I was provided a free copy of this book by the author's representative. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

My Review:  ✭✭✭✭✭  
I have already read books 1 through 6 and 8. So here's book #7 in the Thunder Point series. Robyn Carr is one of my favorite romance authors and this series is almost as good as her Virgin River series.

Grace Dillon is trying to make a new life for herself. She's walked away from fame and fortune and is arranging flowers in her own flower shop, Pretty Petals. She loves her new life and all the new friends she has. But how long can she keep her secret?

Troy Headly is a high school teacher and is quite taken with the attractive florist. Is he up to dealing with the reality once the secret is revealed?

Ms. Carr did a great job of creating the characters for this story. Grace is a really friendly person with a background she doesn't want to discuss. She's got a way of keeping the conversation away from things she doesn't want to talk about without hurting anyone's feelings. Ms. Carr does a really good job of making her a little different in her speech and thoughts since she had such a strong Russian influence from her coach for so many years.

Then there's Grace's mother and her crisis. Her mother is a large part of the story, though she isn't present until close to the end. Winnie is well-written. I felt great compassion for the woman dealing with her health issues and just trying to do what she felt was the right thing before it was too late. I thought Grace and Winnie interacted well, though I almost expected more fireworks from them. Their relationship was obviously based on love but terribly strained by the profession and finances.

Robyn Carr has a great series here and I strongly recommend it to any romance reader who hasn't already discovered her talent with words.