Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review: The Homecoming

The Homecoming
Robyn Carr
Contemporary Romance
Thunder Point/Book 6
Harlequin/August 26, 2014

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 introduces some new characters in Thunder Point.

Seth Sileski is a man who doesn't give up.  Whether its sports, his career or friendships.  He takes what life throws at him and changes with it.  His attitude about the bad things that happen to him made me like him even more.  Now he's back in him hometown to start a new phase of his life and mend some old relationships.

Iris McKinley has had a crush on her neighbor for years.  When Seth moves back to Thunder Point, Iris thinks there might be a chance at more than friendship.  Unfortunately, Seth doesn't have a clue.  I could feel for Iris with how frustrated she was with Seth.

As Seth and Iris forge a new, adult relationship, they discover how they have changed since they were kids as well as how there are still familiar traits each still has.   Iris is the stubborn one in this relationship with Seth having an infinite amount of patience.  That patience pays off in the end.

As with many small town romance series, we get the joy of catching up with previous couples and the goings on of the town as well.  Thunder Point is a character unto itself, a place where many readers would love the chance to visit if not live.  I know I would.

The Homecoming is a sweet, friends to lovers romance.  One of my favorite romance tropes.  Add to that the characters are engaging with a story line readers should find entertaining.

Rating:  B+

Thunder Point Series ~

The Wanderer
The Newcomer
The Hero
The Chance
The Promise
The Homecoming
One Wish (February 24, 2015)
The New Hope (June 16, 2015)