Monday, August 17, 2015

Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #9)

Wildest Dreams
My Rating: 3 Stars

Written by: Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point
Publication date: Book 9
Page Count: 368 pages
Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
ISBN-10: 0778317498
ISBN-13: 978-0778317494
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes.

Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks' house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history—questions she doesn't want to answer.

When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be.

Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point, #9)Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Lin Su and her son Charlie have been drawn into the Thunder Point crew, well ever since Lin Su took on the care of Winnie’s battle with ALS.

Blake is a professional tri-athlete who moves next door to Winne. He and Charlie instantly hit it off, but Lin Su is extremely leery of Blake. When Blake’s actions puts Charlies asthma condition at risk, Lin Su flips her lid only to have a battle of wills develop between Blake and Lin Su.

Charlie also decides to delve deep into his mother’s past which draws out scars that Lin Su doesn’t want to acknowledge.

I am a huge Robyn Carr fan. I’ve read all her published books and that is saying something because there are a lot.

That being said, Wildest Dreams is probably my least favorite of all her books so far. I mean I liked it but Lin Su completely rubbed me just WRONG! The saving grace was Charlie. I did really like Charlie and his plight to become more than what life hands him. I thought Blake did over step his bounds with how he interacted with Charlie against Lin Su’s will. But ultimately, I just couldn’t get past Lin Su’s personality. I would still recommend Wildest Dreams to any Robyn Carr fan, especially if you are a loyal follower of the Thunder Point series. But the normal Carr coming home connection to the characters that I always love was inhibited by the abrasive Lin Su.

I received this ARC copy of Wildest Dreams from Harlequin - MIRA in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 25, 2015.

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