Very typical Robyn Carr. It is just like Virgin River, a different location and different characters. Right from the beginning you know just what is going to happen. Having Therese Plummer as narrator you kind of think of the Virgin Rivers names as she does the new characters. Sometimes I just like an easy going book with some romance, so this fits the bill very well. Nothing really to the book, easy listening.
I love great dialog that's well read by the narrator. I couldn't even finish the book. Granted I just listen to Louise Penny's Nature of the Beast - so my standards are pretty high - but this was just boring and badly read.
I'm looking forward to Laurie R. King's "The Death of Mary Russell".
Therese probably did the best she could with what she was given.
Robyn Carr is one of my Favorites. Her Characters are so strong and the details she gives build a perfect image. She doesn't move on to new characters in the next book and forget about the previous ones. Her books are more about the towns as a whole instead of just focusing on specific characters in each book. she introduces new characters in each book and builds them until it's their turns.
This book is a great introduction to a new town. I gotta tell you, I'd be happy living in Thunder Point or Virgin River.
Therese Plummer is an awesome narrator. You know which character is talking and how they what emotions they are feeling. She an Robyn are a great team.
If you live in a big city take a vacation with Robyn Carr to Thunder Point but be warned you won't want to leave.
I thought I could never love any of Robyn carrs books much as I did the Virgin River serious thunder point has change my mind about that!
Not time well spent. The book while not bad was definitely slow. It felt more like an introduction to the town and the individuals rather than the "romance" it claims in the description. In fact, the two protagonists do not meet until well into the book. Also, the mysterious death being investigated felt like it was an afterthought, written by someone not used to writing the details of a mystery or suspense.
I had difficulty discerning the different male characters. If I skipped ahead 30 seconds (which I admit to doing upon occasion) I would be lost in determining the male character(s) in the scene since everyone from the 16 yr old boy to the 37 yr old man sounded the same.
I read a later book in this series before listening to this book, it's what made me want to read this book. However, it was a disappointment. I would read additional books from this author/series, just not listen to it.
This is typical Robyn Carr. There is much more build on daily life and surrounding friendships than there is just on the romance. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Although predictable - it was a pretty good read until the last couple of chapters which turned into explicit sex. Although, enjoy a good love story - the explicitness of the sexual encounters was just not in line with the rest of the story - I think more needed to be left to the imagination - otherwise enjoyable on the road read - Just don't have any kids within ear shot when listening the last couple chapters!
I love these books!! They have everything, romance (with some very sexy parts), humor and everyday life drama I could Identify with. I ran out of credits on the 3rd book and have to wait a month to get more. It's been a long time since I've wanted time to speed by for a book LOL. I think these books are good for young adults. some high school bulling, young love situations that are very common now days ( I say young adults because of the sexy parts ). I will be listening to all the books by this author, the narrator is fantastic, I'm so happy I found them.