Friday, July 18, 2014

The Chance by Robyn Carr

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Date of publication:  February 2014

With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a while and find her true self in a town that feels safe. She may even learn to open her heart to others, something an undercover agent has little time to indulge. 

Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he's a man with a dark past, he's determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep…unless they take a chance on each other and find that deep and mysterious bond that belongs to those who choose love over fear.

I think that The Chance has become my favorite of this series, so far. This was a wonderful story filled with second chances.  Eric is Ashley's biological father. He has moved to town to start a new business and be closer to his daughter.  An ex-con, he has turned his life around and made himself into a model citizen.  Laine is back in town to take a hiatus from her FBI job.  She has a lot of recovering to do from her gunshot wound and the events at the cult compound a few months before.  They say opposites attract and from the start, the attraction for these two is strong.  I loved this relationship.  Even though they were so different, they just worked so well together.

Along with the main couple, there are a couple of other relationships that add a lot of warmth to the book.  I thought the relationship between Al and Justin and his brothers was wonderful, yet heartbreaking at the same time.  RayAnne also finally gets some happiness in her life as well. This book could be picked up as a stand alone.  There is enough background to give the reader just enough information to feel at home in the town of Thunder Point.  But as a whole this series is wonderful and so worth reading.  The Promise is next.  I can't wait to read it.  It will be nice to see Scott Grant finally get some happiness back in his life!

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