Eric Gentry, who is also new to Thunder Point, has some
secrets of his own, besides the recent discovery that he has a daughter in the
small town. Owning his own business, an auto shop, Eric is enjoying getting
close to his teenage child and looks forward to spending the rest of his life
in the close-knit community. His past and his problem with dyslexia, which he
keeps a closely guarded secret, has kept him from following many career
choices, but he has found a way to exist and is content with his shop. When he
delivers Laine’s car to her, meeting her for the first time, his interest is
sparked. But, with his past, he figures they do not stand a chance, especially
when he learns that she is a law enforcement agent. So, it is finally Laine who
asks him out.
Although the two could not have more different pasts,
with Laine as a law enforcement agent and Eric, a reformed criminal, the two
are attracted to each other. Eric is prepared for Laine to stop seeing him, but
still decides to come clean with her about his past, if not his dyslexia. Do
the two stand a chance of happy ever after together, or will Laine break it off
when she discovers she is dating an ex-con? Will she return to her job as an
FBI agent, or will she remain in Thunder Point and find a different line of work?
Alzheimer’s, SIDs, dyslexia, abandonment, foster care,
healing, forgiveness, sensuality, romance and love are all explored in this
delightfully entertaining, contemporary novel, THE CHANCE, which is the fourth
in New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr’s THUNDERPOINT series.
Containing humor as well as delving into more serious issues, this tale will
make you think. The outgoing Laine and the more reticent Eric are wonderful
together. Although Eric has not exactly been hero material in Ms. Carr’s
previous books he more than makes up for it in THE CHANCE. Eric is a humble, loving man and you can’t
help taking him into your heart. The secondary characters also add a great deal
of appeal. This novel is sure to leave readers longing for a small town like
Thunderpoint of their own. Since reading Ms. Carr’s VIRGIN RIVER series, I have
become a huge fan of her work. So when I saw this book, I could not wait to
read it. It definitely does not disappoint, but don’t take my word for
it...check it out for yourself. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.