This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Blake Smiley- athlete of the century (seriously, the man does triathlete events- and wins them!) He is a walking god. A body that is fine-tuned. But he’s more than just a walking god- he’s got a tortured past. He does good things for children with less advantages in life- he has a charity! Basically, he’s perfection.
Lin Su- Winnie’s (Grace’s mom) private duty nurse. Lin Su has not had it easy. Living in a less desirable area of town- being a single mom to a boy who had multiple health problems and is now wanting to stretch his wings a bit. Lin Su is trying to make her own way in the world- and really does not want charity or pity.
When Charlie meets Blake- a bromance begins to form. Charlie loves talking to Blake, hearing about his triathlete events- and that makes Lin Su nervous. Or is she nervous because she feels an attraction for Blake- and knows the last time she let herself be attracted to a man- it ended badly?
Will Lin Su let Blake in her life and see that Charlie having a positive male role model in his life is not the end of the world? More importantly, will Lin Su realize that Blake is a good man for her?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Know what I like about Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series? The fact that it’s predictable. You know the 2 main characters will get together, they will have an incident that ALMOST tears them apart, and then it will end with a ring or a baby announcement or maybe both. It’s formulaic writing and it’s a-ok with me. I’m not trying to guess hidden angles. Search through red-herrings. Read between the lines. It’s like Lifetime movies for the brain- watching 24/7 would be too much but an indulgence a few times a year is just what my brain craves. Candy for the brain (YAY!)
So, my feelings about Blake are pretty obvious. Lin Su, though, is a character that I did not LOVE nor DISLIKE. I felt some emotion for her- her story, her trailer park living ( seriously, the story about Charlie and the thugs- made me so mad for their situation) all that gave Lin Su a side that you could care about. And yet, her pride almost took her to an unlikeable side.
I loved hearing about Grace, Peyton, and Iris- nice wrap-up to some of their story lines!
Robyn Carr’s description of Thunder Point- can I just move there? Seriously.
Final Thoughts: If you are a Robyn Carr fan, this book will please you. New to the series, it might be better to start a few books back to get to know some of the players that are mentioned frequently in WILDEST DREAMS.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T