Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

Photo Credit: Harlequin Aug 25th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Wildest Dreams

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

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8 thoughts on “Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr

    • I just find with RC books that I don’t have to read from the beginning- there is enough backstory, etc for me to feel really ok with starting wherever- BUT one day I may check out that backlist 🙂

    • I just find with RC books that I don’t have to read from the beginning- there is enough backstory, etc for me to feel really ok with starting wherever- BUT one day I may check out that backlist 🙂

  1. I really enjoyed this one. Like Mary I read them from the beginning and pretty much as they come out. I wonder is this the end of the Thunder Point series. I hear she has something else in the pipeline.

    • I had NOT heard that. I wonder too. You know she usually introduces us to the new character for the new book in the previous book- but I did not see a character that I felt would be the focus of the next TP (unless she was going to write about Grace’s new worker?!) I’ll be curious to hear if she plans to continue TP or not!

    • I had NOT heard that. I wonder too. You know she usually introduces us to the new character for the new book in the previous book- but I did not see a character that I felt would be the focus of the next TP (unless she was going to write about Grace’s new worker?!) I’ll be curious to hear if she plans to continue TP or not!

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