In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can’t be worse than what they’ve left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.
As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he’s not looking for anything else. Instead, he’s thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point’s high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he’s gentle and kind…just the kind of man who could heal Devon’s wounded heart.
Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it…and sometimes, you find a hero.
I have to admit I love the Thunder Point series, but this may be my favorite yet. I’m going to make this as spoiler free as I can.
Devon is a very strong young woman who digs even deeper inside to save her daughter. She is “rescued” by Rawley and we learn so much more about him in this one. He helps Devon to adjust to society again and gain confidence in herself. Through all this she’s a good mother and grows every day, it was heartening to watch the whole town support her and care for her even though they knew her and Rawley’s “story” wasn’t exactly true.
Spencer is also new to Thunder Point as their new football coach. He’s a decent hero, I didn’t fall in love with him, but I did like and understand where his thoughts were coming from. He has his own issues and child to deal with, but he does pull some typical bone headed male moves.
My favorite character of this whole series, not just this book, is Rawley. I liked him before, but this story really helped me love him. There was so much revealed about him and it was both heartwarming and breaking.
There’s a second (or third?) story line that’s about the compound and it’s women that Devon escapes from. The leader is the reason she needs the protection the town gives her. The way the book ended I’m pretty sure we will hear more about some of these characters.