I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Wish by Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point #7
Published by Harlequin MIRA on February 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.
In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other.
But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
Grace Dillon owns and operates a flower shop in Thunder Point but no one knows she once was a famous champion skater. It consumed her life for many years and she’d like to keep that in the past and secret. Troy Headly is a history teacher sort of nursing his wounds after he wasn’t able to win the heart of Grace’s best friend Iris. She’s privately in serious like with him as they decide to have an airy “friends with benefits” relationship. Yeah, right.
What works about this story
I love it when the characters enter into a relationship with eyes wide open. Grace and Troy promised each other nothing but to enjoy their time together. No denials about getting serious, nor any discussion of commitments. They just got to know and respect each other. I liked both of them, a lot. And, I really liked their relationship. When things got rough for Grace, Troy stepped up as a friend first and then a lover.
The bottom line
I loved everything about the story, especially the romance. As with all the books in this series, other residents of Thunder Point have their moments and Rawley’s was priceless. It’s what makes the stories special…like comfort food for the soul. I never want this series to end.
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