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.
Robyn Carr has put Thunder Point back on my list of favorite places to visit. If you are following the series then you have already met Troy Headly; he was in love with his best friend, Iris McKinley, in the previous installment, The Homecoming. I never thought that Troy belonged with Iris, so I was VERY glad to see him find love with Grace Dillon.
Grace and Troy are an unusual match, but their friendship made the romance hotter. I enjoyed the laid back writing style – it allows the character flaws to shine through. However, I knew this romance was going to be a favorite by the simple, yet extensive, way Troy described Grace.
Grace had a wholesome look about her, kind of freshly scrubbed and glowing. She was very small, like a woman in a girl’s body. But when she started talking, all traces of the girl vanished – she was clever and had a sassy, cynical wit. There was a sharp edge to her, like she’d lived a lot. She was full of the devil.
Up next… Ginger Dysart and Matt Lacoumette in A New Hope.