I have to admit that as this popular series progresses, it seems to get better and better! This novel tells the story of Grace Dillon, the owner of a successful flower shop, a retired champion figure skater who has moved to Thunder Point to escape the brutal demands of her past famous and competitive life. Troy Headly is a high school teacher who begins to see himself as the man who can be Grace’s “fun coach.”
Troy doesn’t realize that Grace was such a famous skater, who enjoys her guilty pleasure at a local ice rink in the early mornings. He is getting over a failed romance himself and his relationship with Grace begins as all fun. Troy works hard as a teacher and as a part time bartender at Cooper’s place on the shore. He enjoys a woman’s company and his sexy, flirtatious banter is fun for Grace, who tends to mistrust men and close relationships.
Grace’s mom, a wealthy heiress who has put all her hopes and dreams on her daughter, figures prominently in the book. Grace has to deal with the issues her mother presents at the same time her relationship with Troy is intensifying.
I really liked these characters. It was such fun to watch them interact with characters from past books such as Scott and Peyton. The ending is so darn satisfying and I look forward to more from this series. Way to go Robyn Carr!
Reviewed by Jeri Neal
Rating: 4 1/2