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The Chance (Thunder Point #4)

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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  2,583 ratings  ·  335 reviews
With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she'll fit in for a...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published February 15th 2014)
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Ian
Feb 10, 2014 Ian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis and Terri Osburn
After being shot in the line of duty, FBI Special Agent Laine Carrington moves to Thunder Point to recuperate and make some life decisions.

Eric Gentry is another newcomer to the Oregon coast. When the local gas station and auto repair shop went up for sale he saw an opportunity to move to Thunder Point and be closer to his teenage daughter.

On the surface they are very different, he's an ex-con and she's an FBI agent, but they fit together and over time his things take up more and more wardrobe...more
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

The Thunder Point series is the second ‘big’ small town series by Robyn Carr. Following on from the hugely successful Virgin River books, it was always going to be a challenge to get readers as invested in the second series as the first.

For some, it worked. For others, they found it a bit too much along the lines of women’s fiction. This book isn’t.

I’m one who is so addicted to Robyn Carr’s writing style that I’d read the phonebook if she wrote it, and while you have to m...more
Jonetta
The set up
This story continues the theme of the series to integrate the stresses of everyday life with the romance of the featured characters.This time it's FBI agent Laine Carrington who was injured during the raid on the compound in the last story. She's decided to take a year off and recuperate in Thunder Point instead of her home in Virginia, wanting the time to evaluate her life and career direction. Eric Gentry is also new to the town, having moved there after discovering he had a 17-year...more
Ana
2.5 stars

I'm a fan of Robyn Carr. I really am. But I had so much trouble even finishing this book. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it, but it was a real struggle to just reach the end. More on the reasons later.
Neahkahnie Mountain - Oregon coast.

Special agent Lanie Carrington has come to Thunder Point to recover from the gunshot wound she received as a part of an undercover operation. After all, Thunder Point is the perfect place to do it - quiet and lovely and full of friendly people. And then she meets Eric Gentry.

Eric cam...more
Connie N.
This advance copy was received from Net Galley in response for a honest review.

This is the newest release by Robyn Carr from her romance/chick-lit Thunder Point series. In this book we get to know Laine, FBI agent extraordinaire, when she decides to take a leave of absence after her most recent undercover job. We have been introduced to her in a previous book, but this is the first time we really delve into her assertive and strong personality. Her love interest turns out to be Eric, also a know...more
Susan
Really good book. Laine first appeared in the previous book, The Hero, as the undercover FBI agent who helped Devon and others escape from the commune. She was shot during the operation and has returned to Thunder Point to recover. She had been put on desk duty which she hated, so she has taken a year's leave of absence to finish her recovery and decide what she wants to do now. Eric sold his business in Eugene and has moved to Thunder Point to be closer to his daughter. Neither is looking for a...more
Guilty Pleasures
Piper‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review

4 STARS

The Chance is book 4 in The Thunder Point series. I have loved each one of these stories. The Chance is a wonderful addition to this series. With each new book I fall more in love with this series and the characters.

We met Laine Carrington in The Hero. Laine was the FBI agent that helped Devon and her daughter Mercy escape from a bad situation they all found themselves in. I was hoping that we w...more
Leea
Feb 12, 2014 Leea rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Robyn Carr Fans
The Chance is the fourth book in the Thunder Point series by Robyn Carr. It's also by far the best book of the series. Not sure what happened with the past three books but The Chance brings back everything I loved about Carr's writing when I read her Virgin River Series.

We find ourselves back in the sleepy beautiful seaside town of Thunder Point where so many find themselves getting a second chance in. FBI agent Laine Carrington is back in Thunder Point with plans to rest and recuperate after b...more
Angela
This continuation of life in Thunder Point, Oregon, isn't as good as the others. Though I love Robyn Carr and her pacific coast characters, the Chance seemed to be rushed -- with more telling than showing.

What I did like was that I got to know Ray Ann a little better, and she finally found her soul mate. I also liked the three-teenagers-taking-care-of-their-sick-mom subplot, and the focus on Eric's garage.

Eric and Laine weren't really believable as a couple. She's type-A FBI, he's a mellow me...more
Dee
Two-haiku review:

She was shot last book
Rehabbing from surgery
Comes to Thunder Point

Complex characters
Story of new friends and old
Overcoming hurt
Julianna
Mar 06, 2014 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Author
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"3.5 stars" Robyn Carr has been a favorite author of mine for a while. I'm a big fan of her Virgin River series and up to this point, the Thunder Point series has been good too. That's why it pains me to have to give The Chance less than four stars, but in all honesty, I didn't feel it was up to her normally high standards. For starters, the vast majority of the first ¾ or so of the story was told in dialog. I'll be the first to admit that rich dialog that advances the pl...more
Liz Balaam
When I first discovered Robyn Carr it was the Virgin River Series - I read them one by one until I had finished all of them. I then e-mailed the author to find out if Virgin River was a real place as I thought that one day, if I won the lottery or something, I would like to live there. Sadly Virgin River is only in her imagination. However, now that I have finished the fourth in the Thunder Point series, I have decided that I could easily divide my time between Thunder Point and Virgin River. I...more
Jen
Mar 28, 2014 Jen marked it as to-read
Shelves: first-readers
WOOOHOOOO! I won my first Goodreads contest!!! Heehee..I'm super excited as I have always wondered why I never get picked!!
So thank you to Harlequin Books for putting this contest on; and as soon as I get my copy I will read and review it! Thank you for making my night!!!♥
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
I'm sad that I'm all caught up...Eric's book did not disappoint :) I really liked him and how absolutely poetic that he winds up with a FBI agent.

The perfection of reading a Robyn Carr book as I have said before is the fact that she writes about life...flawed, beautiful and sometimes tragic life. She writes about so many topics that really are an issue for people. This time dementia/Alzheimer's is center stage. She touches on subjects that are tough but sadly an everyday occurrence and I love t...more
Rachel Brand
FBI Agent Laine Carrington has been out of action for months, following an injury sustained in the line of duty. Desk work just isn’t cutting it for her, and although the town of Thunder Point is close to the area where she was wounded, it sounds like the perfect place to recuperate and figure out where to go next with her life. Her friend, Devon, has settled into the coastal town and is planning to get married soon, and Laine relishes in the opportunity to catch up with her. Plus, Oregon is abo...more
Erin
I am torn about how I feel about this book. I have to try to remind myself that not every romance book has to over-the-top and raunchy to be enjoyable. this book was good. I even shed a few tears. it wasn't very sexy, it was just sort of plain. for some reason, I did not get sucked in by the characters in this one. I know that it is unfair to compare this series with her virgin river series, but I just liked those books so much more. *shrug*

would I recommend this book to someone who likes tame r...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Feb 26, 2014 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
A good story in which the couple falling in love are more mature, but not yet middle-aged.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B

Robyn Carr is an excellent writer and I am a long time fan. This was a good book. I enjoyed it, but its not the best example of her work by a long shot. It was a bit bland but still had me well engaged. However, the abrupt and dissatisfying ending made it impossible for me to put it even at 4 stars.

Things I liked:
-Laine and Eric were both characters from previous books in the series who were interesting and appealing so it was great to hear their story.
- I liked how assertive L...more
Jackie Lane
I loved this book, with one exception.

The reason that Laine moved to Thunder Point was because of Devon and I found that storyline lacking a bit. She got together with Devon once or twice and I thought there should have been a bit more involvement.

Other than that I love the story of Laine and Eric. Eric has certainly turned himself around since his high school days. He is friendly with Gina, takes an interest in his daughter, even encouraging her to go to a State College and offering to pay for...more
Beth
Welcome to Thunder Point. When you open the pages of The Chance, you feel like you are pulled into Home Town USA. The people are friendly and are willing to lend a helping hand.

The Chance is FBI agent Laine Carrington's and ex-con Eric Gentry's story. Laine is looking for a place to rehabilitate after a near fatal shooting. Eric came to Thunder Point to get to know his teenage daughter. But when the two meet, an unlikely attraction thrives. Unexpected circumstances and family tragedy threaten t...more
Quinn
I'm really liking this new series of Robyn's so every time I get to read a ARC I get pretty excited. This title's story seemed a bit simple compared to the 3rd book in the series but that's okay I still enjoyed it. I'm pretty impressed that this story got me so drawn to Eric, I didn't not like him but he was a "side story" character to me. I was surprised when he ended up being the love interest and not the doctor. I really hope he is next in line for a happy ending, since he went on a date in t...more
Darcy
I like how with this book Thunder Point becomes a second chance place for so many. I thought that Laine fit in with the others in Thunder Point very well and hoped that it would work it's magic on her so that she would stay. I loved how smitten Eric was with Laine, but was shy and wouldn't ask her out, instead Laine had to take the reins and do the asking.

As Laine and Eric's relationship developed, they were sweet together. They did have some bumps, but they weathered them by talking things thro...more
Katie aka Ms. Phoenix
Nice read not one of the best books of the series. I must admit that I was slightly disappointed. 2.5 - 3 Stars for this book.

Eric Gentry has moved to Thunder Point to be nearer to his daughter and set up his new business as a mechanic and body shop. He has paid his debt to society and has lived on the straight and narrow since then.

Laine after working undercover moves to Thunder Point to recuperate from a gun shot wound. There she meets Eric. The story wasn't bad and it was a pleasant read it...more
Lita Bouquard
I haven't been a fan of this series by Carr until now. Why did I continue when I didn't care for the previous books? I quit after 2, skipped 3 and was desperate for a summer read. Robyn Carr who authored the wonderful River Valley series, finally got me interested in the this newer series that is a spin off. It is better to start with the first book because there are a lot of characters, and character development and understanding the ups and downs of everyday life are what this author does best...more
Pam
The Chance by Robin Carr is book 4 in the Thunder Point series. This series is set around a bay in Oregon. It is a small town and most of the residents either work for the small businesses in town or commute to surrounding towns. The lives of the inhabitants of Thunder Point intertwine as new residents come to town.
Eric Gentry is fairly new to town. He had come to town to be closer to his daughter, Ashley. He has just recently learned of her existence. He had left Thunder Point as a young man w...more
Marisa
This one was a little bit different then the rest. I loved getting into Eric's head and seeing just how much he has grown and how Laine transitioned from an undercover FBI agent to a softer person who was willing to tear down her own walls. Getting to know the people in their world such as Al and Ray Anne and even Justin in how he is trying to keep his fragile family together. I loved all the characters in this book. But I must be honest in saying I really missed the others we have come to know....more
Jennifer
The Chance was a really sweet, nice love story. It was just really...I can't figure out what I want to say. I just felt really good at the end. It was so nice and easy and not a lot of drama and just a really great read. A really clean romance which was nice. It seems like most books you have lots of drama at the end, but this really didn't. Yes there were some issues that had to be worked through, but it was just a nice read. It made me smile.

Laine and Eric are both new to town. Eric grew up in...more
Marcie
I had enjoyed reading the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr, and was delighted to win this audio book through Librarything in exchange for an honest review.

As with the previous books in both the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, the setting of the story is a small town where everyone knows everyone in town. It was an extra bonus to touch on the characters introduced in the previous books I had read in the series.

The Chance centers around Laine, an FBI agent who was injured in an undercover...more
Virginia Campbell
With its picturesque coastal Oregon setting, appealing characters, and involving story lines, "Thunder Point" continues to be a very enjoyable contemporary romance series from author Robyn Carr. With "The Chance", FBI agent Laine Carrington is in need of a respite to recover from a gunshot wound incurred during a dangerous assignment to bring down a nefarious cult and its evil leader. The Thunder Point community had taken her into their fold after she had rescued a young girl, and Laine requests...more
Linda
The Chance by Robyn Carr was an unusual read for me. It was one of the first “romance” books I have read in quite some time and I enjoyed it. It is the story of Laine Carrington, an injured FGI agent who goes to the Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, both to recover from her on the job injuries and make some decisions about the direction of her life. Laine is unmarried and young and is still haunted by a negative relationship with her physician father. She is also saddened by the l...more
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A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
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