One Wish by Robyn Carr

February 17th, 2015 Kimberly Review 54 Comments

17th Feb
One Wish by Robyn Carr
One Wish
by Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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

One Wish is the seventh book in the Thunder Point series by Robyn Carr and takes us back to the small town of Thunder Point located in the coastal region of Oregon. Thunder Point and its residence are carving their way into my heart and One Wish delivered on many fronts.

Five reasons to grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up with One Wish

  • Small-town romances, with a slow burn and realistic characters are your thing. Carr creates towns and characters where you want to live and make friends. Life is complicated and friendships are dear. While we get a central romance, Carr also shares side character developments and stories totally bringing us into the town.
  • The romance is slow burning, with character growth and development. Grace Dillon has left a glamorous yet challenging life behind to create a quiet, self-sufficient life to be proud of. She has issues concerning her past, and as happy as she is, she has really cut herself off even with new friends. Troy Headly a local schoolteacher and adrenalin junkie befriends Grace and the too develop a friendship that surprises them when it becomes something more. I love the friends to lover’s trope especially when it sneaks up on folks and Carr delivered something special with Grace and Troy.
  • Carr weaves magic into her stories giving you all of the feels without unbearable angst. Sure, the couple has struggles as each character needs to grow but it has a realistic approach. I adored the banter and wit that developed with their friendship and the slow surprising heat. Anytime a couple enters a no strings attached relationship I giggle to myself, we all know these things get complicated and I love watched it unfold.
  • Side stories that grab and hold you are plentiful in One Wish. Rae Anne’s niece of sorts arrives and while the thread was sad, I am anxious to see how it develops. Troy is friends with folks from Virgin River and they visit for a weekend. Carr updates us on previous couples, some vague and some we are feed more. We even attend a wedding, although the focus was on Grace and Troy it was nice to have these threads wrapped into the story. I love that Carr can weave all of these side stories in while keeping me satisfied with the main story.
  • Grace’s backstory and reveal have our confident hero doubting himself and I enjoyed seeing all of these threads, and relationships come together. While aspects of One Wish were, sad Carr manages to shine light on hope and deliver us an HEA. My only complaint was that the ending felt slightly rushed, but overall the story was another worthy addition to the series.


Fans of small-town and fade to black romances will want to pack their bags and visit One Wish and the Thunder Point series.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

54 Responses to “One Wish by Robyn Carr”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I haven’t tried her on audio..I bet it is fun hearing all the characters voices. I still miss VR, but loving this series as well

  1. Teddyree

    A friend is reviewing this one on my blog, she loves the series but didn’t warm to Troy … can’t win ’em all I guess lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That happens, sometimes just a little something can make me not connect. Troy was lunk-head and I loved the way he protected her and meddled

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Her books are like warm apple pie served with coffee. A simple recipe but warm and delicious.

  2. Lark

    You nailed most of the things I love about Robyn Carr! I’m really eager to see what is going to happen with Rae Anne’s niece, too. (I’ve always wondered if her name is a tribute to RaeAnne Thayne?)

  3. Kathryn

    I thoroughly enjoyed this one too. The more I read the Thunder Point books the more I like them. I am sure we will meet Rae Ann’s niece again – she seemed to be settling in well with Grace’s flower shop.

  4. Candace

    I love the Oregon Coast so the setting of this is a big draw. I’ve been curious about her books for awhile.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the setting too Sherry:) and yes the past has a way of rearing its ugly head

  5. Tressa

    Yay! So glad you liked this one! I liked the cover the first time I saw it. And yes to a slowly-building romance with banter and wit! 🙂

  6. Alreem

    Oh wow, now I really need to read this book. I am so glad you enjoyed this book!

  7. Christy

    I tend to enjoy more angsty in books since I avoid them in real life now, but I do love a good one like this.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You would like my other review today more..Succubus on Top..snarky characters.

  8. Lauren

    Glad you enjoyed this despite the rushed ending. Every time I see one of these on your blog I say I need to read them, and this is no different! Sounds like a wonderful series! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I try to read at least one small-town romance a month, they make me smile Lauren

    • kimbacaffeinate

      :snort: I would think you would enjoy these small-town romances from time to time

  9. Heidi

    You can’t go wrong with a slow burn small town romance. These are perfect pick me ups for winter, right?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, one a month is good for your soul and wipes away the winter blues

  10. aurian

    Very nice review Kimberly, and one day I will start reading her books. Perhaps when she comes to Berlin like so many other authors, that will be the switch I need 😉

  11. Ro

    I haven’t read any of her books in a while, but your review reminds me how talented she is. Hugs…

  12. Braine

    Can the books be read as standalone? Also, side stories in CR are one of the things I love about this genre. Love is all over books like this and it’s in different shapes and forms. Love it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes each romance is complete, and I think Carr does a well enough job letting newbies know who the secondary and town people are.

  13. Angela Adams

    Thanks so much for the post. Robyn Carr is one of my favorites!! I wish someone would come along and ask to make a TV mini-series of her Virgin River books!

  14. Ramona

    Here’s the thing: I’ve never read Robyn Carr, or these type of novel, but your review is so good, I’m adding this one to my pile. And I WILL read it too! Thanks to you… (you should really charge these authors, lol!) Have a happy day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I adore her Virgin River series and actually cried when it ended. I read so many different genres, but these are like eating a piece of your favorite holiday pie.

  15. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I have been wanting to read a Robyn Carr book…I do have the first book in the Virgin River series, patiently waiting for me on Sparky. Now I want to jump into this series! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Jenny

    Slow burn small town romances are definitely something I’m always up for Kim, so thanks for this recommendation! I read one of her other books, the title escapes me, and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to pick another one of her stories up:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jenny her Virgin River and Thuder Point series are my favorites

  17. Katherine

    I have the first 2 in this series and am dying to read them but other stuff keeps getting in the way. I love the sound of this! Grace sounds like a really interesting character. I like that each story seems to add little threads that tie the community together. Great review!

  18. Red Iza

    I’ve never read any of her books yet… But I’m certain it will happen one day, you can’t escape her, right ? 😉

  19. Nick

    Kim, you’re horrible for my TBR pile. Every time you pick up one of these small-town romances, you make me add them to my list. This one sounds so sweet and I love how romantic it seems. And lovely side characters to boost?
    Lovely review!

  20. Benish K

    Harlequin has some of the sweetest romance novels, I liked A League Of Her Own. I shall be trying this one very soon, great review!

  21. Melliane

    You always make me want to try these little romances, mainly as it’s always fun to have small towns like that! I need to try a Carr book! Definitely!