Mira, Aug 26 2014, $7.99
Seth Sileski left Thunder Point, Oregon on a football scholarship before joining the NFL. His professional career ended with a severe injury. Thus the thirtyish Seth came home to the coastal community after being away except for frequent visits to see his parents since he was eighteen. Recently Seth was placed in charge of the Sheriff’s Department Thunder Point substation.
However, not everyone welcomes back Seth. Thunder Point High School guidance counselor Iris McKinley refuses to speak to him though they were once childhood BFFs. When she finally reveals to him what he did to her while intoxicated, Seth is horrified as he does not recall having sex with the then virgin Iris before breaking her heart. Knowing he done her wrong (with homage by moi to Mae West and Cary Grant), Seth tries to persuade his reluctant beloved Iris to let him make it up to her for the rest of their lives.
The sixth Thunder Point Oregonian romance (see The Promise and The Chance) is a warm second chance contemporary. The lead duet is a likable pair especially the wary Iris while the townsfolk add local character to a charming leisurely-paced novel.