Synopsis: The tightly knit community of Virgin River has been a safe haven for more than a few lost souls over the years—and there’s always room for more . . .
A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty, but has found hope and healing in Virgin River. When he agrees to become the town’s first cop, he does so knowing it’s time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have found—a woman who can tie up his heart forever. He finds that woman in Brie Sheridan, a Sacramento prosecutor who understands his drive to protect and serve. Virgin River becomes a safe haven for Brie after nearly losing her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though tough and courageous, she’s got some fears she can’t escape—but now she has someone who will show her just what it means to trust again.
Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she’s so selflessly given him—her heart, and with it, a new beginning.
My Thoughts:First off, I wanted more Mike and Brie. Ms. Carr had built such a great foundation for this couple in Shelter Mountain that I became very excited to read Whispering Rock. And Robyn did a good job of telling the continuing story of our favorite small town, she just didn’t include enough of the story I wanted to see. They seemed like a backburner ~ maybe that’s not the right word. But the story wasn’t about them with side stories thrown in ~ the story seemed to be more a collection of side stories, Mike and Brie’s included.
I liked the addition of the new characters ~ Tom was a welcomed sight since there wasn’t much of Rick in this book and I enjoyed seeing his romance with Brenda blossom. I also liked the addition of Vanni, Paul, and Matt. ***SPOILER*** ~ Although, I did see what was going to happen with Matt coming from miles away. With all the undercurrents between Paul and Vanni, how was it going to be feasible to keep him around. I wonder if Paul and Vanni’s story will be next??***END SPOILER***
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love, love, love this series ~ even if I was disappointed with Whispering Rock. Robyn Carr has quickly turned into one of my favorite authors and I am anxious to read more by her.
Verdict: This was Good, but only because I had hoped for more Mike and Brie. Ms. Carr is a phenomenal writer and I hope she doesn’t wait too long before we get our next installment of the goings on in Virgin River.