Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: The Promise by: Robyn Carr

Title: The Promise
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Thunder Point #5
Pages: 363
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley


Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating scene is awkward. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. 

Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept…at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. 

Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary—it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.

My Thought:

In earlier Thunder Point books we were introduced to the widowed Dr. Grant and his kids Jenny and Will.  We first met him when Gina went a few dates with him before she married Mac.  Then he has sort of fumbled around trying to move on from the death of his wife Serena.  In this book Dr. Grant meets and falls in love with Peyton Lacoumette a farmer's daughter.  Payton came to Thunder Point looking for a job after a horrendous breakup with Ted a fancy rich doctor who had no time for Peyton or his kids.  Peyton decides to take a risk on the small town clinic and joins the practice.  Scott and Peyton go circles around each other, eventually they both take a risk Scott on loving someone again. As for Peyton the risk is falling for a single father of two kids.  Her previous relationship left her damage with unruly children and Peyton can't put herself there again, but she learns over time that Will and Jenny are the opposite of Ted's kids and that Scott is very involved with his children as much as with his clinic.

Peyton finds herself struggling when Ted's daughter Krissy ends up in a bad place and Peyton finds herself helping the girl and trying to get Ted to understand she isn't coming back for him but for his daughter.

I love this series going back and seeing everyone is like taking a trip back home after being away for a while.  We get to see what everyone is up to including baby Summer Cooper who is too cute.  I love seeing the kids that are graduating move on in their life, watching Spencer and Devon get married and have their honeymoon!  What a great series!
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