Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Promise by Robyn Carr

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: Harlequin (Mira)
Date of publication: June 2014

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.

I know I have said it before, but I am in love with this series.  The fifth book, The Promise, didn't let me down!  I have been waiting to read Scott's story since he showed up in the beginning of the series.  He is a widower with two small children and has set up a small general medical practice in Thunder Point and has settled nicely into the community.  Now, he his ready to get back in the dating pool, if only the right woman would come along.   Peyton answers his add for a PA on a whim as she looks for a place to heal her wounds from a horrible break-up.  

I loved both characters and loved watching them fall for each other.  Scott is the total opposite of Peyton's ex boyfriend, loser Ted and is perfect for her.  Scott is such a sigh-worthy character.  If I had to pick a book boyfriend, he would definitely be at the top of my list!  Their HEA was perfect.    

Of course, it wouldn't be a good Thunder Point book without checking in with the other residents.  I am intrigued by the developing relationship between Carrie and Rawley and will be interested in seeing how that develops in later books.  The Homecoming is up next.  I can't wait to read it!

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