Monday, June 09, 2014

Review: The Promise by Robyn Carr

Title: The Promise
Author: Robyn Carr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Thunder Point #5
Publication Date: 24th June 2014
Pages: 400
Book Source: Harlequin Mira & NetGalley

Synopsis: 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.

Karen's Thoughts:
Another pleasant installment in Robyn’s Thunder Point series. I’ve been looking forward to Dr Grant’s chance at a HEA since he first made his appearance in the small town.

Peyton Lacoumette is looking for a little respite from the unpleasant break up of her last relationship with a very successful, wealthy and charming Cardiologist, Dr Ramsdale. Peyton herself is a nursing practitioner, who not only helped him in his practice, but also raised his ungrateful children and was the very attractive accessory on his arm. 

Peyton decides to stop temporarily in Thunder Point and take a job helping Dr Grant in his clinic. There is definitely a mutual attraction between the pair but understandably Peyton is taking things slow given her previous relationship. I loved the comparison between the high flying Dr Ramsdale and the small town Dr Scott. This storyline showcases how money can't buy you happiness.

Once again in the background we have a wealth of characters and I really loved Peyton’s family. There was plenty to catch up onwith Sarah and Cooper and not enough of Landon and Eve. I find myself wondering if Robyn Carr plans to leave us filling the gaps in their story until their own book comes out.

I’m certain there’s plenty more to come in Thunder Point with the arrival of a former local cop in town. I personally feel the Thunder Point series is cruising along at a slower pace than that of Robyn’s Virgin River series, but is still just as enjoyable.

Guest review by Karen

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18 comments:

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    1. That's great Julie....what's not to love about Dr Grant hey?

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  2. I looooove Thunder Point and Virgin River. I can't wait to read this one!

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    1. I'm a fan too Karsyn....a good thing about this series is the wait isn't too long in between publications.

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    1. Her books are fabulous Blodeuedd. I enjoyed both the Virgin River series and the Thunder Point series. The Thunder Point series might be a good series to start as the Virgin River has 20 books published. I wasn't a big fan of the Grace Valley trilogy.

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  4. I still need to get to this series!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to 'visit' Thunder Point Felicia S.

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  5. Yes, I enjoyed this one too. I liked meeting up with the previous characters - I love that Rawley got a little attention. He's a favourite of mine.

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    1. I find myself comparing this series to a favourite television series, always a nice chance to catch up each episode. I have a soft spot for Rawley too, sometimes its the minor characters that shine through.

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    2. Minor characters sometimes just give that added delight that makes a book sing.

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  6. Four Friends was my first Robyn Carr read and I loved it ... next up Thunder Point. I really want to read the Virgin River series but Thunder Point seems a bit more doable since there's not too many lol. Thanks for another lovely review Karen :)

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    1. This is a little comment test as I have been playing around with my profile. After hitting Google search I have taken off my Google+ profile and made a new profile. I hope it doesn't upset anything previous!! Thanks for your feedback.

      I loved the Virgin River series so much. I became so sure I could just fly over and really visit the place!!

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    2. Hi Kathryn, your return email is showing in my email notification now so that's good and if you've checked the 'notify me' box when commenting this time hopefully you'll receive notification of my comment??

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    3. Thank you, I did indeed receive notification. Thank you!

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    4. You never know Teddyree, Thunder Point might just inspire you to embark on the Virgin River series.

      I still am yet to read Four Friends but its on the list! Thanks once again for having me x

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  7. I enjoyed this too and will share my review closer to release date. While th miscommunication annoyed me, I loved returning to Thunderpoint.

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    1. I look forward to reading your review kimbacaffeinate. I always enjoy returning to Thunder Point and am most keen for Eve and Landon's story, but I'm thinking Ms Carr might make us wait until they are both a bit older for their tale.

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