The Promise – A Contemporary Romance Book Review

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The Promise: Book 5 of Thunder Point series

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Harlequin, July 1, 2014

368 pages

Contemporary Romance

Kindle, Paperback, Audio Some

strong language and sexual content


Book Description from Amazon:

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 pool is limited. 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 Thoughts:

The Promise isn’t the first book I’ve read by Robyn Carr but it’s the first book I’ve read in her Thunder Point series. This one was number five and there is such a wonderful assortment of incredibly endearing characters. I’m going to have to read the earlier ones and play catch up. I love the way Carr can take a small town and mold it into a supporting character. I loved the descriptions of the town and also of the Lacoumette farms. Peyton was a real treat as the female protagonist. She had a lot to deal with and as the story progresses, she grows. She’s a top notch physicians assistant who can go just about go anywhere and name her price. Dr. Scott Grant is that hometown doctor that everyone wants for a doctor. He has his priorities straight but do they include Peyton? I was enjoying the laid back feel of the book, the storyline was good and carried itself and then about halfway the sex scene interrupted my focus and I had to speed through that so I could get to the rest of the story. Thankfully there weren’t too many of those so I could enjoy the rest of the book. If the sex scenes were absent, the book is a lot like Debbie Macomber’s stories.

The cover provided a charmingly appropriate atmosphere.

I was given a copy of this book by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review.


Robyn Carr’s Website


The Thunder Point Series (5)
Four Friends
The Virgin River Series
Wild Man Creek
Gracy Valley Trilogy
The Wedding Party
Blue Skies
Informed Risk: A Hero for Sophie Jones
Runaway Mistress
Woman’s Own
Never Too Late
A Summer in Sonoma
Mind Tryst
The Troubadour’s Romance
Rogue’ Lady
The Blue Falcon
By Right of Arms
The Bellerose Bargain
The Braeswood Tapestry
Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction
The Everlasting Covenant


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