by Robyn Carr
Series: Thunder Point #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
The Promise by Robyn Carr is the fifth book in the Thunder Point series, and I have come to love the townsfolk in this coastal, Oregon community. This story updates us on previous characters and introduces Peyton Lacoumette. She is a talented medical assistant who needs a change. When she steps into Scott Grant’s medical practice, she finds more than expected. This was a delightful, sweet romance and once again, Carr had me wrapped up in this romance.
For those who have been reading the story, I think we all have been waiting for Scott Grant’s story. He is the local doctor and widower with two small children. He and his practice have become a focal point in this small town. When Peyton walks in and applies to be his assistant, he is stunned. First, she is over qualified and second for the first time in a long time, his heart flutters. Peyton is escaping from a failed office romance that has left her reevaluating and questions her own judgment. The tale that unfolds is sweet, full of reflection and growth.
Carr writes characters that are realistic, flawed and at their core good people. They are easy to root for, even when you have the urge to slap them in the back of the head. Scott is wonderful and finds himself falling for Peyton. However, Peyton has only made a three-month commitment to his practice. The question is when she leaves will she be taking his heart? I liked Peyton and felt for her. She does not rush things, has a strong moral compass and a huge heart. Ooo we get updates, from previous characters and see another interesting relationship develop. It made me giggle, and I loved their interaction. Who is it you ask? Well, you will just have to read the Promise and discover that for yourself. Babies, weddings and promotions as well as camping on the beach made me glad to visit.
The Promise gave us a little drama, and personal growth. I got a little frustrated by the character’s lack of communication towards the end, but lessons needed to be learned, and I enjoyed seeing the characters grow. There is a lesson in here too, and Carr reminds us that riches come in the form of money and possessions. The Promise was a wonderful edition to this series, and I closed the book with a smile.