The Promise

The Promise➿ [Download] ➽ The Promise By Robyn Carr ➵ – #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to Thunder Point with an uplifting story about overcoming loss and finding unexpected loveScott Grant has a bustling family practice in the smal New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr returns to Thunder Point with an uplifting story about overcoming loss and finding unexpected loveScott 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 clinicPeyton 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 acceptat least for now She's willing to stay for a three month trial period while she explores other optionsScott 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. Originally posted at The Book Nymphouick SummaryDr Scott Grant is a widower with two small children who recently moved to Thunder Point to raise his family He also wanted the experience and lifestyle of a small town general practitioner offering personal rewards if not much money Peyton Lacoumette a Physician Assistant was just passing through on her way from a bitter breakup tosomething else when serendipity stepped in She needed a job and Scott really needed helpin ways than one Scott and PeytonScott's just the nicest man and a dedicated father to his 5 year old son Will and 4 year old daughter Jenny In the short time he's been in town Thunder Point has come to treasure him and want him happy Peyton is a PA with an impressive résumé in demand for a lot money than Scott can pay But she's intrigued by the other rewards the practice offers and wants to experience small town medical practice for a few months before she decides her next direction The romanceA misunderstanding at their initial meeting gave them both reason to believe they were off limits to each other so Scott and Peyton had a chance to get to know each other without pressure for awhile I liked how their romance meandered a bit slowly developing throughout the story Scott's than ready just waiting for Peyton to catch up The heart of the storyI've waited impatiently for this story and liked that Scott's HEA was with someone like Peyton someone who shared his passion for healing people and family she comes from a BIG one Her back story took a while to unfold and it was pretty extraordinary and interesting I loved her big crazy family as it gave me insight into the woman who'd suffered heartbreak recently and was than this skittish person leery of love The bottom lineI really liked this return to Thunder Point and the long overdue romance for Dr Scott His efforts to permanently lure the PA gave me incredible insight into the demands of a small town medical practice making me respect him even didn't think that was possible While there are secondary storylines Scott and Peyton's dominate and that's a really good thing I liked her and who she was to Scott both personally and professionally Well done I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review Robyn Carr's one of my all time favorite authors and her Virgin River series I could read over and over againSmall town romance is this author's specialty and in the Thunder Point series she takes us to the coast of OregonScott Grant is the town doctor and also a widowed single father of 2 small children who works hard and is trying to get over the sudden loss of his wife 4 years earlierBroken hearted Peyton Lacoumette breezes into town looking for a place to repair her shattered pride She is a nurse practitioner and agrees to give Scott a 3 month trial assisting him at his clinic The Promise is an uplifting story about overcoming loss and finding unexpected loveI love revisiting all of the characters that have come to mean so much to me and I look forward to The Homecoming the next book in the Thunder Point series 4 The Promise StarsOk this might be a by product of beige reading a seriesI thought our Heroine was protesting toooooooooo much I liked the storyline just fine don’t get me wrong I am a fan of Doc Scott And I enjoyed getting to know his story But I think Peyton just keep protesting to much you know that famous saying “methinks the lady doth protest too much” Well this is what I was thinking the whole time with her I did like that Peyton stepped up when she was asked I lovvvvvvvved the narration As you can probably guess from all my gushing about Therese Plummer she is just fantastic what can I say I know what I like You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion and I am allowed to have it I am happy that Scott finally got his HEA but I kept alternating between liking Peyton and wanting to smack her on the back of her head She claimed to be a good judge of character and great a reading people WRONG on both counts However I gave her a pass because she geniunely meant well had a good heart and was a hard worker She wasn't looking for pity she just wanted to be needed and wanted This series continues to be enjoyable for me and I think it's because of the narrator Therese Plummer who has great character voices I am still holding out hope that Rawley will get love too Reviewed for THC Reviews The Promise was a little better than The Chance the previous book of the Thunder Point series for me but I still didn't feel like it was uite up to the caliber that I know Robyn Carr is capable of The plot and characterizations were also a little too similar to The Chance A heroine who is soul searching after a major upheaval in her lifecheck She's just passing through town and decides it might be a nice place to sojourn until she gets things worked out in her headcheck A hard working hero with a heart of gold who almost instantly falls in love with hercheck A heroine who is reluctant to commit because she'd be giving up a lucrative and fulfilling careercheck A heroine who leaves town for a while when unexpected things occur leaving the hero to wonder if she really loves him and is coming backcheck It was like Ms Carr was telling the same tired story all over again only with different characters and slightly different situations The only thing that really saved The Promise for me and made it a little better than The Chance is that I generally found the heroine to be a bit relatablePeyton is a physician's assistant who fell for the doctor she worked with He was a brilliant surgeon and a charismatic man who was easy to like in the workplace but when she agreed to move in with him all hell broke loose His kids were completely out of control and he left her to take care of them and clean up the mess while he was hardly ever at home Needless to say things went south between them pretty fast and now that she's left him Peyton is doing some soul searching while looking for her next job She wanders into Thunder Point to discover that the one and only doctor in town is looking for a PA He can't offer her much salary wise but realizing it's a place where she can find some peace and uiet to recover from her chaotic relationship debacle she agrees to a three month commitment After that all bets are off Peyton is from a traditional Basue family and was raised on the family farm with her seven siblings They didn't have a lot but they were brought up well and the family is very close so ill behaved kids like her ex's are a foreign concept to her I really enjoy learning about new cultures but sometimes the way Ms Carr presented Peyton's Basue background seemed like a bit of an info dump It was like she was trying to cram everything she learned about the Basue culture from her research into the story without really taking the time and care to truly craft it into her characterizations Sometimes like when Peyton visits the family farm we get to see that culture in action; other times it was like she was rattling off a bunch of facts Peyton is a talented PA who cares very much about her patients and people in general Despite her bad experience with a man who already had kids she warms up fairly uickly to Scott's youngsters although she still has a few misgivings about becoming deeply involved with him Overall I think that Peyton was a likable and admirable heroine but it seemed like her POV dominated the story a little too much It got to the point that I was starting to notice Ms Carr repeating things we already knew about Peyton or belaboring certain issues in her lifeBecause the story was so heavily weighted toward Peyton and her problems I felt like Scott really didn't get much of a foothold in the story Many of Ms Carr's heroes have been among some of my favorites and I think Scott could have been too if his characterization had gone a little deeper We already knew from previous books of the series that Scott was a grieving widower with two young children although by the time this story opens he seems to be mostly past the pain of losing his wife and finally ready to have a serious relationship again He's a very caring doctor who works hard to keep his practice afloat while still finding time to be a devoted father Overall he's a great guy but I didn't feel like we got to know him very well at least not beyond the obvious surface stuff He has a few insecurities that rise up when Peyton's ex comes to town in his fancy car but I didn't feel like Scott's feelings were given the weight they deserved Instead they're essentially brushed off as him being silly and acting like an idiot ie he's the one in the wrong rather than using them as an opportunity to further define himMuch like with The Chance I felt like the romance between Scott and Peyton was on the weak side There wasn't much build up in their relationship ie not much in the way of truly romantic interludes before they start dating a few times and fall into bed together At this point I felt like their emotions and attraction for one another was being told to me than shown While I suppose there's something to be said for two people communicating openly and honestly having Scott and Peyton talk so frankly about having sex right before they do took some of the mystery and romanticism out of it for me This was another area in which The Promise was identical to The Chance It just felt like they were treating their sexual relationship in a matter of fact way not really caring what the future held but instead living in the moment which doesn't usually work well for me I need a couple to either have casual sex that then builds into something much deeper or have a true relationship that includes sex as well as certain expectations for the future rather than this odd amalgamation of the two that Ms Carr seems to be leaning toward in many of her recent books I'm also not much of a fan of the commitment phobe heroine Scott declares his love for Peyton very early in their relationship but she waits until the end still thinking that she might leave town when her three months are up She wasn't uite as bad as Laine in the previous book but I still think Scott deserved I'll admit that there were a few moments when I felt the connection between Scott and Peyton but I know that the author is capable of writing much better romanticism than she did in this bookThroughout these two most recent books in the Thunder Point series Robyn Carr seems to be getting away from the multiple POVs that have become her trademark I'm not sure what or who is responsible for this change whether Ms Carr decided to pare them down herself or if it was an editorial decision or something else I know some readers didn't care for the secondary storylines drawing the focus away from the “main” hero and heroine but I've actually gotten used to them and kind of miss them There were still a few of these scenes present but most of them were over in the blink of an eye and didn't add a great deal to the character whose perspective was being presented Spencer and Devon The Hero finally tie the knot but I would have liked if the wedding had been written out in a little detail Cooper and Sarah The Wanderer experience a blessed event again with few details Carrie is injured leading to a newly developing friendship with Rawley which looks like it may become romantic down the line And Mac is up for a promotion that will take him away from Thunder Point to a neighboring community for work No worries though because he's going to commute leaving him Gina and the kids likely to remain background characters There were no new characters introduced in this book although Mac and Gina do discuss his replacement as the new sheriff's deputy a guy named Seth He's apparently a former resident of Thunder Point who's finally coming home as the hero of the next book The Homecoming due for release in August 2014Unfortunately The Promise seemed to end a tad too abruptly I would have liked for Peyton to have at least said “yes” to Scott's proposal Instead we're left hanging with the assumption that she accepted because of the things she said prior Still having that final pat answer would have been nice Besides that and the other weaknesses I've mentioned it was a decent story that I mostly enjoyed I just wish that Robyn Carr would build up her heroes a little so that we as the readers can truly fall in love with them like I almost always did with the Virgin River heroes These last few heroes in the Thunder Point series have been great guys but IMHO they've been rather weak compared to the scrumptious heroes of Virgin River I'm not sure if it's because Robyn Carr released a women's fiction novel earlier this year and has been so immersed in the female POV that she had difficulty getting away from it to write these last couple of Thunder Point books with a balanced malefemale perspective or what In any case it looks like Seth may have an intriguing story to tell and since we don't know much anything about him yet I'll keep my fingers crossed that he gets page time in his upcoming book than the last couple of heroes have hadNote I received an ARC copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review Another very abrupt ending This series isn’t uite as good as Carr’s Virgin River—though still worth reading if you like this kind of romance Books 1 3 of Thunder Point are better than books 4 and 5 The Promise is a tender slow building romance that just gives you that feel good feelingRecently leaving an mentally abusive relationship Peyton Lacoumette starts working for Dr Scott Grant in a small practice in Thunder Point Immediately drawn toward each other Peyton's relationship scars have deep roots taking a lot of work on Scott's part to rip them looseI love coming home to Carr's writing It is warm with family home and neighborhood at its core The town of Thunder Point could be your local suburb with characters that you'd keep as close friends The Promise deals with difficult real life situations I fell in love with Peyton's serenity and true willingness to help even the family that abused her for years Don't miss The Promise a wonderful book vacation to Thunder PointI received this ARC copy of The Promise from Harleuin MIRA in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication June 24 2014Written by Robyn CarrSeries Thunder Point Seuence in Series Book 5Page Count 368 pagesPublisher Harleuin MIRA Publication Date June 24 2014Rating ISBN 10 0778316203ISBN 13 978 0778316206Genre Contemporary RomanceFind this book on | Barnes Noble This is my least favorite book of the Thunder Point series so far I found Scott and Peyton to be boring the two of them together almost put me to sleep There was no fun or excitement between them they just talked a lot hung out with Scott's kids and dealt with Peyton's issues I did enjoy reading about everyone else in the town Carr is a master at writing about small town communities and this one brings back all of my favorite characters from previous books I really liked how much I got to read about Cooper and Sarah from the first book The parts about the other people who live in Thunder Point were the best parts for meIf you have read and enjoyed these books so far you will probably enjoy this one it just isn't as good as the rest of the books I am not sure if I will be reading any in this series I might be done with Thunder Point Nothing special but reads up uite uickly However it's impossible to understand all those strange relations in the town without some kind of a town tree D Loved this beautiful love story

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  • 400 pages
  • The Promise
  • Robyn Carr
  • English
  • 12 February 2016
  • 9781460334539