Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Release Day Review: The Promise by Robyn Carr

Title: The Promise
Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Book Five in the Thunder Point Series
Published By: Harlequin (June 24, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My rating: 3 Stars

Book Description:
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.












It has been way too long since I have been swept away by the magical feel of one of Carr's small town romances. 

There is just something to be said about getting everything you are looking for in a romance in one super charged story. And even though this is part of a series you can read each book as a stand alone and I really do love that. I love that we get glimpses of characters we have already fallen in love with, without having to have read all of their stories first.

Carr has an amazing way of whisking you away to another time and another place. Where things run slower and life is just a little bit easier. 

Five reason why you should read this one:

1. That small town feel that you can't help wanting to be a part of, whether you already grew up in a small town or not.

2. The romance. Who can say no to a good romance?

3. Past characters. It is always fun to have a series where each book can be read as a stand alone but even more so when you get to see past characters in said new books and see where they are now.

4. Fun secondary characters. For me, secondary characters can make or break a book.

5. A happily ever after ending. There is nothing like going into a book knowing you are going to get that fell good ending you are craving.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. I'm so with you on #4. So then did you not read the previous books in this series? I haven't read anything by Carr, but she's high on my list of must-try list.

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    1. Believe it or not I didn't and it was actually okay since they all read as a stand a lone.

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  2. Awww these kinds of books are always heartwarming

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  3. I have never heard of this series or author before. They seem like cute reads. I always love when you get to meet past characters in new books and see where they are now. I also love that this has great secondary characters, I think that's really important in a book. Great review :)

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  4. Yes to all five of those things Ali! I can certainly never say no to a good romance, and I love it when the secondary characters are every bit as tangible and vital to the story as the protagonists. I've only read one book by Robyn but I loved it and need to go back and read a few more!

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    1. That is how I felt after finishing this one too Jenny. Why haven't I read more? LOL!

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  5. I'm a huge fan of serial books in a small town setting as well. There's something about the camaraderie of the community that is so endearing. Also, who doesn't like a good romance?

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  6. Hi Kindlemom, this is on my pile. Sounds like you really liked it!

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    1. I did, it was a cute read. Thanks for stopping by Debbie! :D

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  7. I love it when there's a heartwarming romance and the secondary charcters are just as wonderful. This sounds sweet with its small town feel as well. Glad you enjoyed this one :)

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  8. I love a good happily ever after. And if the book has awesome secondary characters, that so much better!

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  9. I've been really curious about this author. This one sounds pretty good. I love the small town setting!

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    1. She is a great author Candace and I know Kim really likes her work as well.

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  10. I read quite a few contemporaries and even though I've encountered Robyn Carr's books I've been scared to add them to my tbr.

    I am curious but I also worry I won't enjoy her works .-.

    I do have a weakness for HEAs so I do think it's time I add at least one of her works to my TBR :D

    Fantastic review! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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  11. I have never heard of this author before. I like that despite the three stars, you were able to give a lot of positive reasons why we should read this book. And I agree with you regarding secondary characters - there are times I look forward to them the most. I love it whenever they somehow ameliorate the main characters through their own personalities. The fleshed-out ones are my favorite!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  12. I enjoyed this one, and love that you could jump in like this. I do think you miss some of the magic ...encounters with previous characters were some of my favorite parts. Great review Ali!

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    1. I think you are probably right Kim.

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  13. I do love HEA's and small town romances, and I haven't read nearly enough Robyn Carr. I should check this out!

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  14. Sounds cute. I do like when series books are companions/can stand alone.

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  15. It sounds perfect when you want something light, a nice romance. I haven't tried this author yet but I heard great things about her. I should start one.

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  16. I like your reasons for reading this book. I find that I really do enjoy books with those elements in them. Great review! (Also, I love the cover for this!).

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  17. I've read a few of hers and really enjoyed them. Love those small town romances :) I've not tried any from this series yet but one day hopefully.

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    1. I really do too Anna. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I have not even heard of the series! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  19. I have a couple of her books, but haven't had time (or made time) to get to them. Hopefully soon. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Ellen and I hope you can get to at least one of them soon. :)

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  20. I love when romances are part of series and each book can be read as a standalone as well. And more now than I ever I am drawn to romances, so this series looks great for me.

    Thanks for sharing and great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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