Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Giveaway and Review: The Promise

About the Book:
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 Comments:
Robyn Carr is one of those authors whose books I grab when they are offered for review.  I've enjoyed the other books in the Thunder Point series and I enjoyed this one too.  Many of the regulars make at least brief appearances but the story stands on its own; you do not have to have read the others for the story to make sense.  While Scott and Peyton are intimate before marriage the scene, unlike those in many Carr books, is not very graphic. 

The book, if anything, gives good reasons not to jump into non-marital intimate relationships.  In short, Peyton ended up being used by a man who would never have kept her around if she had refused to move in with him.  I enjoyed watching her grow from a hurt young woman into someone who realized who she was and what she wanted out of life--and how to get it.  Scott was a man I could love if I was single and ___ years younger.  He is steady, reliable and loves his kids and makes them first in his life.  He knows it isn't all about him and I like that in a hero.  

 I'd like to thank Katie at Little Bird Publicity for sending me a review copy of the book.  Grade:  B+

Katie has agreed to give one of my lucky readers a copy of The Promise.  As I said above, while the characters in this book end up in bed, we don't get any graphic descriptions of who does what to whom.  To enter this giveaway,leave a comment about what you like to see in romance novels as far as bedroom scenes.  Do you want a closed door between them and you?  A vividly painted picture?  Lots of flowery language?  Practically an instruction manual? 

 Make sure there is contact information in your post or profile.  


  1. I prefer to not be given details and let it be left to my imagination. Thanks for this giveaway,

  2. I agree with Renee. That allows for an individual imaginative experience, a little flowery doesn't hurt...balanced but more left for imagination.


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