Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: 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.
Series: The Wanderer (1), The Newcomer (2), The Hero (3), The Chance (4), The Promise (5), The Homecoming (6)
Review: Scott Grant moved to Thunder Point to start over after his wife’s death. He’s the town doctor and his two young children, along with his practice, are doing very well. Scott knows he can’t hold onto his grief forever and may be ready to let someone new into his life. Peyton Lacoumette is done with dating, done with men, and done with other men’s kids. Severely burned by her last relationship with a man with kids, Peyton wants to focus on her career. She comes to Thunder Point looking for some time away from the big city and answers Scott’s job ad for a physician’s assistant. Taking the job offer on a trial basis will perhaps give Scott and Peyton the time they both need to heal. Can time and a new perspective give you a glimpse of what could be forever?
THE PROMISE is the fifth book in the Thunder Point series. I really enjoy this series and it was nice to see Dr. Scott Grant’s time to shine. Widowed with the birth of his daughter, he’s been alone ever since. He hasn’t really felt like dating and there’s been no one he’s set his cap on in town. A bit of confusion keeps Scott and Peyton from thinking of each other as eligible matches, but I think it works out because they are able to take the time to truly get to know one another. THE PROMISE is a sweet romance with a blissful HEA, enough to make all readers smile and keep hope in their hearts.