PROMISE CANYON by Robyn Carr
Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
A Virgin River Novel, Book 11
Reviewed by Miranda
It’s time for a change in Clay Tahoma’s life. He’s ready to begin a new chapter in his life. Clay’s close friend Nate Jensen has been looking for an assistant at his veterinary practice in Virgin River. Virgin River is a small close knit town and it is the perfect place to build a new life for himself and hopefully his son as well.
Lilly Yahzi has had her faith in men tested one time too often. When the sexy new vet tech arrives at Doc Jensen’s, she is totally unprepared for the feelings he stirs in her. Desperate to not repeat the actions of her past she attempts to avoid the handsome Navajo man. Clay’s not having that though. When he sees something he wants he goes after it and he wants Lilly more than anything ever before.
Clay has a reputation as the best horse gentler there is and he quickly discovers he may need all the patience he has honed with horses to deal with Ms. Lilly Yahzi. However, her stubborn independent nature only makes him want her more. Lilly has many obstacles in her path, herself being number one. Can she get over her past and accept what the future may hold with Clay? Or will his past come back to haunt them first?
Promise Canyon is definitely full of promise! I do believe this is one of the best romances I have ever read. I have totally fallen for the characters in this little town. Promise Canyon gives you that feeling you only find when you go home. A happiness, belonging and satisfaction of being around the people you love. I absolutely love the simplicity of this Robyn Carr romance. Promise Canyon doesn’t need supernatural creatures or suspenseful plots to keep the reader engaged. Promise Canyon grabs a hold of your heart from the beginning and pulls at it throughout.
Clay and Lilly’s characters are rich with history and real life drama. They drive the story to its glorious finish. The horses in Promise Canyon drive the story as well. Watching Clay and Lilly work with Streak is beautiful and awe-inspiring. Lilly’s love for Blue Rhapsody is magnificent. I fell in love not only with Clay and Lilly, but with Streak and Blue as well.
The subplots are interesting and easy to follow. I had no trouble getting to know the people of Virgin River. Since this is a series and this is book eleven I thought I might have some trouble following but that was not the case. Promise Canyon introduced me to many couples that I am looking forward to going back and discovering their stories. It also featured newer characters that I have a feeling will be heard from again in this wonderful series, and I simply cannot wait. Promise Canyon is a heartwarming drama that shouldn’t be missed. Promise Canyon made me so happy I was actually crying at the end! That almost never happens!