Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

Promise Canyon
Robyn Carr {Facebook}
Series: Virgin River #11
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary
Characters: Lilly Yahzi, Clay Tahoma
My Rating:

After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River’s new veterinary assistant. The secluded community’s wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he’s been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town—everyone excerpt Lily Yahzi.

Lilly has encountered her share of strong, silent, traditional men within her own aboriginal community, and she’s not interested in coming back for more. In her eyes, Clay’s earthy, sexy appeal is just an act used to charm wealthy women like his ex-wife. She can’t deny his gift for gentling horses, but she’s not about to let him control her. There’s just one small problem—she can’t control her attraction to Clay.

But in Virgin River, faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere...
Clay Tahoma headed into the mountains of Humboldt County, Northern California, along Highway 36, a narrow road that had lots of sharp turns along the way.

Clay has just moved to Virgin River to put distance between him and his ex-wife, Isabel. On his first day at his new job as a vet tech, he meets Lilly, a Native American woman who he is instantly attracted to.

Lilly is determined to avoid this pull she feels for Clay because of her terrible heartbreak she suffered at age thirteen. Just when Lilly does open up and lets Clay in, Clay’s ex-wife shows up to destroy it all.

The rest of the Virgin River residents make appearances as well. With the passing of one of Virgin River’s prominent residents, Jake has been put in charge of the town money. And tragedy also pays a visit to the Riordan family.

The side story with Jake and Mel, and Preacher and newcomer Denny, provided most of the highlights. With Promise Canyon, I was more engaged with everyone else’s story a little more than Clay and Lilly’s. I enjoyed their story as well, but since I knew the existing residents and had more invested in them, I tended to be more interested in what was going on with them.

The story was well executed in the sense of making the reader feel like a part of the community. I always enjoy the Virgin River novels for the vivid community detail. Robyn Carr never fails to draw you in and make you feel like you’re living the story instead of just reading it.

This is one series I hope to never see end.


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