Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: The Best of Us by Robyn Carr

The Best of Us
by Robyn Carr

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 384
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it’s time that Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often.

Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister’s orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it’s time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again.

When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan’s Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best lives.

Kritters Thoughts:  Robyn Carr is one of those authors that I read when nothing else will work.  I picked up this book in the middle of the holiday season when I needed something to be easy and entertaining and this did that and more.  

The fourth in a series, but this is a series where you can read them in any order you choose as each book focuses on a different character in this town.  I have read all of them and suggest reading them all, but you can start wherever you please in this series.

This story focuses mostly on Dr. Leigh Culver and Rob Shandon.  Leigh has recently moved to this small town in Colorado for a change in life.  Rob has lived here awhile and owns the pub in town.  After some meetings, they decide to take a try at dating although their lives are busy their relationship blooms quite slowly.  There are two other mini romances in this book - Leigh's aunt who comes for a visit and the general store owner, Sully and one of Rob's kids, Finn and Maia.  

I loved having a few romances to follow in this short book.  It was fun that each "couple" were at different stages of life and how that affected the pacing of their relationships.  I enjoyed seeing love at different ages and how that could affect the story.  

Robyn Carr just does romance right.  There were a few scenes that could make you blush in this book, but there is still plenty of plot for those readers who want a full story to read.  She has just the right balance for me when I want to read some romance.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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