Monday, January 14, 2019

REVIEW of The Best of Us by Robyn Carr

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by MIRA

In Sullivan’s Crossing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a place where good people, powerful emotions, great humor and a healthy dose of common sense are the key ingredients to a happy life. Sullivan’s Crossing brings out the best in people. It’s a place you’ll want to visit again and again.

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. 

My Thoughts…

I devoured this book.   I started it at Christmas time and I read it almost straight through.  I couldn’t stop, I couldn’t put it down, and I just had to know that everyone ended up happy.  I was invested in the characters relationships, I wanted to be part of their loving family, and I needed to know what was going to happen with them.  

While this is Leigh and Rob’s story I loved that it was Sully’s story also.    Sully was in need to his happy ever after and this was written perfectly for him.  I love his wit, his sense of who he is, and the fact that he didn’t let the Helen sway him from what he wanted, which was her.   He knew that he was older and that his life was slowing down but he was willing to do whatever it took to keep her happy and with him.   

Rob and Leigh’s story is a hot, slow-moving romancing.   The heat is scorching but they take the relationship part slowly.   Neither is ready for marriage but they both realize that they have to commit to each other to make it work for them.      While they are in different places in life together they are perfect.   Rob balances out Leigh’s need for control and Leigh gives Rob some fun that he much needed after raising his two boys alone.  

The Best of Us is the perfect, loving romance story.    The characters have real relationships with family and friends.  

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**Thank you Katie at Little Bird Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. 

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