Kelly Bryant’s young daughter wants a daddy and sets her sights on her new best friend’s single father. The man may be charming, sweet, and a believer, but Kelly is embarrassed. She extracts a pinky promise from her six-year-old to stop proposing to men on her behalf.
Ian Tomlinson isn’t looking for a wife but does need care for his daughter during spring break the week after his move to Riverbend. He hates to ask Kelly — and plant ideas in the girls’ minds — but he’s rather low on options.
How can two single parents fall in love for real with a pair of mini-matchmakers pushing from both sides — pinky promises or not?
“A cheerful and fun story that just makes you smile!”
“What a funny, cute story!”
If you love Christian contemporary romance series that focus on engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith — clean, wholesome, sweet, and inspirational romances — you’ve come to the right place!
I enjoyed reading Pinky Promise, Book 2 in Valerie Comer’s Riverbend Romance novella series. Kelly and Ian are single parents who each have an adorable six year old daughter who share a birthday. Kelly works for the town, looking after the gardens, and Ian is her new boss who has just moved to Riverbend.
Elena and the new girl at school, Sophie, bond straight away and decide they are twins. Ian encounters a childcare problem that leads to Kelly looking after the girls during spring break. Kelly makes a pinky promise with her daughter, Elena, to not ask Ian, or anyone, to become her daddy.
The story is adorable and a lovely romance develops between Kelly and Ian as they navigate the complexities of blending families and a precocious pair of six year olds who are determined to play matchmaker. I recommend Pinky Promise to contemporary romance readers who like fun single parent romances with cute six year old best friends who want to become sisters via their parents marrying.