Romance

Just Rose by L.T. Marshall

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The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her lonely, unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories.

But can it live up to them?

All she wants is to find her place in the world; the happiness and independence she has been searching for. With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend, it does seem possible – until an encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but with him not seemingly on the market, this might not be the place for her after all.

Thrust into the world of country living, will Rose ever find true love?

In this roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm, one thing is for sure: Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!

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Karen’s Magic Review

I’m fairly sure I downloaded this book because it was free. I’ve never read any of L.T. Marshall’s books but as she is part of Pict Authors, I know her from there. For some reason I thought this was a short read and came across it on my Kindle when I was between books. I had a quick glance, and a quick read of the first page to see if I felt like it.

Well, it was so easy to read that I immediately knew I would just keep going. However, I was wrong, this was not a quick read. In fact it was just the opposite at 656 pages. I’m not a fan of big books as a rule but just kept going. There were times when I skipped over some paragraphs and other times where I just devoured every word.

I went through several emotions reading this. How do write about a romance where two people just love each other without it becoming boring? Well, ask L.T. Marshall. Usually it is the chase, the conflict, and the getting together before the end of the book. Just Rose was so much more. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Rose not being a fiesty, strong female. I’m used to heroines  being stong. In real life though, it isn’t always like that. Rose, when she can’t deal with a situation, especially when it involved the gorgeous Rob, just had a melt down of tears. There were lots of tear tantrums, and after a while I got used to that side of her character.

She had a lovely sort of life after inheriting a pretty little cottage from her Aunt. She decorated it and made it cosy. As a talented illutrator,  she worked from home and loved pink, had beautiful dresses and drove a pink car. The village she lived in was quaint with a super bakery that made the most delicious bread and cakes. (And she didn’t appear to put on weight!) I found myself begining to envy Rose’s life. I wanted to be Rose, and I could be her be in the pages of this story!

Then she meet the handsome Rob, who has fire in his eyes when his emotions smoulded. He was the laird of the manor, everyone knew him and his family. Abby, his sister, becomes her best friend. They have girly nights and days together. There are parties in which Rose becomes hopelessly drunk, and you are with her every step of the way! There is more than one party, and both girls enjoy a drink as they dance and flirt and have a really good time. Oh the hangovers! I just loved it!

Rob Munro, what a man – not perfect – he has a temper, but it only made him more adorable, and the sex! That was fun, and I might add none of it was graphic, most, if not all was left to the imagination and the details, (do we really need to know?) are glossed over. Instead, words of love are used and I liked that, it was clever, considering they made use of every surface in the house!!

A number of times I thought the story was drawing to a close and each time my kindle said another two or three hours of reading left. What could the author possibly write about now? Rose and Rob were together and madly in love, Abby was also in a relationship. There were lots of minor characters, all of which were interesting, not to  mention the mad girlfriend. She is he crux of the story.

Sigh, such a great story, such great characters. I was the lady of the manor and money was no object. She could have her own credit card in which she was told to max them out. She had a manor to decorate. She could spend whatever she wanted, sigh. I can’t imagine my husband saying that.

I’m so glad I didn’t know it was a big book because I probaby wouldn’t have read it – and I’d have missed out, big time.

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