Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Road to Rosewood by Ashtyn Newbold {Review}


Road to Rosewood by Ashtyn Newbold
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Sweetwater Books 
Source: I received a copy, which did not affect my opinions in any way
Lucy Abbot longs to return to the country estate where she spent the best days of her childhood with her cousins and their charming neighbor Nicholas. Her protective parents, however, have other plans for her. When she finally dares to escape, her carriage is besieged by highwaymen with a familiar man leading them. Could this mysterious outlaw be exactly the person Lucy has been searching for?

My Review: 4 Stars
Danger, foolishness, secrets, and romance is exactly how I would sum this book up. Lucy is a very fanciful girl and has been in love with her cousin's neighbor since she was a child. It's hard not to act like a fool when you're trying to get over someone, or impress him, but she tends to cling to those feelings and actions. Although she claims to be grown up now, she still has childish tendencies, but they are what make her a delight.

Nicholas is the root of everything and the situations they find themselves in, especially in the beginning, are quite humorous.  Nicholas is also a major contradiction--he's likable, yet he isn't. He's lovable, yet he's got some big flaws. He's sweet, yet his secrets put mountainous walls up. I did wish his reasons for flying under the radar for the last few years were different.

I enjoyed the plot and the characters, yet this isn't a true-to-era story, but if you're looking for a fun diversion, this will entertain you. 

Content: mild romance; mild violence 

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