Monday, 24 May 2021

All Rhodes Lead Here - Mariana Zapata

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Book: All Rhodes Lead Here
Author: Mariana Zapata
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Slow Burn
Format: Kindle e-Book - Kindle Unlimited
Publication Date: 1st April 2021

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌜
Date Finished: 24th May 2021


Losing people you love is hard.

Aurora De La Torre knows moving back to a place that was once home isn’t going to be easy.

Starting your whole life over probably isn’t supposed to be.

But a small town in the mountains might be the perfect remedy for a broken heart.

Checking out her landlord across the driveway just might cure it too.


Got this from the KU Library - because, you know, it's Mariana Zapata!!

This starts with Aurora driving through the night to get to the place she's rented in the small town she grew up in. Only the garage apartment has been let out by the son - and the father knew nothing about it. Aurora finally manages to get Mr Rhodes to agree to her staying and she gets settled back into the town and reacquainting herself with old friends and places.

I actually really like Aurora. Some of the things she ended up doing or saying were just really relatable and sometimes inappropriate which made me smile like a lunatic at times. Wolf whistling at a half naked Mr Rhodes whilst he's chopping wood and doing it loudly enough that he actually hears? 
...Mr Rhodes asking, "Do you always talk this much?"
Rude. But I didn't care. So I told him the truth. "Yeah." Sorry, not sorry.

The slow progression of their relationship was nice. This author is the Queen (in my opinion) of show-don't-tell in regards to her characters feelings. There's always a good deed done, a nice word said that makes you see that (generally, the big strong silent) male character cares. 

I loved these two characters and I really liked that we didn't have to wait until the 98% mark for the characters to get together as has happened in several of this authors books. Don't get me wrong, I generally love her characters and am willing them together and celebrate when they do with a little fist pump or happy dance but it's nice to see them interact as an actual couple for for several chapters, instead of wondering.

I really enjoy this authors work and I will be reading everything she ever writes.

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