Investigative reporter Gemma Wade has been dispatched to her own personal purgatory—small town Marietta, Montana—to write a fluffy, romantic piece about the unprecedented spike in marriages there. Being punished for an embarrassing career misstep is bad enough, but it’s probably karma that she also stumbles upon Mr. Right in the absolute wrong place.
Noah Mathis is in town for a wedding with his ex-Navy SEAL brothers, but can’t get Gemma out of his mind after meeting her at a party. He wants her to be his plus one for the week, even knowing this short reprieve from his real life will end all too soon.
It isn’t long before Gemma realizes that Noah isn’t who everyone believes him to be. Scooping the story of his true identity may just save her flailing career. But is sacrificing her happily ever after worth it?
Title: Road to You
Series: Band of Brothers #2
Author: Barbara Ankrum
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 7, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I love returning to Marietta, Montana – my favorite fictional small town of all time. Although this time, Road to You is going to give us a slightly different slant, and a different set of secondary characters. But that’s fine. All the known and loved landmarks of Marietta are still firmly in place.
Road to You is full of secrets, information not revealed when the opportunity was there, a slimy ex that makes you question Gemma’s taste in men prior to Noah and a conclusion that will be in question right up until the very end. In short, a perfectly wonderful romance in Marietta once again. Love is truly in the mountain air around here – that’s the answer to so many rumors about too many weddings. *grin*
Because of the “hidden identities” in this story I feel the need to be rather vague and just focus on my reaction to the characters and the story. I absolutely loved Noah and Gemma. Both are hiding something, both have been hurt before, both have trust issues… and both are in need of one person to truly love them exactly as they are, thorns and all. I hurt for this couple as secrets are uncovered, I got angry with those who stuck their noses in where they should have left well enough alone, and I fell in love with two unlikely people who fit together so well even with their secrets between them. Road to You is full of twists, unseen emotional mines and an extremely happy ending… eventually. Plus, Marietta always shines as its own character to love all on its own. If you are addicted, as I am, to romances in Marietta, if you love a really good love story where the secrets outweigh the known facts, if you simply want to fall in love with an amazing couple then you’ll want to pick up this story, and the entire series, right now. I’d recommend this story to any Contemporary Romance reader, you’ll find a story to get swept up in and will enjoy the journey.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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