Today is my stop on the blog tour for Just Rose by L.T. Marshall. This is my first official blog tour since starting my blog so be gentle with me 😂
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!
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
My Thoughts: I was so, so excited when I was asked if I would like to be on the blog tour for Just Rose, I loved L.T. Marshall’s writing in the carrero series so I jumped at the chance.
Rose has decided she needs a change of scenery and moves to a little cottage in Scotland that was left to her by her late Auntie.
The action started straight away with Rob and Rose, you could feel the chemistry between them coming off the pages and was rooting for them instantly. Rose was firey and able to stand her own ground even when confronted by a tall well built Scottish man & I absolutely loved that she had no fear.
The development of the story was done in true L.T. Marshall style, as always she gives you a little bit of what you want & then takes it away again leaving you feeling bereft on behalf of her characters and constantly wondering what’s going to happen next.
I was slightly worried that Rob was going to be your typical alpha male character in a romance novel but you soon learn that’s not the case, although he’s all the best bits from an alpha male, there are so many different levels to his character. He’s kind, caring, a brilliant protector but also understands when people need a bit of space and knows when it back off.
This story had more elements than just a will they/ won’t they relationship with Rose and and Rob. There’s Abby for a start, Robs younger sister and Rose’s new BFF, she brings an element of fun to the story wether it be through the teasing of her brother (and vice versa) or her amazing genuine take no bullshit attitude. I loved seeing her friendship with Rose blossom throughout.
There are also some darker elements to the story that bring out everyone’s true colours.
I need more Rob and Rose in my life, this is the worst part of standalone novels.
Trigger warnings for self harm, mental health issues, manipulation and mental abuse.
If after reading this review you like the sound of the book you can buy it here