- File Size: 1635 KB
- Print Length: 656 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1977096484
- Publisher: Pict Publishing ©; 1 edition (April 29, 2018)
- Publication Date: April 29, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07CS7T7Y4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,374,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Just Rose: A Standalone Cosy Romance Novel Kindle Edition
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It is Love at first sight for both Rose and Rob. But Rob was forced to keep his distance from Rose because of his former girlfriend Morag who keeps Rob all to herself preventing him from having relationship of any kind. As the attraction started to sizzle they were unable to stand the separation and gave in but at the same time kept their relationship a secret. Rose soon understands the intensity of the issue when she learns more about past of Morag and broke up with Rob. As true love cannot be suppressed Rob and Rose reunited again much to the displeasure of Morag. Though we hate Morag in the beginning for her clingy bitchy behavior and over-possessiveness towards Rob later we understand that is a victim of a dysfunctional family who longs for love and affection just like any other girl. As Rob is the only one who treats her with love and respect she clings to him with everything in her. Though she is a negative character we do really fell sorry for her broken self.
Another significant character in the story is Abby who is Robs little sister and Rose's best friend. I cant find enough words to describe the cute little darling our fluffy white bundle of energy Muffin. I admire the way in which Muffins character is portrayed. We cant separate her from the story. She is such a integral part of the story. I very much like the ending of the story where the couple lived happily ever after with a baby on the way. Though Love is a sweet emotion Love of a girl from a dysfunctional family is self-destructive and highly dangerous for others where us Love of a girl from a good family is forgiving and enduring. The emotion is same but the consequence is very different. So Just Rose is a combination of Love,sentiment,humor,devotion and empathy. My appreciation for the author for the good work. I hope this review is helpful. Thank you.
The book was slow to start, detailing Rose’s move to her aunt’s old cottage in the Highlands of Scotland. While she was from Edinborough originally, she had spent the last six years in London pursuing her career. She used to enjoy the visits to her aunt's cottage when her family vacationed there, so her aunt left it to her. She soon meets the local laird in a near traffic accident. What follows is a strange romantic triangle, where she and the laird develop an intense attraction to each other, but he is bedeviled by his ex-girlfriend whom he believes is a danger to herself. In fact, he makes Rose secondary in his life to placating this ex-girlfriend. Things at the end of go completely psycho, which I was not expecting.
In the end, I didn't really find this romantic much at all. I thought the hero was a bit spineless where the ex was concerned, and Rose should have given him his walking papers instead of sleeping with him right at the start! The book is overly long and at times repetitious. I do understand Rose’s confusion and hurt, but going over and over everything again and again was a bit much. I didn’t get the sense of rising action and progressive complications that would have made this interesting.
I didn't appreciate either the multiple digs at Americans and “Yanks.” I would think the author would know that there are a lot more Americans who have the potential to buy her book then Scots, so why would she shoot her own foot and annoy a potentially vast audience? While Americans are only peripherally mentioned or briefly shown, it is never a good light. I find myself wondering if the author just has a bias against Americans or if it does reflect the Scottish small-town mentality.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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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 and decorates it making it a cosy place to live. As a talented illutrator, she also get to work from home and loves pink, has beautiful dresses and drives a pink car. The village she lives in is 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!
Just a great read and I can't recommend it more!
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.
A feel good love story that has a few twists and turns and also deals, very delicately, with mental health issues. This book made me laugh out loud in places and in others I was in tears, all the while wrapping itself around me like a warm hug.
There is a love triangle and at times I got really frustrated with Rob. But everything worked out in the end. Very good read would recommend