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5.0 out of 5 starsGood Read!
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
This is the 2nd book, by this author I’ve read, in the last 2 days.....she’s now a new favorite author! Book is fast paced. Fun times/sad times....but, a great story-line...I hope the author continues the story....
I really enjoyed the vivid places, people, cuisine and customs described in Romantic Road set in Hungary, Germany and Austria. Readers who like to travel and enjoy romance with a dose of mystery will like this novel. I give this five stars because it was a joy to read!!
Romantic Road has something to please everyone, beginning with top notch writing. Blair McDowell has penned another riveting tale chock full of danger, suspense, romance and mystery. I'm quite sure the book grew tentacles and wrapped around me because I found it impossible to look up until I'd turned the final page. I confess, I was a willing prisoner.
The fast paced plot takes readers on a superb journey, beginning in New York and extending through several European countries. It's obvious the author is well traveled because of her attention to detail. Rather than use a heavy hand with descriptive prose, however, Ms. McDowell delicately layers enticing tidbits of local flavor that blend seamlessly into the story.
I loved the heroine's character arc. Her growth and development were expertly crafted, making Lacy Telchev believable but more importantly, likable. Romantic Road is a story with twists and turns, several subplots, and a great unraveling of the mystery behind Lacy's husband. Add it to your reading list, then READ it! This novel is too good to remain unopened.
Romantic Road by Blair McDowell is a great romantic suspense novel. Lacy Telchev is mourning the loss of her husband, Igor, of five years. After his death Lacy discovers that he was working on one last novel that would expose corruption within different governments. Turns out her husband had been a spy before he married Lacy and that was not the only secret he was keeping from Lacy. He sends her on a dangerous mission to recover his book and discover his past. Igor left the chapters with various ex-lovers around Europe. Lacy with the help of friends sets off on a dangerous journey. Lacy meets up with Max Peterson. Max decides to help Lacy on her quest and keep her safe from the people trying to stop her from getting her hands on the manuscript.
Romantic Road is an enjoyable book to read (I stayed up past 3 a.m. to finish it). I loved the mystery and intrigue in this book. I was shocked by all of Igor's secrets. I also enjoyed the romance between Max and Lacy. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I am looking forward to reading more books by Blair McDowell. Happy Reading!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Lacy couldn't believe it. Her husband of just five short years gone. How empty her life would be without him. Then again, the past few years hadn't been terrific. Not knowing what to do, Lacy drove to their cabin. She'd spend some time there and relax. Work out the problems. It was on the trip there her life began to take a turn. Soon, Lacy would reach out to friends in Canada where things would get darker than ever. Did she even know her late husband? Lacy's journey was just beginning.
This book is a terrific suspense/romance book. I loved that it covered so much of the world in telling the story. I felt as if I were viewing the sites myself, not second hand. I could relate to the female main character. I've had friends who went from "nobody" to "Mrs. Park Avenue". I loved the uniqueness of it as well. It touched me deeply. You'll enjoy this easy read.
I did find issues. It was slowly paced and seemed a little out of sequence in the last four chapters. Those are the only things I had a problem with.
I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the issues I noted. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~