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.
Title : All Rhodes Lead Here
Author : Mariana Zapata
Format : Ebook
Page Count : 551
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : Self Published
Release Date : April 1, 2021
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 5 star review
Grumpster (hot cross-cinnamon roll)
All the feels
Mariana Zapata made my reading weekend and filled me up with all the good feelings, the journey, the investment and I would like to read this again…now?
All Rhodes Lead Here is aptly about a journey towards something. Aurora (Ora) was finally returning to her childhood home town to start afresh, a place of grief but once a place of happiness. This outdoorsy gal (me) loved that this book homed in on hiking, nature and wild animals as a backdrop. They brought hilarity but also danger.
One small step for Aurora De La Torre, one giant leap for the rest of my life. I wasn’t going to let anyone ruin it. Not even Game Warden Moody.
Grumpy Rhodes (hey, yeah – Zapata excels at the grumpster, so what) was a little rude, a lot stern and a great dad. Amos his teen was such a huge part of this story and his relationship with Ora was everything. Rhodes himself had a journey and all I will say is yes, slow burn and I’m a little singed around the edges from the sparks.
Whilst this story was about fresh starts, it was also a slow unravelling of Aurora’s past and there were two clever stories I needed answers on and I was invested the whole of the book on those past issues. Aurora was a gorgeous character inside the most, outside also but her heart was infectiously lovely.
I burnt through these pages in the way that Mariana Zapata knows how to lead me. I wasn’t disappointed in a thing and everything felt unique to this story. I loved it, I savoured and devoured it simultaneously, I will be re-reading and audioing as soon as I can. Go get!