Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Rocky Road by Becky Wade: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

FBI Agent Jude Camden handles every aspect of his job with by-the-book professionalism. There's no reason why his latest assignment—which calls for him to pose as the boyfriend of perfumer Gemma Clare—should be any different.

Gemma is different. She's creative, bold, and feisty. And as soon as she meets Jude, she wants to loosen him up, wrinkle his perfect shirts, and test every ounce of his towering self-control.

The FBI has an iron-clad rule against romances between those working together on operations. Jude's never met a rule he didn't respect. But adhering to this one is going to be tough because, as time goes by, he finds Gemma more and more irresistible.

Buckle up! It's going to be a rocky road.

Escape to Maine for this swoon-worthy "fake romance"! Banter, humor, perfume, and a mystery from the past intertwine in this sweet Sons of Scandal love story.

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their three children and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves writing sweet contemporary romances laced with sizzling chemistry, mystery, faith, banter, and humor. Her thirteen novels and five novellas have been recognized with a Carol Award, INSPY awards, and a spot in the Christy Award Hall of Fame.

Rocky Road is the second book in the Sons of Scandal series. We see some familiar characters from that previous book and you might get a better feel for the Camden family dynamic, but I think this could still be enjoyed just fine as a standalone without any confusion as well. 

I absolutely adored Memory Lane (book one in the series)- truly, a favorite Becky Wade book- so, I was definitely very much looking forward to this one and seeing Jude's story. It absolutely did NOT disappoint. This one was absolutely just as wonderful... and maybe even more so! First of all, that meet cute! Awkward and funny meet cutes are my favorite, and this one was most certainly that... I won't give anything away, but this one definitely had me laughing out loud and had me excited for the rest of the story. Jude and Gemma were complete opposites, but that lead to some great banter... and I found myself enjoying how well they balanced one another out. I really enjoyed their love story very much. 

Dealing with an undercover FBI investigation, there was definitely a little suspense as well... but I found the bigger mystery in this one had to do with the family secrets Gemma was uncovering as she sought answers to her great grandmother's love story. That was a really interesting piece of the story and I found I enjoyed that a lot. 

If you enjoy Christian romance with just the right blend of humor, swoon-worthy moments, mystery and faith, this is absolutely one you won't want to miss. I cannot wait for the next one! 

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