Sunday, August 25, 2013

Anne's Review of A Rocky Road to Romance by Anna Kristell

Title:  A Rocky Road to Romance (Fab Five Series)

Author:  Anna Kristell

Publisher:  LazyDay

Genre:  Contemporary Romance



More Fab Five drama and this time it’s the O’Gradys facing turmoil at every turn. Chloe’s high-risk pregnancy has her homebound as she and Shane anxiously await the arrival of twins. Shane is busy between home and the office, so when Katy’s son, Alex, moves to Dallas, taking a job in the offices of O’Grady Enterprises, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Alex is attracted to the hostess at Chloe’s Place, Chelsea Wyatt. But Chelsea has a boyfriend…and a secret. When it becomes apparent to all around her she is in an abusive relationship, Alex is more determined than ever to convince her that he is the guy for her.

As Chelsea comes to the realization she is falling in love with Alex, he gives her a small glimpse of what life with him could be like. But a bombshell is dropped on Alex when he is told someone is stealing from the restaurant and Chelsea is one of the prime suspects. Determined to prove her innocence, Alex discovers just how devious Chelsea’s boyfriend, Dante, is. And when Chelsea learns the truth and attempts to break free of Dante’s hold on her, he viciously attacks her, leaving her for dead.       

As Chelsea attempts to recover from the physical and emotional trauma, Alex is by her side. The Fab Five rally around her and Alex, offering help and support. Can the young couple get back to the plans they made for a life together or is Chelsea too emotionally damaged after the attack to even consider it? 

Anne’s Review: 
A Rocky Road to Romance is the 5th book in the Fab Five Series which tells us about a group of close friends and their families. At the center of this book is Alex a handsome, caring, modern day prince charming who falls head over heels in love with the shy, sweet, courageous Chelsea.  After a three year relationship with her boyfriend Dante, he turns physically abusive.  Alex tries to convince Chelsea to leave Dante but she fears what the repercussions would be for Alex and his family.  With the help of Alex and the Fab Friends will they be able to help Chelsea escape Dante?  Or will they be too late?

Fantastic! I have read all of the Fab Series and this is by far the best one in my opinion.  This book will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You will cry, laugh, swoon, cheer and throw things at the same time. The characters are well developed, very relatable; they draw you in, stay with you and embody what the meaning of true friendship is.  If you are looking for a great contemporary series I highly recommend the Fab Five, you will not be disappointed.  This book can be read as a stand-alone however, it is better to read them in order. Well done Mrs. Kristell and I look forward to the next one. 

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