Review: All Rhodes Lead Here (Mariana Zapata)

All Rhodes Lead Here
Author: Mariana Zapata
Publication Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

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.


All Rhodes Lead Here… Sigh. I’m in love with this book. In love, people. I just finished all 551 pages and I already want to reread it. Mariana Zapata took us on a journey with this one. It started out as a book dealing with Aurora’s past grief, moving on, and finding her place in the world. That finding her place turned into finding love, friends, and family. It was such a sweet read.

Aurora was straight up sunshine. For someone who had lost so much, she had a pleasantly positive outlook. Even when she struggled, she was able to push herself by staying positive. Rhodes, on the other hand was a storm cloud. He had this gruff exterior. I loved how Aurora chipped away at it to get to his fluffy center. Their romance was the slowest of slow burns, but it built in a way that felt natural to the characters. Aurora and Rhodes were pure magic together.

As always, Mariana Zapata included a cast of characters to help support Aurora and Rhodes that I adored. Amos, Rhodes’ son, added so much to the story. So did Aurora and Rhodes’ friends and other family. There wasn’t one person (well, maybe Kaden) who I wouldn’t want a book about. I need Zapata to keep writing book in this Colorado setting because I need Clara and everyone else to find love.

All Rhodes Lead Here is going on my list of favorites from Mariana Zapata. I’ve loved all of her books, but this one is a stand out. There’s not much else to say about it without gushing too much, so I’ll say this again — I loved it!

19 thoughts on “Review: All Rhodes Lead Here (Mariana Zapata)”

    1. Thanks! I am glad we both agree. I would love for my library to get it on audio. I think listening to it would be fun. I would totally reread it.

    1. You haven’t? Her books are very slow burn, but I enjoy them. This would be a good place to start, if you want to try them out.

  1. I can’t wait to read this! Zapata is one of those authors that I’ve loved everything I’ve read of hers, but I haven’t read a lot by her and am always regretting not squeezing her books in. Great review!

  2. I’m so glad to hear you loved this one! I only read 2 Mariana Zapata books so far, but I LOVED them both so I definitely want to read more by her, starting with this one 🙂

    1. This would be a new favorite, so I would recommend it if you like her other books you have read.

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