Book Review: The Road To Madison by Elle Spencer
Look no further for extravagance and theatrics. The Road to Madison is full of serial drama.
Madison is the only heir to her father George Madison III’s company and fortune. For the past 15 years, she has been being groomed to take over. A fortuitous incident brings her face to face with her past.
Ana is a successful business woman who has done everything she can to make a name for herself in the world. The last 15 years has been full of hard work and meaningless flings. She will not open her heart to anyone after Madison so thoroughly ruined her long ago.
I didn’t want to put this down. I felt like I had to know what happened so many years ago to create such a major conflict between the two main characters. Once that was revealed, I couldn’t imagine anything ever healing the wounds they shared.
My favorite type of stories are ones filled with emotional drama. This one is chalk full of heated conversations, tension filled interactions, internal suffering, and making silly decisions because the hurt is oh so unbearable. Frustrations rise as characters cannot get beyond their stubborn pride to move toward any positive resolution. It’s the best kind of torture.
There are a few reasons that I am taking a star off. The flashbacks were not in any type of order. It left me constantly confused and wondering where I was at in the timeline of the past. And ‘going steady’ was used a couple of times and that threw me out of the story because I had to remind myself that I was not reading a book set in the 50s/60s.
I recommend this to people who love romance, angst, hurting so good, DRAMA, over the top theatrics, and empanadas.