Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Rose and Wicked (Gold Sky #7) by Rebel Carter
Published by Self Published on May 3, 2022
Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical, Romance
Format: eBook (265 pages)
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase: Amazon • IndieBound
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Rose Wickes-Barnes has a plan to establish herself as an independent woman of good standing.
* Move away from Gold Sky.
* Join one of New York City’s most prestigious theater companies.
* Establish herself in society as an up-and-coming costumier with said theater company.
Thus, she aims to enjoy the fruits of her labor just as any woman should. What she never anticipates is the scandal, paparazzi storm, and subsequent whirlwind marriage she finds herself in.
Rose and her new husband, the gentle, soft-spoken and earnest Samuel Walker, who selflessly put himself in harm's way to keep her safe one fateful, rainy, day, are forced to flee the city and marry to keep their reputations intact. All the while Rose suspects there is far more to her new husband than the man she’s coming dangerously close to falling in love with.
People on the streets of New York give him a wide berth, and they call him ‘Wicked Walker’. Rose has never known him to be anything but a gentleman and her protector, but she can’t help but admit she is curious to see just what’s so wicked about ‘Wicked Walker.’
Rose and Wicked is the final book in this diverse, sweet, and fun Western Historical Romance series! Rose is the youngest of the Wickes-Barnes girls, and now it’s her turn to find love. She had left Montana to stay with her grandparents in New York and work as a costumer. She wanted to get the job on her own merits, but of course she can’t escape her family name. Until she literally runs into Samuel, who has no idea who she is, and immediately jumps into protector mode. Unfortunately, her identity can’t stay hidden for long as the press “catch” her with Samuel and jump to crazy conclusions that will ruin her reputation. Solution: Marriage!
Obviously, Rose and Wicked is marriage of convenience, but also a fake relationship (my favorite), and you “only one bed” fans get some of that as Rose and Samuel make their way across the country. While I did enjoy what this finale had to offer, I was also a bit disappointed in it. We didn’t really get to know Samuel. He’s just kind of there for Rose to fall in love with and complete the series. Similarly, we don’t get much of Rose and her ambitions. It’s just them constantly running from journalists. It’s a fun premise, but lacked that character connection the other books had.