When Nick Carney is asked to ride the Tour de France in support of his teammate, and last year’s winner, Jack Bomber, he never imagined he would be in the yellow jersey after the prologue. Now he has to contend with tension building within the team.
Jack will do whatever is necessary to win, but at what cost to Nick. One thing is certain; Nick feels that Jack is a constant reminder of his abusive father. Will Nick be able to cope with the internal agony brewing deep within his soul? His beautiful fiancée, Emma Blake is at the Tour to help him overcome dark thoughts about his past, which threaten to ruin him. Will it be enough to save Nick? Who will end up with the final yellow jersey?
The road to glory doesn’t always lead to victory.
The Road To Glory is officially one of my favorite sports novels of all time and one of my favorite unexpected gems of the year. I read a lot of books because I am book obsessed but once in a blue moon I will come across that one book that completely shocks me and exceeds my expectations and The Road To Glory is that book for me. Never before have I been so entertained by a fictional book with a core theme of sports (specifically cycling) and that is why I am so surprised by the novel. I admit that I already fell in love with the book when I read the fantastic description, and I also had high hopes because of this but my already high hopes were exceeded even more and this is thanks to the talented author Lawrence Brooks whose debut novel The Road To Glory truly is a thrilling read.
The Road To Glory is an exhilarating book that will take readers on a ride to the Tour de France. Along the way the reader will be introduced to the star and protagonist of the story, Nick Carney, and the reader will also be introduced to the star of the cycling world and last year’s Tour de France winner, Jack Bomber. Nick has been asked to ride in the Tour de France to support Jack but Nick is hiding a secret, the secret being that Jack reminds Nick of his abusive father and these thoughts are unleashing Nick’s demons, demons his fiancée Emma Blake is struggling to control and help him with. Jack, on the other hand, may not have demons but he certainly is ruthless, so ruthless and driven that he will do whatever it takes to win and beat Nick. As the description reads ‘the road to glory doesn’t always lead to victory’ and this could not be more true about the incredible and memorable novel, The Road to Glory.
The story of The Road To Glory managed to enthrall and captivate me from the start thanks to the unique premise. Cycling novels and sports novels, in general, are tough to come across so whenever I do I take the opportunity to read the book because books such as The Road To Glory are a dime in a dozen! The story was compelling, and this is thanks to the sinister, underlining themes of the book; everybody knows that the sporting world is competitive and hey, who can blame the athletes. They have trained their whole life to work toward a goal and to receive their medal and win so who can blame them for being competitive, I surely don’t. However, The Road To Glory explores the fine line between being competitive and ruthless, this is a very fine line, and the phenomenal author of the book Lawrence Brooks perfectly explores this throughout his book, and it makes for a shocking but thrilling read.
Lawrence Brooks is clearly the perfect man to write a book about cycling because a quick read of his bio read that he has spent 27 years cycling, so it is clearly a passion of his. I believe that passionate authors make the best kind of writers, without passion nobody is successful, but Brooks is incredibly passionate about cycling and his work and that he why he has managed to accomplish and be successful with his debut novel… which I must say is brilliant!
Not only is Brooks a passionate writer who clearly knows a lot about cycling, but he is also a writer who loves to inject twists and turns throughout his story to keep his reader entertained and turning the page with haste. As I read The Road To Glory, I found myself racing through the book because there were so much suspense and unpredictability. The unpredictable nature ensured that I would turn the pages fast and so Brooks is a phenomenal author for accomplishing this with his sensational novel.
As The Road To Glory is a brilliant, incredible and fantastic novel that will take readers on one hell of an enjoyable ride I, of course, have to award the story five stars! So please, have a read of the book and be taken on an entertaining ride, you will not regret it!
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