All good road bikes either come from real bike shops, or one of the higher end bikes from a web site - Bikes Direct. I would not order a bike from the Internet unless you are 100% positive it is the right bike for you.
What is the right bike for you? Only you can tell by going to all the bike shops in your area, trying them (road test) and asking all the questions you can. Fit & feel is the #1 priority. If it doesn't feel right - it's not. Other things to ask, what is the follow up service warranty? Some shops only give one free check-up. Some for a year - some for life.
There are a ton of good makes...Raleigh, Trek, Specialized, Cannondale - the list goes on & on. Just avoid discount store & big box store bikes like the plague! I can't recommend one specific brand. Buying a bike is like buying a pair of shoes - very personal experience. Only you know when it's right.