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Book Review: A Highlander Walks Into a Bar by Laura Trentham

July 10, 2019

 

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Ladies, prepare yourselves.  This book is going to get you all hot and bothered.  Hide your credit cards, or else you'll find yourself booking a ticket to Scotland so you can find your own hunky Scotsman.  Don't say I didn't warn you!  A hot guy showing up in my hometown with a wicked Scottish accent and a kilt?  Sign me up!  Laura Trentham always bring a lot of spice and sass to her books, and this one is no exception.  I loved the banter, the one-liners from the heroine, the cute manners from a British gentleman...it was all so much fun to read.

 

The last souvenir Isobel Buchanan expected her mom to bring back from Scotland was a man - and that's exactly what she got!  With the Highland Games coming just around the corner, Isobel doesn't need the distraction of her mom's newfound romance.  When the man's friend shows up looking for him, Isobel finds herself battling the angel and devil on each shoulder.  The angel is telling her to focus on her late dad's legacy with the Games and keeping her mom from getting hurt.  The devil wants to her to get a piece of the hunky Scotsman, no matter what.  With secrets abounding in this small town of Highland, Georgia, it's going to be tricky keeping everyone sane.  Let the games begin!

 

Alasdair Blackmoor. *sigh*  I want me an Alasdair.  One who is a gentleman, cares about his family, fights for those he loves...oh, and the future earldom and an estate in Scotland would be nice too.  He was such a great match for Isobel!!  Izzy had to shoulder so much responsibility over the years and put her own dreams on hold, and Alasdair made her wonder if maybe it was time to bring her dreams to life again.  Izzy did the same for him too - Alasdair was so focused on his career that he didn't recognize that he wasn't doing something he loved.  Yes, he was good at it, but his passion lied elsewhere.  Izzy could hold her own with him and with so many other people in the town, and her spirit and generosity inspired me so much.  She had so much light within her, just waiting to shine, and Alasdair helped her see that.  Despite the secrecy and inauspicious beginning, their relationship really felt very healthy to me, and I was so glad of the happy ending.  

 

We got a teaser of the next book in the Epilogue, and folks, this is going to be fantastic!  I can't wait to continue reading this series and hearing more about some new and old characters.  Mark my words - I will be in Scotland by this time next year, and it will be all Laura's fault.

 

**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**

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