A Highlander in a Pickup is the second book in award-winning author Laura Trentham's romantic comedy Highland Georgia series, full of love, laughs...and highlanders!
When a gorgeous new man—in a kilt—comes to town, life in Highland, Georgia will never be the same…
Iain Connors is the poster boy for the strong and silent type. Growing up a loner at Cairndow Castle in Scotland with only the cliffs and moors for company, it’s understood Iain will assume the mantle of Cairndow groundskeeper when his father is ready to relinquish it. But his stint in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces has opened up a whole new world—and now, rather than settle down, he accepts an invitation to travel to the States to take charge of the Highland Games. After all, he’s led men into battle, how hard can planning a party be?
Anna Maitland is ready to step up for her best friend Isabel Blackmoor, who can’t run the Games in their hometown this year. Surely Anna, a dance instructor with boundless energy, spirit, and charm, is up for the challenge? What she doesn’t anticipate is a man in a kilt who turns up claiming he’s the one in charge. What’s worse about this Iain? He’s so infuriatingly handsome that she can’t help but fantasize about him whispering sweet-nothings in her ear in his rumbly, sexy brogue. . .
“Trentham never misses the mark when she takes aim at the heart.”—Night Owl Reviews
The sexy second contemporary romance in Trentham's Highland, Georgia, series (after A Highlander Walks into a Bar) winningly blends small-town charm with heat. Feisty dance instructor Anna Maitland has enough on her plate, but she agrees to assume leadership of the town's annual festival, the Highland Games, as a favor for a friend. Then Iain Connors, a dishy but taciturn, kilt-wearing veteran of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, arrives from Scotland having been offered the same gig. Sparks immediately fly between them as they fight over who's responsible for the event. Fiercely independent Anna, whose demanding mother and undependable father left her with trust issues, doesn't want to give up control, while Iain hopes the job will free him from his father's expectations that he will take over as groundskeeper of their Highland estate. Trentham handles the thorny conflicts between parents' wishes and their children's needs with sensitivity, carrying this theme through to a touching subplot about Anna's talented dance student Gabby, whose fundamentalist father opposes her performances. Though the plot takes some unlikely turns, the smoldering attraction between Iain and Anna is deliciously drawn. Romance lovers will savor Trentham's witty, bighearted tale.
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In a kilt
I am enjoying this contemporary series by Laura Trentham.
Featuring another cocky highlander, this time, its Iain. He's in America for the Highlander Games and driving Anna nuts. She's filling in for her bestie and butting heads with Iain over the games. Fun and steamy times are guaranteed along with a kilt.
Highlander in a Pickup
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Highlander in a Pickup is book 2 in the Highland, Georgia series by Laura Trentham. Looking forward to more of this series.
Iain Conners, strong, silent, retired from the Armed Forces in Scotland is asked to come to the USA to take charge of the Highland Games.
Anna Maitland takes over the running of the Highland Games when her best friend is having a baby in Scotland and can’t do it. Running her dance studio, juggling all the things needed to have a flawless games she isn’t prepared for Iain to show up and think he is the one in charge...
Can these two find a way to coexist without letting their hearts get involved since he will be going back to Scotland after the games... or will he discover that his home is really in Highland, Georgia USA with Anna...
Love this world that Ms. Trentham created!
A Highland, Georgia Novel...
I absolutely love this series by Laura Trentham. The whimsical mix of Scotland and the South. A hodgepodge of cultures that mix beautifully.
This is the story of Ian and Anna. While this story can be read as a stand-alone, I had the privilege to read the first book in this series, where we briefly meet both Ian and Anna.
Anna is a true red-headed spitfire. She is southern charm wrapped in a "Bless your heart" personality. She is bound and determined to need no one. When she gets put in charge of the annual Highland Festival she is frazzled but she is going to do it all!
Ian is from Cairndow, he is the groundskeeper's son. He has been selected to help Anna with the festival. He is a true testament of the saying "still waters run deep".
I absolutely love the world of Highlands, Georgia. The world that Ms. Trentham has created with this series is so visual. I can "see" myself walking down Main Street. I can visualize the beauty of Stonehaven and the pageantry of the festival.
Ms. Trentham has made her characters believable. They are not all glossy and perfect, in fact, the way she describes Ian shows that it's not the outer beauty, but the inner beauty that radiates and pulls Anna into his world.
I am so looking forward to the next book in this series, I hope there are many, many more! If you are looking for a whimsical, funny and swoony story, get your hands on this!