The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland come to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same…
Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…
Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?
“Laura Trentham creates a romance that is both extremely sensual and phenomenal.”
A Highlander Walks into a Bar
I received a complimentary copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was a delightfully funny read. I so enjoyed my time in Highland, Georgia and look forward to more. This story was a laugh out loud joy. The tale of Gareth and Rose along with Alasdair and Isabel (Izzy). This was a two for one romance that kept me glued to my e-reader.
Izzy goes to the airport to pick her mother up after she vacationed in Scotland for a couple of weeks. Rose brought back a handsome highlander with her. Izzy is suspicious that Gareth is after Rose's money (she is land-rich with Stonehaven but money-tight). Unbeknownst to either Rose or Izzy, Gareth is the Ninth Earl of Cairndow. He wants to be known and wanted as a man not a title. His brother's widow sends her son, Alasdair, to bring Gareth home. Alasdair believes that Rose is after the title not the man.
I adored Izzy. She is not graceful like her former ballerina mother and makes no bones about it. I could totally relate to her. I felt like the author was writing about me at times as I wasn't the most graceful either. Izzy was a delightful character that I had to stop reading to control the laughter at times. She seemed so human at times. Alasdair was the handsome highlander that captures Izzy's fancy and was the perfect foil for her. He knew he made a mistake when he asked his company to investigate Stonehaven when his boss wants the property for a rich Saudi. Now he has to figure out a way out of the mess that he unfortunately caused.
The story is written in my favorite dual POV format. Getting to see the thoughts of the characters really was a joy and made reading fun with this story. The plot flowed and the dialogue was enchanting. I felt like I was watching a movie and not reading a book though. It was totally well done.
The supporting cast of characters were enchanting as well. I hope to revisit Highland, Georgia many times. I highly recommend this story especially if you love romantic comedy!
Great read! I loved the characters in this story. Izzy and Alasdair have so much chemistry even though they are suspicious of each other’s motives and can’t bring themselves to trust. I was very entertained watching how uncomfortable Izzy was with her Mom’s pda with Gareth . I am new to this author and enjoyed her writing very much. I hope there is a second book in this series!
I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
This is a story absolutely filled with fun from the moment that Rose Buchanan announces to her daughter Isabel she has brought back “something” from her trip to Scotland to Fiona showing up to help Alasdair and Gareth work through the mistakes they have made on the road to happy ever after. Although it is clear that Rose and Gareth care very much for each other and even after she and Alasdair begin to care for each other, Isabel doesn’t trust Gareth and Alasdair. She has reason not to trust the handsome Scots; the Blackmoor men are keeping secrets. When they come to light, will the women understand and be willing to forgive?
What could be more fun than falling in love with a handsome Highlander that at a Highland Games Festival? This is a light and entertaining story with a lot of laughs. It all takes place in the small town of Highland, Georgia during the preparation for the annual Highland Festival. There is a delightful cast of characters. Isabel and Alasdair are uptight and serious, except during their alone time. Rose and Gareth are mellow and easy going. Traveling through Highland and meeting the townspeople is a treat. The festival itself is great. I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Highlander Walks Into a Bar. If like romance and want a good laugh, I recommend this one.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.