USA Today bestselling author Janice Maynard's sweet and sexy series continues, filled with love and adventure amid the ruggedly romantic setting of Scotland...
Bella is housesitting in Portree, Scotland, for her brother, Finley, while he’s on his honeymoon. She expects a quiet time, enjoying the harbour town’s breathtaking views and quaint shops. So imagine her surprise when one of Great Britain’s most eligible bachelors comes pounding at her door in an attempt to evade both the paparazzi and a flurry of female fans. Unaware of his celebrity status, Bella reluctantly gives him sanctuary. Yet the surprises keep coming, and soon she’s persuaded to accompany him to Edinburgh . . . as his faux fiancée. But while helping him fend off his ardent admirers, Bella just may gain one very authentic admirer of her own . . .
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two characters who you can enjoy as they stumble toward a happy ending.
An agreement to house sit during her brother’s honeymoon brings Bella to Portree: expecting a quiet time with plenty of good views, quaint shops and time to read. More comfortable with her books and academic pursuits, the last thing really on her mind is love.
Ian, also more comfortable out of the spotlight and truly not comfortable with all of the kerfuffle surrounding his appearance on the most eligible list of Britain’s bachelors. He’s constantly finding paparazzi and fans around every corner, and when his friend Finley’s offer to stay in his house in Portree comes to mind – he runs for it. Only problem? Finley isn’t there, but his sister, Bella is.
These two are cute: there’s great interplay between them: they bicker and battle in a round-about flirting way. Both are intelligent and clever, neither is completely comfortable with their own social skills, or the whole idea of love, flirting and just general interactions. Much of the story is based in their back and forth – with Bella’s insecurities and discomfort much more prevalent as she is constantly on guard and attacking. It made her harder to empathize with, even as it was easy to understand her discomfort. Ian is wonderfully inappropriate – while he’s aware of his good looks, they are certainly not in his ‘game plan’ of dealing with Bella, he’s more of a foot in mouth guy when it comes to flirting. But, their connection is undeniable, their intelligence more than a match for interesting conversations and the twists and turns just show them both how much more they will enjoy life, together.
Cleverly plotted and sweet, the two characters make this a fun and lighthearted story with plenty of moments to ooh and ahh, several moments where a hand over mouth is called for, and ultimately, two characters who you can enjoy as they stumble toward a happy ending.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Scot on the Run
A quirky little romance with the beautiful countryside behind them! The characters are fun, and easy to relate to.
When Bella Craig agrees to head over to Portree, Scotland to house-sit for her brother, she expects it to be a month of relaxation and working on plans for the future, but when a knock at the door brings a handsome stranger begging for help, her plans go up in smoke!
Ian Larrimore rues the day he ever made it on Great Britain's most eligible bachelor's list, and he's miserably running from the press constantly. He's happy to have a respite at his friend Finley's house, but when he arrives, he finds out that Finley's sister is already there. They find that they enjoy each other's company, so settle in to see a bit of the sites together, and eventually he convinces her to accompany him to Edinburgh to a function ... as his fake fiance!
Enjoyable, entertaining and enchanting!
SCOT on the RUN is a charming and endearing contemporary romance.
The relationship is quickly developed between jaunts of verbal combat and witty debates and dialog. What else would you expect from a romance written around two academics?
Enjoyable, entertaining and enchanting!
I received this ARC copy of Scot on the Run from Kensington Books - Lyrical Shine. This is my honest and voluntary review.