Book & Author Details:
Ten Days with the Highlander by Hayson Manning
Publication date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Go-getter Georgia Paxton has ten days to acquire a quaint hotel in the Scottish Highlands for her travel accommodation company before she’s off on her next grand adventure. Too bad the sexy, broody Scot who owns the place is dead against the idea…and that she’s in very real danger of losing their little bet to see who can convince whom first.
There’s no way Callum MacGregor is going to let the gorgeous American turn his tiny hometown over to bored tourists looking to satisfy their Outlander fantasies. He only has ten days to convince her to slow down and see the magic of the town and its people. If he succeeds, he won’t have to run her out of the county. But if he fails, Georgia might run off with his heart.
I have read previous work by this author, and it seems that her style is to throw the reader right into the centre of the action with little or no back story. This can be a little disconcerting for the reader, and, as was previously the case for me, it makes the first part of the story a little disjointed.
Fortunately, following the same path as before, the book found its rhythm.
Georgia was, if I’m honest, a bit annoying in her tunnel vision at times. Its like she switched characters completely. However, the best parts of this story were the interactions between her and Callum. Full of warmth and humour. When she wasn’t trying to sell him on her Big Idea, I really enjoyed their back and forth.
Although this is something of an instalove story, the supporting cast and even the setting itself soften the edges of that.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
I love Princess Bride, Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives – the drama is deliciously addictive. Big Bang Theory but will take Wolowitz over Cooper. Star Trek not Star Wars. Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire – any story that shows the little guy making it. I follow the Buffalo Bills like a religion. I am spellbound by showjumping and equestrian eventing. I love curling up and reading all books – no genre is off-topic. I like ironing, I hate peas, love donkeys, I play a killer game of Scrabble. I will often be heading towards the fridge for another Diet Coke. I eat nothing with legs and believe wine goes with everything, oh and I’m an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise.
I live in the sparkly beachside suburb of Redondo Beach in California with my infuriating shoe-dropping husband and my two boys who speak in mystifying grunts.
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