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Must Love Scotland

(Highland Holiday #3-4)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Love on the Links

American attorney Julie Leonard has come to Scotland on a working vacation, determined to improve her golf game and earn a leg up in the judgeship sweepstakes. Former competitive golfer Niall Cromarty pulled the short straw for the job of being Julie's golf coach, though he has no patience for people plagued by blind ambition. As if that weren't trouble
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by Grace Burrowes Publishing (first published April 23rd 2015)
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Faith Freewoman
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A perfect box of bonbons in two delightful novellas.

Full of dry, sly humor and misdirection, and a wondrous feast of deftly used words. And character revelations through little things like the ping of a glass hitting the floor behind a bar or a dry listing of the contents of a man's sporran. And sumptuous, deeply involving love/sex scenes which aren't explicit at all.

Throughout, Scotland is made tangible through sounds, sights, smells, weather, the quality of light, and the quirky, endearing inh
Susan Elizabetha
Loved both stories. I have been intrigued by most Scottish love stories since Outlander. Modern day settings about lads and lassies works for me.
Lynn Redington
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had forgotten how much I enjoy Grace Burrowes, and this book was a nice reminder. Two sweet stories with likable characters and some hilarious dialogue. A fast read, but a good one.
Ellyn (Mrs. Darcy in my Dreams)
DNF. Didn’t feel like reading a novella! There were two and they were #3 and 4 in series.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two wonderful short books in one package!
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance readers who enjoy the quick read of novellas.
Recommended to Kym by: Grace Burrowes is auto-buy for me
Setting: Scotland, contemporary
Genre: romance
These are two novellas connected by characters and place.
Love on the Links is about Julie Leonard, a Prosecutor from Damson Valley who wants to up her golf in order to compete for a judgeship sometime in the future. She is also recently divorced, and gave up a promising future as an artist to go to law school. Niall Cromarty is a former pro golfer who is still mourningthe death of his wife five years previously. He owns a 9-hole golf course he wants
Charmaine Suttie-Woodford
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scotland. Highlands. Kilts

Oh man do I love Scotland. Never been there, but I can feel it.
I can smell the heather in the highlands. I can see the Scots in the kilts and I can taste the whisky
All by the magic of words
All by none other than Grace Burrowes
My word, how she can weave a spell with just words
I enjoyed these stories, three in total
They made me homesick for a place I have never been
But would dearly love to go
I wanted a little quickie reading - especially in the contemporary romance department and I've been a fan of Grace Burrowes. I haven't read any of her contemporaries and a bit intimidated by the sheer number of connected books so I thought I'll read this duo!

In the first novella, Julie wants to get on the fast track of becoming a judge. So she decides to leave Maryland for two weeks to network with the women on the golf course and learn some skills. She's picked up from the airport not by the el
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two books in one. Niall Cromarty was assigned to get American Julie Leonard from the airport when Uncle Donald's back went out. Julie was an excellent trial lawyer who hoped to someday be a Judge. However before that time came she needed to improve her golf game. Julie was on a schedule. She lived by lists, had a cramped agenda for the two weeks in Scotland, and had no intentions of wasting a minute on rest and relaxation. Niall was a well known golf professional who had made his money and fame ...more
Was anyone else introduced to romances via The People's Friend? Short stories generally had Scottish blond heroes who wore golf sweaters; in longer serials, the blond men were generally the faux-love-interest, and the real hero was dark (and often a bit frowny, in a Scottish sort of way), but both wore golf sweaters and showed to advantage in a kilt. The knitting pattern for the sweaters would appear on the facing page.

I only ask because Grace Burrowes has clearly been channelling some retro-Peo
It's a nice little two-fer....Two novellas, "Love on the Links" and "My Heartthrob's in the Highlands."

"Love on the Links:" Julie Leonard, trying to decide on the next steps in her life, decides to take a golf vacation in Scotland. Niall Cromarty, standing in for his uncle Donald as her golf instructor, decides he likes the smart, sensible, and attractive Julie. Julie's rather swept away by Niall and his quick wit, sense of the absurd, and his eccentric family.

"My Heartthrob's in the Highlands:"
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I am sure there is a story of how this book containing two novellas came into being. I think that story might fill in some of the blanks left by these these two shorts.

The concept is great. The stories feel incomplete. I was charmed by all things Scotland, but I was never seduced. The American women were a mystery to me. Their willingness to have sex with two hot guys they met hours before seemed to be the key to how they so completely captured Declan and Niall's interest, hearts and souls. Sex
Julie Eichelberger-Ford
This is a cute, quirky book containing two stories. First is Julie's story. She travels to Scotland to improve her golf game to assist her in becoming a judge. She meets Niall, who is the golf pro. Niall shows Julie how to slow down and realize what is really important in life. They fall in love and plan to marry, which is where story #2 starts. Megan travels to Scotland to arrange the flowers for her sister's wedding. Declan is the bestman and the two spend a lot of time together prior to the w ...more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
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Reading this book was a pleasant enough way to spend an evening. I am not entirely sure that Julie ever got a round of golf in but she managed to play nicely with Niall. Quite soon after arriving too. Which is the problem with novellas, isn't it? You either accept the lust on first (or maybe second) sight and go with the flow, or you spend the next 90 pages trying to catch up with the hormones of the H/h. I bought it more with Megan and Declan, but I don't hold novellas to the same standards as ...more
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And, I honestly loved the books. I am a fan of Grace Burrowes; I like her measured prose, her details about the scent of the characters and the tea they drink. These are novellas, and contemporary stories, so there is less about tea drinking but the measured prose is still there, and they are complete stories, with great characters, great plots and wonderful flair. A terrific beach read!
kathy kemmerer
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great stories..

These stories are always a good read. Both of these stories are about people looking for something to make their lives a little better and someone special to share it with. Naill and Julie are just what they both needed to be happy. Declan and Megan were not looking for someone special but they found it together. Love these happy ending...
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
These are definitely part of her larger Kiss series, and I absolutely enjoyed them. I hope she continues with the series, and that more full novels for the series come about. I like a good short story (especially when combined into volumes) but there has been some good storyline set up, and my hopes are up.
Amary Chapman
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Burrowes out did herself in this contemporary romance. I loved the characters, and the descriptions of their surroundings. The characters had depth and their emotions were explained by insights into their lives. I hope this will be a long running series. If I believed I could find a man like Niall or Declan, I would gladly swim to Scotland.
Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-romance
This was really good. Two related novellas in one, both about sisters who find love in the Scottish Highlands with best friends and neighbors who need a shove from the sisters to patch their friendship and put their lives back on track.
cheryl ann crenshaw
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Scotland sounds wonderful.

Must Love Scotland is a very happy read. It was fun to read with the smooth prose and humor. If I could just get over to Scotland and find my own Cromarty man all would be well.

Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Please see individual stories for review.
Sarah Webber
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light and fun. The second one was a little short, though. I wanted more.
Cherime MacFarlane
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two great reads in one book. Either of those gentlemen can be my new book boyfriend. I got sucked in right from the start. Quite enjoyed both stories.
Joni Carlton
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
good heartfelt romances. make me want to take a trip to Scotland and get my own hunk :)
Susan Gorman
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonethele ...more

Other books in the series

Highland Holiday (6 books)
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