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SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS
Where men are men and women are glad of it!

ISHABEL STUART is at the crossroads of her life.
Her wealthy industrialist father has died unexpectedly, leaving her a half-share in a ruined whisky distillery and the task of scattering his ashes on a Munro. After discovering her fiancé playing away from home, she cancels their lavish Christmas wedding at St
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Kindle Edition, 484 pages
Published July 6th 2015 by New Romantics Press
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Kerry Black
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS by LIZZIE LAMB

Lizzie Lamb is a dangerous woman, her books will cause you to starve your family, make you leave your washing to get soaked on the line and your dogs go unwalked!
In a book which combines romance, mystery, true passion and plenty broad Scots humour, Ishabel our heroine runs away from her perfect if pressurised life to the remote Scottish island of her childhood. Will she settle for her errant fiancee, or will the handsome kilted American hunk Brodie, swoop her u
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Shani Struthers
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another Lizzie Lamb winner! Having loved her two other books, I was excited to hear about the new addition and couldn't wait to get stuck in. I was also glad to see it was set in Scotland (as was Lizzie's first book) - it's a favourite location of mine. Well... it lived up to the hype! It was thoroughly enjoyably from the first page to the last. Starting off with our heroine, Issy, racing to her former home - the island of Eilean na Sgairbh (or Cormorant Island) with her father's ashes in tow an ...more
Rae
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the outset we know we're in for a fast-paced ride as Ishabel Stuart dashes home to Eilean na Sgairgh (Cormorant Island), the setting for Lizzie Lamb's wonderful third novel. So why 'wonderful'? In Scotch on the Rocks we meet a cast of fully rounded, interesting characters whom it's easy to like and care about. From determined, hurt Ishabel (Issy) to the mysterious romantic hero, Brodie, we are swept along with sparkling dialogue and an intriguing storyline, all set against the stunning scen ...more
Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-romance
This was really good. A long piece, but beautifully told, with actually 2 romances instead of one. Love the Gaelic and the images of Scotland...
Elizabeth Lloyd
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the first few lines of Scotch on the Rocks we know exactly the kind of character we are meeting in heroine Ishabel Stuart. Brave and intelligent, her single minded determination could achieve anything but she may well antagonise anyone who crosses her path. Returning to her home island in the Scottish Highlands she is seeking peace and a new life after the break down of her engagement.

But first she must arrange her father’s funeral and she is not best pleased to find her Aunt Esme’s B and B
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Rosie Amber
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scotch on the Rocks is a wonderful romance set on a small Scottish island. Pull up a chair by a cosy fire and dive into this tale of love lost and found.

It opens with a daring dash across a tidal causeway by Ishabel Stuart to the island of Eilean na Sgairbh or Cormorant Isand. With her father strapped safely in the back seat she has just minutes to make it before the sea engulfs the only access to the island for another few hours.

Gunning the engine and with the water lapping at the wheels Issy i
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Deborah
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, scotland
Ishabel Stuart was born on Cormorant Island, off the coast of Scotland. When her city life goes into meltdown she returns to her roots, coming home to the property now owned by her aunt, Esmee. Unfortunately for her, Esmee is just heading in the opposite direction to join one of the protest camps that have been her lifelong passion, leaving Ishabel in charge of the sole remaining occupant of the guest house – Brodie, a ridiculously good-looking, wealthy American hunk. Let personality clashes com ...more
Cathy
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie Lamb has already demonstrated that she is an expert in writing romantic fiction. She creates believable main characters who fall in once-in-a-lifetime love; she devises imaginative and unusual conflicts and tensions that threaten to keep the lovers apart; she develops a rich cast of supporting players who help and hinder the resolution to the lovers' problems; and she describes fascinating and beautiful settings in which their story unfolds.
Miss Lamb has done all this again in Scotch on t
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Adrienne
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Highly Recommended!

I loved this book so much I had to force myself to put it down or Christmas might not have happened!

Whisked away to a beautiful and beguiling Scottish Isle, where our heroine Issy has fled her love-rat fiancé to carry out her father's last wishes, we are treated to a cast of intriguing and delightful characters whose lives and loves form the backdrop to this fascinating tale. When Issy's 'placard carrying' Aunt Esme disappears to fight yet another cause, she is forced to resi
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Anne Harvey
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another cracking romantic comedy from the pen of the very talented Lizzie Lamb. When Issy catches her so-called fiance with his pants down, she flees to a remote Scottish island where she knows she will find sanctuary. What she is not prepared for is the immediate physical impact the American visitor, Brodie, has on her and the island. What on earth is doing on this remote Scottish island? And exactly what is his interest in the family's distillery, now in ruins? As with all Ms Lamb's books, the ...more
Margaret Kaine
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I’ve read and enjoyed Lizzie Lamb’s previous two novels and this third one was equally enjoyable. It is so refreshing to be able to read a sexy novel that is full of humour. Pershing the parrot is a delight. The author obviously has a great affection for all things Scottish and the island’s scenery and character are vividly described. Add to that a feisty heroine and a gorgeous hero in Issy and Brodie, plus a motley of quirky characters and an absorbing plot and it just has to be a recipe for su
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June Kearns
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've just finished reading Scotch on the Rocks, and for me, it's Lizzie Lamb's best so far.
I just loved it - the style and pace, that fabulous Scottish setting, the humour, the history, (that '60s Ban-the Bomb era!)
At the end, I found myself wanting to move to that place, live with those people!
A really great read.
John
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A surprisingly enjoyable read. Lizzie Lamb obviously has a great love for the Scottish islands and writes this love story with fluency and conviction.

I enjoyed it, and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I might.
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Mary B
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Issy goes back to her roots after finding her fiance in a compromising position, all she wants to do is lick her wounds. She has no idea what is in store ...
I really enjoyed this and didn't want it to end ... well done Lizzie - get the next one rolling!!
Elin Eriksen
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic
A funny, light-hearted romance in the Scottish highlands. The build up of sexual tension was brilliantly done but the generous amount of reflections was a bit too much to my personal taste and made it slow paced.

Ishabel had hit rock bottom with the passing of her father and the following betrayal of her fiancé. Returning to her roots and the aunt that had raised her. The visiting Amarican was not on her agenda.
Reinventing her life on the remote island, old secrets surfaced in a life-altering w
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Kay Cardona
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A relaxing read. Great background. Best of all a happy ending.
Jessie Stevens
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.” – Janet Evanovitch

Life had too much peanut butter in it. I needed a birthday cake of a romance novel and, thankfully, Scotch on the Rocks was on the menu.

Why a birthday cake of a romance novel?

Well… because like birthday cake, you aren’t expecting nutrition fro
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Joanna Lambert
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading Scotch on the Rocks and was introduced to Brodie, I thought six foot three – yes; green eyes – yes; auburn hair….aah. You see I’ve never been a great fan of men with any red in their hair. My favourite heroes are dark, brown or blond but never flame haired. However…I have to say as I continued to read, I became quite smitten with Brodie McIntosh. In fact by the end of the book this hot American marine biologist had got right under my skin!
Scotch on the Rocks is a sto
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Cathy Ryan
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ishabel (Issy) Stuart is introduced in dramatic style with a race along the causeway to Eilean na Sgairbh, against the incoming tide and an impending thunderstorm. She’s on her way home to her aunt Esme and the house she grew up in, now a B&B, along with a wounded heart and her father’s ashes. She needs the serenity of Cormorant Island, her aunt and a heart to heart chat. But Esme has guests, a motley crew of elderly activists, and was due to leave with them the following day, on a campaign ...more
Nikki Bywater
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When your fiancé is found in a compromising position, just as you are dealt with the death of your father, there is only one thing to do, head home and back to the place you belong, and this is exactly what Ishabel Stuart does. Returning and escaping to the scenic, scottish highlands and the small island of Eilean na Sgairbh and back into the safety of her family home, a guest house run by her aunt. Issy is ready to stand on her own two feet and leave love behind and make something of her life a ...more
Isabella
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was looking forward to reading Lizzie Lamb’s third novel and had it on pre-order as soon as it was available.
So very well done!
From the word go, the reader is sitting in the front rows watching the scenes taking place on the island of Eilean na Sgairbh as if it were a stage. That’s probably one of the traits that are typical of her style, and as with her previous novels, you can easily imagine a film version of the story.
A sort of comedy of errors, with a few peculiar characters giving a comic
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Michelle Connor
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this latest serving from Lizzie Lamb. Scotch on the Rocks was an amazing Scottish read. The characters were well constructed and totally engaging with their Gaelic language and witty banter. I am fortunate enough to live in Scotland and knew many of the places described within the novel. There were so many twists and turns, that it quickly became a page turner of excitement.
I felt that I had been transported to one of the many Scottish Islands around the rugged coastline and
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Sarah Houldcroft
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just love Lizzie Lamb's books and this new one is another great read. Set in the Highlands of Scotland I really felt as if I was there on Cormorant Island with all her colourful and sometimes unusual characters. Pershing the parrot was hilarious and almost eclipsed the main characters, Issy the heroine and not to forget the hot American hero Brodie. This book has everything; emotion, fun, humour and of course romance with a bit of sex on the side!

If you haven't read any of Lizzie Lamb's books
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Mary
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Humour,strong characters, great plot and a beautifully described setting - you get all this and more in Lizzie Lamb's third novel, Scotch On The Rocks.I loved Esme , the one-time peacenik , Issy her niece and the handsome Brodie but for me Pershing was the one I really fell in love with and will remember for a long time. Read it and see why
Michele Clack
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A delightful and satisfying book. Fun lighthearted and difficult to put down. This would be a great book to take on holiday. Especially if you are going to Scotland.
Denise Bonham
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lovely book in a gorgeous setting.
Absolutely fabulous characters especially Brodie.
Emma Holt
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of lizzie's I have read, and I love her style of writing. Definitely a firm favourite ☺
Nicole
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Cute, but not riveting. I mean, it is what it is. But, I've read more amusing books by this author.
Francesca
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Romance, mistery , some history and ,of course , a happy ending.
Sharon Lance
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Och aye!

If you love romance, drama, history teamed with all things Scottish then you will not be disappointed with this story. Once again, Lizzie has done herself proud and told a story that will have you chuckling at the Scottish wit of human and parrot then wiping away a tear or two. I bloody love that parrot! Pershing/Jasper - you rock! I know that the authors parrot has sinced flown over the Rainbow Bridge but he will never be forgotten. RIP Jasper. Reading this has made me want, even more t
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After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. Although much of her time is taken promoting her novels she published Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best ...more