A Highlander Walks into a Bar
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 fello ...more
Isabel (Izzy) Buchanan is such a contradiction in terms. A passionate redhead with totally unruly curly hair, wild imagination and a very practical job of an accountant. Isabel's father s ...more
Contemporary romance. Highland games in the Southern US.
Don’t we all just love a foreign accent? In this story two southern women fall for gentleman from Scotland. Izzy is concerned her mother is being taken advantage of but is still charmed by Alasdair, who has also traveled to the small southern town to check on his Uncle.
I absolutely adored Izzy. No filters. No artifice. A bit naive. She says what she is thinking which led to several laugh out ...more
The formality in her voice was nothing new. When he was four and home from his first day at preschool, his mum hadn’t asked him if he’d made friends or had fun. She’d asked him whether his day had been “satisfactory.”
Being a Southerner made her especially sensitive to jokes about no one wearing shoes or everyone using an outhouse or the lack of teeth. And absolutely no one of her acquaintance had married a cousin.
He’s done well for himself even if he does trail eau de manure. But ...more
Just to be certain, I'm not sure if my reaction and rating to A Highlander Walks Into a Bar is another case of “it’s me, not the book” or something else. The premise of the book seemed like something I’d enjoy. And c’mon! A modern day, slightly aristocratic Scottish highlander in line to be a duke, traveling to Georgia to ensure his estranged Uncle isn’t being taken advantage of by his new style American girlfriend? That seems like something I can get behind.
You know what they say abou ...more
Izzy and Alasdair both lost their fathers at a young age but while Izzy adored her father, Alasdair didn't have the best relationship with his. Now the uncle Alasdair adored but let anger keep him away, has run off to America with a woman he barely knows and Alasdair wants to make sure he's not being taken advantage of.
Izzy has been her mother's companion and pa ...more
Sadly this wasn’t the success I was hoping for and that largely fell on Isabel’s shoulders who, rather than finding fiery and funny as the blurb suggests, I found immature, confrontational, rude and just not my kinda girl.
On a plus side, I adored Gareth—not even the hero, but love me a Scottish silver fox—however even he wasn’t enough to persuade me to persevere any further which is a shame as I’ve loved so many of Trentham’s books in the past.
Copy received courtesy of St. Martin’s P ...more
She’s got too much to do getting ready for their ...more
Surprisingly I actually really liked this book. I say surprisingly because I am not one for anything romance. This book had the perfect amount of romance and wit to make it readable for people like me who can’t stand the mushy genre lol! I’m glad I didn’t judge this book by the cover and give up like I considered doing in the beginning after pulling it off the shelf and seeing the man in the kilt on the front! Haha
Isabel’s mom goes to Scotland and comes home with a Scotsman and not just any Scotsman but a laird…but no one knows he’s got a title. They all think her Scotsman was just the help for the castle and not the owner. The lairds nephew, Alasdair, fears the Buchanan’s are out for his uncle’s money and follows his uncle to Highland, Georgia.
The Buchanan’s are ...more
I adored this story. It had everything that you could possibly want in a story. A little love, a little romance, a little mystery and a lot of laughs. You couldn’t help but laugh at Izzy and her mouth. Yep, she just lets things out … sometimes at the most inopportune times. You couldn’t help but laugh at Alasdair as he became acclimated to Highland, GA. You were d ...more
Firstly, it’s important to understand going into this that it is set in the US not in Scotland, if you’ve read the synopsis, you’ll know this. It is a story of two couple ...more
An older Highlander follows a woman from Scotland to small town Georgia. Highland, Georgia, to be exact. He is then followed by his very hot nephew and the fun begins. I love these hot, handsome Highlanders in Historical Romance. Reading a contemporary romance with Highlander heroes is sooooooo fun! Hot, handsome, intriguing Highlander Alasdair and sweet, steady, pretty Isabel ...more
I've re-read Tally and Nash and Willa and Jackson's stories a ...more
Laura Trentham has penned an amusing and delightful romance with a bit of drama and angst. I loved all four of the main characters, Izzy, Rose, Gareth and Alasdair. This one ...more
I so want to say that I loved this book but alas I just didn’t it has everything I love in a book. A quirky small-town romance, a sexy Scotsman and a fun occasion. I just can’t seem to pinpoint why I didn’t love it.
Isabel Buchanan is a native of Highland, Georgia where the town is Scots mad. It is that time in the year again where the Highland Games takes place and where she has loads of preparations to do. Before all the preparations start, she goes to pick her mother u ...more
With a title like that, how could I say no?
In this book, Isabel picks her mom up at the airport from a trip to Scotland, and she's brought back a souvenir. An over 6 ft tall souvenir. Izzy isn't exactly okay with her mom bringing a man home, but recognizing that it isn't her choice, she grits her teeth and bears it.
The man her mom brought home to Georgia is actually an earl. But since he wanted someone who loves him for just who he is, he let her believe that he's...more
When you travel, don’t you bring home souvenirs? Isabel Buchanan’s mother brought home her own brawny highlander and things are looking pretty cozy for them! When his nephew shows up, in search of his uncle, no one expected to possibly find love in the air a ...more
Could have been a great book liked the premise of it, execution not so much.
Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review.
I loved this story! Both Izzy (Isabel) and Alasdair are devoted to their families, primarily their mothers, and for Alasdair, his uncle as well, since he's his Uncle Gareth's heir. Izzy is gobsmacked to realize her mother has come home from a visit to Scotland with a beau. A Scottish beau who is going to be staying with then during their annual festival celebrating all things Scottish and injecting life and money into Highland. Little does Izzy or Alasdair expe ...more
Laura Trentham came on my radar because of her Cottonbloom series which I really enjoyed. A Highlander Walks Into a Bar is the start of her new series, with Scottish heroes (I assume all of them will be).
Our heroine Isabel has dedicated her life ever since her dad died, trying to hold on to her dad's dreams and the yearly festival they put up, important for their town's economy. She also buried her dreams of travel. However, when her mother comes back with an older Scottish companion a ...more
While this story isn't necessarily a compelling, heart-breaking or super sexy one, it was one that I'm glad to have picked up and would easily read again. I love a good, ...more
When I start a new series by a well-loved author I go into it both elated and scared to death. I also have a little sadness thrown in too.
I don't know about you but I hate leaving my friends behind to start a new series. On the other hand, I love the excitement of finding a new town to fall in love with. I wonder if any other genre deals with the same emotions and romance readers do.
So right off the, I wasn't' sur ...more
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