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A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham
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DNF at 27%.

Isabel Buchanan and her mother run an annual Highland Games event in their town of Highland Georgia to help maintain their huge mansion, but this year her mother has returned from a holiday in Scotland with a Scottish guy in tow. Now her mother is besotted with her real-life highlander and neglecting the games leaving Isabel to organise everything herself.

Izzy's mother Rosie's boyfriend Gareth isn't who he seems, what seemed like a harmless deception in Scotland, pretending to be a gardener rather than the wealthy laird of the estate has become a concern now that he has followed Rosie to the US. Gareth's sister-in-law is concerned that Rosie is a gold-digger and has despatched her son Alasdair Blackmoor to extract his uncle from Georgia with all possible haste.

Alasdair is an Acquisitions and Development Risk Manager (nope, not a scooby), he's highly paid but his boss is an ass and he works ridiculous hours, he can't afford to babysit his uncle but when his mother gets a bee in his bonnet he has no option but to do as she commands. But when he gets to Highland he finds Izzy utterly charming in a wacky, ditzy way. But as he digs into Highland's finances he can't help but wonder if his mother's concerns are justified.

27% into this book and we don't seem to be getting anywhere. Alasdair lives and works in New York yet he and Izzy have the Scottish/American language confusion conversation. It just feels like groundhog day and I'm not seeing the humour - sorry maybe I'm having a sense of humour failure.

Overall, I must be honest I'm not a fan of any romance with kilts or a Scottish accent, I made an exception when requesting this ARC because it was set in Georgia but it plays to all the old Scottish stereotypes and I just wasn't feeling it.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

June 3, 2019 – Started Reading
June 3, 2019 – Shelved
June 3, 2019 –
14.0% "Secret millionaire Scottish laird in Scotland themed US village - kitsch doesn't even begin to describe it"
July 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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