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A Highlander Walks into a Bar

A Highland, Georgia Novel

by Laura Trentham

The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland come to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same…

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 fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…

Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

*slight spoilers ahead*

I usually don’t enjoy romances with little white lies but Trentham manages to do it with minimal drama and without making anyone feel like they were wronged. We understand why Alasdair and Gareth do the things they do … although I do have to say that I shook my head at Alasdair a few times. Typical guy thinking he knows best 🙂 There’s also a bit of insta-love involved, and not just with Izzy’s mom bringing a guy home from her holiday. Our main couple does spend a lot of time together, though, and you get the feeling that they really have a connection & understanding. (I just wish, with all of the talk of Scotland, that we’d gotten a little more of their time there than what was in the epilogue.)

By this point, Trentham is an absolute pro at the small town romance – delivering quirky characters, a boat load of humor, and a town full of eccentricities. Check out her other series if you haven’t already – fabulous reads all around. Plus now she’s giving us guys in kilts and all I can say is you rock, Trentham! Keep ’em coming ’cause I’m SO ready for Iain and Anna’s story. And I really hope that there’s something in the works for Holt … a fiery Scottish lass to offset his All-American Boyness would just make my day *hint, hint*