Friday, July 24, 2015

THE PERFECT BARGAIN by Julia London Stop By & Read an Excerpt Of A Fun Story!

The Perfect Bargain
How to Marry a Highlander # 1
By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
Releasing June 30, 2015
Entangled: Lovestruck

Inside The Book:
American lass seeks brawny Scot...
     As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield's friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she's waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to “break her heart” before her friends arrive…
     In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there's an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend...and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What's the worst that could happen?

My Review:

If you love romance set in the highlands of Scotland and could use a good laugh, then this story is for you. Sloane is a wealthy American in Scotland, her best friends back home keep trying to set her up so she tells them she has found someone on her own. Her friends decide to visit so she needs a boyfriend ASAP. So she decides to hire the surly barkeep at the pub that she's been using the free wi-fi at and the fun begins.
     Galen is hard working man trying to save his family's pub. He and Sloane have been sniping at each other for weeks and he can't believe it when she comes up with the crazy scheme to hire him to be her pretend boyfriend. Unfortunately, he does need some money to update the pub and has to take that into consideration.
     I loved how the two frenemies changed over the life of the story. Galen is bull headed and a bit old-fashioned especially when Sloane gives him advice about updating the pub. Sloane soon becomes important to him and she's tougher than he thought. Sloane did some growing and changing, too. At first she's a bit uptight while she reflects on her life after being dumped by her boyfriend and dealing with a father that doesn't really see her. During their fake courtship, she flourishes and charms the locals including Galen's mum. The more time they spend together, the more they realize they just might have something going, if they care to take the chance.
     I've never read a book by Julia London, but I now have a new favorite author. I loved the tension and the banter between Sloane and Galen, a couple who have nothing in common and this story had me laughing a lot. Do yourself a favor and try this book out!

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“I happen to be quite good at sizing people up, and you, lass, are spoiled. Donna take it personally—it’s an American thing,” he said casually, as if that were a foregone conclusion.
Now Sloane was indignant.“Watch yourself, Braveheart,” she said, poking him in the arm. “And anyway, how is that even remotely an American thing?”
“It’s the way Americans view the rest of the world,” he said. “Americans think the Loch Ness monster exists, and that we all live in the Highlands in a Braveheart movie. Or, you all read Trainspotting in school and think we’re all on drugs. You think Scots believe in unicorns and our national pastime is the caber toss, and our calendars are manly men in kilts holding kittens.”
“Is there really a calendar like that?” she asked, perking up. If there was, she’d be picking one up before she headed back to the States.
All she got in response to that was an I-told-you-so look.
Author Info:
Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and the The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several acclaimed contemporary romances, including The Cedar Springs series, and the recent Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming. Julia has added a short contemporary series to her titles as well, including The Perfect Bargain, writing under the name Jessa McAdams.
Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit Follow her on Facebook at

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  1. So happy you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting!

  2. I liked this one too. It was very funny in parts. Good story!