The Perfect Bargain
How to Marry a Highlander # 1
How to Marry a Highlander # 1
By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
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
her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Scotland 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?
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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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 http://www.julialondon.com. Follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/julialondon
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