An adorable fake relationship story!
The Perfect Bargain
How to Marry a Highlander # 1
By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
Releasing June 30, 2015
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?
A cute story with some very funny moments, the first book in the How to Marry a Highlander series is a quick-to-read novel with a real “rom-com” movie feel, perfect for a lazy summer day in the hammock.
Though it isn’t without its dubious moments (going all the way to Scotland to get away from her annoying but loving matchmaking friends? A tad bit excessive), overall I enjoyed this book. I liked Sloane and Galen together and love the fake relationship troupe–so, throw in a Scot in a kilt and a handful of humorous scenes and I’ll be reasonably content.
The Perfect Bargain took the better part of an afternoon to read, and it was an enjoyable way to pass the time. I’ll definitely be looking for more from this series when I’m looking for a light and easy contemporary romance read.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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