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Summary

In this steamy tale by USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, an American searching for her purpose escapes to a Scottish town but finds more questions than answers when she meets a brooding yet handsome handyman.

Freshly fired from her third job in a row, Bonnie St. James has lost her way. So when she and her best friend stumble upon a “help wanted” post to run a coffee shop in the Scottish Highlands, they apply on a whim. Who knows? Maybe traveling to a new place is just what she needs to figure out her next move. 

When the friends arrive in the tiny idyllic town of Corsekelly, they instantly fall for the gorgeous Highland landscape and friendly townspeople. But Bonnie finds a less-than-warm welcome in Rowan MacGregor, the rugged local handyman. Busy wrestling his own demons, Rowan’s in no mood to deal with the quirky American - even if she is a bonny lass.

As Bonnie and Rowan’s paths inevitably cross, insults - and sparks - fly. Can the pair build on their similarities to help each other find purpose and direction...and maybe romance too? Or will their passionate tempers fling them apart?

©2021 by Meghan Quinn. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Delightful Story

I've laughed out loud and cried with equal measure, You can't help but fall in love with the characters in this book,
highly recommend it

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I’m normally a huge fan of Meghan Quinn audios, sadly this didn’t quite hit the mark for me. The written story was probably really great, I loved the synopsis. The story was fun and flirty, I did however struggle with the narration, I wasn’t a fan of either narrator for this story. Great voices just very badly cast (in my opinion).



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Absolutely hideous narration

Can’t get through it. It’s plain irritating. Why give the lesbian character a voice like a pubescent teenage boy. Awful.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 25-08-21

So Glad I Stuck With It

I've got to be honest. I almost quit listening to this one early on. The female lead started out being WAY too quirky and over the top for me, and the narrator gave her such an annoying voice I thought I wouldn't be able to make it through many chapters. I was thinking I had wasted money paying extra for the audiobook...

But one of my favorite things about a well written book is watching the characters grow. I don't want to say much, but I will say that all the characters, especially the obnoxious Bonnie, showed wonderful growth (including getting rid of the loathsome voice). These characters start out as ridiculously immature, led by their emotions, hormones, and circumstances. But all of them learn from their mistakes and become truly wonderful in their own ways.

The heart in this tale takes a little while to find: it's buried under incessant bickering and name calling for a bit. But you've just gotta' love the way the Scottish Highlanders insult people. Yikes! If you're like me and love hearing a Scottish brogue (think Sean Connery), definitely go for the audiobook. The narrators have several lovely versions of that brogue, including one at the car rental place that's just awesome.

While I started out regretting my decision to purchase this book, I've got to say the writer won me over completely. By the time this story was finished I was completely in love with these characters and the town they lived in. I want to go back, so I'm hoping the super sexy kilt wearing professional trainer twins get their own book as well.

BTW, this should be considered an 18+ read. The love scenes are detailed, and adult language runs throughout. If these aren't an issue for you, then pick up this book and enjoy!

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  • Toni G
  • 03-09-21

You Couldn't Find a Single Scot?

Ock? Seriously? That's how you pronounce och? The female narrator doesn't do a bad job of the Scottish accent, but the male narrator really grated. He's a very good reader, but please don't let him do a Scottish accent again! You honestly couldn't find one single Scot who could do this for you? I had to give up listening, and switch to reading just to get through it.

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  • Frances
  • 27-08-21

Oh my…..my…..my!!

Another great book from Meghan Quinn!! This book had it all……. I laughed and cried and swooned! Love that these two best friends find an add to run a coffee house in a country far away! So many funny moments that make you laugh out loud!! I loved that there was a grumpy Scott!! The way things start off isn’t great between the two main characters, it’s basically enemies to lovers but it’s so worth the journey!! The accents in this book are amazing! Both new narrators to me. I so enjoyed it and am sad the book is over!! Totally recommend!!!

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  • BradTL3
  • 27-08-21

Great story

This book has the perfect mix of all the elements we love in an exceptional romance. You'll fall head over toes for Bonnie and Rowan as they become the best versions of themselves on their road to forever, and their story is one you won’t soon forget. The scenes are strikingly sharp with abundant details and descriptions creating a colorful backdrop that makes the storyline pop. Paula Nederhorst & Antony Ferguson do a wonderful job portraying & bringing the characters to life.

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  • 18-09-21

The male narrator is unbearable

The story is good and the female narrator does a good job. The male narrator on the other hand is awful. He sounds far too old for this character and his female voice made the main character sound childish.

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  • Itinerantknittr
  • 17-10-21

Terrific story!

I'm not crying. You're crying. This started out a little slow and slightly annoying, but I think that had more to do with the narration than the story itself. For the first few chapters, the female lead was read like a petulant little child by the female narrator and the male narrator read any female roles like they were all fairy godmothers or something. You have to get past the annoyance - and the British pronunciations used by American characters.

After that... it's golden because the story was fantastic and while it's a terrific romance, it also touched on some really emotional events - such as the true reason Rowan's parents went on hollibags. It's a wonderful story with the happy ending all romances have filled with fun characters.

I've already picked up a couple other audio books by this author, but secretly hope we'll return to Scotland for a book about the twins!

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  • Tabrasue
  • 14-10-21

Good story, but annoying MC

Bonnie is so pushy and self-absorbed that I came close to giving up on the book. I am still not sure she deserves the happy ending, but the other characters did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-21

will not disappoint

It was hard in the beginning not to be frustrated over Bonnie in the beginning and almost didn't continue to read but thankfully I did continue. great characters that grow and learn and become enduring. There is a twist and turn and heartache and fun. I honestly laughed out loud, and cried. Enjoyed the narrators also. looking forward to the next book by this author

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  • Lyn
  • 11-10-21

Love story with lots of humour along the way

Really loved the characters and thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Have laughed out loud on quite a few occasions and discussed some of the funny parts in the book to friends.
Will definitely read more Meghan Quinn novels.

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  • runningbare1234
  • 10-10-21

It was ok

It’s a story about two besties in a rut. On a whim they flew to Scotland for six months to run a coffee shop. They both fall in love. It was sweet but not enough drama or grit.