Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Highlander Walks into a Bar
Author: Laura Trentham
Series: Highland, Georgia #1
Hero/Heroine: Alasdair and Izzy
Genre: M/F Contemporary
Length: 311 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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?
It’s been a while since I’ve read a M/F story that wasn’t in a series I’ve been following for years already so when I saw this one, I was very intrigued because I love books with Scottish characters. And I was not disappointed with this one. I loved that Izzy was a mix of sassy and clumsy and how she tried so hard not to like Alasdair or his uncle. I also really loved how charming Alasdair was and how he couldn’t help but find Izzy endearing.
I really, really loved this one but it was a little too predictable, which I won’t lie I did enjoy, but I wanted things to be a little more unique with these two. Also, just as a side note and maybe I’m not getting it? But Alasdair walks into a coffee shop, not a bar? So not really sure why the title is labeled as it is or maybe I missed something?
All in all, I really enjoyed this story and these characters. I loved that Izzy was so hellbent on not wanting to like Alasdair but neither Alasdair or Izzy could help but fall for the others’ charms and I enjoyed seeing the two work together toward the Highland Games. I also really loved the ending and can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*