Review of A Highlander in a Pickup Truck

Sexy fun with a Scot in the South? ✔✔✔

A Highlander in a Pickup

A Highland, Georgia Novel

Laura Trentham

February 25, 2020

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Blurb: When a gorgeous new man—in a kilt—comes to town, life in Highland, Georgia will never be the same…

Iain Connors is the poster boy for the strong and silent type. Growing up a loner at Cairndow Castle in Scotland with only the cliffs and moors for company, it’s understood Iain will assume the mantle of Cairndow groundskeeper when his father is ready to relinquish it. But his stint in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces has opened up a whole new world—and now, rather than settle down, he accepts an invitation to travel to the States to take charge of the Highland Games. After all, he’s led men into battle, how hard can planning a party be?

Anna Maitland is ready to step up for her best friend Isabel Blackmoor, who can’t run the Games in their hometown this year. Surely Anna, a dance instructor with boundless energy, spirit, and charm, is up for the challenge? What she doesn’t anticipate is a man in a kilt who turns up claiming he’s the one in charge. What’s worse about this Iain? He’s so infuriatingly handsome that she can’t help but fantasize about him whispering sweet-nothings in her ear in his rumbly, sexy brogue. . .

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While I enjoyed the first novel in Highland, Georgia series, A Highlander Walks into a Bar, I loved A Highlander in a Pickup and the reason is because of the matching of spunky dance instructor, Anna, and the taciturn, brick-house of a Scot, Iain.

You know how when you read a romance with an unlikely pairing and they stay unlikely even to the end and you’re so filled with incredulity as to how they got together and why they think they might stay together? A Highlander in a Pickup is by no means that. From their initial meeting, Anna and Iain are combustible, but they’re also sweet because they both have hearts of gold beneath prickly exteriors.

Tretham does such a wonderful job of showing them falling in love, their insecurities, and making the reader wonder how this is all going to come about since there’s a time limit to Iain being in Highland. It’s a romance. You know how it’s supposed to end. I liked the fact that I didn’t know exactly what would happen to make that happily-ever-after come about even as I neared the end.

A Highlander in a Pickup sparkles with good-hearted humor and an obvious love of the characters that will have you falling in love with them too. I am so looking forward to the next installment…and then hoping there’s another one after that.

Are you looking for some romantic fun with Scots and Southerners in a small Georgia town (bet you didn’t even know you could be looking for that! ha), you’ve got to read this series!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



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