Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Review! - Christmas with the Laird by Scarlet Wilson

The bit on the back…

It's official - for Juliette Connolly Christmas is a bust and she's definitely not in the spirit of Christmas. She's been dumped by her boyfriend and replaced by a younger model. Then a clause in her contract means she and a mysterious colleague have to work over Christmas. But there's much more to Andrew Campbell than meets the eye. Especially when it turns out he's the Scottish Laird of the haunted house they're filming in.

And it seems like there's magic in the air in the remote snow-filled setting. The local village contains a cast of Christmas characters and even though the boiler in the drafty house is broken the temperature is definitely rising.

Maybe Andrew and Juliette are about to be sprinkled with a little Christmas fairy dust?

Firstly thank you to Tule publishing for approving me for a copy of this via NetGalley. This is the third book in the Christmas Around The World series and if you’ve seen my review of Christmas in Venice you’ll know that the stories are tied to a blog called Bramble House. This is the 2nd one I’ve read so I’m reading completely out of order which so far has been fine but I’m looking forward to finding out the connection the blog!

This story is all about Juliette Connolly and her colleague Andrew who find themselves spending their Christmas in Scotland.

The story starts at the end of work Christmas drinks where the two characters discover they will have to work over the festive period that neither of them were particularly looking forward to. I loved that the story was set mainly in Scotland with a Scottish guy in the leading role. It had a distinct Monarch of the Glen feel about it and I loved the walk down memory lane to the Alastair/Lexie relationship.

The story is mainly focused around reshooting a TV episode about haunted houses and they choose to reshoot in Andrew’s family home. I found this a little unrealistic but only because I don’t have any reason to believe in ghosts so the haunted aspect passed me by a little bit. I did however love how the chemistry started to build from the train journey to the first kiss between the characters. It always seemed to be simmering underneath the surface and there were lots of emotions flying around the place heightened at the time of year!

I’ve really enjoyed this series of books and love that each of them is set in a different location including just down the road from where I live! 

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