My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Alexia Praks in exchange for an honest review.
‘Highland Kiss’ is a new adult contemporary romance with a Scottish, alpha male hero and a sassy, virgin heroine.
It will be New Zealander Ruby Williams-Chan’s first time abroad and overseas, as well as away from her family and home, and she is going on a vacation across Europe, finally! Her first stop is Edinburgh, Scotland and she is ready to visit all its historic wonders whilst residing in Brian’s mansion. After crossing paths with him back home, the two intend to travel together to see what comes of their attraction and Brian is intent on making Ruby his girlfriend. But things don’t turn out the way she plans. Billionaire Alec Hasting’s sister, Susan, is trying to restart a broken relationship with her ex-fiancé but after finding out he is to bring a woman from overseas home, she fears that her future with the man she loves is not to happen. Unperturbed, Susan plans a kidnapping; who better to do it than her own brother. Yet after arriving at the manor where Alec has secreted away Ruby, the two grow closer and are falling in love despite the circumstances that brought them together. Yet Alec is not who he seems; he was once her dearly beloved, childhood friend, ‘Alee’. Yet due to unintentional interference from Susan and ex-fiance, Brian, misunderstandings and doubts start to arise between Ruby and Alec, threatening their budding relationship.
The setting was lovely due to its location in a large manor surrounded by expansive ground in England and added its own appeal to the novel. It created a sense of tranquillity in the otherwise turbulent events of the story which I really liked.
The characters were dynamic, full of chemistry and passion. The story itself was captivating, warm and fun.
There were a few flaws to the novel such as the off-kilter grammar, some typos and spelling mistakes. The story was also really cliché, but I personally liked that.
It was a fun continuation of the series and the second story of the group of four friends which the series will capture.
Congratulations to Alexia Praks on yet another published book!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!