Welcome to Kinloch, and the hottest winter Scotland’s ever seen.
Zoe’s always played it safe, just as her parents wanted. But when her great-uncle dies and leaves her a ramshackle cabin in the Scottish Highlands, she decides it’s time to change her life.
Upping sticks seems like a good idea in her cosy London flat, but the reality is very different. There’s no electricity or running water, the roof leaks and there’s no front door. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s moved up in the depths of winter and her scorching hot neighbour wants her out.
Rory’s got a fifty thousand tonne problem. If he can’t make Kinloch castle profitable, he’s out of a job. He needs a clear head, but there’s someone living in the cabin he saw as his own and she’s turned his world upside down.
Rory needs Zoe out of Scotland, and out of his life. The trouble is, she has no intention of leaving.
Let the games begin…
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Evie Alexander is the author of sexy romantic comedies with a very British sense of humour. She takes a method approach to her work, believing her capacity to repeatedly fail at life and love is what has given her such a rich supply of material for her writing.
Her interests include reading, eating, saving the world, and fantasising about people who only exist between the pages of her books. She lives in the West country with her family.
Highland Games is the first novel in the new Kinloch series. The story centers on Zoe who inherits a cabin in the Scottish Highlands from her great-uncle. She picks up from her life in London to try out something new in quieter Scotland. While I would not hesitate to move to Scotland, I am not sure how set I would be to stay in Zoe’s cabin complete with no indoor plumbing and roof issues. Nearby in Kinloch Castle lives Scotsman, Rory, who is trying to figure out ways to make money for his estate. The two characters do not fully see eye to eye, but begin to spend time together where they realize the attraction they share.
There is a fun competitive/rival vibe from the characters as Rory wants Zoe out of the cabin that he has claimed and she is determined to stay there. He tries his best to come up with various plans to get rid of Zoe that tend to not go well. On top of his rivalry with Zoe, there are many secrets that Rory is working through as he goes through his own journey. Rory and Zoe are a very fun and witty pair and I love the banter between them. The story is an entertaining enemy to lovers’ story.
The two characters are a fun grump and sunshine pair. Both are opinionated and stubborn, which makes them a very fun pair to center a story around. Both characters are very likable and the story moves at a decent pace. It was easy to read this in a single sitting and I hope the rest of the series is full of the same fun. There are some fun twists and turns in this romantic story in a very lovely setting. Overall, the story is a very captivating and fun read. I cannot wait to read more of the series once it is available!
**I give a special thank you to Rachel @rararesources,, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to participate with this enjoyable novel. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**
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