Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing.…
Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress’s bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn’t seen since she was a child. She’s hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career—if her heart doesn’t get in the way.
Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he’ll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing—even if she is a journalist.
Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn’t known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?
I’ll be honest — I picked up this audiobook for the sole reason that the narrator would have a Scottish accent. I knew nothing about the author, the book, or the series.
It started right in with physical attraction/lust between Cait and Graham. That made me think it was going to turn into a bodice ripper with no real depth. Then it jumped right into tragedy, and I realized this wasn’t just a book about sex (though there is quite a bit of lusting after each other and a couple of bedroom scenes).
My emotions were all over the place with this book — frustration, anger, joy, and directed at several of the characters. But Griffin did a good job of introducing the characters before jumping onto the emotional roller coaster, so I knew who to root for and why I wanted them to succeed. I also realized (once again) that I am not a naturally forgiving or patient person, because I wouldn’t have put up with half the stuff Cait endured. It fit her character, though, so I kept reading.
This is truly one of those books that will make you laugh and cry and swoon. It reminded me a bit of a Nicholas Sparks book, but with a lot more heat and romance. (And it absolutely makes me want to visit Scotland!).
R-rated for language and sex. Get your copy here!