Scotland or Bust by Kira Archer
Published by Entangled: Indulgence
Publication Date: June 11, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After dumping her boyfriend, Nicole Franklin impulsively jumps on a plane and heads to Europe. Sure, money and a job would have been nice to line up first. Even a visa, for that matter. So now she has to play tour guide at an Outlander experience for the most obnoxious man on the planet. Until she stumbles into the wrong bed in the middle of the night and wakes up in Harrison’s arms. Now his family thinks they’re engaged, and the entire village is betting on how long before she’ll be running for the hills.
Harrison Troy has a reputation in the town for burning through assistants. And the bubbly new one he’s just hired is likely no different. But his family quickly has them “engaged.” He should be upset, but she’s the perfect buffer for his interfering family. She says she doesn’t need another man in her life--even if he comes with a castle--and that’s fine with him. So why can’t he stop thinking about the woman who is charming everyone in the town, and maybe even him?
After dumping her boyfriend and quitting her accounting job, Nicole decides to finally take the trip to Europe her boyfriend had promise her – by herself. She buys a first-class one-way ticket to England and decides that she’s going to get a job and be an independent woman. She is seatmates with Harrison Troy, a stuffed shirt that’s incredibly hot. Nicole’s a talker and Harrison just wants to be left alone but Nic won’t let him be. She even makes out with him upon lift off because she can see how anxiety ridden he is.
When the finally land Harrison finds out his assistant has quit and as he knows that Nicole has no job or place to stay, he offers her the position. She takes the job and they head to his family’s ancestral home. The home will be the first stop in the Outlander “experience” that Harrison has created in order to try to save his family’s dying travel business. He’s a billionaire and really wants nothing to do with anything related to “the book and show that must not be named” but he loves his quirky family (despite not wanting to spend all that much time with them).
Because of a bedroom snafu Harrison’s family thinks that Nicole and Harrison are engaged which puts a bit of a strain on things. Nicole’s a wonderful assistant but Harrison can’t seem to keep his hands off her.
I liked most of the characters in the story – the people of the village in the pub were funny, the friends who came to visit Harrison were great, the quirky/crazy family was even charming. I liked Harrison although I thought he was a bit too stuffy, even near the end of the book (although he did loosen up some). Nicole was cute at times but other times she made me nuts. She just bought a one-way ticket but didn’t have anywhere to stay, hardly any money and just thought she’d get an under the table job and work her way around. I guess there are people in the world who would do that, but Nicole didn’t seem the type at all.
The romance itself felt rushed. It seemed as if Harrison and Nicole were just starting to explore their attraction and then boom! they were supposedly madly in love. What? I liked the part where Harrison was professing his love, it was very sweet, but where the heck did it come from? The build-up of the relationship needed a lot more to it then what it was in order for me to believe these two were going to live happily ever after.
There were definitely parts that ha me rolling my eyes but overall I thought it was a cute book.
Rating: 3 out of 5