Thursday, July 23, 2020

Review: Under Scottish Stars by Carla Laureano

About the book:
Recently widowed Serena MacDonald Stewart focuses on her children to the exclusion of her career, her art, and her sanity. When her brothers ask her to oversee the family guest house on the Isle of Skye, it’s a chance to dust off her long-ignored business skills and make a new start. But her hopes for a smooth transition are dashed when the hotel manager, Malcolm Blake, turns out to be irritating, condescending . . . and incredibly attractive.

Malcolm Blake gave up everything―his home, his girlfriend, and his career―to return to Skye and raise his late sister’s teenage daughter. With few job opportunities available on the island, he signs on as the manager of the MacDonald family hotel, which he’s soon running successfully without interference from the owners. That is, until Serena shows up, challenging his authority and his conviction that there’s nothing missing from his new life on Skye.

Before long, Serena and Malcolm have to admit the spark between them is more than mere irritation. But as single parents, there’s more on the line than their own hearts. Will their commitment to family be the thing that draws them together or the only thing that could keep them apart?

My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:
I'm so thankful that I didn't have to wait years for this to be published...as I just recently finished books one and two. ;) I loved reading Serena's story and what a story it was! 

There were several surprising things revealed about her relationship with her late husband and I felt bad for some of the things she went through. 

Malcolm was such an amazing character. I felt like he truly cared for Serena and their relationship was so sweet. The ending was amazing and everything I hoped for.

All in all, I loved Under Scottish Stars and recommend this series. I now need to go read other books by this new-to-me author. :)


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