Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Multicultural
Length: 312 pages
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Englishman Lake Benson loaned his life savings to his dippy sister so that she could buy a shop. It was a big mistake. His sister has been steadily flushing his money down the drain – and now he wants it back. Years in the special forces taught Lake that if you want a job done, do it yourself. So he steps in to make the shop profitable, sell it and get his money back. The only problem is, the business is an underwear shop. And all Lake knows about underwear can be summed up in how fast he can unsnap a bra. To make matters worse, the tiny highland town already has a lingerie shop. A successful one, run by an ex-lingerie model. A very gorgeous ex-lingerie model, who’s distracting him from his mission more than he’d like to admit. If Lake wants to get his savings back, and get out of Scotland, he only has one option – wipe out the competition.
Kirsty Campbell has spent years rebuilding her life after she woke up in hospital in Spain to find her body scarred, and her ex-fiance had run off with all her money. The last thing she needs is a cocky, English soldier-boy trying to ruin all she has left. Her home town is only too happy to help her fight the latest English invasion, although Lake is beginning to sway them with his sex appeal and cut price knickers. With the help of her mother, and the retired ladies of Knit or Die, Kirsty sets about making sure that her shop is the last one standing in Invertary.
It’s Scotland versus England as you’ve never seen it before. It’s a lingerie war!
This was a fun read right off the bat. The characters were entertaining, witty, and just enough sass to really make them jump off the page for me. The idea of this big macho, ex-military guy running a lingerie shop is 'laugh out loud funny', but Janet pulls it off and weaves a romantic tale with a twist I didn't see coming.
I adored the secondary character, Betty. The story wouldn't have been the same without her. The only thing about this book that threw me off was the secondary romance going on between Raine(Lake's sister) and Alistair. I found it mildly distracting and tended to skim over their parts. I think their story might have been told better in a separate book altogether. This book was about Lake and Kirsty and needed to stay on Lake and Kirsty.
Altogether, it was a really enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, adventurous, contemporary love story, set in present day Scotland. Lake was a drool-worthy sexy hunk of a hero and Kirsty was working through self image issues that most women, even if they don't have scars, can connect with.
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