CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (sodobni roman)

What Happens in the Highlands by Kelsey McKnight

What Happens in the Highlands

Title // Naslov: What Happens in the Highlands

Author // Avtorica: Kelsey McKnight

Release Date // Datum izdaje: April 2nd 2019 (2. april 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Contemporary Romance, sodobni roman

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Blurb:

Match made in heaven or maid of dishonor?

Tight-laced Rose Hensel arrives in Scotland for her best friend’s wedding with a plan—to be the greatest maid of honor ever, let loose for the first time in years, and find out what Scottish guys really wear under their kilts. After meeting the best man, she thinks she found the man who checks all the boxes for a no-strings-attached romp among the heather.

Lachlan Calder-Mackinnon knows how to show a girl a good time. Gourmet dinners in castle ruins, picnics among rolling hills, and a seaside escape create some unforgettable dates. But as the fling begins to morph into something more, an unexpected wedding guest threatens to ruin Rose and Lachlan’s new romance.

With a plane ticket in one hand and her broken heart in the other, Rose prepares to head home to reality. However, she’s about to learn that what happens in the Highlands doesn’t always stay there.

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Natančna Rose Hensel pride na Škotsko z načrtom za poroko svoje najboljše prijateljice – da bo najboljša družica, kar je kdaj obstajala, da se bo sprostila po več letih in odkrila, kaj Škoti dejansko nosijo pod kiltom. Ko spozna ženinovo poročno pričo, misli, da je našla moškega, ki odkljuka vse iz njenega seznama za avanturo brez obveznosti.

Lachlan Calder-Mackinnon ve, kako zadovoljiti žensko. Gurmanske večerje v razvalinah gradu, pikniki na prostranih gričih in izlet na morje spadajo med nepozabne zmenke. Toda ko iz njune avanture nastane nekaj več, lahko prihod nepričakovanega gosta na poroki ogrozi njuno romanco.

Z letalsko karto v eni roki in zlomljenim srcem v drugi, je Rose pripravljena oditi domov v resničnost. Toda spoznala bo, da kar se zgodi v škotskem višavju, ne ostane vedno tam.

 

My thoughts:

I don’t know why but lately I’m a sucker for Scots. Seriously.

The blurb of this book kind of reminded me of Melonie Johnson’s Getting Hot with the  Scot (the book is not out yet but you can read the review on my blog!).

When I was reading, some parts kind of reminded me of the movie Made of Honor starring Patrick Dempsey.

For example a quick wedding after meeting someone in Scotland (in this case, her best friend marrying a guy after a couple of months), the whole Scotland theme, Scotland habits (the bride going from bar to bar kissing strangers for money).

Of course, it wasn’t completely the same!

What I missed in this book was dual POV (it’s just her POV). I kept waiting but I didn’t get it. I feel like I connect more with characters if there’s dual POV, so this is a star less for me. Also, there were times where the focus was more on the friendship between Rose and her best friend Kathryn and Kat’s wedding than on the relationship between Lachlan and her.

For me, the first half of the book a little dragged, but the last was quite okay. I did miss the whole ”I love you” sayings that are usually in the book.

3.5 stars.

P.s.: I love the cover: the couple, the font, the castle, everything! Simple, but gorgeous!

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Ne vem zakaj, ampak zadnje čase so mi zelo všeč knjige o Škotih…

Povzetek te knjige me je malo spomnil na knjigo od Melonie Johnson z naslovom Getting Hot with the  Scot (knjiga še ni izdana a lahko njen review prebereš na mojem blogu!).

Ko sem brala knjigo, me je ta spomnila tudi na film Kako ugrabiti nevesto (ang. Made of Honor) s Patrickom Dempseyjem v glavni vlogi.

Na primer hitra poroka po tem, ko junakinja sreča nekoga na Škotskem (v knjigi je to bila njena najboljša prijateljica), potem seveda vsa ta Škotska tema, škotski običaji (npr. bodoča nevesta, ki hodi od bara do bara in poljublja neznance za denar).

Seveda pa ni bila popolnoma enaka filmu!

Kar sem sama pogrešala, je predvsem perspektiva iz obeh glavnih junakov (v knjigi je le njen). Čakala sem in čakala pa ga nisem dočakala. Zdi se mi, da se bolj povežem z junaki, če je to prisotno, zato tudi zvezdica manj. Včasih se mi je tudi zdelo, da je bil fokus zgodbe preveč na poroki prijateljice kot na odnosu med Rose in Lachlanom.

Osebno se mi je prva polovica knjige malce vlekla, druga pa je bila potem v redu in je hitro minila. Pogrešala sem tudi tisti trenutek, ko si junaka izrečeta ”ljubim te”, kar je navada v romanih in ga tukaj ni bilo.

3,5 zvezdice.

P.s.: Naravnost obožujem to naslovnico: od para, do gradu, pisave, res vse! Preprosta, a čudovita!

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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