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13 March 2021

Book Review: Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb ahead of the blog tour.

I love a wee trip to the highlands, especially right now when no one can go there. Oh, the escapism. Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb was fantastically fun escapism.

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After a gruelling academic year, head teacher Harper MacDonald is looking forward to a summer holiday trekking in Nepal.

However, her plans are scuppered when wayward niece, Ariel, leaves a note announcing that she’s running away with a boy called Pen. The only clue to their whereabouts is a footnote: I’ll be in Scotland.

Cue a case of mistaken identity when Harper confronts the boy’s father - Rocco Penhaligon, and accuses him of cradle snatching her niece and ruining her future. At loggerheads, Harper and Rocco set off in hot pursuit of the teenagers, but the canny youngsters are always one step ahead. And, in a neat twist, it is the adults who end up in trouble, not the savvy teenagers.

Fasten your seatbelt for the road trip of your life! It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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5 Word Review: Family, expectation, secrets, summer, romance.

If you're looking for your next romantic comedy to get stuck in to, look no further. Harper's Highland Fling more than delivers on the fun romance-infused capers that it promises.

Harper's Highland Fling is a perfect summer rom-com, with an emphasis on the comedy. So many moments had me laughing out loud, despite how serious the story got at times. I wouldn't say it's especially fast paced, but the story takes place in a an intense few days. I was so caught up in the story that it almost took my breath away.

There is a scene about a third of the way into the story where Harper sits on a deck with another woman and they drink wine from large glasses and nibble on snacks and chat away in the summer evening air, and honestly I want to to be doing that while reading this book.

The story is mostly from Harper's perspective, but we do see some of it from Rocco's eyes, and this dual narrative really lends itself to the not-so-slow building of tension and attraction. It feels like a slow burn while still having the urgency of the little time they've known each other, and it was marvellous.

I felt so sorry for Harper at times - she's given her all to her job and her family, and especially her niece, and she has missed out on so much of life because of it. She wanted more. She deserved better. I was honestly heartbroken for her when she couldn't go on her trip, because it was the trip of a lifetime and something I would dearly like to do. Although what ends up happening instead? Well, it's excellent fun.

This book was written for long evenings and a glass of chilled wine and a bowl of olives. It's a book to take time with and enjoy, and it's a bit of a journey. I will definitely be reading Harper's Highland Fling again, keeping an eye on Lizzie Lamb.

"Unresolved-Sexual-Tension. Textbook case, Miss MacDonald".

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  1. Great review! This one certainly sounds interesting!

    Lois |

  2. "long evenings and a glass of chilled wine and a bowl of olives" - you've summed up my perfect summer evening with a good book - this sounds like the perfect read too :)

  3. I've been on the lookout for my next chill romance read and this sounds perfect! Especially the chatting with a friend vibe. The dream.

  4. Long evening, chilled glass of wine and a bowl of olives. Good grief I am CRAVING that right now! Bring on Summer! Great review :) It doesn't look like a romantic comedy from the cover, I'd have thought it would be just romance! x

  5. I'm always in the mood for a romantic comedy, and this one sounds amazing! Great review, love the way it's written :)

    Anika |

  6. I want wine, I want olives and I really want to read this book late in to the summer nights!

    Great review, Thanks for sharing x

  7. Oooh this looks so fun! I'm not normally a big romance reader but this one sounds really great and it looks like you really enjoyed it!

  8. Great post, I loved reading your thoughts! I love a bit of historical fiction, and this sounds like a lovely summer or holiday read x

  9. Oooh this one sounds right up my street. I love a book with loads of anticipation and sexual tension. Adding this to my summer holiday reading list!


  10. Oohh this sounds like such a wonderful book, I've added this to my to read list!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  11. This sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Dear Cora, a thousand apologies for not commenting on your blog post sooner. For some reason my computer wouldn't allow me to open it. Have finally managed to read your opinion of HHF. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I certainly had a lot of fun writing it (made me forget about lockdown). Many thanks also for leaving a review on Amazon. Lizzie xx

  13. I just love how you describe books in your reviews. "Perfect for a glass of chilled wine and a bowl of olives" is so specific, I love it.


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