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Publisher's Summary

In this steamy tale by USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, an American searching for her purpose escapes to a Scottish town but finds more questions than answers when she meets a brooding yet handsome handyman.

Freshly fired from her third job in a row, Bonnie St. James has lost her way. So when she and her best friend stumble upon a “help wanted” post to run a coffee shop in the Scottish Highlands, they apply on a whim. Who knows? Maybe traveling to a new place is just what she needs to figure out her next move. 

When the friends arrive in the tiny idyllic town of Corsekelly, they instantly fall for the gorgeous Highland landscape and friendly townspeople. But Bonnie finds a less-than-warm welcome in Rowan MacGregor, the rugged local handyman. Busy wrestling his own demons, Rowan’s in no mood to deal with the quirky American - even if she is a bonny lass.

As Bonnie and Rowan’s paths inevitably cross, insults - and sparks - fly. Can the pair build on their similarities to help each other find purpose and direction...and maybe romance too? Or will their passionate tempers fling them apart?

©2021 by Meghan Quinn. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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So Glad I Stuck With It

I've got to be honest. I almost quit listening to this one early on. The female lead started out being WAY too quirky and over the top for me, and the narrator gave her such an annoying voice I thought I wouldn't be able to make it through many chapters. I was thinking I had wasted money paying extra for the audiobook...

But one of my favorite things about a well written book is watching the characters grow. I don't want to say much, but I will say that all the characters, especially the obnoxious Bonnie, showed wonderful growth (including getting rid of the loathsome voice). These characters start out as ridiculously immature, led by their emotions, hormones, and circumstances. But all of them learn from their mistakes and become truly wonderful in their own ways.

The heart in this tale takes a little while to find: it's buried under incessant bickering and name calling for a bit. But you've just gotta' love the way the Scottish Highlanders insult people. Yikes! If you're like me and love hearing a Scottish brogue (think Sean Connery), definitely go for the audiobook. The narrators have several lovely versions of that brogue, including one at the car rental place that's just awesome.

While I started out regretting my decision to purchase this book, I've got to say the writer won me over completely. By the time this story was finished I was completely in love with these characters and the town they lived in. I want to go back, so I'm hoping the super sexy kilt wearing professional trainer twins get their own book as well.

BTW, this should be considered an 18+ read. The love scenes are detailed, and adult language runs throughout. If these aren't an issue for you, then pick up this book and enjoy!

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You Couldn't Find a Single Scot?

Ock? Seriously? That's how you pronounce och? The female narrator doesn't do a bad job of the Scottish accent, but the male narrator really grated. He's a very good reader, but please don't let him do a Scottish accent again! You honestly couldn't find one single Scot who could do this for you? I had to give up listening, and switch to reading just to get through it.

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Oh my…..my…..my!!

Another great book from Meghan Quinn!! This book had it all……. I laughed and cried and swooned! Love that these two best friends find an add to run a coffee house in a country far away! So many funny moments that make you laugh out loud!! I loved that there was a grumpy Scott!! The way things start off isn’t great between the two main characters, it’s basically enemies to lovers but it’s so worth the journey!! The accents in this book are amazing! Both new narrators to me. I so enjoyed it and am sad the book is over!! Totally recommend!!!

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Great story

This book has the perfect mix of all the elements we love in an exceptional romance. You'll fall head over toes for Bonnie and Rowan as they become the best versions of themselves on their road to forever, and their story is one you won’t soon forget. The scenes are strikingly sharp with abundant details and descriptions creating a colorful backdrop that makes the storyline pop. Paula Nederhorst & Antony Ferguson do a wonderful job portraying & bringing the characters to life.

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The male narrator is unbearable

The story is good and the female narrator does a good job. The male narrator on the other hand is awful. He sounds far too old for this character and his female voice made the main character sound childish.

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Great story!!!

Great listen! Kept me interested! Narrators did a great job also. You will love it!

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Good story but the male narration almost ruined it

I liked the story. It was cute and made me laugh and cry. However, I’m not a fan of Antony Ferguson. His Scottish accent is ok but when he speaks the female part it is distracting. It’s like he talks at a weird pace and everything sounds like a question. I knew before I purchased this book so I pushed through.

The female narrator was awesome.

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Such a fun story!

If you are looking for a lighthearted, fun story that will make you smile than you have to grab The Highland Fling! Better yet, grab the audible version because the narrators with the Scottish accents make the story even more entertaining!
When Bonnie and her bestie Dakota answer an ad to work in a coffee house in Scotland and set out on their new adventure of discovery they both find so much more than they were looking for. They are in for a treat in the small town of Coreskil with all of the locals and their quirky traditions and accents but they seem to find a way to warm up to this small town just and the locals seem to embrace them and bring them into the fold.
Not only do they find themselves and their passions on this journey, they each also find love. Watching Bonnie tame the grumpy Rowan MacGregor was completely entertaining in itself as he also finds the opportunity to find his passion so this trip is a win, win for all.
Grab this story and enjoy for yourself! You will definitely not be disappointed!

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Fun RomCom

I’m gonna start this with a warning: Don’t listen to this audiobook while driving. I was seriously laughing so hard I had to try my hardest not to crash my freaking car. This book starts off so freaking funny that it just hooked me. The comedy fades slightly but still has it’s funny moments that I didn’t feel like it was missing anything. The female narrator was so great; however, the male narrator was torture to listen to when he was reading the dialogue of other characters. Both their Scottish accents were great but the guy literally sounded like he was reading from a script when voicing any other dialogue than his own character. It was a bit cringe-worthy honestly. Despite that though, the girl was able to carry the weight and really keep me interested in listening instead of reading the book on my own. She had me feeling every single emotion. I enjoyed this one and love when Megan writes rom-com’s because they’re always gold.

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Take me away to Scotland! The perfect escape ❤️

One thing I love about Meghan Quinn is the worlds she creates. It is amazing in this story how she can transplant you into small town Scotland. I have never been there, yet through this book I feel like I can see it, experience it, know it. I feel like I know the town and people and views. It is always impressive in her series, but it blows me away in a standalone.

I also love her balance of comedy, big feelings, and steam. The first part of this book had me rolling. It’s so funny without being over the top. Some of those early jokes and comedic moments are carried through the story, and done so well. Although the couple was slow to come together, hello enemies to lovers, they didn’t deny their attraction to the other for too long. I liked how their inner thoughts helped build things for me as the reader.

Meghan’s Heroes and Heroines always have conflict that feels real. Something you can easily understand rocking their world and changing how they relate to others. I love this. Rowan and Bonnie’s struggles were tangible and pulled at my heart strings. They both displayed growth on these fronts independent of the relationship. Their relationship may have creatived a confidence to allow growth to happen, but both Bonnie and Rowan grew on their own. I really like when this independence and strength is written into a story.

Overall this was a really enjoyable story and escape. I was sad to leave this town and these people. Thank you for such a great and entertaining novel!

The audio for this was great. The accents really helped create an immersive feeling for the story. I loved both narrators, but the narration for Rowan really at pulled me.

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  • 09-26-21

Good romance and funny

literally laughed out loud alot in this story. Good storyline and romance.
Only down was the guys voice when speaking as the main girl. but I could ignore it.

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  • Maria
  • 09-11-21

Highland Fling

It’s been awhile since I have literally laughed out loud while reading/listening to a book.
Really enjoyed this book narrators did a great job in saying that Antony’s female voice wasn’t my favourite, made poor Bonny sound a little odd ( uptight, silly, annoying 😂) either way, I enjoyed it very much.