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?
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
The first book I ever picked up written by Carla Laureano was Five Days in Skye. I immediately followed with London Tides. Finally, a few years after those books released, readers get Serena’s story, and it is worth the wait.
Under Scottish Stars returns readers to the Isle of Sky in Scotland. From the sights to the community to the food, Laureano has done her research and included it in this book, making you feel like you are right there with Serena and Malcolm.
The banter between these two is so much fun from the get-go. Even though they don’t see eye to eye on, well, pretty much anything, time spent in proximity with each other opens their eyes to characteristics they appreciate in the other.
Laureano’s character development is wonderful with both Malcolm and Serena growing and changing throughout the story. The addition of each of their families only deepens that strength.
In a nutshell, even though we had to wait for this one, it was worth it.
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