Waiting for the Laird by Willa Blair-a review

Waiting for the Laird by Willa Blair-a review

Waiting for the Laird

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 19, 2016

Will a ghost be the key to his past and their future?

Widow Lara MacLaren hungers for the hunky architect she hires to restore her derelict Scottish manor, but is she ready for a relationship…and is Ian ready for her twins?

Ian Paterson is eager to awaken Lara’s passionate side. Yet, if he reveals his ancestral claim to her estate, he risks losing her and his job. His clan’s history, lost over the years, may be hidden in the walls—along with a ghost waiting for the laird’s return.

When they uncover a room full of Jacobite treasure, proof of his ancestry, Ian realizes he’s out of time. If the ghost is real, it could expose his secret and destroy his romance with Lara. Ian must convince her she and her twins are the future he truly wants.


REVIEW: Just in time for Halloween! Waiting for the Laird is a delightful romance/ghost story by author Willa Blair. I began reading last night, late. Thinking I would just read a little and then head to bed. Oops! About 3:00 am I finally had to force myself to stop and get some sleep…yes, it was that good.

While it is a romance/ghost story, it’s not a completely chilling scary one. I found it delightful, the romance is a widow with twins, continuing to finish her husband’s dream of renovating the old Scottish keep, Cairn Dubh. She’s been grieving for a year and is beginning to be ready to heal and move on. Lara MacLaren finds everything she needs in Ian Paterson, an excellent renovation specialist and general contractor, or so she thinks.

Ian Paterson is an honorable and delicious man. With dark auburn hair that has those wonderful copper highlights, a toned body from construction, and a marvelous highland accent. He also has a few secrets. Ones that he’s afraid to let Lara know because he wants to keep this renovation job and, if possible, her and her children.

The romance builds slowly, with respect to her decease husband, very believable and well done. You get to know a bit about the characters, their joys and sorrows. The children are a boy and girl twin pair, 9 years old with all that the enthusiasm and willfulness you’d expect. The mysteries abound in this delightful tale. Secret rooms, treasure, and danger. It’s great to have a ghost story that won’t make you afraid to go to bed at night. In fact, you’ll probably wish for a ghost of your own.

Give yourself a treat and grab this book, you’ll have marvelous time, I certainly did.

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Reviewed by Georgianna S

About the author

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Willa Blair is an Award-winning Amazon and Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling author of Scottish Historical, light Paranormal, and Contemporary romance. She has been featured on and contributes to USAToday’s Happy Ever After romance blog, Savvy Authors, Romance University, and more.

Her books have won numerous honors, including the Marlene, the Merritt, National Readers’ Choice Award Finalist, The Reader’s Crown finalist, Historical Romance finalist and Honorable Mention in InD’Tale Magazine’s prestigious RONE Award, NightOwl Reviews Top Pick, and InD’tale Review’s Crowned Heart.

A life-long student and reader, she has been a stained glass artist and instructor, a foreign language teacher, a computer scientist, an analyst, a manager and an executive. She has visited five continents and can get by in several languages. She loves scouting new settings for books, and thinks being an author is the best job she’s ever had.


Playing the Part by Robin Covington – a Review & Giveaway

Playing the Part by Robin Covington – a Review & Giveaway

Playing the part

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After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood’s favorite action star how to act like he’s in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulatons: she’s kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America’s favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she’s willing to bend…


It’s a SCORCHER and I’m not talking about the weather outside!!  I am fanning myself off after reading PLAYING THE PART by Robin Covington.  It’s her newest novel that is going to be a great summer read! It’s a great plot with wonderful characters.  Piper James is a romance novelist who has been hired as a consultant to a movie set.  Her book is being made into a movie and the hot Hollywood star, has no idea how to play a man in love.  Mick Blackwell “was a man-sized death-by-chocolate layer cake, and she wanted to eat him up”.  I love some of the lines in the book!  It’s a classic story of man sees girl, man wants girl, girl wants guy but……. She has some rules!  Piper, the romance novelist that looks like a sexy librarian has been burned in the past.  She is interested in a sex only relationship with the handsome actor.  She just wants no sleepovers and no bad press.  Well, the chemistry between the two characters is hot, hot, and scorching!   Mick is a love them and leave them guy, but he keeps on wanting to change the rules. He is drawn to Piper and his relationship with Piper is making him a better actor too!  Hey, what’s going on Mick?  This is a great story dealing with building a relationship, trust, falling in love and great sex.  Can Piper teach Mick how to love?  How many rules is Piper willing to break to keep this man in her life?  

If you want a great summer read, you will enjoy this novel.  Robin Covington has some great lines that will leave you laughing too!  I love the whole book, except for the epilogue.  That was a little too unbelievable, but I must admit, the romantic inside of me swooned!   Enjoy!

Reviewed by Jules

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