Ten Days With The Highlander by Hayson Manning – a Review
Go-getter Georgia Paxton has ten days to acquire a quaint hotel in the Scottish Highlands for her travel accommodation company before she’s off on her next grand adventure. Too bad the sexy, broody Scot who owns the place is dead against the idea…and that she’s in very real danger of losing their little bet to see who can convince whom first.
There’s no way Callum MacGregor is going to let the gorgeous American turn his tiny hometown over to bored tourists looking to satisfy their Outlander fantasies. He only has ten days to convince her to slow down and see the magic of the town and its people. If he succeeds, he won’t have to run her out of the county. But if he fails, Georgia might run off with his heart.
Ten Days With The Highlander by Hayson Manning is a Contemporary Romance. Georgia Paxton was born to roam. Raised by her hippie parents she is never content to stay in one place too long. She is also corporate America. Her job with LiveAbout – a destination vacation company. She travels from destination to destination acquiring properties. She is the big gun. The one they send in to close the deal. Her newest assignment is Glenlagen, Scotland. How hard can this assignment be? Just like all the others, get in, get out and close the deal.
Callum MacGregor was once corporate America but it turns out it wasn’t for him. He has come back to his roots in Glenlagen, Scotland. He has bought the local pub and an old manor house and turned it into a hotel. The pub has been fully renovated but the hotel is a work in progress. He is all about community and what it means to be a part of this amazingly magical place. He watches out for his neighbors that’s what community does.
I knew the moment Georgia pulled into the hotel and met Callum that things were going to be quite interesting. I loved the mix of Corporate America versus hometown morals and values. Georgia is there to convince Callum to sell her company his hotel as a resort destination. But Callum likes things just the way are and does not want to open his town up as a tourist destination. He is happy and content with the way things are in his life.
Georgia is adamant about the fact that she will never settle down and start a family. Her life is about movement from one place to the next and she is content with that. The moment she encounters Callum she begins to see another side to her corporate lifestyle. Callum is the perfect mix of Scottish delish! He is rugged and hard working and nothing means more to him than family and friends. He steps up and watches out for his neighbors and makes sure everyone is taken care of in his small quaint town. The town is magical. From the moment the author begins to describe it, it is magical and exactly where you want to take your next vacation. Callum begins to show Georgia that there is more to life than making money. That settling down and enjoying the little things can make for a happy and content life.
The mix that both main characters bring to the story is wonderfully written and I would have loved for it to continue on. One of my favorite parts of the story was the mention of Coupon, PA which I grew up 9.5 miles from. Always fun to read of places you are familiar with. Loved the story, loved the setting and all of the characters. I hope that this story continues as there are several secondary characters I would love to read more about. Wonderfully written and filled with magical folklore and delicious sounding foods. If you want to take a trip to a magical Scotland town with wonderful characters and an even more wonderful love story – this is the book for you!
Reviewed by Erin
Copy provided by Publisher