Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Highland Games by Evie Alexander on publication day! A big thank you to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
- Title: Highland Games
- Author: Evie Alexander
- Publication date: 15th October 2021
- Available at: Amazon
- Page count: 310
- Genre/subgenre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Zoe’s always played it safe, just as her parents wanted. But when her great-uncle dies and leaves her a ramshackle cabin in the Scottish Highlands, she decides it’s time to change her life.
Upping sticks seems like a good idea in her cosy London flat, but the reality is very different. There’s no electricity or running water, the roof leaks and there’s no front door. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s moved up in the depths of winter and her scorching hot neighbour wants her out.
Rory’s got a fifty thousand tonne problem. If he can’t make Kinloch castle profitable, he’s out of a job. He needs a clear head, but there’s someone living in the cabin he saw as his own and she’s turned his world upside down.
Rory needs Zoe out of Scotland, and out of his life. The trouble is, she has no intention of leaving.
Let the games begin…
Highland Games was so much fun!
In this book we meet Zoe as she arrives to start a new life in Scotland. However things don’t quite go to plan but determined to see things through Zoe picks herself up and makes plans. Although she didn’t expect another bump in the road in the form of Rory!
What can I say about Rory and Zoe?! Well, for starters they had a brilliant and sizzling chemistry. Even if they didn’t see eye to eye. It’s safe to say that things certainly heated up between the pair throughout this book! The pacing of the story is great and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters. Especially seeing Zoe trying to navigate her new life in Scotland. For me enemies to lovers is always an entertaining and fun trope. I thought that the author did a great job of providing drama and building that all important attraction between the pair. At first Rory came across a certain way but I liked how as the story progressed a different side to him was revealed. Zoe was instantly likeable with a caring but feisty and stubborn side that made her a stand out character.
I couldn’t help but smile my way through this book. There was a great combination of fun moments but also some sweeter moments too. Then you have the characters and their sparring which was a definite highlight for me. When you pick up Highland Games you are guaranteed plenty of bickering, misunderstandings and a simmering attraction that turns steamy!