Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas With The Laird by Scarlet Wilson

It's official - for Juliette Connolly Christmas is a bust and she's definitely not in the Christmas spirit. She's been dumped by her boyfriend and replaced by a younger model. Then a clause in her contract means she and a mysterious colleague have to work over Christmas. But there's much more to Andrew Campbell than meets the eye. Especially when it turns out he's the Scottish Laird of the haunted house they're filming in.
And it seems like there's magic in the air in the remote snow-filled seting. The local village contains a cast of Christmas characters and even though the boiler in the drafty house is broken the temperature is definitely rising.
Maybe Andrew and Juliette are about to be sprinkled with a little Christmas fairy dust?

Christmas with the Laird was one of the most unique Christmas romances that I’ve read…and I love it!
After an accident forces an episode of Haunted Ever After (a program that features supposedly haunted places) to be canceled, Juliette Connolly and Andrew Campbell are forced, due to contractual obligations, to film a new episode during the Christmas break.
When Andrew says he knows of the perfect place to film at, Juliette never expected Garnock Hall to be Laird Andrew’s familial, and abandoned, family estate. And she soon discovers that Andrew is haunted by the past.
As the pair grows closers, Andrew must choose whether to let Juliette in or keep her at arm’s length.
I’ve found another amazing Christmas romance to add to my collection.  While ghosts are occasionally associated with Christmas stories, this novella tinges, slightly, on the gothic side making it uniquely entertaining.
Andrew is broody. He has a huge secret that’s eating away at him while acting as a roadblock in his life. Although by bringing Juliette home with him, he seems to understand it’s finally time to face the ghosts that haunts Garnock’s halls.
Juliette’s boyfriend decided to chuck her for a newer model. She had intended to spend to Christmas at home but she is now forced to share Christmas with Andrew in his old drafty castle (who could turn down that offer?). Although she’s growing closer to Andrew, she’s apprehensive because she was recently dumped.
The chemistry between Andrew and Juliette was nicely done. And I loved the way the author built the romance as the plot progressed.
Overall, Scarlet Wilson has painted the perfect picture of two people overcoming the past while trying to manage a Christmas dinner for the first time set against the snowy Scottish landscape.
Christmas with the Laird is a truly brilliant Christmas romance that I happily devoured in one sitting. A heartwarming novella that should be on everyone’s TBR list.

I would love to see this made into a movie!


Book Details
Title: Christmas With The Laird
Series: Christmas Around The World Novella #3
Publisher: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 9781942240150
Release Date: 10/30/2014
Format: Ebook
Source: eARC via Netgalley
Rating: 5 Cups


Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Ack! That sounds so good! I'm a total Christmas romance junkie. Definitely gonna have to try this one out :)

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

Anna, it was amazing! You should check out Tule Publishing's Christmas Around the World series.