Review: A Highlander in a Pickup by Laura Trentham

Iain Connors is the poster boy for the strong and silent type. Growing up a loner at Cairndow Castle in Scotland with only the cliffs and moors for company, it’s understood Iain will assume the mantle of Cairndow groundskeeper when his father is ready to relinquish it. But his stint in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces has opened up a whole new world—and now, rather than settle down, he accepts an invitation to travel to the States to take charge of the Highland Games. After all, he’s led men into battle, how hard can planning a party be?

Anna Maitland is ready to step up for her best friend Isabel Blackmoor, who can’t run the Games in their hometown this year. Surely Anna, a dance instructor with boundless energy, spirit, and charm, is up for the challenge? What she doesn’t anticipate is a man in a kilt who turns up claiming he’s the one in charge. What’s worse about this Iain? He’s so infuriatingly handsome that she can’t help but fantasize about him whispering sweet-nothings in her ear in his rumbly, sexy brogue. . .
It's hard to not want to read a book with a title like this. I mean, A Highlander in a Pickup. Great title! It also works well with the series. It brings ties in two major points, one that he's a highlander in an American highland town and that town is all southern. 

In the second book in the Highland, Georgia series we have poor Anna trying to do everything on her own. This is one tightly strung woman. Not that it's her fault. I think she has spent some much of her time feeling like a failure to her mother that she doesn't know anymore when she's doing a great job. 

I really liked Anna but at times even for me, she is too much. The woman needs to learn to relax and smell the roses. She should follow Iain lead. Here's a man that works hard but also knows when to take things easy. 

He tries very hard to help Anna out but I will admit he does want to take over setting up the Highland games. I'm sure he feels like that because he was set to America to help that he should do it all, but that's not how it is. Help is where people work together. 

Eventually, they work together and pulled off great highland games. The sad part is that they still can't seem to come together. Iain is off back home to work with his father and Anna is going back to her life the way it was. 

At this time point, you want to smack them both upside the head.

Not to worry, they finally figure it all and life is wonderful...

I really enjoyed A Highlander in a Pickup. We got to visit again with some of the crazy town people that you just have to love, or not, and a get a better feeling for who those people are. As a whole a wonderful story that I enjoyed reading. 

Have any of you read Laura Trentham before? What's your favorite book of hers? 


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