by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Amazon Digital Services
Genre: romance; chick lit
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
4 / 5
It's cute. Predictable, but cute.
Former model Kristy Campbell has not had an easy time of it. She was in a horrific auto accident that left her scarred and without a fiancé, so she returned home to Invertary, Scotland, to start over. She opens a lingerie shop and attempts to begin again.
But then Army vet Lake Benson shows up. His wacky sister bought a competing - and financially disastrous - lingerie store, and Lake has had to come help her with the business. He and Kristy are immediately attracted to each other, but they're at war, at least in terms of lingerie sales. It doesn't help that Lake is an Englishman. All good Scots know the English are rubbish, even if they do have a certain James Bond panache to them.
This is a book that is all in good fun, and there is considerable fun to be had. Kristy and Lake like each other, and even their battles are shaded with humor and affection. Kristy has to overcome trust issues and diminished self-worth, and Lake has to decide whether he's ready to settle down. Together, they have to figure out how to build lingerie businesses in Invertary.
There is a small mystery, easily solved by astute readers, but the focus here is on fun and romance. The sex scenes are reasonably hot, if not wildly detailed. Lake and Kristy are so darn likable, as are their fellow townspeople, that you will not read this without a smile on your face.
Good, fun summer fare.