Monday, July 20, 2015

Blog tour: The Perfect Bargain by Julia London

The Perfect Bargain
How to Marry a Highlander # 1
By: Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams
Releasing June 30, 2015
Entangled: Lovestruck

American lass seeks brawny Scot...

As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield's friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she's waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to “break her heart” before her friends arrive…

In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there's an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend...and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What's the worst that could happen?

Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and the The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several acclaimed contemporary romances, including The Cedar Springs series, and the recent Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming. Julia has added a short contemporary series to her titles as well, including The Perfect Bargain, writing under the name Jessa McAdams.
Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit Follow her on Facebook at

A refreshing, funny romance and an ideal weekend read. I love small towns, especially those in the middle of nowhere, where everyone knows everyone and modern technologies are hard to find - exactly like the town of Gairloch, where this book is based.
I enjoyed the setting and the atmosphere the author managed to create. I was pulled into the book and almost felt as if I were there. I liked how the author perfectly described everything, making it feel real. 

The characters are great. I loved Sloane. She's funny and sassy, and I particularly enjoyed her growth throughout the book, how she shed the clothes that people expected her to wear (literally and figuratively) and finally felt at ease in her own skin, being the person she wanted to be. 

Galen is a great hero. At first he looks like he's brooding and a little grumpy, but as he warms up and the reader digs a little deeper inside his mind, he turns out to be a good guy, and even funny at times. Who wouldn't want to be swept off her feet by a handsome, hardworking Highlander?

I enjoyed the banter: their constant bickering made me laugh and the chemistry that came later, once they lost control of the situation, was an added bonus. Yes, there are a couple of descriptive sex scenes that leave nothing to the imagination, but they fit the story and the heat level at that particular point in the book, so I didn't mind. 

I would recommend it to fans of small-town romance and those who like the heroes stubborn, rugged and handsome. It's a quick read that would make the perfect weekend or beach read.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.


1 commenti:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting THE PERFECT BARGAIN!