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This could have been amazing. It was good. But when you have that much backstory and baggage, and the heroine believes it’s the hero’s fault her husband drowned, they don’t suddenly have an about face without some extra page time.
This is a super short story, and I’m all for that! I enjoy short stories and novellas, and I love insta-lust and love at first sight. My point being, short stories can be amazing! But this, has none of that.
I like how because they’ve known each other for 5 years that as a short story, it can help with pushing the plot forward quickly. But the fact that she believed he was to blame for her husband’s death? Come on, you can’t gloss over that.
***This short story is free on Amazon at this moment
How can she love the man responsible for her husband’s death?
When Frenchwoman Giselle McTavish married a Scotsman, she never expected to be widowed two years later and left to bring up their son alone. Nonetheless, she’s determined the next laird will be raised in Scotland. Even though Highlander Hugh Ferguson—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s drowning—also lives at Craiglocky Keep. Two years pass, and her struggles to overcome loneliness and homesickness are compounded as it becomes more difficult for her to fight the warm feelings Hugh now stirs.
Hugh has loved Giselle almost from the moment he laid eyes on her. But as the wife—then widow—of his dearest friend, she’s forbidden fruit. He refuses to act on his feelings for her, especially since she’s never shown any romantic interest in him. But that changes one providential Valentine’s Day when he risks everything by using Scottish folklore and legend to at last proclaim his love. . .
A short romantic Highland holiday romp, easily read in one sitting.