Sometimes a weekend can change your life.
Lizzie Marshall left London, and her husband Max, after his affair. But running a B&B in the Scottish Highlands is not as easy as she’d hoped – and using her maiden name doesn’t mean she’s over him. Max Bedford can still twist her around his little finger – most of the time.
Jack Drake’s getting married in two weeks, but he’s having doubts about his fiancée, Kim Mentor. A weekend in Scotland with five of his friends will cure his pre-wedding nerves – won’t it?
Jane Munroe’s too busy sorting out her friend Lizzie’s love life to worry about her won. Besides, the man she’s fallen for, clearly isn’t interested. Perhaps she should look elsewhere for love?
Iain Hamilton vowed he’d never marry again after his wife’s death, and as a forty five year old farmer, a thirty two year old woman from London is the last person he should be interested in – so why can’t he stop thinking about her?
Highland Fling is a humorous tale of love, friendship and life’s little complications.
This was a light hearted look at the complications that arise from a series of misunderstandings, not saying what you want to say, not saying what you should saying and not saying anything at all.
The story is mostly from Lizzie and Jack’s points of view, although we do see if from the supporting characters, sometimes one person at a time and sometimes from a multitude.
The reader was always kept informed of what is going on, even if the characters didn’t necessarily know. This often added to the tension and at times made me want to knock their heads together and shout things like ‘Oh, why didn’t you just listen to what was actually said?’ or ‘Just spit it out, say it!’ The plot twisted and turned its way over several weeks with a subtle rom com sort of feel to it.
I was glad that Lizzie found an inner strength to face up to certain things. Jane was a very good BBF and although Max was the villain, I quite liked him really. One of my favourties was Iain Hamilton – I found him quietly interesting and appealing. Jack was a bit of a tortured soul who just wanted to do the right thing but found it wasn’t always what his heart wanted. I liked his mates, they were fun and supportive but in that blokey sort of way.
An enjoyable and easy read about a group of people who found their lives closely entwined, in ways they didn’t think possible, with surprising outcomes.
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