As Scot on the Run started, I wasn’t sure if I was going to really enjoy the story. But, as it progressed and we saw the true Bella and Ian, I was amused and actually enjoying the banter between the two of them. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
Bella is housesitting in Portree, Scotland, for her brother, Finley, while he’s on his honeymoon. She expects a quiet time, enjoying the harbour town’s breathtaking views and quaint shops. So imagine her surprise when one of Great Britain’s most eligible bachelors comes pounding at her door in an attempt to evade both the paparazzi and a flurry of female fans. Unaware of his celebrity status, Bella reluctantly gives him sanctuary. Yet the surprises keep coming, and soon she’s persuaded to accompany him to Edinburgh . . . as his faux fiancée. But while helping him fend off his ardent admirers, Bella just may gain one very authentic admirer of her own . . .
As Scot on the Run started, I wasn’t sure if I was going to really enjoy the story. But, as it progressed and we saw the true Bella and Ian, I was amused and actually enjoying the banter between the two of them. Of course, Janice Maynard’s writing style and the way she kept us all on our toes, helped a lot.
Bella and Ian are both what we would call book-worms or nerds. The difference between the two of them is that she’s an ordinary woman from North Carolina and Ian is the 2nd Most Eligible Bachelor (second only to Prince Harry) in Great Britain. But, they really have a lot in common and it comes out in the way the snip at each other, argue and just can’t keep their minds off the other. Bella may have been looking forward to her time alone in Portree but, Ian slamming into her life may have been the best thing that ever happened to her. And, Ian, even with his notoriety and problems, was just what Bella needed to see the trees through the forest.
The descriptions of Scotland, the historical buildings, I felt like I was really visiting this beautiful island. I was able to visualize the castles and hear the lilt in Ian’s words. That mesmerized me and had me wishing for a trip to the British Isles. I loved that she brought Prince Harry into the story. She was able to show us different sides of two very socially backwards people, made us understand Ian and why he was frustrated with the paparazzi … she handled his life with grace and style and made us appreciate just what he went through. The same can be said for Bella, what she endured during her life and why she is like she is.
The ending was beautiful. I loved Christmas, I loved the chapel. It was a perfect and fitting ending to Bella and Ian’s love story and I couldn’t have been happier.
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