I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Accidental Scot by Patience Griffin
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Signet Pages: 356
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
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Also by this author: Meet Me In Scotland, Some Like It Scottish, The Trouble With Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #5), It Happened in Scotland
Christmas in the small village of Gandiegow brings holiday cheer—and a chance for love between two strangers…
When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care.
One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley.
As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?
What I thought of this book.
The Accidental Scot is book four in the Kilts and Quilts series and features Pippa. I love Pippa she is very strong-willed and has had a hard time as a girl in sort of what most would consider a man’s career. Her father own the North Sea Valve Company and she has come home to help him out with it and now he has had an accident. Pippa is an Engineer, but she is not used to having to take over for her father. She is finding out that things are not flowing as good as she thought. Her father has not been telling her the true about the finances.
Max is with a company from America who would like to do business with them and get ahold of one of their prototypes. He didn’t know he was going to be dealing with a woman because her first name isn’t actually Pippa. So he gets a bit of a surprise. He also seems to get roped into doing things for those in town and participating in Christmas events instead of discussing a deal.
Pippa hopes that if he gets to know those in Gandigow that he will be more reluctant to shut the place down if they end up selling to the company he works for.
The Accidental Scot is a really fun, sweet and sexy romance that made me laugh a bit. It still makes me laugh thinking of Pippa making Max dress up like a Scotsman and take pictures of him and letting him think it was how they dressed around the factory…lol. She was secretly taking pictures for soething else. 😉 You just have to read and find out what…lol. Max was a pretty good sport through everything she put him through!
I have always been a little curious about Pippa from the previous books in the series so I was glad to be able to jump into her story. I think Max really fits with her personality and they make a cute couple.
You probably know by now I don’t read a lot of contemporary romances but one way to get me to do so is to have it set in Scotland! I love this series and all the characters. The old ladies of the quilting guid crack me up!
If you like contemporary romances or a Scottish setting then you will enjoy this series. Though you could probably read the as a stand-a-lone I still think you should read them in order because the characters from all the stories intertwine.
Kirsten Porter does an amazing job with this series. She does a great Scottish accent at least to this non-Scot. 🙂 She makes it all worth listening too!
Audio rating: 5 stars