Audiobook Review: To Scotland With Love

October 8, 2014 Audiobook Reviews 0

Audiobook Review: To Scotland With Love

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.

To Scotland With Love by Patience Griffin
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins.
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Published by Penguin, Tantor Audio Pages: 382
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Kirsten Potter
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Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress's bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn't seen since she was a child. She's hoping to heal and reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive. She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career--if her heart doesn't get in the way.
Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he'll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing--even if she is a journalist.
If Cait turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?

Also by this author: Meet Me In Scotland, Some Like It Scottish, The Accidental Scot, The Trouble With Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #5), It Happened in Scotland

First thoughts:

To Scotland With Love was my first novel by this author. I must admit to not being as huge a fan of contemporary romance as I am of historicals, but now and then I find one I really like. This book was very sweet and very sad at the same time. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Little bit of what it’s about:

Caitriona Macleod had gave up her career as an investigative reporter for what she thought was the perfect marriage. Then her husband ends up dead in his mistress bed and it turns her world upside down. So she decides to go back to her birthplace and visit her grandmother in hopes of restarting her life.

She had bought a piece of property in Scotland without actually seeing it and when she gets there she finds the cottage burned to the ground. Her new start is off to a rough start and then she finds out her neighbor is non other than the Scottish actor Graham Buchanan and the sexiest man alive. She knows that people are looking for him as he has been out of the public eye and here he is in this little Scottish town called Gandiegow.  She thinks this could be her big break because this could get her back into reporting.

She is also trying to get back into the good graces of her gram, but that seems to be a lot harder than she thought it would be. Cait soon falls for everyone in the town, including Graham.

I could tell right away that this is going to be a very heartwarming series as all of the characters are just great. I hope that the next in the series isn’t as sad though cause I really don’t like sad books, but this one was so sad and sweet at the same time..just..gah. Don’t do it to me.

Character love:

Cait is tired of all the things that has happened in her life, she goes to Gadiegow to find herself again, not fall in love. She is done with marriage and men, but the Buchanan men get under skin real fast. She use to babysit Graham’s son when she was younger and now Duncan has a little boy of his own. Maddy quickly warms Cait’s heart as he doesn’t speak because of a trauma he witnessed. He is such a sweet little boy. In the small town of Gandigow everyone knows everyone and they are all very protective of their native son, Graham. Her gram makes her very much aware of that fact.

Graham is a very secretive man and though being an actor has been a way to help his town it has also put a rift between him and his son. He is not looking for love, but a causal relationship. At first he is a little leary of Cait because he knows she is a reporter and he is waiting for the article to come out about where he lives. That aside he can’t help wanting to get closer to Cait.

Cait’s gram has a quilting club and they always meet at her house so Cait gets to be involved with them as she is also a quilter. They are  of all ages and are all a lot of fun. They are what help make the book so good.

If you’re into contemporary romances set in a Scottish setting then you will love this one.

Narrator: Kirsten Potter

Kirsten does a great job, though at first I admit to not being sure if I was going to like her or not. Not sure if she is Scottish or just good with accents but I thought she did a good job with the accents and especially Cait’s Scottish-American accent.  I do hope she continues to narrate the series since I have gotten use to her in the roles.

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