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(General Release Date: 6th June 2017)
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 69,000 words
Duncan McLeish owns a ranch. Unlike most ranches, this one is in the Scottish Highlands. Having inherited a failing farm from his grandfather, he turns it into a successful business. He has friends and he loves his home, but he’s lonely, and not even infrequent trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh slake that thirst to find someone. Then Drew Sinclair walks into his life.
Drew Sinclair is tantalizingly close to getting his clothing brand noticed in the industry. He and his business partner, Joy, create individual dresses, while, on the side, Drew produces a line of men’s lingerie. He visits Scotland to design a bridal gown for his sister, Jenna, who is marrying Duncan’s best friend at Christmas.
Duncan and Drew have nothing except their Highland upbringing in common, but they say opposites attract, and the attraction is immediate. Is this simply a summer fling, or can two men who live such opposite lives miles away from each other find a way to love?
My Highland Cowboy is one of those reads that has a bit of everything, opposites attract, cowboys, out and proud and I loved it! There is also a great blend of romance, humor and just the right amount of angst too. I totally fell for Declan and Drew and their touching story!
On the surface, Declan and Drew do not seem like they would make a good or likely couple. Declan lives in the Scottish Highlands and is completely happy on his ranch away from the city. Drew, despite having grown up in the Highlands loves his busy life in London working as a designer. The two men meet during wedding preparations for Drew’s sister and Declan’s best friend and despite their differences there is an instant connection, one neither man can forget no matter how hard they try!
These two don’t get off to the best start, Drew is out and proud and will flirt with anyone while Declan has led a much more sheltered life, not really admitting his sexual preferences to anyone. Drew comes on a bit strong for him but eventually these two get passed that awkward beginning. They can’t deny their connection and their chemistry and set out on what is only supposed to be a week of fun. But when it’s time to leave, it certainly isn’t easy for either man. I think Alexa Milne does a fantastic job with this part of the story – so much emotion and feeling! My heart hurt for these two during their time apart! But is does make for a great story!
Drew and Declan have to earn their happy, both men figuring out what is really important in life and if that can make that happen together. This book make me laugh, made me swoon and yes there were a few tears, it really had it all. I loved both of these men, Drew with his sass and strength and Declan with his sweet heart and innocence! They fall in love and find a way to make it work! I definitely am looking forward to reading more from Alexa Milne!
*I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book for The Geekery Book Review.
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Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions. Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing. She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.
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