Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan has one last chance to snag a high-profile client or she’ll have to kiss her dreams of promotion good-bye. When she’s sent to meet Scottish celebrity chef James MacDonald on the Isle of Skye, she just wants to finish her work as efficiently as possible. Yet her client is not the opportunistic womanizer he portrays himself to be, and her attraction to him soon dredges up memories she’d rather leave buried. For James, renovating the family hotel is a fulfillment of his late father’s dreams. When his hired consultant turns out to be beautiful, intelligent, and completely unimpressed by his public persona, he makes it his mission to win her over. He just never expects to fall under her spell. Soon, both Andrea and James must face the reality that God may have a far different purpose for their lives-and that five days in Skye will forever change their outlook on life and love.
Please do not let the cover fool you! When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought it would be…boring. But I began to hear some good things about this novel and had to read it myself. So glad I did! This novel starts off by introducing you to Andrea Sullivan, a woman who is wounded and yet lovable. I really liked how the author slowly unraveled Andrea’s past and you could really see how it had impacted her life now. And Jamie. He’s a great hero. Flawed, yet wonderful. And the man can cook! I like how the novel doesn’t actually clear up everything in his past (and that of his family’s). Those little mysteries added depth to his character. I found the novel to be very romantic and I enjoyed watching Jamie and Andrea fall in love. I also liked that the novel took place in Scotland. The land became a character itself. Spiritually, I like the revelation Jamie gets about appearances and how he should be careful to reflect God more. I also enjoyed watching Andrea return to the faith of her youth. Good novel. This is an author to watch!
** I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**