Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a cute and sexy contemporary romance set in the Scottish Highlands. Charlie left the army for his married girlfriend, who eventually dumped him for her husband. He’s estranged from his family, floundering at his new job and decides to head to the Highlands to help his best friend protect Kinloch castle from a crazy film crew. The last thing he needs or wants is a romantic entanglement.

Valentina is a child star with her entire family depending on her. Despite her gorgeous looks and talent, she doesn’t feel like she’s really lived. Arriving in Scotland to film a movie, the last thing she wants is any complications. When Charlie and Valentina meet, the sparks fly. Charlie suggests Valentina capture her teenager years by partaking in some teenage rights of passage, like writing a bad love poem, skinny dipping and staying up all night to watch the sunrise. Valentina eagerly agrees and the more the couple get to know each other, the more the chemistry heats up. But is this just a fling, or the beginning of a lasting relationship?

Let me just say, the chemistry between Valentina and Charlie was FIRE. I loved how they interacted together and the cute banter they exchanged was adorable to read. It was great to see Valentina finally relax and start to live a little, and it was wonderful to see Charlie start to examine his past and start to build bridges back to his family and heal old wounds. The minor characters added some comic relief and I definitely need to go back and read the first two books because I’m dying to find out how Rory and Zoe got together. While this is book 3 of the series, and I haven’t read any of the previous books, this book can be read as a stand alone.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kate Rock Book Tours and the author. All opinions are my own.