Reviewed by Jill P. Jones
Radiant Lit Blog Tours
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date: June 10, 2013
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.
Laureano has a way with words and Scotsmen. She made the characters seem so real and the Isle of Skye so beautiful it was hard to believe it was all fictional. Her description of Skye was so vivid not even the weather would put a damper on the imagination. It was fun to see James and Andrea work through their past and their expectations to discover a love only God could offer. Even though the novels that are strictly romance are not my first choice, I adored “Five Days in Skye” and will definitely be choosing Laureano’s books again.
Carla Laureano is the author of the RITA® award-winning romance Five Days in Skye as well as London Tides and the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C. E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.
Five Days in Skye is available for purchase through Amazon.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Radiant Lit, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program, and the publisher, David C. Cook. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”