From the breath-taking Highlands of Scotland to the buzz of a Leicester gay bar, family and friendship are tested to breaking point as the narrative pressure builds in this wonderful engaging Lesbian romance by novelist Anna Larner….
via BOOK REVIEW: Highland Fling by Anna Larner — Gscene Gay Magazine – What’s on in Gay / LGBT Brighton
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Highland Fling Book Blurb
Eve Eddison describes her ideal woman to her best friend, Roxanne, over pints in their local pub a few days before she travels to the Scottish Highlands. There she falls head over heels for an enigmatic local, Moira Burns, and the usually reticent Eve wants more than a holiday romance. Forestry officer Moira Burns has no intention of letting go—either of past pain or for present pleasure. If that means she misses out on her chance at happiness, so be it. Convinced Eve is headed for heartbreak, Roxanne advises her to let Moira go…but has Eve found her ideal woman at last?
Publication date: April 2017
Length: 72,000 words / 240 pages
Tropes & themes: Holiday Romance, Scotland, Small Town Romance, Second Chance at Love, Age-gap, Lesbian
Series: The Highland Series (Book 1)
Awards: GCLS Literary Award Finalist 2016
If you’ve enjoyed Highland Fling, check out the sequel Highland Whirl!
Highland Whirl: Book Blurb
When city girl about town Roxanne Barns reluctantly accepts a holiday invite to her best friend Eve’s birthday party in the Scottish Highlands, the last thing she expects is to fall for the very person she’s been dreading seeing again—the feisty Highlander, Alice Campbell.
The moment Alice learns that Roxanne is visiting her home hamlet of Newland, she couldn’t be more suspicious or defensive. A warm welcome is certainly not the plan, let alone falling in love.
Despite Eve’s warnings that Roxanne is not relationship material, Alice can’t ignore her growing attraction. She absolutely trusts Eve’s judgment, but taking her advice just might break Alice’s heart.
Publication date: December 2021
Length: 88,000 words / 251 pages
Tropes & themes: Lesbian Romance Set in Scotland, Small Town, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, Chosen Family,
Series: The Highland Series (Book 2); Can be read as a standalone.