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Thriving business? Check. Sexual exploits with a rockstar? Check. Complete independence? Check. Elsie Walsh had it all. Or so she thought. Until Scottish hunk Campbell Scott showed up on the doorstep of her bed and breakfast. He’s making it pretty hard for her to stand by her one rule: No sleeping with the guests. She’s denied some of the world’s hottest actors, musicians,Thriving business? Check. Sexual exploits with a rockstar? Check. Complete independence? Check. Elsie Walsh had it all. Or so she thought. Until Scottish hunk Campbell Scott showed up on the doorstep of her bed and breakfast. He’s making it pretty hard for her to stand by her one rule: No sleeping with the guests. She’s denied some of the world’s hottest actors, musicians, and even royals... but how can she keep Cam out of her bed, when he’s invaded her head and her heart? Campbell Scott went to the wilds of Newfoundland with one thing on his mind: sketch some birds, and then get back to his playboy lifestyle in London. But one look at his sexy hostess and there’s a whole lot more in the air than sea birds. Rejection isn’t part of his vocabulary, and Cam sets out to not only convince Elsie that he belongs in her bed, but by her side at the Heart’s Ease Inn....

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ISBN : 9780992009113
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Number of Pages : 220 Pages
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Against Her Rules Reviews

  • Kate Robbins
    2018-11-07 14:10

    Elsie owns an elite B&B in a remote outport on the island of Newfoundland on Canada’s east coast. Completely self reliant, she is proud of her success, even if it has come with a price. There’s not too many ‘fellers’ kicking about the small town of Heart’s Ease and Elsie has sworn to never fraternize with the guests...ever again.Smoking hot Scottish artist Cam needs inspiration and the busy streets of London are just not cutting it. When his sister books the remote location overseas, he reluctantly agrees. Finding the place proves challenging, though not so much as keeping his hands off the deliciously rigid owner.Against Her Rules is the witty contemporary debut novel from Victoria Barbour. The author has created rich characters that charm the reader on every page. Barbour’s setting is vivid and her storytelling is tight. I look forward to many more charming and fresh stories from this wonderful new author. I think she has a very bright future as a romance novelist.

  • Mary
    2018-10-17 13:09

    Sometimes you just need a romantic sexy insta-love story. And if it happens to involve a wolfish Scotsman and the owner of B&B in Newfoundland? Than so be it. I imagine I'll read the rest of the series. I picked up the second today while only half way through this one. A good find while browsing the shelves for work.

  • Jo-Anne
    2018-10-22 18:54

    This takes place in a very, very small town in Newfoundland, Canada. Elsie owns an upscale Bed and Breakfast here where many of her guests are not only rich but quite famous. They know they can get the best accommodations there as well as privacy which they crave.Elise's business is her life and it is thriving. She is very proud of her business and wants it to continue to be successful so makes sure her guests have everything they want. Because she is so wrapped up in her business she doesn't have a private life. There aren't many men in the town and she will not fraternize with the guests. She did that once but never again.She has second thoughts about this rule when Cam shows up for his reservation. He is a gorgeous artist from Scotland whose sister reserved the room for him in this remote spot so he could draw for his next book without interruption.The characters were extremely well developed and likable. It was nice to see Elise think about something other than her business. What a change in Cam as the book progressed! I liked getting to know him as he was getting to know himself. Auntie Ida was the best though. She was so funny in her busybody sort of way but so loving and kind.The description of the area was so vivid that I felt like I was there. This is a beautiful part of the country this often missed. After reading about Hearts Ease, I don't know why it's not a more popular destination.I really enjoyed this story but did think the ending seemed a bit abrupt. It may have felt that way because there was a sneak peek for book 2 immediately following this story and when I saw it, I thought it was the continuation of the story so I was surprised when it was over. Don't get me wrong, it did end well. I had just decided the story had more to it and was surprised when it didn't.Please note I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Ruby Johnson
    2018-11-09 13:04

    First line: "The one thing no one ever tells you about royalty either of the Hollywood or aristocratic variety is that they all leave a hell of a mess behind them."So begins the story of Elsie Walsh who runs a remote high-end B&B in Newfoundland. She caters to celebrities who want to get away from paparazzi. Elsie's one mistake is she has had an affair with one of her clients and decides she won't repeat the mistake in the future. In walks Scotsman Campbell Scot, a professor of art who has been asked to study and paint birds in the area. Elsie and Campbell embark on an affair with lots of family and friend encouragement.On the plus side, I learned a lot about Newfoundland and the author really does a great job in describing the setting. On the negative side, I felt the plot lacked depth and the characters needed a little more fleshing out. If you like light romance, then this book would be a good beach read or a book for a quiet afternoon.***ARC from NetGalley for an honest review***

  • Jill-Ann
    2018-10-17 17:48

    I picked up this book(and the next 3 in the series) at a rest stop while home in Newfoundland on family vacation. I figured what could hurt, it's a love story based in Newfoundland. So glad I made this purchase!! Barbour writes this laugh out loud, heart racing, full of fears book that makes me need to pick up the second book(so glad I have it on hand). The way she writes about the small town and the people in it. How she incorporates some of my favorite (and over used) Newfoundland terms/slang ('me Duckie') just makes me feel like I'm sitting down with a cup of tea in mudder's kitchen.If you haven't read this book, now's the time. I'm happy to be able to support a local author from the Rock, money well spent!

  • Caffenero
    2018-10-27 15:11

    Apple pie! Apple pie! Everybody likes Apple pie! This a perfect reading for a lazy afternoon recovering from whatever you want ;) I had to recover from book delusion so this was one perfect reading indeed! I call Robin Carr's books Apple pie because they are comforting and can make feel you better. Victoria Barbour is just like Robin Carr, she can comfort with her story and keep you wanting more. Hey, you know there are more than an apple pie recipe so here I'm not telling this book is old story! Because AGAINST HER RULES is very good and has the spectacular bonus of a charming settling: Northumberland ;) Cool isn't it?

  • Janet
    2018-10-20 13:44

    What a delightful romance. It was refreshing to spend the afternoon in a B&B in Canada with a sweet couple that made the journey to happily ever after quite entertaining. Victoria Barbour takes a strong premise and adds in just the right levels of humor and romance. her characters were fully faceted and engaging, the settings beautifully detailed, the story well plotted and the dialogue quite clever. I would read more from Ms. Barbour. A sweet gentle read.*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lesleyanne Ryan
    2018-10-22 18:52

    This is the first romance I've read and I was pleasantly surprised. Witty story, great characters and a wonderful setting in a Newfoundland B&B. Aunt Ida, an endearing 96 year old woman (who has just decided it was time she started travelling the world...LOL) always brought a smile to my face. A fun read on the patio under the summer sun.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2018-10-25 17:44

    “Against Her Rules”, with its vivid descriptions of the serenity and beauty of Newfoundland captures the reader as it follows Elsie and Campbell’s romantic journey.Read full review in the 2014 May issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Max
    2018-11-01 20:45

    I've read more romance novels than I would ever admit to, and this one is less satisfying than most, mostly because of its ending. The setting, a B&B in rural Newfoundland, feels very genuine, and in fact is a genuine portrayal of this kind of place. Lots of details contribute to this feeling, my favourite being the last-minute hire of a Captain of the Salvation Army to perform the marriage ceremony. But it seems to me that the plot didn't follow any of the traditional story arcs of a romance; it was pretty much love at first sight, sex and marriage, with little tension and conflict along the way. And it was unrealistic in the beginning, and downright fantastical at the end. I also wonder how it is possible that "she took his entire length into her mouth," given how big he supposedly was, and how little practice she supposedly had.

  • Annemarie
    2018-11-13 12:42

    I really enjoyed this. I had a bit of trouble in the beginning with how Elsie and Cam were supposed to have rocked one another's world on sight because I didn't really feel that, but the slow burn into their relationship more than made up for it. Some real heart-melting scenes here.It's only got a couple of sex scenes so it's clean enough for folks who want a more traditional romance. It reminded me a lot of an old-fashioned category romance, which was an absolute thrill for me since I do love those.Plus, it was set in Atlantic Canada and I don't see enough of those.Will definitely be reading more of this series and this author.

  • SandyL
    2018-10-22 16:02

    Elsie Walsh transformed an old ruin in Newfoundland into an exclusive bed and breakfast for the rich and famous. It's been her policy to not sleep with the guest, except for one that she now regrets. Campbell Scott is a Scottish wildlife artist whose sister books him a stay at the B&B to work on his latest book. He's immediately attracted to Elsie, and she's attracted to him as well, but she can't break her rules! The sh*t hits the fan when the one guest she did have a fling with shows up - and it turns out he's friend with Cam! This was a short and cute insta-love story.

  • Dorel
    2018-11-05 13:49

    This is the 1st book I read by VIctora Barbour. This book's story line was boring. The characters could have been better & this story needed chemistry.

  • Kristy
    2018-10-26 14:02

    Loved the story!

  • (Eirene) Sleepless Romantics
    2018-10-29 20:47

    This review is a part of my Canada Day Week Review-A-Thon. Click here to learn more about it!Rating: 4.5-5/5Steam: 4/5Against Her Rules by Victoria Barbour is a witty, breezy and fun summer read that doesn't skip on the romance and certainly makes you want to visit Newfoundland! (Hint, pronounce it something along the lines of NuFin-land, with the emphasis on the last syllable. It's tricky, I often forget how to pronounce it correctly haha.)Summary:Elsie Walsh is a reluctantly lonely B&B owner in the small town of Heart's Ease, Newfoundland. She is by all means a successful businesswoman having renovated a large mansion and converting into a swanky B&B for the famous and the not-so-famous.Campbell Scott is reluctantly taking a trip across the Atlantic to sketch birds for his little sister. He's immediately taken by Elsie and tries to alleviate some of his lustful problems. Unfortunately for him (and way fortunately for us because his blunders are kind of hilarious), he has the tendency to say the wrong things to Elsie. To add to that, Elsie has a rule never to sleep with any of her guests. What's a man to do? Well, I'd tell you, but reading the book is more fun than reading my review.What I Liked:Elsie, Campbell and everyone were hilarious characters. I especially liked Aunt Ida! Everyone was unique and distinct and added their own charm to this lovely book. I am also quite vertically-challenged so I tend to like stories with a bigger man and a petite woman because you know, why not, so that was definite point for this book ;). Personal biases aside, I thought Against Her Rules was hilarious! I liked its quicker pace and the way Ms. Barbour handled this pace alongside their whirlwind romance is genius and so fun to read!And Campbell Scott, you lovely man. He was definitely hot, but he wasn't flawless. He had a few blunders with Elsie and that was refreshing. It's probably because I've been reading a lot of historical romances lately, but it's really nice to see a male protagonist not be as smooth as they normally are. And more importantly, the chemistry between Campbell Scott and Elsie Walsh was wonderful. I liked how they got over their reluctance and I loved how they came together.This is a bizarre thing to like, but another point for the book was its winter setting. It is scorching hot today and I appreciate the reminder that hot Canadian summers don't last as long as winter does.What I Didn't Like:I fell asleep halfway through the novel because I was tired and it was hot, and I hate myself a little for that lol. But I don't think I disliked anything while reading Against Her Rules. I was pretty sure I was enjoying myself quite thoroughly.As Miss Barbour is a relatively new author, I will be awaiting to see more from her! If you like picturesque settings, hilarious characters and are looking for a quick but enjoyable read, I definitely recommend Against Her Rules!

  • Dee
    2018-10-25 15:56

    If you are looking for a light and refreshing love story, then this book is for you. The novella takes a brief look into a strong female lead character’s ability to let go of the rules she carefully established to protect herself from making another huge mistake. The author created a world that most of us, when needed, wish we could retreat from our reality and slip into luxurious world of the Inn of Hearts Ease in Newfoundland. And while you’re there rejuvenating, you’d want to explore the town she eloquently described to be ‘must see’ on any tourists’ to do list. Next you’d want to sample some of the native foods and discover some of the local eateries she deliciously mentioned that you’d hope actually existed. But this book is not just about the land or food, it’s a love story at its sweetest moment.As with most books, the first chapter fumbles a little bit when introducing the necessary information to be guided on this provocative journey, so please don’t let that discourage you from continuing on. Regarding myself, I typically make up my mind within the first chapter to determine if I want to proceed/buy a book and I may have to amend my own rule because I may not have proceeded if I didn’t receive this copy as an ARC to be reviewed. But I am glad I continued reading because despite a few hiccups, this is a great story with good plot and character development that shined through a few chapters later. There were times when the POV switched unexpectedly and I had to reread it to make sure I was following it correctly, but it didn’t take away from the chemistry built from the main characters. Once she gets going, the pace of the story makes it very easy to get wrapped up in Elsie’s affairs and you want to see how she makes it through some of the awkward yet funny scenarios she finds herself in. The secondary characters were just as interesting as their primary counterparts. I wonder if there is going to be another novella just for them, including the Aunt Ida; a 96 year old quick-witted comic relief aunt that you wished you had as your own. She has a wonderful back story that I hope the authors brings to us.Overall, it’s a uplifting story with light touches of intimacy appropriately placed and not too graphic. I do believe that we can expect the good things from this author and I am curious to see if she continues this story or delves into another character in her next book to add to the series. Lastly, I do feel that the listed price of $4.99 is a little high for the content and length of the story but it’s worth grabbing if you can catch it on sale.

  • Jeannie Zelos
    2018-10-28 16:56

    Against Her Rules. Victoria BarbourReview from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews. So, in the mood for a romance I asked for this one. Its a WYSIWYG book, what you see is what you get. Its as described, a sweet uncomplicated romance. I enjoyed it, its not one full of heart racing, breath stealing, erotic passion, but there are some tender and sensual moments between Elsie and Cam. I liked Elise, understood her dilemma about dating customers, and she was one of those characters where you want things to work out for her. Cam too, he was a good man, but too used to women flinging themselves at him, and Elise's rejection gave him a shock and made him take a sharp look at himself. That was good, he didn't like what he saw and realised Elise deserved more, but could he persuade her he was capable of leaving his playboy past and entering a serious relationship. Elise meanwhile is wondering of maybe a quick uncomplicated fling with the Hot Scot is really worth turning down. She's the one that set the rule, but need it be so fixed? After all there aren't many chances of meeting men for her, busy as she is and in a small village where she grew up with all the locals. Loved the Asher/Ted part too :) made me smile. Elsie's family were great, scheming, but in a good way, they just wanted what was best for her. The elderly aunt was a really great character, and her story was so so sad, it made me really feel for her. Sadly in days past its one that was all too common :( So overall, a novel I enjoyed, but a one off read only for me. If you're looking for a well written, feel good romance with spots of humour this is a perfect read. It's priced at £3.13 for 222 pagesStars: three and a half.ARC supplied by Netgalley

  • Janice
    2018-10-31 15:06

    A Review of Against Her Rules (Heart's Ease, Volume 1) by Victoria BarbourThoroughly enjoyable book - 5 starsThriving business? Check. Sexual exploits with a rockstar? Check. Complete independence? Check. Elsie Walsh had it all. Or so she thought. Until Scottish hunk Campbell Scott showed up on the doorstep of her bed and breakfast. He’s making it pretty hard for her to stand by her one rule: No sleeping with the guests. She’s denied some of the world’s hottest actors, musicians, and even royals... but how can she keep Cam out of her bed, when he’s invaded her head and her heart? Campbell Scott went to the wilds of Newfoundland with one thing on his mind: sketch some birds, and then get back to his playboy lifestyle in London. But one look at his sexy hostess and there’s a whole lot more in the air than sea birds. Rejection isn’t part of his vocabulary, and Cam sets out to not only convince Elsie that he belongs in her bed, but by her side at the Heart’s Ease Inn. This was my first book by Ms. Barbour and I LOVED it! I had signed up for Victoria's newsletter and this was one of the goodies I got to pick up from her. The characters of Elsie and Cam are very dynamic and well defined. This has an old-fashioned love story feel to it, while being current at the same time. From the descriptions Ms. Barbour gives, I felt like I was really there on that island. And, Aunt Ida is a hoot. She had me laughing and wishing I could meet her in person. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Favorite quote: “Now, now. Don’t get your pee hot."************Complimentary Copy provided by Author for an honest review.**

  • Michelle
    2018-11-02 15:02

    This might be the most enjoyable read I've had in the last little while - I enjoyed the characters, the setting was great, and it was just a nice little story (which I have a soft spot for).Elsie runs an inn on the east coast of Newfoundland - in a place so small and private it's become a getaway for the rich and famous. Her golden rule is never to get involved with her guests - a rule she's learned the hard way she needs to enforce. When Campbell Scott comes to visit, that rule is put to the test. The story reminded me something of Kate Hoffman's Mighty Quinns - I've read a couple of these and enjoyed them as well. Barbour's characters grabbed me from the beginning (loved Asher!!! He needs a story), and her storytelling balances the line between reality and fantasy perfectly. I've started so many romances lately that haven't made it out of chapter one - this was a pleasant discovery. There are a few spicy scenes which were also well done - suited the story, great to read without going over the top. All in all, I liked the push-pull of the tension between the hero and heroine. I've read Nora Roberts a few times and this was far more enjoyable. (I like my heros three dimensional)This book is self-published - so if you're wondering about editing and formatting,this one was very well done. I'm looking forward to her next offering!Also - it was just so great to read a romance set in Canada (yes, I'm biased). Just. So. Great.

  • Melissa Ogletree
    2018-11-09 14:49

    I received this book for an honest review.Elsie is happy in her haven byt the sea, though people doubted her she has turned her mansion by the sea into a successful bed and breakfast that even caters to the rich and famous thanks to her ability to protect their privacy. She's content and has it all at least she thinks she does until a sexy Scotsman shows up on her doorstep making her wonder just how very alone she is. Campbell Scot is on an assignment as a favor for his sister to draw coastal birds, looking forward to the peace and quiet he's not anticipating how he feels after he meets the beautiful sassy owner of the bed and breakfast he's been booked at. The sparks are there but can these two figure out what they want or will their fears force them to chase each other away?This book was a little slow starting for me but once it picked up I couldn't put it down. The banter between Elsie and Cameron had the chemistry jumping of the pages! Then you add in the cast of supporting characters and well EVERYONE should have an Aunt Ida her parts had me laughing out loud so hard I actually dropped my kindle at one point. The book was well written, had a great cast of characters, and a great combination of humor, banter, heat, and romance! Though it is part of a series it is a standalone with no cliffhanger. The only thing I'm wondering is if the B&B was based on a real place because if it is I want to go there!!!

  • Cindy Caron
    2018-11-10 20:04

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is the first book I have read from this author, and what a wonderful author she is! I can definitely say that she could easily become one of my favourites. Having been to this area of Newfoundland recently, I was captured by the details that she has brought to us when describing the area. Ms. Barbour has given us a true love story in a picture-perfect area of Canada that is easy to cast ourselves into. She has taken a regular, run of the mill idea and transposed it to a beautiful tale that is easy to find yourself drawn into. The characters are quirky, especially Great Aunt Ida. She would have a tale or two to tell herself, I'm sure. They are strong, yet gentle, set in their ways, yet willing to bend when needed. Even though this book is a standalone, it is part of a series, of which I am anxious to read all of. There is nothing more romantic than having a strapping man, especially a Scotsman courting a delicate steamroller, as Elsie proves to be. A must read, we tag along as Cam and Elsie find their way to their happy ever after. Extremely well written, let Ms. Barbour whisk you away to Heart's Ease and escape to the realm of love. I'm sure you won't be disappointed

  • Lynn Smith
    2018-11-12 12:55

    Elsie Walsh had one rule, Keep her relationship with guest professional. Granted she broke this rule once, but never again. No matter how tempting the man might be. She just never planned on being tongue tied when the hot, sexy as sin Campbell Scott came to the inn to draw birds. Campbell hasn't had a relationship in over ten years. He has had women but after a night or two he moved on. But when the pixie came to the door of the inn Cam knew he had never seen a more beautiful women. A night or two in her bed would be a fantasy come true. But what happens when he hasn't even gotten said pixie in his bed and he is already thinking a night or two won't be enough. I loved this book. The characters were fantastic. Elsie made a rule for herself and broke it. She was so hung up on that she almost missed a chance at a wonderful man. She was feisty, smart and had no problem standing up for herself. Even when she was fighting against her feelings. Campbell had to do some soul searching to realize how he had been in the past. He was determined to be the kind of man Elsie needed. You just had to love aunt Ida, she keeps you laughing but she was a quick thinker. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sandra
    2018-10-24 20:10

    I am not a big fan of love stories which are written mainly for the romance plot itself, and this story rates with the typical, predictable stories of love story reading where beautiful girl meets handsome guy and there is a 'happy ever after' theme. However, what this story did have which I really liked was some geography and description of the beautiful landscape of Newfoundland and some background of the small-town population in romantic places like Heart's Ease and Heart's Delight, which we read about as Campbell Scott comes from Scotland to this lovely, hide-away resort at the top of a cliff overlooking the water. Cam's idea was to relax and do sketching of some of the local birds in the area, but it didn't take him long to see that the single owner of the resort, Elsie, was more beautiful than any of the birds. Emily's Aunt Ida added sweet spots to the story also as her main goal was to get Emily married off to the first available suitor to come to the door, and her parents, whom I would have liked to get to know better, were also happy to assist in these endeavours, when they found a suitable candidate.Overall, a well-written and quick read.

  • Heather andrews
    2018-10-31 12:46

    Elsie when the girl is tired and cranky, she well has an attitude, "your lodgings tonight is up that hill," she pointed, "in that house, in the room which I showed you earlier today. Tomorrow this can be your lodgings, and tomorrow I will show them to you, if you need me to. But right now my foot is aching. I'm hungry, and I'm clearly cranky. And I'm never cranky. So this is not the best time for me to be showing you anything." I mean Campbell is a natural born flirt, "so you think I'm normally charming, when I'm not fishing for compliments?" Elsie has no qualms about checking the boy out either, "his jeans which didn't look that tihgt when he was upright, stretched taut over his firm butt. It was a thing of beauty. Reluctantly she pulled her gaze from his read-end and laid the basket on the counter." Campbell sure knows how to give a girl a compliment, "I do't know what I want to do first when we get inside," he said, caressing her read as they walked. "I'm a fan of these jeans, by the way."

  • Aimee
    2018-11-05 17:10

    Elsie owns a B&B in a remote out-port at Newfoundland on Canada’s east coast. Completely independent, she is proud of her success, even if it has come with a price. There’s not too many guys around the small town of Heart’s Ease and Elsie has sworn to never fraternize with the guests...ever again.Smoking hot Scottish artist Cam needs inspiration and the streets of London are just not cutting it. When his sister books the remote location overseas, he reluctantly agrees. Finding the place proves challenging, though not so much as keeping his hands off the stunning owner of the B&B.Against Her Rules is the fabulous contemporary debut novel by Victoria Barbour. Mrs Barbour has a talent for bringing to life charming, witty and VERY easy on the eyes characters that have you hooked with no desire to get free. I can't wait to get started on many more books from this talented author, Mrs Barbour has a very bright future as a romance novelist.

  • Melanie
    2018-11-08 18:46

    Victoria Barbour's debut novel Against Her Rules, is a marvellous contemporary romance set in a magical place....outport Newfoundland!Barbour has masterfully created a fast moving and entertaining love story around Elsie Walsh and the hunky Scottish artist, Campbell Scott. Set in the fictional community of Heart's Ease, a place that could be any number of coastal communities in Newfoundland and her upscale, bed and breakfast, Elsie is so drawn to the sexy Scotsman that she breaks the cardinal rule: never sleep with the guests!Barbour's charming description of rural Newfoundland, the mix of witty banter and string of memorable characters in The Walsh Family, including the ninety some odd, Aunt Ida - the pinnacle of humour and old outport contrariness, leaves you wanting more. A delightful and easy read anytime! You'll be wanting to book a plane ticket soon after....

  • Barbara
    2018-10-18 20:09

    Given to me for an honest review. Elsie runs a B&B in a small town in Newfoundland. She caters to the rich and famous. They like being treated like regular people when they visit the town. Against Her Rules means no getting close to the male customers. She did once and he keeps coming back every time he needs her. She's not happy about this because when he's in his world he will continue to date. Elsie gets a room ready for the next customer. He will sketch the birds he finds for a book. When he gets a look at Elsie, he has a hard time concentrating on other things. Elsie looks at him and starts babbling. How is she going to work with him around? She offers her brother's cottage as a better place to watch and sketch birds. That will reduce the time she sees him. Will this help her stay sane? Is he as affected as she is?

  • Bridget
    2018-11-08 19:09

    I enjoyed this easy and lovely book. I like good writing in my romance novels, and, to be honest, that is sometimes lacking, but this book and author did a very decent job of keeping me interested in the story instead of making me pull out my hair because of bad writing and grammar. Ms. Barbour uses many Newfoundland colloquialisms in her writing, which was refreshing and welcome, and for that I applaud her. I am a born and bred Newfoundlander, and I know it can be difficult for a writer to deal with the many accents and turns of phrase found here. If it's done with sensitivity and intelligence, it can add significantly to the tone and the character development. This first book in the series was free on Kindle, but I will purchase the remaining books in this series. I look forward to reading more of her work.

  • CL
    2018-11-01 15:11

    Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFor a Brit like me, there is nothing more baffling that the American/Canadian fascination for the Scots and Irish. What is it about the accent that has North American girls throwing themselves at the Celtic guys and the rest of the world scratching their heads simply struggling to understand them?Anyway, as the book is based on the premise that British guys are sexy purely because of their accents and the Heroine must simply throw herself at them indiscriminately, I can say that unfortunately this book wasn't for me.Nationality obsessions aside, what really let this book down for me was the warp speed the characters went from being strangers to getting married. It was just too fast for me.Unfortunately this book didn't live up to its beautiful location.

  • Neena Christianson Martin
    2018-11-04 16:05

    I was given a free copy of this book for a honest review. I really did enjoy this book. Elsie Walsh runs an inn that caters to the rich and famous. She has been burned in the past by becoming involved with a guest, and vows to never do it again, and then HE shows up. Famous artist Campbell Scott, has come to stay and draw birds. All of a sudden the only "bird" he wants to draw is the standoffish inn owner Elsie. He takes stock of his womanizing ways and realizes he needs to change if he wants a chance with Elsie. I've never been to Newfoundland, but after reading about her descriptive locations I hope to be able to see it one day. There is some really hot sex, a little bit of angst, and lots of humor in this book. All the way around it is a very enjoyable book.