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Released: May 11th 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Adair Family #1
“Here With Me is the book I’ve been waiting for and fans of On Dublin Street will lap this up!”~ Under the Covers
Samantha Young is one of my favourite authors, her On Dublin Street series is one of my favourite series of all time. As much as I adore Samantha’s writing and her other books nothing has lived up to On Dublin Street for me, until now. Here With Me is the book I’ve been waiting for and fans of On Dublin Street will lap this up!
I should say that celebrities isn’t something I am interested in, especially Hollywood movie stars. The celebrity trope is something I don’t read but the mysterious and mercurial, ex Hollywood leading man Lachlan Adair captured me with his wit and sizzling chemistry for ex police officer, Robyn Penhaligon.
Following a gun shot and re-examining her life Robyn gives up her career as a police officer and follows her passion as a photographer. Robyn arrives in Scotland to see her estranged father, Mac who abandoned her for his career in security. Mac is working as a bodyguard on Lachlan’s private estate, It’s here she becomes wrapped up in a mystery and a fight to help her father. The relationship between Robyn and her father is strained and difficult and I adored the reconnection between these two characters. Robyn is smart and sassy, I loved the banter between her and Lachlan, she never failed to put him in his place. While Robyn wants answers from her father, Lachlan has his own painful past to confront, this along with solving a mystery, forces Robyn and Lachlan together.
This is quite a big book, but the story has good flow and it never felt like I was stuck in a big book. The suspense side of the story I had figured out early on but the writing is so engaging it keeps you hooked into the story. The romance is a slow burn, with some sexy times, I do prefer my romance to be more steamier but the chemistry between the two main characters is so off the charts good that I was held all the way through. I was completely sucked into the secondary characters, I loved the family dynamics and I really want to know more about them, this is something I hope to see in the future.
Samantha has weaved romance, suspense and fleshy characters and wrapped all this up in beautiful prose. Scotland has a special place in my heart, and the author’s descriptions of the Highlands are magnificent and atmospheric. I devoured this enemies to lovers story, full of heart, complex characters, danger and excitement, Here With Me is one of my favourite reads of 2021 and I can’t wait for the next instalment!
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