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Where There’s a Kilt, There’s a Way

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Where There’s a Kilt, There’s a Way (2021) Ella Stainton (Kilty Pleasures)

Where Theres a Kilt Theres a WaySet in Scotland and Sweden in 1930

Joachim Cockburn and Ainsley Graham have been looking for summer positions to broaden their fields; specifically Jochaim wants to change how patients in asylums are treated, and hopes that working at a prestigious university will give him more power to make changes in Great Britain. Ainsley wants to continue to rehabilitate his reputation and is looking forward to pieces of the Grand Tour he missed because of the war.

The problem is that Ainsley’s reputation isn’t as rehabilitated as he things.

Joachim was pleased that there was a university happy to extend an offer to Ainsley after all of the rejections. So relieved, he’d hardly sighed when he declined the invitation to lecture at the Sorbonne for the summer term as they hadn’t wished to include Ainsley.

Unfortunately for both of them, a ghost seems have developed a strong dislike for Ainsley–and the man with whom Ainsley will be working might be a murderer.

“I do hate to repeat gossip.”

Joachim had lived long enough that this was the favored caveat of gossips worldwide.

I do like both Ainsley and Jochaim, although it took me a while to remember about Ainsley’s neurodiversity, so I kept getting irritated with him when he’d be stupid about Jochaim. Then I would remember that he had a hard time getting out of his head to see things the way other people did.

“Ainsley?” Joachim nudged the snifter of brandy toward his elbow with that look on his face implying Ainsley hadn’t been paying attention.

He rubbed the inside of his wrist with the back of his other thumb, a move that his Dr. Cockburn noticed and gave a slight nod to, probably repeating whatever it was that he had missed.

And I really liked the secondary characters. Even though Freddie was initially a bit of a one-note at the beginning, Ginnie was delightful. (And once Freddie was away from his uncle Ainsley he became a more interesting character.)

They’d made the three-hour trip in just over two thanks to Ginny’s previous career as a rum-runner in the States.

I did feel like there might have been a few editing issues–places where I got confused by the text. But then I was up way past my bedtime finishing in the book.

It was good and I look forward to the next book. (There was NOT a cliffhanger, although there were some unresolved issues (ie Ainsley’s father) but they were the kinds of issues that sometimes don’t get resolved in real love, so I was fine with them.

Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 8/10




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