Lost in Scotland
by Hilaria Alexander
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Just when you think you’re lost, you might end up falling in love.
Sam Farouk is having a bad year. Things went down the drain ever since she found her boyfriend cheating on her at the Golden Globes. An unfortunate turn of events forces her to trade sunny Los Angeles with the rainy, chilly highlands of Scotland. She has the chance to work as one of the makeup artists on a new TV series based on a fantasy saga everyone is bananas about, but she can’t help feeling lost and a little bit homesick. Until she starts falling for Hugh MacLeod, the actor set to impersonate the titular role of Abarath, dragon slayer and part-time Casanova.
Hugh MacLeod is ready for his big break. After more than a decade taking every possible acting job just to stay afloat, he can finally show his range in a series to be proud of. Hugh’s commitment to his career comes before anything else, and that’s part of the reason why he hasn’t had a serious relationship in a while. But the more he’s around Sam, the more he knows he’s in deep, deep trouble. How is he supposed not to fall for the sexy, mysterious brunette who works all over him every single day? Every touch, every look is torture.
Getting lost in each other might be wrong, but it could end up being just what they need.
I absolutely ADORED this novel! Lost in Scotland was such a breath of fresh air for the Hollywood romance trope. Hilaria had me hooked from the Prologue. I was totally invested and couldn’t wait to see what journey our heroine went on.
“You’ve made the right choice, Sam. Scotland is the perfect place to start over.”
I instantly fell in love with Sam and Hugh. Sam grew up in the movie industry—she loved everything about it until she was the center of attention. She travels to Scotland to leave her past behind, and works on reinventing herself on the set of an upcoming TV series. Sam was such a strong heroine—she not only went through so much publicly, but also moved to the other side of the world away from all her family and friends. During her first day in Scotland, she meets a handsome, mysterious hiker. She also has no clue that he’s the star of the show she’ll be working on. Hugh, he’s sweet, kindhearted, and totally swoon-worthy. And probably the most down-to-earth celebrity ever. Oh, and he’s Scottish. With an accent. Their chemistry was off the charts, and I loved them together.
“She laughed, and I loved the sound of it. It made me feel lighter, in a way I hadn’t felt in a long time. Suddenly, I felt like I wanted to be the one to make her laugh, the one to make her happy.”
Hilaria does a fantastic job at bringing the imagery of Scotland’s countryside to life in this novel. And now a trip to Scotland is needed in my future! Lost in Scotland was a beautiful story set in a gorgeous country, filled with a little angst, steam, sweet moments, and diverse characters. I absolutely loved witnessing this journey of strangers becoming friends, and eventually growing into an A-list power couple!