Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year by Rochelle Bilow

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

One of... 
Buzzfeed's Romance Books To Look Out For In 2023 
Paste Magazine's Most Anticipated Contemporary Romance Books of 2023 

When a thirty-something American food writer moves to a Scottish village for one year to fulfill her dream of writing a cookbook she finds more than inspiration--she meets a handsome Scotsman she can't resist in this charming debut romance.

Ruby Spencer is spending one year living in a small cottage in a tiny town in the Scottish Highlands for three reasons: to write a bestselling cookbook, to drink a barrelful of whisky, and to figure out what comes next. It's hard to know what to expect after an impulse decision based on a map of Scotland in her Manhattan apartment--but she knows it's high time she had an adventure.

The moment she sets foot in Thistlecross, the verdant scenery, cozy cottages, and struggling local pub steal her heart. Between designing pop-up suppers and conversing with the colorful locals, Ruby starts to see a future that stretches beyond her year of adventure. It doesn't hurt that Brochan, the ruggedly handsome local handyman, keeps coming around to repair things at her cottage. Though Ruby swore off men, she can't help fantasizing what a roll in the barley might be like with the bearded Scot.

As Ruby grows closer to Brochan and the tightly held traditions of the charming village, she discovers secret plans to turn her beloved pub into an American chain restaurant. Faced with an impossible choice, Ruby must decide between love, loyalty, and the Highlands way of life.

my thoughts:

What a sweet and sexy book! I LOVED Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year by Rochelle Bilow. The writing was top notch, the characters were so much fun to get to know, and the story was terrific! I really enjoyed reading all about Ruby and her adventure in the Scottish Highlands. 

So, what's the book about? It's about a woman named Ruby Spencer who decides to head to Scotland for one year to write a cookbook and have an adventure. She finds herself in the tiny town of Thistlecross, located in the Scottish Highlands. Settling into the cozy area is easy for Ruby - she can't help but fall in love with the people, the local pub, the town, and the local handyman, Brochan. Yep, romance is in the air. As Ruby thinks about extending her year-long adventure, she finds out some news that will help he determine what she needs to do next for her self, her heart, and her future. And, that is all I will share about this fun and engaging novel. You need to check it out for yourself!

I would happily recommend Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year to anyone and everyone looking for their next romantic read - make sure to get your hands on a copy! 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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