I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for; Scotsman in the Stacks by Alana Oxford. I absolutely love the look of this book, Scottish hero, romance, books…what more could a girl want? Plus the cover is super pretty! I am very excited to be sharing an exclusive book extract to tempt you with!
Scotsman in the Stacks
Paige wants two things: to land a full time librarian job and find the man of her dreams. On the cusp of thirty, she finds herself suddenly single and working part-time in a Michigan library. A handsome patron with a delicious accent appears at the reference desk, inadvertently sparking an idea that might help her land the promotion she so desperately needs. But that’s not the only thing he sparks.
James is in town from Glasgow, Scotland, on a summer artist residency. Luckily, the trip got him away from the pressure he feels to take over his uncle’s river tour business. He only wanted to clear his head and make his art in peace, but he wasn’t counting on finding an attractive librarian to fill his days.
With only eight weeks before James goes home to Scotland, Paige knows she should protect her heart. After all, she already wasted years with her commitmentphobe ex. But the more she gets to know James, the less she can stick to her plan to just be friends. Is she just wasting her time again, or can they bridge the ocean between them to find a happily ever after of their own?
Paige’s happy place was standing in front of the new bookshelf. It was especially wonderful in that quiet hour before the library opened. With no patrons to help, no prying eyes peeking at her selections, she could just bask in the possibilities offered in each lovely volume.
She was in the mood for literary comfort food and the available books that morning did not disappoint. There were so many beautiful summer romcoms, the covers with color palettes like rainbow sherbet. She picked up The Summer We Met, Rogue of My Heart, and Love at Loch Ness. They promised to sweep her up in plenty of swoon-worthy adventures to warm her frustrated heart.
God knows her own love life had turned into a lonely disaster, so she had to live vicariously through the happy couples in the books. When those heroines had a commitment-phobic boyfriend, he’d come around after the black period with a grand romantic gesture. Or, if that wasn’t the case, she’d dump the emotional freeloader and the real man of her dreams was right around the corner.
Neither of those things had happened for Paige. In fact, in the six months since her breakup with Dylan, her black period became even blacker when her landlord gave notice of an uncomfortably high rent increase coming soon. As if that wasn’t upsetting enough, she hadn’t so much as seen an attractive, single man. The fact that she only went to work and to her married best friend Kayla’s house was beside the point.
Clearly, drowning her sorrows in fiction was her best option.
About the Author
Alana Oxford is a Michigan author of romcoms, sweet romance, and humorous women’s fiction. She wants her stories to bring sunshine and smiles to her readers. She enjoys improv comedy, moody music, everything book related, and has an ongoing love affair with the United Kingdom.
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