I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care.
One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley.
As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart?
There is something about this book! I love a good Christmas romance and this one sure hit the spot! I think this was my favorite story so far from the Kilts and Quilts series! Not to mention, the cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous! Pippa has taken over the running of her father's company. She's fully trained and knows what she is doing, but scared for her father who needs medical care that they just can't afford.
Max's job is on the line; he has to seal the deal with the North Sea Valve company or lose his job. Pippa certainly is not making it easy for him. Pippa's bright idea to introduce him to the town and make him love it as much as she does so that he doesn't close the company is really a good one, but Max's job is to seal the deal, not what happens to the town afterwards. What he doesn't expect is a fiesty, warm hearted woman that he encounters. It is easy to fall for her. But she has a fiance already and his boss is riding his rear end to get this deal done.
But when his boss shows up to speed it along, things go terribly wrong. Max had a previous relationship with her and she is ruining all the good faith he has built within the town.
I can't pin point the reason, but this story really drew me. It was, as always with Ms Griffin, absolutely hilarious. I love seeing the characters return from previous books and seeing where they are now, and how much trouble they are causing (Deidie!). I liked the characters. I could not put this book down.
Oh, check out Ms Griffin's facebook page. She has lots of really neat giveaways. Now, its the anxious wait for the next book "The Trouble With Scotland"!