Friday, September 11, 2015

An American Cowboy in Scotland by Em Taylor #5StarReview #Excerpt #Playlist #Contemporary #Giveaway


TITLE – An American Cowboy in Scotland
AUTHOR – Em Taylor
GENRE – Romantic Comedy/ Contemporary Romance
LENGTH – 34000 words


As Rhona Lorimer waits for her new boss to arrive, she reckons things can’t get much worse. The manager of the Scottish estate has to explain to her new American boss that the estate is in ruins and there’s no money left. When the drop dead gorgeous cowboy turns up in full Highland regalia, looking like he fell off a shortbread tin, Rhona knows she has her work cut out.

The locals don’t take to Lord Cole Macallan, so Rhona feels obliged to show him hospitality. But the guy is hot. Can Rhona fight her feelings for her new boss as their worlds collide and they discover just how much Scotland and America are two countries divided by a common language… but brought together by mutual passions?


1. Why Does it Always Rain on Me? – Travis
2. Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That? Dolly Parton
3. I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing – The Pet Shop Boys
4. This Kiss – Faith Hill
5. Out of Reach – Gabrielle
6. I’m not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
 7. Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
8. Healer in Your Heart - Runrig
9. Headlights – Runrig
10. From this Moment On – Shania Twain


I pushed my butt back against his hips and was pleased to realise he had a healthy hard-on. Though what I had been expecting when I’d had my tongue down the poor guy’s throat for the past five minutes, I’m not sure. Suddenly heavy petting seemed to be terribly unfair on both of us. Cole sucked the lobe of my ear into his mouth. I dropped my hands and clasped his hips, pulling his thighs so he was clasped against me, grinding against me. We definitely needed to be naked and soon. When he moved one hand to cup me between the legs, I whimpered. I hoped to God that Cole realised I had changed my mind on the whole sex versus heavy petting question because I wasn’t sure if I was capable of speech. He moved his free hand to circle my nipple with his thumb, sending a spear of want to my already aching groin. I arched into his touch and I could feel his smile against my neck before he brushed my nipple again. Yeah, we were going all the way. He pulled me away from the counter slightly and tweaked the button of my jeans, lowering the zip and pushing his hand under the denim but not under the cotton of the knickers he’d bought at the supermarket earlier. “Cole, I need you. Not just heavy petting. Much further,” I urged, aware we were already at third base. Coles’ throaty chuckle against my neck tickled and made me grind my ass harder against his groin. “You’re already gettin’ wet, honey.” God, his accent was really thick. “You’re gonna be drippin’ by the time I enter you.” His fingers played over my flesh, rubbing in a circle over my clit. I laid my head back on his chest and moved my hips into the motion. It had been a while since fingers other than my own had been down there and his seemed more expert than mine. As his head lowered to mine, I let the lip go and breathed out, my free hand moving to rest on his impressive biceps. And then his lips were on mine, soft and gentle, coaxing and urging mine to move in tandem with his. I was relieved he wasn’t one of those guys that come at you with their tongue hanging out as if you were an ice-cream cone. Instead he was what I like to call a lip-kisser. He used his lips first before he introduced his tongue—flicking it lazily out to meet mine, to tease, to tempt, to illicit groans, to tickle the roof of my mouth and send pulses of need south. I moaned softly and wrapped my arms tightly around his neck.


I was unsure when I agreed to read An American Cowboy in Scotland if it was a parody, a Romance, or even perhaps a Paranormal/Vampire version somehow arranged to trick me out of an otherwise perfectly good Cowboy book.  You see, I'm always on the lookout for them.  Always.  So imagine my delight when I began reading and discovered that the book is exactly as it says -  An American Cowboy in Scotland!  

Rhona is a young woman tasked with managing a Scottish Estate and explaining to her new young American boss who is coming to visit that there is no money left to care for the estate, something she doesn't at all relish.  When the young man - Cole - arrives, he is a drop dead gorgeous Texas Cowboy, outfitted in head to tail Highland attire and she knows she's got her hands full!  Trying to get the locals to love him, not an easy task.  Trying to love him herself and have him return the feelings?  No problem!

This book was a true delight.  I enjoyed reading it, beginning to end.  It was a fast read as well - no stumbling and bumbling about the words.  Are there sex scenes?  Sure but they are not just gratuitous.  They actually enhance the story.  I loved Cole and Rhona and Cole and Rhona together. Their dialog was full of fun and spark.  I really did not want it to end.  I look forward to reading more of Ms. Taylor's writing.  And as for An American Cowboy in Scotland, well, as a Texas myself and having fallen in love with the Scottish Highlands, I mean, what's not to love? *grin*

Rating:  5 Stars  Recommended Read!

Heat:  3/5  Blush Worthy

**I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  No further compensation was received.**



Em lives in the small village of Dundonald (which features in An American Cowboy in Scotland) in Ayrshire, Scotland. She regularly visits Dundonald Castle for coffee, cakes, inspiration and chat. When she’s not writing historical, contemporary and vampire romances, she’s trotting around the country to film and TV conventions, hob-nobbing with celebrities and avoiding housework.

Em is still waiting for her own Colonel Brandon to come along but since she’s sick of kissing frogs, she’s quite content to hog the TV remote and have the whole sofa to herself.


1. Some Mistakes – Brad Paisley 2. Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry 3. The Greatest Flame – Runrig 4. Can’t Fight the Moonlight – Leanne Rimes 5. Better Get to Livin’ – Dolly Parton 6. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk – Pet Shop Boys 7. LDN – Lily Allen 8. Don’t Come the Cowboy with Me Sonny Jim – Kirsty MacColl 9. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper



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Sterling Silver Scottish Thistle necklace bought from Dundonald Castle Visitors Centre. Signed paperback of An American Cowboy in Scotland Dundonald Castle guidebook and postcard.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart