Lost In Scotland

Good afternoon, and happy Saturday, bibliophiles! I’m relaxing in bed with a cup of coffee and decided to bring you my latest review. I spent last night having a girl’s night with some friends enjoying Fifty Shades Darker in theaters, and since Jamie Dornan has thoroughly worn me out, I figured I’d take it a bit easy today (haha).

Anyway, I guess it’s good that I brought all of you my post about my literary adventure in Scotland (if you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here), because my newest read brought me right back to one of the best trips I’ve ever taken in my entire life. I’m talking about Lost In Scotland by Hilaria Alexander.

If you’ve been suckered into the magic of Outlander like I’ve been, you’ll love every minute of Lost In Scotland. Not only does Alexander make references and jokes among her characters about Gabaldon’s epic books (and now show), but you also see some similarities as you turn the pages. It’s not done in an annoying, copycat sort of way, but rather in a nostalgic manner that just makes you want to immerse yourself in the world of Jamie Fraser all over again. Luckily, you have Hugh Macleod to help you along the way.

This was a very easy and fun read, and my first experience with this author.

Because I’m such a massive fan of all things Scotland and Outlander, I couldn’t wait to dive right into the enchantment I knew the pages of Lost would offer.

Sam Farouk is a Hollywood makeup artist who grew up in the business. When a relationship goes bad, it seems to be perfect timing to relocate and take an opportunity with an up-and-coming blockbuster show.

Hugh Macleod is the next big thing. Cast as the lead in the epic show about Abarath, the dragon slayer, he certainly has his work cut out for him when it comes to making his mark on Hollywood, and the world. His whole life and career is on the line.

Luckily for the pair, they find comfort in each other on set. When Sam is assigned to Hugh as his artist for the show, the pressure is on for her to make him look his best. Only, that pressure never seems to come because Hugh puts her at ease almost instantly. There’s something calming about the routine these two fall into together. It’s not quite the right time for either of them to have a relationship, but it’s undeniable that the chemistry is there in spades.

It’s when they can no longer deny their feelings for one another that things become complicated. Do they go with their heads and choose life and success, or do they go with their hearts and choose true love?

The only downside I found to this story was that it seemed to go a bit too quickly. I wish some parts of the story could have been elaborated and given more detail. There were a few aspects of Sam and Hugh’s adventure that I felt were slightly grazed over that I would’ve loved more information on. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the mountains and glens of Scotland with these two!

My Final Rating: three out of five stars

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