Highland Fling

Highland Fling

4.7 9
by Shelli Stevens

Sleeping with her boss can only lead to trouble. And pleasure.

The McLaughlins, Book 4

Delonna comes by her Scottish-style frugality honestly—her parents’ spendthrift ways once left her temporarily homeless. She’s been tending bar at McLaughlin’s Pub, looking forward to the day she can call her own shots. Until her


Sleeping with her boss can only lead to trouble. And pleasure.

The McLaughlins, Book 4

Delonna comes by her Scottish-style frugality honestly—her parents’ spendthrift ways once left her temporarily homeless. She’s been tending bar at McLaughlin’s Pub, looking forward to the day she can call her own shots. Until her now ex-boyfriend makes off with her hard-earned savings. Now she’s got a bookie breathing threats down her neck in an apparent attempt to squeeze blood from a turnip.

Aleck McLaughlin has three good reasons to keep his hands off the delectable Delonna. One, he’s her boss. Two, she’s a good ten years younger. Three, he’s sworn to never again leave his heart vulnerable.

Her predicament sends all those reasons out the window, and Aleck moves her in with him for protection, then whisks her away on a whirlwind trip from Whidbey Island to Scotland.

The romance of being in Edinburgh only increases their need for one another. But it quickly becomes clear they’re facing a past that’s just as painful as the present is dangerous…

Warning: A sexy, broody, pub owner determined to seduce his flirty, bombshell bartender. Not-so-hidden dangers, travels to Scotland, and maybe a little spanky panky.

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Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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McLaughlins , #4
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Highland Fling 4.7 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 9 reviews.
romance_junkie89 More than 1 year ago
I have loved getting to know the McLaughlins. Aleck is definitely my favorite. He's complicated, sexy and sweet. The much younger Delonna is the perfect match for him. She brings out his protective side and makes him feel things he's long buried. She on the other hand is hesitant to start an affair with him. He's her boss and she loves her job. I love stories that pull you in and won't leave you alone until the last page. Highland Fling definitely did that for me. If you haven't discovered this series I highly recommend you do. The only bad thing is it's over. I look forward to a new series from this author. 
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I am a little saddened to have read this book because this is the fourth and final book of the series.  I have been anticipating reading it because Aleck intrigued me from the first book.  The oldest of four siblings, dark and broody, totally alpha, how can anyone resist.  Then there was the flirty spicy banter her had with Delonna and wow I could not wait for their story.  This story has such a sensual smooth feel to it as I read it.  It was hot and sexy for sure but also more to it.  I loved the way Aleck wanted to protect her and jumped at the chance, no hesitation.  And I loved the way Delonna let him take care of her even though she was very independent.  There were some funny times, sweet times and three huge heartbreaking times.  My heart literally hurt when I got to those parts.  Always a good story when that happens. The only thing I would want to change would be to have more in the end.  I have enjoyed this series from start to finish so it is hard to realize it is the end.
Bmassey9 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting... not so patiently for Aleck's book! Honestly I knew that Aleck was going to be the McLaughlin brother that tore my heart strings out and I was right.  Aleck is the brooding, alpha male older brother in the McLaughlin clan who run the pub. Delonna has worked at the pub for numbers years and has been roommates/bff's with Aleck's younger sister Kenzie for quite a while now.  However their attraction has always been on what can best be described as a simmer ready to boil since the beginning. Delonna's ex decided to liberate her of her safety money and she is now in danger from someone far worse that her ex.  Aleck takes it upon himself to protect Delonna, but how far can she get into their man's heart when he's decided that he can never let himself be venerable again.  These two are that perfect blending of boiling hot passion, and the rage that can make passion so violent in a fantastic way.  I absolutely loved this book and I'm so sorry to have to let the McLaughlin family go. 
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
Welcome to McLaughlin's Pub, where pints are cold, whiskey flows & Scottish TEMPTATIONS run amok! Delonna has always seems to collect male bottom feeders, so when she discovers her $6k missing from her super secure coffee can, she knows her totally ex can be added to that long list of worthless worms. Now she has to start from $0 to make her dream come true, of owning her own pub. At least she still has be great bartending job at McLaughlin's Pub, but her boss is her sexual kryptonite & totally off limits because his is her roommate's, Kenzie, brother & HELLO it's her boss! TEMPTATIONS are forbidden fruit! Aleck McLaughlin owns the McLaughlin's Pub & doesn't date ever because his 1st lost love left a hole were his heart should be. To relieve his sperm backup, he has quick shags with nameless women. Aleck has being trying to keep the gorgeous & luscious wee lass of a bartender in the friend zone, but he keeps reliving the sizzling devouring kiss, that she laid on him, in her itsy bitsy undies, a few months ago. He doesn't sleep with his employees, she is too young & deserved more than a quickie, but he has no heart to give her! Again temptations are a beotch! A masked man attacks Delonna at her front door, slams her into the door, puts his hands around her throat, squeezes & tells her he wants her ex's debt paid in full, even if its through her. Soon she is overwhelmed with police cars, reports, a blood CSI team, nosy McLaughlins & 1 stubborn Aleck. There is no way Aleck will allow her to stay here, so he grabs a empty bag & packs her some clothes (even searches her undies draw) all without Delonna permission. Now they are with each other 24/7, her girlie parts are doing a HAPPY DANCE for some Aleck action & he is craving her tight, wet, warm & smoldering channel. When they finally succumb, they both take a gigantic bite of the FORBIDDEN FRUIT & are engulfed into a nuclear meltdown, until gunfire rocks the Pub, literally! So after another round of police, another CSI team, reports & some nosy McLaughlins, they go to his home in Scotland, to help his mom with his dad after surgery & to get her away from the danger. So with a romantic Edinburgh as a backdrop, 2 meddling parents, some undies ripping, an private flat to get down (or up) & dirty in, a Scottish McLaughlin's Pub, too many Scottish whiskies, naughty misbehaving & a barrel full of uncomfortable feelings bring their MISadevnture to a screeching dead stop! Can Aleck finally let his heart out to accept her love? Will Delonna finally snag a good man or be left once again? Can they love 1 another before it's too late? Will the McLaughlin clan meddling help or hurt them? As I read this romance, I realized that I discovered Ms. Stevens' romances back in 2010 with her Seattle Steam series & I fell in love with your writing all over again! Delonna (still nor to sure if I love or hate this name) attracted total male scum because, in my humble opinion, didn't think she deserved better. Aleck has a deeply scarred heart after he lost his 1st & only love, so he NEVER wanted to opened that door to his heart ever again. Ms. Stevens slowly peeled back Delonna & Aleck's layers, as she exposed their inner fears & with those fears, came their wants & needs that they were to scared to go after. She not only creates characters that jump off the ePages or pages, but she develops this unique, hilarious, loving & "everyone is in your buzinezz" family to go with it. The McLaughlin clan was the 3rd character in this tale & I DOUBLE DARE y'all not fall in love with them all! Now since it was a romance, let's chat about SEX, shall we! Ms. Stevens wrote scandalous scenes that were hard, dirty & naughty up against many available surfaces, like walls, doors, beds & my all time favorite, laid out on a plush pool table. So in other words, she let Delonna's freak flag fly & she anchored it to Aleck's pole & never wanted it to let it go! I absolutely loved McLaughlin's Pub, felt welcomes as I pulled up a barstool, got to look at all the yummy eye (the McLaughlin boys) candy, order a pint, a shot of whiskey & watch the sparks fly between these 2 stubborn folks as they gobbled up all the FORBIDDEN FRUIT! Ms. Stevens earned my top score of 5 fingers up & 10 toes & I can't read another McLaughlin clan adventure. NetGalley ARC given for my honest review.
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