Hamish MacNaught, the well-loved owner of The Ivy, a popular Scottish pub, is dying, and wants to get to know the child he'd never known before, his daughter, Ivy. Ivy doesn't exactly have love for the father that abandoned her and her mother, and who she'd never head of until she was informed that he wanted to give her half of his pub, the other half of it going to Stuart, a man who he'd known as a son for about twenty years.
It didn't take Ivy or Stuart very long to start butting heads on every issue… Until Ivy began to come around to Stuart's way of thinking as he father appeared less and less like the man she WANTED to hate. And, in turn, Stuart, a man who spanked her on her second day in Scotland, also became less hateable… even likable.
Her life had been spent fluttering from job to job, and finally Ivy thinks she found a place that she might actually try to be happy in… But unfortunately there's a shadow from her father's past that doesn't want her to have this new life, and certainly not a life with Stuart. Can she not only accept this new life, but will she be willing to fight for it?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good story about Ivy who was abandoned by her father and never heard from him until he is dying and wants to make things right by giving her half of his pub in Scotland. Hte oather half is going to Stuart who he viewed as a son more than 20 years. Ivy is less than happy about the situation and lets everyone around her know how she really feels. Stuart isn't about to let her get away with her bad attitude and gives her a well deserved spanking. Afterwards Ivy begins to see things a little different and actually puts forth an effort to be nice and even works hard to help whhen someone is threatening to take away everything she has come to care about.
Nice romantic story with a great ending! I felt Ivy's pain in dealing with a father she never knew but so happy that things got better before it was too late.
Ivy arrives in Scotland with a chip on her shoulder and anger in her heart. It is not without justification but at first she refuses to think about anyone's point of view but her own. Stuart does not have the patience to deal with her drama. But as the story develops so does Ivy and Stuart both in their understanding of themselves but also in their understanding of the other people as well. And when something they care about is threatened they learn to work together they learn even more. This story leaves you with a wonderful warm feeling.