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Her Scottish CEO Paperback – December 14, 2012
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About the Author
Born and raised in L.A., romance writer Christy Olesen found a home in Northwest Nevada just over the hill from Lake Tahoe. Her travels to Scotland, England, Europe, and Canada, as well as living in the high desert of Nevada have inspired her contemporary tender romances. When not writing Christy enjoys traveling in her 1955 self-restored travel trailer. She enjoys gardening, reading and painting. She has worked for over 20 years as a graphic artist for a local community newspaper, an experience which has sparked her series of Nevada tender romances: Cottonwood County Chronicles, and Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office.
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And although I might have passed this book over after reading the description, I'm glad I didn't.
This is a sweet romance with a several fevered moments between the main characters, Marcie Winters, watercolor illustrator, and Greg McInnis, interim CEO of a Scottish travel book publishing company.
I was impressed with the depth of the characters as well as the descriptions of Scotland -- the watercolor illustrations were a beautiful surprise and added bonus for the story.
Ms. Olesen did a fine job writing the conversations between Marcie and Greg, to the point that I could almost hear Greg's Scottish brogue.
The conflict and hesitation between the two main characters was very well written. I did find myself yelling at Greg a few times to... "get his s*** straight and let go of the past." But, I kept reading and was pleased at the end.
I also could identify with Marcie's fear of becoming a pawn to Greg's need for her to bring his project to fruition while rejecting her as partner and significant other. Marcie is trying to overcome a lifetime of being the gopher to everyone else in her life, including an ex-fiancé, her parents and possibly others. She decides to take the bit in her teeth and become the woman she wants to be, which at one point, destroys the fledgeling relationship she has with Greg.
Now Greg has to decide if Marcie is the one he really wants, or just a wild moment in his life that he must protect his heart from. His past is full of regrets over losing someone he thought he loved, but finally realizes the woman didn't really love him. His fear of another one-sided relationship keeps him from opening himself up to Marcie.
I must say, Greg is a stubborn idiot several times during the course of the book. I had an overwhelming urge to kick him in the rear a few times.
I look forward to another book by Ms. Olesen, and will probably buy it even if it has a bland summary description.
Marcie is smitten with Greg from their first encounter but, due to a tragic circumstance in his past, it takes him longer to realize she means more to him than a protégée. Ms. Olesen did a believable job of having Greg struggle with his feelings, and showing Marcie's conflict. I enjoyed watching their romance grow, both overcoming hurdles along the way. The book is also beautifully illustrated by the author, adding depth to Marcie's search for a home for her watercolors. HER SCOTTISH CEO was a delightful read, and I look forward to seeing more from this author.
I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading satisfying romance and well-developed, REAL characters.
I hope the author writes more novels set in Scotland!