Published: 8th May 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Kate is dumped on her best friend’s wedding day by the world’s most boring boyfriend, Ian. She’s mostly cross because he got in first – until she remembers she’s now homeless as well as jobless. Rather than move back home to her ultra-bossy mother, Kate takes a job on the remote Scottish island of Auchenmor as an all-round Girl Friday. Her first day is pretty much a disaster: she falls over, smack bang at the feet of her grouchy new boss, Roddy, Laird of the Island. Unimpressed with her townie ways, he makes it clear she’s got a lot to prove.
Island life has no room for secrets, but prickly Roddy’s keeping something to himself. When his demanding ex girlfriend appears back on the island, Kate’s budding friendship with her new boss comes to an abrupt end. What is Fiona planning – and can she be stopped before it’s too late?
Thank you to Pan Macmillan for very kindly sending me a review copy.
Kate is an upbeat, positive and delightful main character. Despite her recent break-up, she’s happy. She’s away from home for the first time in forever and settling in just nicely. The move to Auchenmor was quick and sudden, but Rachael’s incredible writing allowed it to be easy and very enjoyable. Timing is everything in novels and this was spot on.
Sealed With A Kiss is a real treat and by that I mean two very handsome male characters, both fighting over Kate’s heart. Roddy, the posh yet delicious boss is easy on the eye and I absolutely loved his character. Finn, on the other hand, was a character who I was really looking forward to meeting. Unlike the other residents in Auchenmor, we don’t meet him straight away and I was very eager to see how he and Kate would get on. Hint: FIREWORKS! The chemistry that Kate had with both of them was incredible. But, I was Team Roddy all the way.
The narrative is a beautiful love story filled to the brim with family, friends (both old and new), adventure, love and happiness. I really enjoyed Rachael’s Fictional world.