“No, I mean –are you the only person?”
Kate glanced around. She didn’t appreciate being spoken to like a naughty dog.
“Let me just check –yes.”
Harry Barr eyed her suspiciously. “I invited ten people.”
“I killed and ate them,” said Katie, and regretted it immediately.
Where have All the Boys Gone by Jenny Colgan is a fun weekend read with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and a cast of characters that will capture your heart.
Katie and her best friends Luise and Olivia face some pretty depressing news; they have a better chance of getting murder than actually finding a husband in London. Looking to escape her bleak dating life, Katie and Luise decides to start a new assignment in Fairlish, in the Scottish Highlands. They soon realize that this little town is full of single men (this is where all the men have been hiding!). The two of them soon find themselves attracting all sorts of attention from the local Scottish men. However, Katie doesn’t get to enjoy the attention for too long because she is in charge of saving the Fairlish’s forest from developers who want to turn it into a golf course. She finds herself constantly butting heads with her new boss, the grumpy Harry Bar and also finds herself working (and flirting) with the gorgeous green-eyed reporter Iain. Lots of hilarity follows as this unlikely trio has to work together to save the forest. Chaos ensues when the town joins the fight. Katie finds herself falling in love with this one-of-a-kind Scottish town and the people who live within it and realizes it will be hard to leave them when she goes back to London.
I enjoyed this book; it had everything that I would expect from a Jenny Colgan novel: loveable characters, a captivating and moving story, and a breathtaking setting. Katie is such a fabulous main character; she is sassy, smart, and has a take-charge attitude. It was a lot of fun watching her and Luise adjust to highland life, and their road trip to Fairlish had me giggling in my reading chair. I did find Harry a bit too grumpy for my liking and wished he wasn’t always so quick to lose his temper, but as the book progressed, his gruffness started to win me over (just a little bit). I did love his dog Frederick, who is by far the laziest work dog I know. The pace of this book is perfect for the storyline, and I found there was never a dull moment. I ended up reading this book all in one night (thank goodness for coffee).
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