Highland Games Book 1

From Hanna Martine, author of The Elementals novels A Taste of Ice and Liquid Lies, comes the debut of a brand new series set in a small town where the Scottish Highlands come alive...

Jen Haverhurst is on the verge of becoming a partner in New York City's top event planning company when her sister calls begging for help. The New Hampshire town of Gleann—where they spent many happy childhood summers—is in danger of losing its main attraction, the Highland Games. Jen reluctantly agrees to take over running the Games as well as helping with their aunt's failing B&B. But she didn't count on Leith MacDougall.

Before she left town ten years ago, Leith was a summer friend who grew into something much more. Since then, he's become a legend of the Highland Games, winning three years in a row. Now retired, he's just about ready to skip town to chase his own dreams of success.

But when Jen tries to convince Leith to stick around and help revive the Games, their youthful romance is revived into a very grown-up Highland affair...

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Praise for Long Shot

"Martine has crafted a smart and thoroughly enjoyable series debut for fans and newcomers alike. The small-town setting with a fascinating Celtic history is an ideal backdrop for her fully realized characters. Their memories of past summers bring each scene to life. The delightfully unique premise of the local Highland Games provides high stakes for all the colorful residents and beautifully bridges the gap between the main couple's past and present. No doubt this series will keep readers returning for more." 4 STARS
   —RT Book Reviews

"A light read that I highly enjoyed. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys Jessica Clare, Jennifer Probst, and Victoria Dahl."
   —4 Feathers / Under the Covers book blog

"A well-written, complex love story." A-
   —Kindles and Wine book blog

"If you are looking for a fun, light, and hot contemporary romance, please pick up Long Shot. It is not your typical contemporary romp!" A-
   —That's What I'm Talking About book blog

"I'm thrilled that I stepped into this world of Scottish games and was reminded why trying a new author and series can be the best thing a reader does."
   —Dark Faerie Tales

"Realistic and hilarious."
   —Harlequin Junkie

"An enjoyable read made even more so by the supporting cast interactions."
   —Book Pushers

Berkley, October 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0425267516