Sloane Chatfield. Oh boy, where do you begin with her. All right Sloane is nursing a broken heart in search of a "Jamie Fraser" of her own. The best place to do this is Scotland. So, she heads off to Scotland regroup and get away from her meddling friends. However, they decided to invite themselves along. You can't tell the meddling type to stay out of your life, because they can't. She finds herself in a pickle trying to find a pretend guy to show her friends she's doing all right. In the small village there is one guy, but he thinks she's like a loon. A pretty loon, but still a loon. Now we meet Galen Buchanan. He's the pub owner, and he's a bit financial strapped so he's willing to play along with Sloane.
In some aspects it's kind of like The Wedding Date where the Debra Messing pays a guy to go with her to the wedding, at least Galen isn't a male prostitute. He kind of is, but doesn't do professionally. Anyway, this story is cute. We have this chemistry between Sloane and Galen, but they kind of want to ignore it or believe it isn't there. Before Sloane's friends arrive they get to know each other, but every time they draw close to one another one person says something making sure the other party remembers it's a paying situation. It's like two steps forward, one step back. I actually love them together, because Galen helps Sloane loosen up. Seriously, the girl was wound up tight.
Overall, the story was cute. It's romantic comedy worthy. The Perfect Bargain has all the elements that make a romantic comedy fun. I look forward to How to Marry Highlander Stories will popup. So, if you are looking something light and fun, why not give The Perfect Bargain a try.
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