E-galley Review: Skies Over Caledonia (The Highlands #4) by Samantha Young

Posted May 8, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  Skies Over Caledonia (The Highlands #4) by Samantha YoungSkies Over Caledonia by Samantha Young
Series: The Highlands #4
on May 9, 2024
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Suspense
Pages: 342
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars
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He’s a down-to-earth highland farmer. She’s the rebellious daughter of Hollywood royalty. They might seem like they’re from different worlds, but that won’t stop them from engaging in a marriage of convenience…

It’s been five years since Jared McCulloch’s grandfather Collum passed away and he inherited his farm in the Scottish Highlands. After his grandad saved him from his past life, Jared is determined to honor Collum’s legacy. But not only has a series of bad luck put him in danger of losing the farm, his estranged father is disputing the will. In a desperate situation, Jared realizes he’ll do just about anything to save the land.
Even marrying Allegra Howard, a woman he’s avoided at all costs.
A woman who tempts him beyond reason.

There’s only one place that makes Allegra Howard feel safe; one place that feeds her artist’s soul. Allegra wants to settle down in Scotland and expand her business. But there’s a hitch: immigration intends to return her to US soil.
Panicked, Allegra finds the one person just as desperate as she is. The same person she’s lusted after for years. In exchange for marrying her, she’ll invest financially in Jared McCulloch’s farm.

However, living together only forces them to acknowledge their searing mutual attraction. And with it comes an undeniable emotional connection Jared’s not sure he’s ready for. 
Yet, blurring the lines of their arrangement is the least of his concerns when someone begins terrorizing the farm. 
Allegra and Jared came together to save what matters most and now that might just be each other. And unless they can figure out which of their pasts has returned to torment them, they could lose their chance at a real future together…

I was hooked right away as I totally understood Allegra’s love of the country of Scotland and I’ve only been there once! The last two series by Samantha Young are more romantic suspense than I usually read, but I really did enjoy the characters and story in this one.

I loved that the author had to assure us this quick of a marriage of convenience wouldn’t actually be realistic legally in Scotland, but it made for a good story to do it this way. What I remembered of Jared from the other stories in both this series as well as the Adair Family series, I knew I was going to have to be won over for him. Allegra was another character I barely remembered other than what had happened to her, when Sloane had saved her, in the first book in this series, Beyond the Thistles. But her back story was intense and even more so once we got her POV. Knowing more about her and her sister Aria’s family made it even more emotional. So many people really didn’t know Allegra and that made her stand out for me.

I did soon fall in love with Jared, getting his POV especially. Both Jared and Allegra had people in their past as well as even some just show up for seemingly no reason to cause problems. And some of them were family members meaning to do them harm or get something from them. And while one of their families was just not going to be redeemed, the other did, and I felt it was realistic in how it was done. I also liked how the author made their exes, more friends with benefits, actually were not bad for the most part. They were mostly understanding.

Because I don’t do romantic suspense as much, there were a lot of characters that the author brings in from all of the series and occasionally it took me a minute to remember their stories and how they related, but overall the author does a great job of weaving all the characters together. I especially adored seeing the romance developing between young Callie and Lewis as we got a glimpse of the beginning in Sloane’s book and I love these two kids!

Samantha Young is a New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journalbestselling author from Scotland. She’s been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Currently published in 31 countries, Samantha is a #1 international bestselling author.

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8 responses to “E-galley Review: Skies Over Caledonia (The Highlands #4) by Samantha Young

    • Lisa Mandina

      I’ve been unsure about keeping up on the author’s review team since her latest series are so much more romantic suspense than I usually read, but I’m glad I have stuck around!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Romantic suspense is okay for me, but I don’t gravitate towards it. Usually has to be an author I already know and love.

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