Today, I’m reviewing Lachlan and Gypsy, a contemporary romance by author Barbara Campbell, book two in the Tales of the Nightie series.
Title: Lachlan and Gypsy
Series: Tales of the Nightie, book 2
Author: Barbara Campbell
Genres: Contemporary Romance
A super steamy novella that gives a glimpse into the lives of Lachlan and Gypsy:
An opposites attract novella.
Blurb: Lachlan is a successful doctor up for promotion. After getting dumped by his long-term girlfriend, he focuses on the one thing he can control…his career.
Gyspy’s a free-spirited photographer who moves every couple years to keep life exciting. When she sees Lachlan cuddling a sick puppy at the vet, she immediately falls in love with both of them.
She tries to get close to him by volunteering to take photos of his bagpipe band, and Lachlan fights his illogical attraction to her. He doesn’t need his heart ripped out again, but next thing he knows, she’s learning to play the drums and securing a position in his life, at least until she moves again.
The tension between Gypsy and Lachlan escalates until their friends trick them into an evening alone together. Good thing she’s wearing her lucky green underwear, because she needs all the help she can get with this broody, kilt-wearing Scot.
I won this book in a contest and I always read and review books I win. First, Barbara came up with a brilliant idea of a lingerie boutique owner showcasing her clients and their love stories. The prologue explains this in an interesting way.
Even though the novel is short, the author did a great job of presenting both main characters. While I read, I did “know” Lachlan and Gypsy. Both were fully fleshed out, with desires and fears.
As for the plot, this was a nice simple formula of opposites attract. Lachlan is nursing his wounded heart and Gypsy is a gypsy who doesn’t stay put in a place for too long.
As for the chemistry, it took me a bit to believe Lachlan was attracted to Gypsy, but as for Gypsy, her attraction more than came across from their first meeting.
Culture is present since Lachlan is of Scottish descent, which I really enjoyed because I’m a sucker for culture in romance. I enjoyed the added touch of the bagpipes, the band, and the parade.
The sex scenes are steamy and well written.
If you like fast-paced reads and opposites attract romance, you’ll enjoy Lachlan and Gypsy’s story. This is a great beach read, or a nice quickie *wink* if you don’t want to get involved in a long story. I read this at a leisurely pace in two nights. The writing is superb (I can see why Barbara’s a Golden Heart finalist) and the characters shine.
Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy at Amazon.
Have you read Lachlan and Gypsy? If so, care to share your opinion on the novel? If you haven’t read the book, are you willing to now?