Here with Me by Samantha Young
Settled in the tranquil remoteness of the Scottish Highlands, Ardnoch Estate caters to the rich and famous. It is as unattainable and as mysterious as its owner —ex-Hollywood leading man Lachlan Adair—and it’s poised on the edge of a dark scandal.
After narrowly escaping death, police officer Robyn Penhaligon leaves behind her life in Boston in search of some answers. Starting with Mac Galbraith, the Scottish father who abandoned her to pursue his career in private security. To re-connect with Mac, Robyn will finally meet a man she’s long resented. Lachlan Adair. Hostility instantly brews between Robyn and Lachlan. She thinks the head of the Adair family is high-handed and self-important. And finding closure with Mac is proving more difficult than she ever imagined. Robyn would sooner leave Ardnoch, but when she discovers Mac is embroiled in a threat against the Adairs and the exclusive members of the estate, she finds she’s not yet ready to give up on her father.
Determined to ensure Mac’s safety, Robyn investigates the disturbing crimes at Ardnoch, forcing her and Lachlan to spend time together. Soon it becomes clear a searing attraction exists beneath their animosity, and temptation leads them down a perilous path.
While they discover they are connected by something far more addictive than passion, Lachlan cannot let go of his grip on a painful past: a past that will destroy his future … if the insidious presence of an enemy lurking in the shadows of Ardnoch doesn’t do the job first.
Tera’s 4 Blush Review
I have to say I was thrilled to get a new small “village” romance in the new “Adair Family Novel” by Samantha Young. I adore her Hart’s Boardwalk series which is a whole lot of small-town romance.
In “Here With Me,” we meet Lachlan, a retired superstar actor trying to stay out of the limelight and Robin, who is trying to figure things out after giving up her career as a police officer. The story takes place in lovely Scotland and what starts out as two people hating each other, ends up with an HEA all tied up in a little bow.
I definitely enjoyed the small-town aspect of the story and many of the characters. Some of the side characters I was more interested in than the main hero and heroine, however. And while I did enjoy the mystery aspect, I did feel it was incredibly drawn out and then the book ends a little abruptly. With that being said, the ending sets right up for the next book.
I can never be disappointed in Samantha Young’s writing. She’s just good. I definitely have high hopes for this new series!