McMillan Passion #1
“Kristen Caldwell, owner of Cozy Corners Café, is tired of hiding her true nature and ready to explore her kinky side. And who better to show her the lifestyle than the dominant sex ed professor.
Cameron McMillan has had his eye on the pretty cafe owner since she settled in his hometown four years ago. He’s waited for just the right moment, and now that he’s back from teaching in Scotland, he’ll gladly introduce her to the world of BDSM.
But when Kristen’s fears and past rear their ugly head, threatening not just their relationship but their professional lives, she must decide whether to stand up for herself or run…again.”
Gah! This novel was cringy! and it’s not because of the erotica aspect. My biggest irritations with this novel was the constant repetitions of the same information. Additionally, there were many timeline inconsistencies. The story did not seem to follow linear time.
The cringy-est part of this book was Kristen’s, the protagonist’s, sappy speeches, particularly at the end of the story. I was visibly cringing away from this novel.
Another thing, the whole mystery of this book definitely could have been better. The evil parent bit is quite far-fetched.
One part that I did truly enjoy about this novel is the main characters’ ambition. The characters were strong, independently reliant people that meshed well together. There were many cute, sappy moments I appreciated.
Now for my biggest irritation! The title has little to nothing to do with the real story. The male character was not Scottish, recently arrived back from a temporary stay in Scotland. That does NOT make someone a Highlander!
Overall, I do not recommend this novel.
About the Author
“Marie Tuhart lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her muse, Penny, a four-pound toy poodle. Marie loves to read and write, when she’s not writing, she spends time with family, traveling and enjoying life.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.