I picked up Five Days in Skye based on the title and the cover. A love story against a scenic backdrop starring a type A career woman and a hot chef seemed like a good weekend read. Hot romance lovers will have to be satisfied with a few kisses though, and let any steam come off the gourmet food our chef cooks.
Any mention of the Isle of Skye reminds me of the full page ad of single malt Scotch in magazines on trans Atlantic flights. The Scottish Highlands are as picturesque as they are remote. James Macdonald wants to open a hotel and restaurant on Skye which is where he grew up. Andrea Sullivan is a jet setting sales executive who has never smelled the roses in her eight year career. As expected, the beauty of Skye reels her in and she falls in love with our Jamie. Actually, the feelings are mutual. But Andrea has a thing for tabloids, and cannot pay the price that comes with fame.
Throw in some loyal siblings, cute kids, past trauma, jilted love – and you have the recipe for a good romance. Both Andrea and James are lost souls who find their way back to the Lord. Five Days in Skye has just enough conflict to make you crave a sweet ending.