Imagine nursing a pint in a cozy, authentic country pub, far from Cork City’s busy pulse. Getting here took you a plane, bus, taxi, and…erm, bicycle. But just as you’re resigning yourself to drinking beside gray-haired farmers, you see him—a man with the looks and charm to soothe any heartbroken girl.
He’s your bartender. Your really, really gorgeous bartender.
For American Jamie Webb—recently dumped and housesitting for two weeks—Connor Kelleher is like a six-course feast after a 23-year starvation diet. But it’s gotta be casual. She’s just begun re-routing her life after an extended, man-related detour. Still, a sexy romp (or twenty!) with Sexy McBartender?
But what about when Jamie’s best-laid plans for no future plans with any man begin to change?
Cara (writing as Meg) was a 2010 Golden Heart finalist, a 2011 and 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee, and a 2012 Golden Leaf finalist.
Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked up Her Best Laid Plans on a whim the other day. I’m a hit or miss fan of Cara McKenna’s stuff, some of it I absolutely love (AFTER HOURS) while some of it just isn’t right for me. This novella… was perfect for me. It was exactly what I was looking for that day. The perfect story, the perfect length… the perfect boy… lol Okay so maybe not perfect, but he was definitely swoony and sexy.
Jamie Webb is in Ireland all by herself … recently dumped by her ex. Nursing a broken heart isn’t the ideal way to spend her time in Ireland. So her first day there finds her in a local bar a short distance from the house she’s staying at. She certainly wasn’t expecting Connor Kelleher to walk through the door and tempt her or her plans.
Jamie is finally on track to do all the things she put on hold for her ex and she’s not going to give those plans up for anyone. A fling is exactly what she needs and Connor is game.
As always, McKenna delivers on all fronts… Incredibly sexy scenes mixed with emotional depth and characters that I could absolutely relate to and situations that were fun. It was a bit of a departure for her writing as Cara McKenna, but something I would definitely expect of her writing as Meg Maguire.
My only complaint would be a bit more on Connor’s history…I realize this wasn’t necessarily his story, but I think I would have liked to see the characters delve a bit deeper in their whirlwind romance.
If you’re looking for a quick read that will make you fall for a rugged, sexy Irishman definitely pick up Her Best Laid Plans.