Title: Night Watch
Author: Donna Kauffman
Series: Chisholm Brothers #3
In: Bad Boys in Kilts (Donna Kauffman)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance, Scottish romance
Tristan is just all round yummy. I mean, a literal shepherd who is built, paints and lives on his own? There is something so wonderfully delicious about him that I sunk straight into this story without any hesitation. Like, disgustingly yummy. Also, the Meet Cute between the two involves him in nothing but a towel, standing in the rain, trying to rescue her. And then the towel is swept away… wonderfully delicious an incredibly strong imagery from the very get-go. I enjoyed all three of the Chisholm brothers and their women up until this point, but I definitely enjoyed this couple the most so far.
I like that this is about two introverts finding their happily ever after. Most of the stories I read involve at least one extrovert bringing their introverted lover further out into the world. The change of pace in having two introverts who continued in their introverted ways was a wonderful deviation. One that I can relate to incredibly strongly – my partner and I are incredibly introverted and more than happy just spending our time in one another’s company. It was fantastic that for this happily ever, both are able to continue in their creative, artistic introversion, without having to suddenly become social beings who went out all of the time. A reminder that its really cool being an introvert too.
I enjoyed pretty much everything about this novella. But it was the rescue scene that I loved the most. A calamity of misunderstandings, potential drowning and just all round hilarity ensued throughout this moment. I couldn’t help the grin that was splayed across my face the whole time I read this. I also understood the confusion and frustration both sides felt as they truly and fantastically failed to communicate their intentions and impressions to one another. Lots of loud giggles when I read the opening to this novella.
Finally, I love that the epilogue, whilst tidying up Tristan’s story, also tidied up the other two brothers’ stories as well. And, hints pretty heavily at what is about to happen for the fourth and final brother. It was a great way to round out the three Chisholm Brothers novellas, whilst introducing the theme and challenges that are about to be faced in the final story. One that I now need to get my hands on…
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