Scotsman In The Stacks by Alana Oxford @rararesources @AlanaOxford #BlogTour #BookReview

Title: Scotsman In The Stacks by Alana Oxford

Date Published: 14th June 2022

Genre: Romance


Paige wants two things: to land a full time librarian job and find the man of her dreams. On the cusp of thirty, she finds herself suddenly single and working part-time in a Michigan library. A handsome patron with a delicious accent appears at the reference desk, inadvertently sparking an idea that might help her land the promotion she so desperately needs. But that’s not the only thing he sparks.

James is in town from Glasgow, Scotland, on a summer artist residency. Luckily, the trip got him away from the pressure he feels to take over his uncle’s river tour business. He only wanted to clear his head and make his art in peace, but he wasn’t counting on finding an attractive librarian to fill his days.

With only eight weeks before James goes home to Scotland, Paige knows she should protect her heart. After all, she already wasted years with her commitmentphobe ex. But the more she gets to know James, the less she can stick to her plan to just be friends. Is she just wasting her time again, or can they bridge the ocean between them to find a happily ever after of their own?

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I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour and the author for providing me with a copy of Scotsman in the stack in exchange for an honest review.

I have a soft spot for stories featuring librarians and/or set in libraries, so when I read the synopsis for Scotsman in the stacks I thought I’d have to try it.

Paige wants commitment, marriage, babies, the whole lot. but realises after six years that her boyfriend is unwilling to give her that. So at almost thirty she finds herself single, working part time at a library with few prospects. Six months later, the gorgeous James from Scotland walks into her library and sparks fly between them. The only problem is that he’s only in America for the summer. At the same time, a full-time position opens up at the library. Will she get the job and the man she wants?

Scotsman in the stacks was an absolutely adorable read!

The main characters of the story had some cute chemistry together. Paige was sweet but a little timid, not able to stand up to bossy/overly friendly patrons at the library. James was a Prince Charming type of character. Handsome, kind, and chivalrous, he just seemed adorable!  

The setting of Michigan was a pleasant bonus. It’s a state that I feel often gets overlooked in books and I loved when Paige took James on a tour. It felt like I was being a tourist with them and I learnt some things about the state, which I didn’t know.

I felt Paige and James got together a bit too quickly for my liking, not quite insta love but close. I would have liked maybe a bit more will they, won’t they, but of course that’s just my opinion.

Scotsman in the stacks was a charming summery read, perfect if you love sweet romances with lovable characters.

About The Author: 

Alana Oxford is a Michigan author of romcoms, sweet romance, and humorous women’s fiction. She wants her stories to bring sunshine and smiles to her readers. She enjoys improv comedy, moody music, everything book related, and has an ongoing love affair with the United Kingdom.

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Author: Ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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