Ruby Spencer has quit her job, sold all her possessions, and plans to spend a full year living in Thistlecross, Scotland. She has dreams of spending the year writing her new cookbook while indulging in Whiskey and figure out her life. She does not have plans to fall in love with the brooding and bearded Scot, Brochan. But as Ruby and Brochan get cozier, town secrets will force Ruby to device where ‘Home’ really is while Brochan is pushed to face his past.
I now want to move to a small Scottish town and just be free! I always have dreams of spending a year in different places, so I was totally on board with Ruby’s ‘leap year’. The atmosphere in the book is top notch, and I loved the cozy feel of the book. The romance between Brochan and Ruby was quick to start and fairly realistic and while this one isn’t a closed door romance, it was fairly light on the steam, imo.
The last part of the book felt a little slow but ultimately this was a cute read. If you liked Amy Adam’s ‘Leap Year’ movie, then you’ll love this fun romance.
Ruby Spencer’s Ruby Year is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley Books for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof.books.