Highland Fling: enemies-to-lovers m/m forced proximity romance by Scarlet Blackwell

Enemies to lust to lovers, add in the highlands of Scotland and some rare wildcats, Highland Fling is a wonderful story. 

From the blurb:

He’s one wildcat who needs to be tamed…

"The only moment you haven’t hated my guts the whole time we’ve been here, is when you had

your tongue down my throat.”
“I hated you then too, I promise. Next time your tongue comes anywhere near mine, I’ll bite it off.”

Dexter Summerfield - B*stard. Washed-up American TV star adrift in the UK. So self-obsessed he should be on a reality show. And straight. Very, very straight.
Kade Macbeth - Philanthropist. Scottish cameraman. As reclusive as the wildcat he stalks. Out and proud.

Dexter Summerfield is given one last lifeline by his boss at Channel 7 after a string of negative publicity stories. Front a nature documentary in search of the elusive Scottish wildcat. Arriving in the Highlands in a blaze of self-righteous anger, he collides with an immoveable object in the form of his cameraman, Kade Macbeth.
Kade's been in the business a long time and won't take any bull from the notorious bad boy of British TV.
They clash bitterly from the start - opposites in every way - until a pivotal moment.
Dexter saves Kade’s life.
Suddenly, Dexter lets his guard down for the first time in his life and Kade glimpses the real man beneath the hard exterior.
As the time ticks down until they return to opposite ends of the country, things become confusing alone in the wilderness. Kade couldn't be attracted to a man as unsuitable as Dexter, could he? And Dexter, who knows he's not worthy of a second look from a man as fine as Kade, begins to question everything he thought he was so sure of...

"What I think is that no one has ever kissed you before like you should be kissed. And I’m about to change that."

Possible Spoilers:
Themes: enemies to lovers, forced proximity, gay for you, love at first sight, drama, angst, hurt/comfort
Genre: Dark, gritty contemporary romance
Erotic content: Scorching hot
Length: 44199
Warning: The story contains an anti-hero who is no Prince Charming. Contains violence and homophobia. Strong language and sexual scenes. Casual British/American xenophobia. Hot men in kilts and much frolicking in nature.
Previously published as Wildcat. Revised and extended with new material.

Sheena's Review:

Dexter Summerfield is not a good person. He's vain, selfish, self-absorbed, cruel, misogynistic and homophobic with severe anger issues. Kade MacBeth is far too good and precious for him, yet by the end of the book Dexter was breaking my heart and all I wanted was for him to realise and get his happy ever after.

I don't know what happened and when it all changed, I just know that by around halfway through I was really invested in this couple and just wanted them together and happy. Dexter had more than a few moments of absolute madness when I wanted to reach into the book and shake him, but then in the next moment hug him and tell him it was all going to be okay.

That's the magic of Highland Fling, hate turns to lust, turns to love and an eventual coming together that's just wonderful and highly deserved. I couldn't put this down and really look forward to the next.

Rating: 5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Freakin fantastic! Highland Fling features one of my favorite troupes, forced proximity! This story hooked me wright from the beginning. 

Dexter is a spoiled American actor. He’s selfish and just plain cruel. Kade is filmmaker and wildlife photographer. Dexter is a jerk for lack of a better word. He takes his arrogance to a new level. Kade is just plain decent. 

I seriously loved this book, but there were times I wanted to smack Dexter. I absolutely loved they way they clashed. Fantastic character depth. Overall, a fantastic story, well written with great pacing.  

Rating: 5 Stars

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