Monday, June 13, 2022

Scotsman in the Stacks by Alana Oxford - Book Blitz

Scotsman in the Stacks

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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There was something magical about seeing someone fully absorbed in the world of a book. She could tell he had no idea she was standing at the end of the row. His eyes were zeroed in on the words on the page. Nothing else existed for him. Since it was closing, she was compelled to disturb him. Even though she wasnt eager to break the spell for him, she did want to clear up and go home.

She walked toward him, wondering how close she’d have to get for him to notice her. As it turned out, she had to rest her fingertips lightly on his shoulder to pull him from his trance. It was just a little touch, but he felt warm and firm. He startled and looked up.

“Oh! Sorry. I didnae notice you there. Good book!” He stuck his finger between the pages, so he wouldn’t lose his place.

“Ready to check out? I’d be happy to let you read, but we’re closing in ten minutes.”

His eyes widened. “I guess I got sucked into this thing. Yes, please. I promise tae take good care of it. I wouldnae want to be responsible for ruining a librarian’s perfect return record!”

Paige smirked.

“What’s that for?” James gestured toward her face. “There’s a story there. I can see it.”

Her smirk widened into a grin. “Should I tell you a little librarian secret?”

“You have tae now. You cannae say something like that and then back away from it.”

“Good point. Come on, I’ll tell you while we walk back to my desk.”

James stood up and followed close enough that Paige could feel the heat from his arm next to hers, even though they didn’t touch.

“Right. We’re walking. What’s the story, Paige?”

She leaned in so he’d catch her whisper. If it also meant that her upper arm pressed into his a little, so be it.

“Librarians never turn their books in on time because we don’t have late fees.”


Author Bio 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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