Lingerie Wars: Invertary #1 by Janet Elizabeth Henderson ~ Review

If you like Laugh Out Loud funny, set in a small town with plenty of heart and a touch of heat – look no further

Lingerie Wars

If you want a book that is packed with characters that are both delightful and funny, are looking for something that is out of the ordinary, and a dash of alpha-male, this is the book for you.

In a small town in Scotland, two lingerie shops are struggling to keep their doors open. Rainne is a newcomer to town, having used her brother’s money to purchase Betty’s Knicker Emporium, a fixture in Invertary for many years. Kirsty is a local girl who became a well-known lingerie model until a crash and dishonest management took her career and her money. She too, started a lingerie shop, and has plans to design and sell her own line. When Lake arrives to fix Rainne’s business, and recoup his investment, sparks fly.

Lake and Kirsty have a palpable attraction, although both are invested in making their shop come out on top. When tactics more common to army war games are employed, both sides become increasingly desperate in their attempts to foil plans. Still, their attraction to one another burns hotter and hotter, until finally……

With a host of secondary characters that range from utterly barmy to delightful, a solid sense of the town’s coming together to support Kirsty, and taking on challenges, of all sorts, head on. With some incredibly sweet and steamy moments, and the start of a new romance with Rainne and Alastair that will be the focus of the next book, Invertary is the little town in Scotland to visit during their 2 weeks of summer in August.

Janet Elizabeth Henderson has crafted a sweet and fun story that is the perfect respite for a rainy afternoon. The characters are real, if some are eccentric, and are the sort of people that can be found in any small village over the world. This is a great start to a new series, and has encouraged me to read the author’s other books.

Lingerie Wars: Invertary #1 by Janet Elizabeth Henderson  ~ Review

Title: Lingerie Wars
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Series: Invertary #1
Also in this series: Magenta Mine, Calamity Jena
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor elements, Scottish, Small Town
Published by: Self-Published
ISBN: 978-0473243890
Published on: 10 June 2013
Format:eBook
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 310
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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Englishman Lake Benson loaned his life savings to his dippy sister so that she could buy a shop. It was a big mistake. His sister has been steadily flushing his money down the drain - and now he wants it back. Years in the special forces taught Lake that if you want a job done, do it yourself. So he steps in to make the shop profitable, sell it and get his money back. The only problem is, the business is an underwear shop. And all Lake knows about underwear can be summed up in how fast he can unsnap a bra. To make matters worse, the tiny highland town already has a lingerie shop. A successful one, run by an ex-lingerie model. A very gorgeous ex-lingerie model, who's distracting him from his mission more than he'd like to admit. If Lake wants to get his savings back, and get out of Scotland, he only has one option - wipe out the competition.

Kirsty Campbell has spent years rebuilding her life after she woke up in hospital in Spain to find her body scarred, and her ex-fiance had run off with all her money. The last thing she needs is a cocky, English soldier-boy trying to ruin all she has left. Her home town is only too happy to help her fight the latest English invasion, although Lake is beginning to sway them with his sex appeal and cut price knickers. With the help of her mother, and the retired ladies of Knit or Die, Kirsty sets about making sure that her shop is the last one standing in Invertary.

It's Scotland versus England as you've never seen it before. It's lingerie war.

A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Janet Elizabeth Henderson

I grew up in Scotland, but after I met my Dutch husband in America we decided to move to New Zealand and that's where we've settled. We bought a patch of land that we've filled with other people's unwanted animals - we didn't advertise for them, they found us! So far we have three miniature horses (we took in two and were surprised 11 months later when a third appeared - yep, we know nothing about horses!), three anti-social alpacas, a grumpy cow, one pet sheep who wants to live in the house, a crazy goat who keeps eating my manuscripts and an escape artist chicken who breaks into our house through the cat flap. And that's just the pets who live outside the house - don't even get me started on the demented, farting dog who keeps burying my shoes! On top of this I have two small girls, one DIY obsessed husband (I said "obsessed" not "skilled") and a 92 year old neighbor who thinks she lives with us.

In between cuddling animals and herding kids, I write books. If you'd like to sign up for my newsletter, which happens sporadically - usually when books are being released - then you'll find a form on my website. In the meantime, happy reading! 🙂

 

 

 

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