Lake Benson left the army and to help his sister, bought a
lingerie shop in Scotland for her to run. Rainne has
neglected to mention that the town is dead for all but a
couple of weeks in August, and that the shop is very run
down and has smarter competition. Lake has just driven up
from England to view his investment, and he's not
impressed. Elderly, tweedy Betty, who founded the shop, has
come as staff, like it or not. The shopkeepers across
the road, Kirsty and Magenta, sympathise but they stock
exotic lingerie and they need to keep sales high. Get
ready for the LINGERIE WARS to break out as the ex-soldier
puts his skills and experience to use in keeping his
People in Invertary help each other, but Lake just can't
see it that way. Kirsty has been watching quiet Rainne
losing money for months. Lake, with his bluff manner and
English accent, aggravates Kirsty too. Lake hasn't
mentioned that he's only giving this three months, and then
he and some mates are going into the security business.
Rainne will have to be self-sufficient by that time.
Before long one shop is handing out pink cupcakes while the
other offers vouchers. Kirsty is an interesting person as
she's a former model who turned her hand to clothing design
after an accident. She's lost some confidence and the
decorated war hero is hard for her to match. She decides to
try a website - long overdue as she could sell by mail
order. The townsfolk start taking sides and the
consequences are very amusing.
Suspense is maintained in this fun read and we never know
what will come next, from self-defence classes to the local
press putting their slant on the story, to genuine threats.
I found a lot to like in this broad mix of lively, distinct
characters, in a well-written location. This book by Janet
Elizabeth Henderson will probably stay on your shelf for re-
reading. Whether you enjoy reads about Scotland or quirky
romances, you'll like LINGERIE WARS. The town of Invertary
will be the setting for another book, Goody Two Shoes, and
this Scottish author has three other romances available.
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
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 what little 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.