Kilt Trip

Alexandra Kiley

Canary Street Press, 2024

Agent: Jill Marr

Globetrotter Addie Macrae always follows her wanderlust. As a travel consultant, she jet sets around the world—anywhere but Scotland. But when she’s sent on assignment to help a struggling family-run tour company in the Highlands—and save her own job—Addie packs away her emotional baggage and turns on the professional charm.

Rugged as the land he loves, Logan Sutherland’s greatest joy is sharing the beauty of Scotland’s hidden gems…even if it means a wee bit of red ink on the company’s bottom line. The last thing Logan wants is some American “expert” pushing tourist traps and perpetuating myths about the Loch Ness Monster—especially when Addie never leaves her desk to experience the country for herself.

As they wage an office war, Logan discovers Addie’s secret connection to Scotland: a handful of faded Polaroids of her late mother. Hoping for a truce, he creates a private tour to the places in the pictures to help Addie find closure and appreciate the enchantment in less-traveled destinations, never expecting the off-limits attraction sparking between them. But Addie’s contract is almost up, and magic won’t pay the bills. They can’t afford distractions, but how can Addie do her job if she hasn’t explored all Scotland—and Logan—have to offer?


"Kilt Trip is such a charming and sure-footed debut from a promising new voice in romance. I fell in love with Addie, a woman on her own personal journey, and Logan, a big-hearted tour guide who knows how to rock a kilt, set against the dreamy backdrop of Scotland. This book made me feel cozy and cared for in all the best ways." - Alicia Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of With Love, from Cold World


"Passionate and playfulKilt Trip brings all the swoony and steamy goodness that readers crave in an enemies-to-lovers romance. Alexandra Kiley's debut is an absolute delight." —Sarah Smith, author of Faker and Simmer Down

"A deeply romantic and breathtaking escape. With evocative prose, clever banter, and an idyllic highland setting, readers will be swooning and flocking to Scotland long after they’ve turned the last page." —Livy Hart, author of Planes, Trains, and All the Feels

“With lyrical prose, sparkling banter, and crackling tension between two beautifully imperfect leads, Kilt Trip is as enchanting as Scotland itself. Readers will love Addie and Logan’s journey to finding themselves in each other and discovering that 'home' isn’t always a place on a map.” —Jen Devon, author of Bend Toward the Sun

"As soon as Addie and Logan step onto the page in Kilt Trip, you’re in every moment with them. Set in the atmospheric Scottish highlands, it’s impossible not to get swept away. You’ll lose your heart to Alexandra Kiley’s stunning prose, breathless banter, and atmospheric descriptions just as readily as Addie and Logan lose their hearts to one another.” —Jessica Joyce, author of You, with a View

Enemies-to-lovers perfection in an expertly rendered, ultra-romantic setting, Alexandra Kiley's Kilt Trip is one of my favorite books of the year. This stunning debut left me with an incredible book hangover and lots of internet searches for plane tickets to Scotland. An absolutely gorgeous read I'll return to again and again.” —Sarah Adler, author of Mrs. Nash's Ashes

"A poignant debut novel with the perfect balance of delicious banter and emotional depth and steeped in Scottish charm, Kilt Trip was a thrill to read." —K.A. Tucker, internationally bestselling author of The Simple Wild

"Alexandra Kiley’s debut is an enchanting, immersive vacation in book form. Sure to cure your wanderlust, Kilt Trip boasts a rugged Scotsman to swoon over and a heroine you can’t help but root for. This one hits every beat of an enemies-to-lovers romance to utter perfection." – Amy Lea, international bestselling author of Exes and O's

"With her delightfully entertaining, richly layered debut, Kiley not only delivers all the romantic heart, sexy heat, and quippy banter romance readers crave; she also deftly captures and conveys the magical appeal of Scotland as well as quietly yet powerfully exploring the grieving process one can go through after losing a loved one." Booklist starred review

“A tale of love, loss, and the rediscovery of self through nature and reflection. The author deftly weaves Addie’s conflict of head and heart with Logan’s compassion and patience, and it doesn’t hurt that his swoonworthy looks and accent jump right off the page. With an immersive Scottish setting, historical tidbits, and steamy fun, this is a bonnie debut." Kirkus

"Kiley debuts with a charming romance that doubles as a vivid travelogue through Scotland... [Logan and Addie's] ensuing romance strikes a nice balance between romantic interludes and heartfelt banter. Armchair travelers will especially enjoy this flirty jaunt through the highlands." Publishers Weekly

"This enemies-to-lovers romance is captivating. The characters are well-developed, the story is well-written, and the beautiful descriptions of Scotland enchant." Library Journal 

"For fans of sweetness and slow-burn romances, Kiley's debut goes down well with tea and shortbread--or a dram of Scotch whiskey." Shelf Awareness