When a Scot Ties the Knot
Books | Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
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"Not usually what I reach for when I wanna read a book, but it was recommended to me and it was cute. It was a fun time. The circumstances were wildly improbable but who cares about how likely something is in a highland romance novel? I mean come on!<br/>The characters were fun and funny and there was real heart to the story.<br/>The one thing that put me off, and indeed makes me think that Highland romances in general are still not for me, is how they presented the Scottish men. I get the appeal of these books is that the Scottish man is the uncivilized, rougher alternative to the Regency Gentleman. But I don't like that??? I think this book added more nuance to the situation and it still made me uncomfortable. I don't know, there were just moments and descriptions that would take me out of the book for a second to wonder "do scottish people feel weird about this portrayal of their history and culture?"<br/>Listen I know it's a romance book and it really was a very minor thing but the fetishizing of Scots as savages is not my thing and I will leave the subgenre to the people who actually enjoy it from here on out, I think.<br/>Maybe this is why I never read Outlander"
"aww loved this! Such a unique storyline and so swoon worthy"
"Love love love this book!!"
"Great reading with fun characters and sexy scenes."