When A Scot Ties the Knot

When A Scot Ties the Knot

eBook - 2015
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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...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780062349033
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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BookSnitch
Oct 14, 2017

It was ok. I enjoyed the story. The connection wasn't really believable to me. The romance between them seemed to move really fast, which is understandable given the story line. There were some really good moments in the book. I really liked the side characters, especially all of Logan's soldiers and some of the moments with them brought a couple tears to my eye.

Anyway, it was just okay for me. Nothing special but I'm happy to have read it.

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MrsJones101
May 02, 2017

I have come to love this book! It is now one of my must reads if you like historical fiction or highlands romance :D I burst out laughing along with his men when he had to "read" his letter! The fact I could so clearly picture it just makes me tip my hat to the author! must read!

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stephaniedchase
Jan 27, 2017

Possibly Dare's best to date, full of love, humor, and the perfect blend of heartwarming and steamy scenes. Logan and Maddie are fantastic main characters, grown adults with preferences, desires, and wishes. Not to be missed.

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tacomareader
Jun 10, 2016

Loved this book like most of Ms. Dare's others. A Week to be Wicked is probably my favorite but the early pages here are written in such a fun self-deprecating style that I was hooked from the get-go.

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behere
Jun 09, 2016

I admire Dare as an author. Each book is unique. This book has an artistic introvert create a fictional character to avoid real life situations. Then the fictional character shows up. This appeals to me as an author, artist and romantic. Humor plays a large part in the appeal.

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Sarah1984
May 05, 2016

2/10 - It seems I can't credit more than one person with recommending a book to me (or maybe I just can't work it out), so I want to add that Khanh's, as well as Susana's, reviews are how I came to know about this great book. I've only read six pages and I'm already laughing. I love an author who can successfully pull off good comedy in a romance, it makes a great romance an outstanding book that I might be tempted to buy. To be continued...

5/10 - I didn't find this quite as outrageously hilarious as I was hoping to, not quite as good as Any Duchess will Do. I didn't get as many LOL moments as I wanted. I loved Maddie's name, I've read a number of books with intelligent and hilarious heroines whose names happen to be Maddie. I don't know why, but Maddie might be one of the most common romance heroine names I've come across. I loved her obsession with her lobsters and was quite disappointed on her behalf when she missed seeing their mating because that had been important to her for so long, I didn't feel that the introduction of Logan completely replaced her desire to draw what she saw in nature. I felt like she could, should be able to have both. That was probably my biggest disappointment with the book, I wanted her to have it all. I found her repeated use of nicknames for Logan starting with Captain Mac... very inventive and funny, but not necessarily realistic. I don't think Grey's Anatomy had been thought of in the 1800s (I'm guessing 1809, but can't remember exactly). I think Rabbie might have been reading a few too many romance novels himself, the advice he gives Logan of how to 'get' Maddie sounded like a scene straight out of a romance novel that I've actually read and used to own, The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries, Rabbie's obviously got quite an imagination.

I'm no longer tempted to buy this particular book, but it's still highly recommended and I can't wait to get to the earlier books in the series and everything else that Dare's written.

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marthabwaters
Feb 03, 2016

The whole Highlander romance thing is totally not my jam at all, but leave it to Tessa Dare to manage to write one that I think is quite successful. While I had some minor complaints about this book--at times, the tone was so modern as to be distracting, even within the totally ridiculously anachronistic world of Regency romances--it was well-served by a couple of fantastic main characters, possibly Dare's best to date, plus her trademark humor and wit. This was on NPR's 2015 Book Concierge, and I have to say that I see their point. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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wongsokguan
Jan 12, 2016

Nothing like a old fashion love story.

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stephaniedchase
Jun 13, 2015

Possibly Dare's best to date, full of love, humor, and the perfect blend of heartwarming and steamy scenes. Logan and Maddie are fantastic main characters, grown adults with preferences, desires, and wishes. Not to be missed.

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BookSnitch
Oct 14, 2017

“You strip down to your skin, and then you have a dip in the loch. Wait until she comes looking for you. Because she will. They always do. But pretend not to notice when she does. And then—just when she’s close enough to see and she’s been watching for a while, you rise up out of the water. Like a dolphin. Or a mermaid. Shooting up through the mist and pushing your hair back with both hands”—Rabbie thrust both hands through his hair to demonstrate—“with all the little beads of water trickling down over the ridges of your shoulders and chest.”

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BookSnitch
Oct 14, 2017

“It felt as if I’d tugged on a loose thread of God’s tartan, and a world away, someone tugged back."

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behere
Jun 09, 2016

p 133 Those twinges of emotion had grown so strong that they had her nearly doubled over. Little fireworks of longing were bursting in her chest. Not only in her chest but lower, too. Some cord running from her heart to her womb hummed like a plucked harp string.

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