Sunday, March 20, 2016

When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3)
by Tessa Dare

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly 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.

An awkward and shy main character? A hot and rugged Highland warrior? Scotland? Romance? History? Humor? This cover? 

Everything about this book drew me in right away. From the synopsis to the cover, I was extremely intrigued. I am so glad that I decided to pick up this book, because I loved it!

Tessa's writing was perfect in this book. I was never bored while reading. Tessa was able to masterly weave in humor, romance, and history into this book. The character's accents and dialogue all felt extremely believable and not over done. While reading this book, I could actually hear the accents perfectly in my head, which doesn't happen very often for me. Tessa nailed it with the writing.

The main character, Maddie, was adorable. She was shy, but fierce. I really connected to her character a lot. I always understood her thought process and reactions. I never doubted anything she said or did. I loved how she enjoyed reading and drawing, but hated trying to converse with men. It was so hilarious (and relatable) to see her try and talk to Logan. I absolutely adored her character.

Logan was my dream man. He was not only Scottish, but also loyal, romantic, funny, and liked to read. He had a tough exterior, but Maddie and I both knew he had some softness underneath. It was nice to be able to see Maddie tear down his walls and really get to know him. Seriously, I could marry Logan. 

The romance between Logan and Maddie was hilarious and adorable. They had such great banter, and it made me laugh out loud numerous times. Seriously, this book was so funny! I was not expecting to laugh as much as I did while reading this book.

I loved watching Logan and Maddie slowly start to fall in love. The chemistry they had was palpable. It was so entertaining to watch the pull and push of their relationship. They had some really romantic moments that made me swoon! 

"Look at me."
She looked at him.
His gaze held hers, blue and unwavering. 

All teasing went out his voice. "I'm not leaving. Ten years in the British Army, and I've never left a man behind. I'm not leaving you. I'll have you out of this. Understand?” 

Overall, this was a charming, funny, and cute read. I enjoyed myself immensely while reading this book. I honestly never wanted this book to end! I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fluffy romance with a hot Highland warrior.

5 /5 Fangs

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