Wednesday, September 23, 2015
When a Scot Ties the Knot 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.
Another winner for Dare. This is full of the humor Dare is famous for. I found more than a few laugh out loud moments along with a great story line. Dare takes several familiar tropes and combines them in a great story full of fun, tension, and romance. Both Maddy and Logan are great characters. They have to be to carry the story line like they do. There are secondary characters but they have a very small part to play.
This is part of Castles Ever After series but all of the books work well as stand-alones. Start with any book. Each is a must read for anyone who loves historical romances that combine humor with a great plot.
Avon books published When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare in 2015.