Monday, 24 August 2015

When a Scot ties the knot - 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. 

MY thoughts:
This one was amusing. I enjoyed the letters she wrote her fake sweetheart. And to think the family went along with it...for years! I guess they were happy she was happy, which makes them a good family.

So yes, Madeline invented a fake fiance at 16 so she would not have to attend balls. Her family grew to love him. And she could focus on her passion, drawing. All is well, but alas, he dies...and she is of age and can live happily and free ever after.

BUT. See, someone did get the letters. Some with the same name as her fake true love. Someone who read those letters. Someone who is tired after years spent fighting in Europe. In comes Logan McKenzie, one hot highlander.

And now the dancing around starts. He wants to marry, she is all "damn!". They dance around. They start to fall in love. They both have their agendas. And then they live happily ever after.

Conclusion:
It was cute :)

Cover
Cute

ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Avon
Castles Ever After #3
Historical romance
NetGalley

40 comments:

Chris said...

Aw, that sounds like a really cute read!

BookaholicCat said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll get my hands on this one tomorrow!!

Unknown said...

I really loved this one and can't wait to reread on audio :)

Karen said...

I think I've only read novellas by Dare. I love cute HR though!

Karen @For What It's Worth

HRBennett87 said...

This sounds entertaining. The premise could definitely go one way or another.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Ahah, that title is just ridiculous. I'm glad you had fun with this.

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, nice

Blodeuedd said...

I have read a few long books

Blodeuedd said...

Though it t always ends with a HEA :)

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I know

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Great review :D

Asma @ IceyBooks

Blodeuedd said...

thanks!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

This actually sounds cute and fun. I like the premise.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love her books :)

Unknown said...

I love the premise of this one! I will look it up and read it when I get a chance.

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

I'm actually looking forward to reading this. It DOES sound cute.

Jen Twimom said...

This sounds like my kind of historical. So cute and sexy!!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

They are so fun

Blodeuedd said...

Yay

Blodeuedd said...

So cute, I love cute

Blodeuedd said...

And who doesn't love a sexy Scot

Dragana M. said...

Hey I actually read this one. :)
And it was really cute. I loved her letters too. And those descriptions of him reading... *fans herself* Now that's bookworm porn. ;)

Anachronist said...

Wednesday is coming so I don't do cute ;p

Joyousreads said...

Hahahah! How could her family not know he's fake? It does sound amusing. :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I adored this one and devoured it in one sitting :)

Piecraft Bucharest said...

How awesomely convenient that she made up a fake lover, who was not only real, but also hot! :))) How can you not love these delightful maneuvers? Lovely review, Linda, you put a great bog smile on my face!

Blodeuedd said...

I think I have a thing for letters in books :D So much fun

Blodeuedd said...

Wednesday, sigh

Blodeuedd said...

Nope, since he was away at war, he never came home. She got his letters..that she wrote

Blodeuedd said...

It was a cute one

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, lucky her. She could have gotten some 70 year old sheephearder

Linda said...

Ah, I'm jealous you already have this one. I'm anxiously awaiting for this one from library.

Keertana said...

I thought this was really cute too! I didn't enjoy it as much as Dare's previous books in this series but it was still adorable.

Blodeuedd said...

I hope it comes soon! I am have waited ages for a book that is being processed

Blodeuedd said...

I have not read those :/

Carole Rae said...

hmmmm I looked at this and almost got it. :/ No I kinda regret it

Blodeuedd said...

Oh booooo

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