Monday, 16 August 2021

Carole's Monday. A Scot Mess




Author: Caroline Lee 
Title: A Scot Mess
(The Hots for Scots #1)
Genre: Historical Romance, Novella
Format: ebook
Published: April 9th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf - Amazon

Summary: 
Laird Oliphant's sons have to get married. Without an heir, he's gathered his sons—his six illegitimate sons, all born in the same year—and declared whoever presents him with a grandson first will become the next Highland laird.

Reactions are...mixed.

But to Finn Oliphant, this is exactly the news he's been waiting for. He's already chosen his wifely candidate: his love, the vivacious and intelligent Fiona MacIan. And since she loves him in return, this whole "marriage ultimatum" thing should be easy-peasy. He'll invite her to the Oliphant keep to sign all the betrothal contracts, and Bam! Done! They can get on with the babies!

Except...

It's not that Fiona is getting cold feet, exactly. She's fairly certain she loves Finn. Mostly. Well, verra likely, at least. But she's never been the most self-confident of women, especially compared to her sister. Her identical twin sister, whom Finn mistakes for her upon arrival, which is super-awkward all around.

The idea of marrying Finn makes her warm and giddy—hopefully that's just lust, not the ague—but how can she be certain he wants her? It's hard enough to be certain of anything on Oliphant land, what with mad Aunt Agatha spreading rumors, five potential brothers-in-law offering terrible advice, and a mysterious ghostly drummer keeping them awake at all hours.

And mayhap Finn should've mentioned his identical twin brother, too? That would have saved everyone a lot of headache...and heartbreak.

Finn and Fiona have plenty to learn about themselves and one another before they can be certain this marriage is a good idea. But unfortunately, they're running out of time

Review:
Seen this for really cheap so I picked it up and I've enjoyed a different series (so far) by this author. Plus....Highlanders and whatnot ;)

Laird Oliphant's sons have to get married. Without an heir, he's gathered his only sons—his six illegitimate sons, all born in the same year—and declared whoever presents him with a grandson first will become the next Highland laird. The reactions are mixed. Finn is excited. He has the perfect candidate for a bride but he accidently mistakes her for her identical twin and maybe should've mentioned he too has a twin brother. Lots of confusion, headache, and potential heartbreak. 

This did get a few chuckles out of me. Esp the scenes with Finn and his brothers. They were a hoot. I was also hoping for errors and twin mistakes though. 

I wish there had more....conflict? It felt very...short? Yes, yes, I know this is a novella, but I felt like this was a rough outline. I think there was a potential but it needed more. Not a crazy amount more...just a hair more. 

Honestly, I feel like Finn needed to fight more for her. Fiona, also, needed to make him earn her more. It was all insta-love but I didn't buy it. A hair too short for me to really connect with these two. I seen the lust, but I didn't buy the love between them.

Overall, I did enjoy this. It was quick and it had me chuckle a few times. I do wish it had more. Maybe some more scenes between them. I didn't buy their love. Lust...yes....love? Nope. It needed more, but it was still entertaining overall. I wouldn't mind reading book 2, but only if I find it at the library or free. But yes, I'll give this 2. I wanted more overall.










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