Series: Castles Ever After,
Also in this series: Romancing the Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess
Published by Avon on 25 August 2015
Genres: Adult, Emotions & Feelings, Historical, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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Also by this author: A Week to be Wicked, Romancing the Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess, Lord Dashwood Missed Out
Place(s) Traveled To: Invernesshire, Scotland (1817)
First Line(s): Dear Captain Logan MacKenzie, There is but one consolation in writing this absurd letter. And that is that you, my dear delusion, do not exist to read it.
The fake fiance/boyfriend isn’t a new trope in the romance world but what happens if that fake fiance you created, wrote letters to and then killed off suddenly showed up on your doorstep. This is the dilemma that Madeline Gracechurch faces at the start of Tessa Dare’s newest book WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT. This is the third book in her Castles Ever After series but unlike most romances there is little to no connection between these books so they can be read independently or in any order. Of the books in this series, WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT is my favorite. It was filled with so much humor that I often found myself laughing out loud. I just loved Maddie and her aunt and also her Captain.
In order to read WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT you have to suspend belief just a bit when it comes to Maddie’s letters making it to some someone with the name of her invented fiance and that all the details she’d mention would be real. But once you get over that its so easy to get lost in the story. I adored Logan and loved his interactions with Maddie. I loved that he read her rambling letters and got attached to her before he’d even met her. Granted he did have other reasons for wanting to marry Maddie but once you understand his motivations its hard not to adore him. Plus the chemistry between Logan and Maddie practically sizzles off the page and they quickly became one of my favorite Tessa Dare couples (Minerva and Colin though are still tops.)
WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT is a fast paced, full filled story that I found hard to put down. It had me laughing one moment and then making my heart ache in the next. There were times when Maddie and Logan frustrated me when they refused to communicate but over all I just loved them. Overall, though Maddie and Logan were so good together. I loved the trust that Logan showed in Maddie and the genuine love between them both. Maddie is smart and sassy and Logan appreciates and encourages it even as he gets all wigged out by her interest in the natural world. This just makes him all the more lovable because he is a big tough soldier and yet he’s afraid of bugs. It was entertaining to say the least.
If you enjoy a good historical romance then you really should consider picking up a Tessa Dare. Her books are always a good time and the pages just fly by as you get lost in the story. They are always filled with a little humor and contain smart women. Tessa Dare is one of my go to authors when I need a good pick me up to get lost in for a bit. When you pick up a Tessa Dare book you know you are in for a good time and that is definitely the case with WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT.