When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Also by this author: One Dance with a Duke
Series: Castles Ever After #3
Also in this series: Romancing the Duke
Published by Avon
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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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. - via GoodReads
I was really looking forward to When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare. Unfortunately I decided to start this at the beginning of a minor reading slump. I really enjoyed this book but not as much as I’ve enjoyed her previous books. And that is all on me and my reading mood at the time.
I enjoyed Madeline but I didn’t love her. She was intelligent, quick witted, and kind but I missed the connect. I could see us as acquaintances but not as good friends and that’s what I love about a heroine.
Captain Logan MacKenzie is the kind of hero that I typically fall all over. He’s a hard man who’s all squish inside. He cares deeply for his men. He’s loyal and he’s still trying to work through his post. He; however, thinks he is passed it.
Grant was probably my favorite character and he is what truly sticks out for me. I felt so bad for him I gave this book a 4 star rating because even though it isn’t my favorite, the story was still pleasant and under normal circumstances would have rocked. I still look forward to my next Dare novel.