When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted January 7th, 2016 by in *Review / 4 comments


When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare *Stephanie’s Review*When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Also by this author: One Dance with a Duke, Romancing the Duke
Series: Castles Ever After #3
Also in this series: Romancing the Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess
Published by Avon
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Read in: Sep 21 to Oct 6
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

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

4 Stars

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.



4 Responses to “When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    Great thoughts on this one. Sorry to hear about your reading slump. They are just so horrid to have to deal with. I had issues with the heroine as well, and this one was my least favorite from Dare. Probably because the heroine was more contemporary than a historical. And I had a more difficult time with the romance too. But the hero and the secondary characters were fun.

    • Stephanie

      I really think Romancing the Duke was my favorite in this series. I wonder if because I loved that one so much the others just haven’t had a fair chance? I’ll still definitely read Dare’s future books it’s just that this one wasn’t my favorite. 🙂

  2. Berls

    Yeah I totally loved Grant too. This was my first Tessa Dare read and I really enjoyed it, but you have me thinking I better read more if this wasn’t her best! Of course, I know how reading slumps can ruin the best books 🙁 Sorry, hope it gets better!

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    • Stephanie

      The reading slump is gone now! Romancing the Duke was the first in this loosely based series and it was SO good for me. I haven’t liked the two books after it as much. Grant was definitely a favorite. 🙂 Loved him!

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