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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Title: When a Scot Ties the Knot
Author: Tessa Dare
Series: Castles Ever After #3
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Won @ Quinn's Book Nook
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

When a Scot Ties the Knot is book 3 in the Castles Ever After series. This is the first Historical Romance I've read in over ten years, and I'm so glad I won this novel! I absolutely loved it and already know I'll be reading more in the near future.

Madeline Gracechurch (aka Maddie) is an extremely shy girl that loves to draw. She has panic attacks / anxiety attacks when around groups of people so that will put a damper on all the events she's supposed to attend to find a suitable husband. So Maddie did what anyone not wanting to be part of their first London season would do, she pretends she's met the love of her life and has to wait for him. Her family accepts everything she's said and she is left to live her life how she wants. She writes her imaginary Captain Logan MacKenzie for years before she cannot tolerate lying to everyone and kills him off. Imagine her surprise when a gentleman comes calling and it's a Scottish Captain named Logan MacKenzie. You see, Maddie thought the letters would never make it to a real person, but they did all along. Logan is swoon worthy and has his own agenda, but is set on marrying the girl that has been writing to him for years.

I love books that start relationships based on lies, it always has me intrigued on if they're going to get found out, or who will fall for who first. This one was a bit different since the lying was from the main characters to everyone else in their lives. My favorite thing in this book has to be the characters, they drew my attention and I loved Maddie's character from the start. TDare even adds in details like Maddie is drawing the life cycle of two lobsters, Fluffy and Rex. It's that attention to detail and the romance aspect that really made this an awesome read for me. I highly suggest you grab this one if you're a fan of Historial Romance.

18 comments:

  1. The first Historical Romance you've read in over ten years? Well, I'm SO glad you decided to break the wait and go for it! You know I love HR and I happen to have the first one in this series *woot* and after reading your enthusiasm for this one, I might try it soon :)

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    1. I used to read them and for some reason I was like ehhh I don't like them anymore lol! Glad I'm giving them a try again because I'm loving them :D So far I've devoured two of the Tessa Dare books, hope you love book one!!

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    1. It was really good :) Hope you love it if you read it!

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  3. I am glad that you have gotten back hooked into HR---its my favorite genre to read. I wasn't as big of a fan of this, although I did like the side characters so much!! They were the right touch. But I do like her earlier books a TON!! Great review here.

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    1. Thanks for luring me to the dark side ;) jkjk

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  4. I always love the titles of these kinds of books! Great review!

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    1. They come up with some good ones! I like the werebear titles a lot lol They're always punny ;)

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  5. I always love a good historical romance like that! I didn't know about this one but I heard a lot about the author! I want to try too!

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    1. From the two books I've read of hers, I think you'd enjoy her books! :D

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  6. Yeah, you kind of have to be in the mood for an historical book. I know what you mean. This will probably get you back into them.

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    1. Glad someone understands haha :) Probably so, I'm wondering which one I should read next now lol

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  7. dang girl, 10 years...lols. Glad you enjoyed it though, would have been kinds messed up if you didn't after not reading one after all that time, lols.

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    1. hahaha I liked the blurb on this one so I'm really glad it worked out for me :P

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  8. Oh my gosh. First in 10 years?! Melissa! Glad it was an awesome one for ya at least :D Now to dive into others, right? :D I've got this on my tbr pile for when I have a little free reading time. One day hopefully :D

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    1. Uh huh :) Already read another Tessa Dare book lol! Plan on reading a few more authors to get a feel for what I love in the Historical Romance genre :D

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  9. That's a long time between historical novels. :D Glad you enjoyed it! Sounds cute and the cover is adorable too.

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