What Happens in Scotland
Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: February 26, 2013
Source: publisher for review
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She woke up married… And then she ran.
When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs.
James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a very naïve, and—dare he say it—very drunk young lady from the advances of every disreputable character in the town of Moraig, or he has gone and married a pretty, scheming thief. Not that his own head is entirely clear on the matter, but when the woman in question repays his kindness with a knock on the head, the bill for her room, and the theft of his purse, an embarrassed James is determined to track her down and show her she picked the wrong solicitor to swindle.
As Georgette sets out to discover exactly what happened during her forgotten night, she uncovers a man that seems far more a hero than a rake. But when they finally meet, instead of sweeping her into his arms and kissing her senseless, he serves her with a summons, claiming she is a thief. Now the fight is on, and the only question is was it a night worth remembering? Or a mistake they would both rather forget?
Its happened! I have a favorite historical romance author. I didn't think this day would come considering the many years I spent with my head in the sand, but Jennifer McQuiston has done it. I loved Summer is for Lovers last year and I adored What Happens in Scotland. So much that the first couple of chapters had me laughing in the middle of the night. I knew I was going to have an amazing time visiting Georgette and James. Both of them are fantastic characters. They are strong characters with a side of funny and charming. Poor James. He had a rough time in the beginning of the book. He possibly had the best sex in his life, but he was so drunk that he woke up not remembering what happened the night before. If that wasn't enough, they got married! Georgette wakes up freaking out because since her first husband died, she has resolved to never marry again. Well, a couple glasses of brandy later and that flies right out the window. It doesn't end there... As she is freaking out, James starts to wake up and she whacks him with a chamber pot. This girl is tough. Poor James just doesn't know what he's gotten himself into. Once they got all the kinks worked out, I loved Georgette and James together. And can I just say that Randolph is an ass? No spoilers, but I was ready to give them a high five at the end of the book. Randolph deserved what he got! So much fun and a little bit of action packed into one historical romance.
I used to shy away from all historical romances until I picked up my first Jennifer McQuiston book. Her writing is hysterically funny. Her characters are not only adorably cute, but they are also strong people. They stand up for themselves and for the people they love. The perfect combination.
If you read the comments on my Summer is for Lovers review, you'll know of a couple that we will meet in a future book. I whole totally agree, Jennifer McQuiston. They'll be amazing and I can't wait to see them together. *squeal*
A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites.
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