“This is such a fun story filled with Tessa Dares signature humor and romance!”
When a Scott Ties the Knot is the third book in the Castles ever after series by Tessa Dare and is one of the best books in the series (ties with Say Yes to the Marquess) Well, let’s just say the Scott in question is really hot – and the story itself is unique. What I really love about Dare’s book is that it incorporated a touch of humor in the romance, which I think makes for a super fun read.
When a Scott is about social awkward Miss Madeline Gracechurch who inherited a Scottish castle from her godfather. This came about when Maddie, trying to avoid the season, uttered a white lie about having a sweetheart, a Captain MacKenzie who was in war so she wouldn’t have to produce said fiance. She also started writing – and mailing- letters to aid fictitious fiance for years until she inherited the Scottish castle. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for her, the IS a Captain MacKenzie and he DID receive her letters, and now he IS at Maddie’s door practically blackmailing her into marriage.
What I loved:
- The plot. I enjoyed reading about Maddie and Logan. The story was fast paced and very, very entertaining. It was well written and thought out and I honestly haven’t read a book quite like this one.
- The characters. I loved Maddie and Logan. Maddie was a bluestocking and was also socially awkward and hated to be in public. She wasn’t a wallflower per se because she never had a season due to her lie about having a sweetheart. I found her endearing and very relatable. Logan. on the other had started out as an ass. I didn’t warm up to him right away because of the way he handled the blackmailing and how he treated Maddie. Of course, he redeemed himself a few chapters later and I loved reading a little about his back story.
- Supporting characters. There were a few interesting characters that I really loved. Logan’s men, the ones who were wounded in some form and didn’t have any family left in Scotland, made up his rag tag crew were awesome. I had a soft heart for all of them. Maddie’s notorious aunt was also a character and I wonder how she was when she was younger!
- Setting. The whole book happened in a castle in Scotland, away from London which is a relief.
What I did not like:
- Logan. Okay, so I did like him in the end but he was just an asshole when I first met him. I did not warm up to him immediately and even if he did have reasons to why he did what he did, I was just pissed.
- Slow start. I know I said that the book was fast paced but it started a little slow for me. It picked up right away after the first 3 chapters so I was okay with that and I was able to breeze right through it and read it in one sitting.
The cover is just gorgeous! I love the greens and the hint of mischief in both the hero/heroine’s expressions which I thought fit the whole tone of the book.
If you haven’t already, I suggest reading the first two books in the series: Romancing the Duke (book 1), Say Yes to the Marquess (book 2).
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Sharlene Wegner says
I just started this book today & will probably finish it tonight. I actually did like Logan from the start. I felt the attraction between the two immediately. Glad you eventually liked him!
Kate Warren says
Stopping by from the Tessa Dare group on Goodreads to say hi. Nice review.
I loved Maddie, and like you had a bit of trouble with Logan at first. I figure that’s because we don’t start to get his perspective at first and through Maddie’s eyes he really does look like a total jerk until she learns why he’s doing what he’s doing.
Love Tessa’s ability to weave in such wonderful humor and her details are always fantastic. Who wouldn’t love a lobster named Fluffly, after all?