Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Review: Scot on the Run (Kilted Heroes #4) by Janice Maynard

USA Today bestselling author Janice Maynard's sweet and sexy series continues, filled with love and adventure amid the ruggedly romantic setting of Scotland...

Bella is housesitting in Portree, Scotland, for her brother, Finley, while he’s on his honeymoon.  She expects a quiet time, enjoying the harbour town’s breathtaking views and quaint shops. So imagine her surprise when one of Great Britain’s most eligible bachelors comes pounding at her door in an attempt to evade both the paparazzi and a flurry of female fans. Unaware of his celebrity status, Bella reluctantly gives him sanctuary. Yet the surprises keep coming, and soon she’s persuaded to accompany him to Edinburgh . . . as his faux fiancée. But while helping him fend off his ardent admirers, Bella just may gain one very authentic admirer of her own . . .

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  It has just been released.

This is part four of the Kilted Heroes series.  While I have previously read the third story, I had not read one or two.  This story can be read as a stand alone.

While I had previously noted that I as a rule do not read books with the title "Scot" or any other nationality or title, I broke the rule this time because, well, I broke it with the last one.  I had enjoyed it so I felt I needed to continue with the series.

What kept me reading in this story was the fact that both Ian and Bella were "nerds".  Both extremely smart and more comfortable in the world of academia than in a social setting.  Ian in particular, a hot nerd who didn't follow the expected social etiquette.....he is literally my dream guy (after my husband of course).  The way the two bantered back and forth in their attempt to flirt was humorous.

As is the case many times, I did favor one character over the other.  While I loved Ian, I actually could have done without Bella.  She was simply too argumentative at times that it bordered on annoying.  It took the whole bickering thing to an uncomfortable level and lost its charm a time or two because she was so stubborn.  If I was Ian, I would not have stuck around for someone like her.  Alas this is fiction and stories have a way of carrying on because lets be honest, I didn't write it!

I am not sure if there will be more to this series or not but I enjoyed the two that I have read.  I previously mentioned that I wish I would have read the whole series as now I am curious.  I am a fan of Janice Maynard and will continue to keep my eyes open for any new stories from her.

About the Author

Janice Maynard came to the writing life early! When her third grade short story, “The Princess and the Robbers”, won a red ribbon in a school arts fair, Janice was hooked. She followed up that early success with a more commercial piece in the sixth grade… “Why My Mom Loves To Drink Coke”. No advance for that one, but she won a six-pack of Coke… remember those great little bottles?

In junior high Janice began circulating her work to a wider audience. A dozen or so notebook pages stapled together made the rounds in some particularly boring classes, with the riveting tales carefully hidden behind textbooks.

High school meant the big time… editor of the school newspaper, the Maroon and White. Janice used her insightful editorials to delve into such meaty subjects as “locker room odor” and “why we need two-ply tissue in the student bathrooms”.

College brought lots of writing, but very little of it creative… four years later, Janice stepped into the adult world as a fully certified elementary teacher.

Despite motherhood, full-time employment, and keeping up with an “always into something” husband, Janice never lost her love of writing or the desire to be published. In 1996 she realized her long-time dream when Kensington Publishing bought her first book, Sweetheart. That exciting moment was followed by the sales of two more books in the Precious Gem line.

In the fall of 2002, Janice left the classroom to pursue writing full-time.


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