Review: Hot For The Scot (Kilted Heroes #1) by Janice Maynard

February 27, 2016 Review 0

Review: Hot For The Scot (Kilted Heroes #1) by Janice Maynard

It’s a dream come true for schoolteacher Hayley Smith. No homework to grade, no students to corral, no social media, Internet or cell phone…just a month amid the heather and rolling hills around Inverness. A brawny alpha male in a kilt is probably too much to ask for. But Hayley is in heaven ambling around Loch Ness, gazing and then…falling into the icy water, before being rescued by a strong, chivalrous local hero…

Retired soccer star Angus Munro, aka Angus the Angler, is a little insulted and a whole lot intrigued when Hayley doesn’t recognize him. How long has it been since anyone saw beyond his wealth and fame? And how long before the macho athlete and his modern-day American damsel in distress act on an attraction that could make even the misty Scottish moors sizzle with heat? Long enough, maybe, for both to figure out if this is an affair to remember…or the start of something everlasting…

Title: Hot For The Scot
Author: Janice Maynard
Series: Kilted Heroes
Published by Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher
Published: March 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 250 pages
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: two-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Hayley and her friends are huge Outlander fans. They plan a fantastic trip to Scotland but decide to give up modern day niceties, specifically cell phones, and only communicate if they are in trouble. Hot for the Scot is the first book in the Kilted Heroes series and it is Hayley’s story.

When Hayley is sightseeing she finds trouble pretty quick when she falls into the Loch. She’s rescued by sexy, hot, Scot-Angus. Angus is fascinated with the American schoolteacher who won’t use a cell phone. His interest is peaked and he wants to get to know her better.

If you are a fan of Outlander, Harry Potter, the Scottish Highlands, or smoking, muscled Scots, then this book is for you! Janice Maynard has created a book that brings all those highlights under one cover. She also does an excellent job of describing what Hayley is seeing. It is apparent that the author has seen these Scotland sights first hand!

This story is told from Hayley’s point of view. Unfortunately I would’ve really enjoyed a look into Angus head from time to time. As it was, I felt no real connection to him. Yes it was clear he and Hayley were attracted to each other, but I didn’t feel any real chemistry oozing from them.

I also thought it was odd that she was planning this big trip with friends and then they all separate and don’t use their phones. I think I would’ve liked a few planned get-togethers so they could’ve compared notes and know everyone is well. I also get their fascination with Outlander and Harry Potter, but after awhile it got to be overkill. Jamie Fraser is a fictional character, right??? That being said, many woman love that fantasy of a man in a kilt and this story goes that route. Unfortunately the romance for me was rather dull and lacked that extra oompf that every story needs to propel it to greatness.

 

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