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Sometimes in Love, Book 1

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Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?


This is a debut novel – look at me, reading not only the first book in a series, but the first book by this author! It was really good. The cover, not so good. Kind of icky, I think. I didn’t like it but we do not judge books by their covers (much.)

There are a lot of characters since this is the first book and at least two more books are coming in this series. That said, the main characters and the secondary characters were pretty well developed, enough so I can easily predict whose story is coming next. But that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that the characters were imperfect and appealing, and their story was so good that you can’t help but keep turning pages.

I loved the European locales, and stateside, Chicago. I visited there recently so was delighted to see mentions of places I’d been, like the Navy Pier. The descriptions were good but short and didn’t impede the flow of the story at all. This was a really fun read and I highly recommend it. Next up, book 2: Smitten by the Brit, which comes out May 28 followed quickly by book 3, Once Upon a Bad Boy on June 25. I love when they push out series like that so I don’t have to wait a year for the next book, at which time I will have forgotten the previous book. So thanks, St. Martin’s Paperbacks! 

Men in kilts, do I have to say anything else? Just read it.

5/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™

GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT by Melonie Johnson. St. Martin’s Paperbacks (April 30, 2019). ISBN 978-1250193094. 368p.



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