What Happens in Scotland
by Jennifer McQuistonPublished by: Avon Publish Date: February 26, 2013 Genre: Historical Romance Source: E-Galley provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Heather’s Rating: 3 stars Blurb from Goodreads:
Jennifer McQuiston’s debut historical romance, What Happens in Scotland, is a lively, romantic adventure about a wedding that neither the bride or the groom remembers.
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Lady Georgette Thorold has always been wary of marriage, so when she wakes up next to an attractive Scotsman with a wedding ring on her finger, it’s easy to understand why she panics and flees. Convinced that Georgette is a thief, her may-be husband, James McKenzie, searches for her. As both try to recall what happened that fateful night, they begin to realize that their attraction and desire for each other is undeniable. But is it enough?
Fans of Sarah MacLean and Mary Balogh will enjoy this utterly charming historical romance from award-winning author Jennifer McQuiston that features unforgettable characters and a satisfying mix of adventure and passion.
Book Savvy Babe’s Review:
What Happens in Scotland is a fun, quirky historical romance. This is one of those stories where various pieces are put together as the story moves along. Georgette wakes up naked next to a man she doesn’t know, with no recollection of how she got there. She understandably freaks out and runs. The man she woke next to, James McKenzie, is short on memory as well. The pair takes two different paths as they uncover the truth of what happened, if they are actually married, and what dangers and attractions pulled them together.
There is plenty of humor throughout What Happens in Scotland. As the crazy night’s events come to light, Georgette is shocked by her behavior and comes to realize that she is more than just passingly attracted to her new pseudo husband. Both Georgette and James have their own agendas and aversions to each other and marriage which wars with their attraction and chemistry. With both Georgette and James not being able to remember, the story felt disjointed and confusing at times. However, the anticipation of how everything would unfold and come together kept me intrigued and reading.
As Georgette learned more of her actions, she came out of her shell more and let some of her reservations go. The more the story continued, the more I liked who she was becoming. I was frustrated with James at times. He kept doubting Georgette and was quick to mistrust her. By the later part of the book, I was getting fed up with his continued mistrust. Also, I never fully understood the cause of the rift between James and his family, the rift seemed bigger than the cause warranted.
Overall, I found What Happens in Scotland to be a fun read. I was amused and entertained by the characters and their quest to uncover the true events of their unremembered evening. I will likely read more from Jennifer McQuiston in the future.