Date read: August 25, 2015
Castles Ever After
1. Romancing the Duke
2. Say Yes to the Marquess
3. When a Scot Ties the Knot - Paperback | Kindle
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On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.Thoughts on When a Scot Ties the Knot: Maddie and Logan were so CUTE. Even when Logan was convinced he was heartless and Maddie was trying to figure out how to get out of the pickle she found herself in. SO CUTE.
A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.
Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
Quite frankly, Logan won my heart the first time Maddie found him reading in bed. *swoon* Muscles, a verra sexy accent, and a bed reader? *triple swoon* And that doesn't even scratch the surface of the guy! He's all concerned about his men and needs to make things work and swoon swoon swoon.
And Maddie. Yeah. I get her. Inventing a beau might have been an accident, but there reached a point where she couldn't gracefully back out of it without doing something drastic. And that drastic thing both saved her a life in society and ended up hurting the man she didn't know was real. Which is a complicated thought if you start thinking about it too long.
I genuinely adore all the heroes and the heroines in this entire series. Logan and Maddie hit the spot--socially awkward girls and the men who fall for them, FTW!--and I loooooved Logan's men. They all might be a little broken, but they're a solid unit when they work together.
I think a full series reread might be called for, don't you?