Getting Hot with the Scot

This book was sent me by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press. By now, they know I love historical fiction and historical romance novels, especially those with a connection to Scotland. Getting Hot with the Scot, by two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, Melanie Johnson, did not disappoint. It is Book 1 of the Sometimes In Love series.

When Cassie Crowe and her girlfriends were very young, they planned to travel through Europe on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation when their careers were established. It was near the end of this trip that Cassie stumbled into the set of a reality TV show, and met her very hot Scot, Logan Reid.

Logan is a gorgeous, hot, kilted, and beautifully accented Scottish hunk. He is also the host of a web series of pranks that has made him famous on the Internet. While he hopes this latest prank will earn him a TV series, Cassie, a pop-culture reporter on morning TV, has high hopes for a more serious position on her local morning show.

Through her characters, Johnson makes a case for literacy programs for children, and for one of my own pet peeves:  adults on social media who don’t know the difference between their, there, and they’re – but don’t let me get started on that. She also makes a great case for romance novels by hosting a segment on her morning show called “Coming Out of the Book Closet” about professionals, including herself who love romance novels. She is on a mission (I’m with her all the way!) to dispel the notion that intelligent people don’t read romance novels. We all know that reading, in general, is important to maintaining and improving brain activity. I highly recommend Getting Hot with the Scot to any lover of romance.

What Makes This Reviewer Grumpy?

The usual things:  referring to people as “that” instead of “who”, misplacement of the word “only” within sentences, split-infinitives, and singular vs. plural disagreement within sentences.


Book 3, Once Upon a Bad Boy, is available only on pre-order until June 24, 2019:

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