Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Avon Books
February 26th, 2013
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher


Lady Georgette Thorold has no idea why she is in bed with a naked man or why in the world she has a wedding ring on her left hand. All she can do is run as she panics even as the man beside her awakens to see her running hell bent from the room.

James MacKenzie has no idea who the woman he just saw race out of the room is or what happened the night before. All he knows is this mysterious woman holds the answers to the puzzle he seems to find himself in.

What happens when two strangers find themselves falling in love despite fighting it every inch of the way?

What a wild and fun read this was. Debut author Jennifer McQuiston’s WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND is a fun, fast paced wild ride that a reader will love the minute they open the book. The story is full of twists and turns, intriguing yet also quite romantic as well. What happens when two strangers wake up in a completely different place, next to equally naked person by their side and more questions than answers? Why that is the premise in WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND and delivered a wonderful afternoon of reading pleasure to me. The author does have a few cliché moments in the story but overall, with this being her first book, a satisfying read all around.

The characters of James and Georgette are intriguing and absolutely perfect for one another though it takes these two a bit to get together to figure out this mystery they seem to find themselves in. I felt the author was a little to uneven with these two. At times they were very strong multi-dimensional characters then a few pages later turn it around and left me wanting to smack them upside the head and yell to get a clue. I wish the author could have just stayed with the strong characterization for these two because it worked perfectly when they went toe to toe together and had me flipping the pages to see what happens next for them. The other drawback was the ‘here one minute, gone the next’ secondary characters that showed up, moved the story along, dropped some interesting things then in a surprise, disappear as they never were there. I just wished the author would have dealt better with those here and gone characters. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND is a fun, light read that will leave you smiling in the end. For a debut book, this author does a good job in creating a story that left me rooting for the two main characters to figure things out and admit they were falling in love. The author does a good job in keeping my attention and I look forward to seeing more from her. If you enjoy a historical angle for ‘The Hangover’ type of story, then you will enjoy WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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