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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Report: Real Men Wear Plaid

When we started this blog .we intended to review books. I have not done a very good job of making this happen, probably because I didn't have a plan. Now, I  have one.  I am going to do a monthly book review and give the book to a lucky commenter  Normally, my review will appear the last week of the month, but I'm a week early this time because I am going to be at the Romance Writers of America National Conference next week. 

The book I would like to talk about this month is Real Men Wear Plaid,  by my Heart of Dixie Chapter-mate, Rhonda Nelson.  This Harlequin  Blaze  was just the red hot read this single girl needed!  I love men in kilts and this book delivered them in triplicate. It is comprised of three stories about Scottish brothers who all fall in love with sweet girls from the American South. As a Southern girl myself,  I adored the premise that no one can resist our charms.

In the first story, Ewan MacKinnon (The Wanderer) meets Gemma as they are both hiking along The West Highland Way.  It turns out they are both making the trek as a journey of self-discovery, but what they actually find is sizzling passion along with the answers they were seeking within themselves.

In The Warrior, Cam MacKinnon, has bought the castle of his dreams and runs it as a bed and breakfast that specializes in fishing and murder mystery parties--which he secretly writes.  His hard fast rule against fraternizing with guests goes by the wayside when finds he can't resist Summer's sexy southern charms.  What they expect to be one weekend of holiday fun, turns into a lifetime of  true love.

The final story is about Alec MacKinnon (The Wayfarer) and his best friend and mentor's daughter, Isla.  Before meeting her, Alec expected Isla to be a spoiled selfish American, but she turns out to be nothing like he expected and nothing short of  irresistible!

I loved that these stores showed three very different paths to finding a lifetime passion and that  love doesn't respect borders or boundaries.  It can happen any time and any place, especially when you least expect it!

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a steamy romance with rich satisfying characters, full of the joy of finding love. 

I will announce the winner of this month's book tonight at 10:00 p.m.

What is your favorite book where the men wear plaid?


  1. I love anything that Rhonda writes! I haven't read these books! They sound wonderful! Without having read them (I know they will become my favorite "men wearing kilt books"), I love "Outlander" by Dianna Gabaldon. Thanks for bringing Rhonda's books to my attention. Now I can't wait to read them!!

  2. I have a copy of this waiting for me as a reward for finishing my book. I'm looking forward to it.

    (And, did you happen to see the dedication...)

  3. Cheryl-You will be so glad that you take the time to read these stories. It was a great book.

    Kimberly-I did notice that the dedication mentioned a fantastic trip Rhonda took with some good friends and the adventures y'all had!

  4. Ooo, three stories in one. I'm curious how she structured it. I haven't gotten a chance to sample Rhonda's writing yet...but I don't think you could go wrong with Scotsmen. >.>

    ~Angela Blount

  5. Apart from this one, I like Karen Hawkins's McClean Curse series and Kerrelyn Sparks's Love at State series. Got to love a vampire in a kilt.

  6. Angela, she wrote it as three separate stories with inter-connected characters. You are right that it is tough to go wrong with Scotsmen!

    Jean, I need to give those kilt wearing vampires a try. That sounds like double the fun!

  7. The winner is.....Angela Blount!
    Angela, thanks for commenting on my blog today.

    I hope you enjoy reading Rhonda Nelson's new book as much as I did.

    I will contact you privately to arrange to get the book to you.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  8. Oh, awesome sauce! Thank you much! :D I'll be at the next meeting, if that helps any.