Thursday, June 23, 2011
Book Report: Real Men Wear Plaid
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?