What Happens In Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston

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Type: Historical Romance

Publisher: Avon

My Copy: Edelweiss

Reviewer: Pam

Lady Georgette Thorold has always been wary of marriage, so when she wakes up next to an attractive Scotsman with a wedding ring on her finger, it’s easy to understand why she panics and flees. Convinced that Georgette is a thief, her may-be husband, James McKenzie, searches for her. As both try to recall what happened that fateful night, they begin to realize that their attraction and desire for each other is undeniable. But is it enough?

Fans of Sarah MacLean and Mary Balogh will enjoy this utterly charming historical romance from award-winning author Jennifer McQuiston that features unforgettable characters and a satisfying mix of adventure and passion.

This is a fun historical romp.

What happens when you wake up next to a warm handsome stranger and can’t remember where you are or how you got there? You need to find some answers, and quick. Lady Georgette Thorold is not sure where she is or who is lying next to her. All she knows is that she is in a strange room that has been trashed and she is lying next to a man who she does not know and she seems to be wearing what looks to be a wedding ring, she needs to get out of the room as soon as possible.

Georgette is the widow of a viscount and was excited about taking a holiday for the first time since coming out of mourning; however things are not going her way. Her cousin, Randolph was in Scotland studying flora and fauna and since they were once friends, she thought she would have a good time visiting him. But Randolph has changed since she last saw him several years ago and his interest in her seems more calculated as he stares at her over dinner, and not in a cousinly type of

way. One of the last things she remembers is Randolph asking her to marry him and turning him down, the rest is a blank.

James Mackenzie is the man in the bed next to her in the morning and is waking up with blood dripping from a gash on his forehead. His brother is standing over him asking him questions he can’t seem to answer as his memory of the night before is just as vague as Georgette’s. He distinctly remembers a woman standing over him before she hit him with the chamber pot and as he looks around the trashed room he also seems to be missing his money pouch.

As James and Georgette go their separate ways in search of answers, we are treated to some hilarious antics as Georgette seems to collect things that she apparently wanted the night before, a kitten, a ladies maid and a dog. The two meet up again as Georgette is trying to break in to his business with her newly acquired ladies maid. James immediately accuses Georgette of stealing not only his money but also his horse and demands she follow him to sort everything out. And one of the first things they need to get answers for is if they are indeed married.

Realizing that her cousin Randolph may have played a distinct role in how their evening started, the two believe James’ family may be in danger and rush to the estate to warn them since Randolph had recently rented a place on their land. James’ past with his family is troubled but as they deal with Randolph it is a great opportunity to confront past hurts and misunderstandings.

This is a fun, fast pace historical romance that seems to have it all, a drunk couple that seem clueless as to what happened the night before, a missing horse, missing money, hysterical bar maid turned ladies maid plus the angst of James’ family problems all lead to an amusing story. The characters are enjoyable and I like the romance between James and Georgette. The secondary characters are truly fun and as this is Ms. McQuiston debut and I am looking forward to more.

I give What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston 4.0 stars!

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