Her Scottish Mistake by Michele de Winton
Published by Entangled, Lovestruck
Publication Date: April 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Aspiring blogger Janie Milan is finally on her dream trip to Thailand. But when an unfortunate piña colada incident lands her in the path of a hot Scotsman, Janie finds herself dying to find out what's under his kilt. Only the frustratingly sexy man isn't who he's pretending to be…
After cutting a deal to keep his brother safe, Scottish heartthrob Blaine Galloway is hiding from the press. But his secret identity starts to slip the second he meets small-town blogger, Janie. Now the press is hot on their heels and Blaine’s life is tumbling into a tabloid-sponsored hell. Coincidence? He’s not so sure.
Janie is on the trip of her life in Thailand. She needed to get away from her small town in Texas where her cheating ex was getting married to her ex-best friend. Soon after she arrives she accidentally spills her piña colada onto a man who happens to be incredibly good looking. She helps him clean up and they go their separate ways. When they meet each other at breakfast the other day and find out at the same time that they’ve each been booked into a couples resort they take advantage and book a day trip together. They get closer as they spend the days together and start to fall in love.
Blaine Calloway is a Scottish actor who needed to get away from his life and the press. He’s taken a trip to Thailand because he figures it’s as far from the UK as he can get. He ends up having a great time with Janie as he loves how down to earth she is. She treats him like a real person, not an actor, even after he comes clean about who he is.
Unfortunately the press get wind of his getaway and come after him. Blaine blames Janie and the shit hits the fan. Can these two people be together when they feel they can’t trust each other?
This was an interesting little romance. The idea of small town meeting foreign actor was a cute one and seemed to work at times during the book. Unfortunately I didn’t feel like the H/h were suited to each other and had a hard time reading about them falling in love. It wasn’t so much that they were different but that the way they were written I couldn’t feel it. Even when they were fighting with each other I didn’t feel the emotion between them and that was my biggest issue with the book. If you can’t feel the love between characters how can you truly love their romance? You can’t.
Despite the lack of emotion I felt I thought that the Thai scenery was written really well. I almost felt like I was there and I loved that. It seemed like Blaine and Janie were going to wonderfully romantic destinations that were incredibly described.
The story is about not only two people falling in love but finding out where they belong in the lives they live. Blaine needed to find out what he was doing with his acting career and Janie needed to find her place in her little town of Little Acre as it seemed as if she’d be stuck there the rest of her life. She loved her family but she wanted to do more. I thought this part of the book was well done as well and I liked seeing Janie with her little family that was a bit dysfunctional.
Overall it was a decent read but again, didn’t feel the love/romance at all.
Rating: 3 out of 5