Hero: James MacKenzie
Heroine: Lady Georgette Thorold
She Woke Up Married
When Lady Georgette Thorold awoke she saw . . . her corset hanging from the armoire . . . a very handsome, very naked Scotsman lying beside her . . . and a wedding ring on her finger!
Before the attractive stranger can tell her his name, Georgette does the only sensible thing—she runs for it.
Little does she know, James MacKenzie isn’t clear on what happened the night before either. All he knows is that his money is missing and the stunning woman who just ran from the room is either his wife or a thief . . . or possibly both.
What happens in Scotland when two complete strangers fall madly, deeply in love?
Lady Georgette Thorold is fresh out of mourning her deceased husband when she wakes up shackled to someone completely different. She’s in Scotland, visiting her cousin and when said cousin backs her into a corner, she kind of goes off and well, shit went down. Only thing is, Georgette has no clue what happened.
So this book is basically Hangover (the movie) in a historical setting. And in Scotland, not in Vegas. The book starts off with Lady Georgette waking up next to a very big, handsome man that she doesn’t know. When she nudges him awake, he wakes only to tell her that he’s her husband and wants more of what he got last night. During this scene, I was already laughing. What a predicament to wake up in.
The whole book is spent trying to figure out what happened the night before. How did Georgette end up with a ladies maid that is more suited for a barmaid with her inappropriate mouth and loud laugh. She also ends up with a dog, a cat and everyone around her seems to know who she is and what happened the night before. Everyone except her, so she keeps the ladiesmaid and their first order of business is to find her “husband” and get that situated because well, she’s wealthy and she’d like to stay wealthy so that she can live the way that she wants to.
Throughout this entire book, I was laughing at the pieces of the puzzle that are revealed through the colorful cast that we meet. This was such a fun historical read that I’m really glad that I requested it for review on Edelweiss. This was one of those books that you’re glad you read, not because it had the answers that would change your life but because it took you away from your life for a few hours and brought a smile to your face. Was this book realistic? Probably not. But did I care? Not at all. This book was fun, the characters rocked my socks and even though the heroine got on my nerves from time to time, it was still an enjoyable book and I will definitely be reading more from this author. Especially since the next book is the magistrate’s book (his name has slipped my mind) and I’m curious to see how McQuiston redeems him since he was an ass in this book and I didn’t care for him all that much. Should be another fun adventure and I’m all about that.
Grade: 4 out of 5