Friday, June 2, 2017

REVIEW: "Her Scottish Mistake" by Michele de Winton (Contemporary Romance)

by Michele de Winton

Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 10th 2017

Series: Perfect Escape, #1
Standalone: Yes

Celebrity in Disguise, Travel (Thailand), Southern (Janie)
Description from Publisher:
Aspiring blogger Janie Milan is finally on her dream trip to Thailand. But when an unfortunate piƱa 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.

My Rating:
Heat Rating:

This is a fantastic read for reading while on a flight or lounging by the pool. It's got a lot of fun scenes and lots of adventure (that oftentimes doesn't go as Blaine or Janie expect).

Blaine is a Scottish soap opera star trying to take a break from everything, who finds himself bumping into Janie, a small-town USA, wannabe-travel blogger looking for adventure and to shake things up after a horrible breakup.

The exotic locale of Thailand was really a treat and I absolutely loved the cultural immersion.

There were a few hitches in the story that made this less than a 4-star read for me. I was enjoying this for exactly what I expected it to be and then came the inevitable wrench in their story... Which somehow turns into Blaine being the only one in the wrong and needing to grovel for Janie's forgiveness, despite the fact that she did some pretty foolish things herself.

The small town Southern girl trope was in full force around that same point and it was just a bit too much at times. The townspeople were caricatures and stereotypes, and Blaine also seemed to turn more into a stereotypical Scot.

This was great for an indulgent romance though, and one I would recommend to anyone looking for something on the lighter, fluffier side.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Michele de Winton
I've been known to be an all round arty type so it's no wonder my first romance has a little sparkle of the stage tucked into its pages. Being a writer was not was I was supposed to be when I ‘grew up' but then neither was being a dancer. Sometimes my performing past jumps into of the dress up box and requires attention. But most of the time I'm content to stay in my PJs. All day. And I also thinks that chocolate can solve pretty much everything.
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