Monday, November 28, 2022

*Review* Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson

Genre: Romance
Published: April 30, 2019
Pages: 366

Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

I don't typically like to start reviews with negatives, but this thing has been bugging me pretty much since the beginning of the book, so I gotta' get it off my chest. While I understand that it was absolutely necessary for the story, on a personal level, I was really bothered by the fact that Cassie's friends ignored her "get me away from this guy" hints. When you are out, especially in a foreign country, with your friends, you just don't do that. That's like the rules of feminism. And I honestly think I'm more annoyed by it, because I also know that the situation is absolutely realistic, at least for some people, and that bothers me. 

That being said, this story obviously wouldn't have gone very far if her friends had taken her hints. The chemistry between Cassie and Logan is absolute fire. I liked how she doesn't give in to him just because he's good looking, but was also ready to get hers when she wanted to. I was a little bit frustrated that both of their commitments to their jobs put up roadblocks in the path to their HEA, but it was realistic. 

Overall I give Getting Hot with the Scot 3.9 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. Declared a “writer to watch” by Kirkus and a “fizzy, engrossing new voice” by Entertainment Weekly, her debut series from St. Martin’s Press, SOMETIMES IN LOVE, has appeared on the Amazon Best Books of the month, and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Woman’s World. Melonie is represented by Pamela Harty of the Knight Agency.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, you can visit her at and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.

No comments:

Post a Comment