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- File Size: 1194 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck (10 April 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XRKCB7P
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Her Scottish Mistake (A Perfect Escape) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
4 star review
Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books
What a beautiful story this was! It was full of gorgeous descriptive writing and had two really lovely, likeable characters. I really enjoyed reading this story, it is the first book that I have read by this author and I thought she told an amazingly detailed story. This has got to be one of the most detailed books that I have read but it wasn’t boring at all. I was able to imagine exactly what I was reading – I felt like I was on that holiday right with the two characters. Thailand sounds like a wonderful place to visit!
The story I guess was probably slightly predictable but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I thought Janie was a really nice down to earth character who deserved a holiday fling with a hot man! She was there to escape having to witness what was going on at home and she ended up spending it with a heart throb! She provided some quite funny moments too – especially when confronting the press and coming up with nicknames for Blaine! She was very trusting and tried to see the good in everybody – even if this did seem to end up badly for her.
Blaine was a great character if a little frustrating at times! He conjured up some pretty romantic trips for Janie to experience and I loved reading about their blossoming relationship. It was easy to see that Janie would pull him in, she had an infectious innocence about her and she was exactly what he needed!
Overall I thought that this was a sweet romantic story – one that I really enjoyed reading and would definitely recommend it.
Janie Milan decides to take off to Thailand after her ex-boyfriend gets engaged to her best friend. While there she meets up with Blaine Galloway, sexy star of the “Highland Cure”, but he is there hiding away from the press and his fiancé, which was only a deal made to keep his brother safe. But on meeting Janie, he decides to go by another name so he can be normal and have fun with Janie. But one thing leads to another and the paparazzi find out where he is and it seems like it is the end for him and Janie.
Janie and Blaine overcome these circumstances and find love from there attraction to each other.
This was a great story by Michele de Winton, and I can’t wait to read the next instalment of Perfect Escape series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Overall Rating: 3.25 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Janie Milan can’t believe she’s finally in Thailand. It’s a littler earlier than she expected, but she’s been waiting her whole life to get off the beet farm and into the world. When she meets Blaine Galloway, Janie’s first impression is that the hot Scotsman is out of her league. But when Blaine, aka Bevan, goes from seemingly 75% interested in her to 100% interested in her, she knows she has the chance of a lifetime to have a romantic fling on an island resort. When things get a little too real for the vacationing couple, their true characters are revealed.
I like Janie and Blaine together. Blaine makes Janie feel good about herself, gives her confidence and seems to delight in her enthusiasm at seeing the world. Conversely, Janie is excited to have a handsome man treat her like she’s special and Blaine does everything in his limited power to protect Janie, which I find sweet. Really, though, Janie is the one who won me over the most. I like who she is by the end of the novel and I think I’d want to be friends with her if she were a real life person.
For me, there are two primary issues with the novel that prevented me from enjoying it more. The first is that Blaine’s perspective felt distant and emotionless. While I see the appeal of Janie as a character, Blaine’s observations of her didn’t quite synch up with my reading of the scenes. He says that she makes him feel like a better version of himself, which is great, but I’m not sure why he feels like that. It didn’t make sense based on the events of the book.
Second, the pacing of the novel is a bit off for me. It lagged from about 40%-60%. At the beginning I really enjoyed the book and got into it. But then it seemed like it was on a loop, without anything really happening. Once I got past the 60/65% mark, it picked back up again and I was glad I stuck with it because I enjoyed the end.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)
I don’t necessarily think it’s worth buying, but I do think it’s worth reading, especially if you enjoy dreaming about or traveling to places like Thailand. The descriptions were great and I was happy to see Thailand the destination, since it seems generally overlooked in the romance genre as a place to go.
Something else you might enjoy:
Try Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid. It is a hilarious book and has some similarities with this one. A famous actress meets a country man, they trade some jokes and some smoldering looks. They don’t go to Thailand though. It’s pretty awesome.
blaine is currently hiding out from a fake, tabloid-friendly relationship that he's stuck in because he needs to bail his irresponsible younger brother out of yet another jam. he's supposed to be laying low and staying faithful to the fake fiancée, but since his encounter with janie this proves difficult.
at first he's taken with janie because she has no idea who he is. later, when she's figured it out and he's convinced her to forgive him for lying it's harder to say why he can't stay away. when he's with her, he doesn't feel oppressed by responsibilities, he's not stressing about his career and making the wrong move, and best of all, he doesn't have to pretend to be someone he's not. he can be regular old blaine galloway who thinks the reptile wrangler from texas is crazy cute and sexy.
and when they kiss and things get a little wild, it's hard to see how being with janie is a mistake. except somehow the paparazzi keep finding them. and when everything blows up, it's not just blaine's career that's at stake. it's his brother's life. and janie ends up as collateral damage.
fixing it will take some doing on blaine's part, but he is up to the challenge. the only niggling concern i had after reading this is that i'm still not sure who or what janie means when she refers to miss muffin. it might be her vagina? or an anastasia steele-like inner goddess? every time it came up i wondered if i had missed some explanation, but i couldn't bring myself to hunt for it. especially since it just served to pull me out of the moment and got me thinking about little miss muffet. curds and whey are not conducive to sexy.
do women regularly name their vaginas? or inner goddesses? i didn't think so, but maybe it is a thing.
**her scottish mistake will publish on april 10, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (lovestruck) in exchange for an honest review.
Janie is an appealing and modern character: a reptile handler, an accountant and she has a tiny blog; you can see where this is going, right? No, you don’t, because Michele de Winton has given the fake engagement trope a fresh spin, and the book gets stronger as you go along. Blaine has given Janie a fake name – sort of a fake name – and I was expecting the usual never-ending misunderstanding, and this is where Ms. De Winton shines: she handled the confusion masterfully! Usually this is my least favourite part of this sort of book, and in HER SCOTTISH MISTAKE, it was my favourite because the characters demonstrated their strengths, and the conflicts were beautifully dealt with, and when Janie puts on her big girl panties, they fit like a glove. However, I could have done with fewer mentions of ovaries exploding, melting, and flip-flopping however; it’s a notion that I can’t quite comprehend, and it got on my nerves. On the same subject, the sex scenes were beautifully done and tasteful. Both Janie and Blaine have solid backstories; they’re both very engaging characters; the pace is steady throughout, and the descriptions of Thailand are breathtaking: even if it does feel a bit of a travelogue at times, I didn’t mind one bit, because I felt I was along on that magical trip, and it made me want to visit! HER SCOTTISH MISTAKE is a light, enjoyable story with great dialogues, fun banter, and smooth, evocative writing.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.