ARC Review – Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson





Published: April 30, 2019

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance,

Pages: Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages





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?




A Steamy, Sweet, Humorous, and Wonderfully Delicious Treat

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This book was so much fun and I really enjoyed Cassie and Logan’s story! It was just as sexy and steamy as it was sweet, swoony and endearing.

I have this obsession with stories that take place in Scotland and have smoking hot Scottish characters. It’s actually been such a long time since I’ve read something like that, so when I saw this book on Netgalley, I just couldn’t resist. And whoa! This book was pretty much a delicious treat I never wanted to finish. The writing was witty, clever and wonderfully engaging. Although there were some parts that lagged a wee bit here and there, I thought the plot was well-developed and satisfyingly entertaining. I found myself intrigued and enamored with the setting, the characters, the friendships, and the adorable romance. I really enjoyed watching Cassie and Logan’s relationship develop and blossomed into something that meant so much to the both of them.

I adored all the characters in this book. They were charming, fun, and relatable. They’re exactly the kind of characters I’d want to be friends with and I just thought they were so wonderful. Cassie and Logan had my heart from the start. Cassie’s such an amazing heroine. I loved her determination, spunk and strength. I thought she was the perfect match for Logan who was utterly enticing, irresistible, and had a heart of gold. Cassie’s best friends were a blast and so interesting. I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters and cannot wait to continue with the series.

A beautifully well-written and heartfelt romcom with characters that will steal your hearts, Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson was a fantastic read until the last page. It was humorous, exciting, steamy, and sweet.  I also liked that in the midst of all the fun and crazy shenanigans, there was also this amazing emotional depth that made me fall deeper in love with this book and series. Johnson just made it to my new to me favorite author list and I cannot wait to be smitten with Bonnie and Theo in the next installment.

This was truly an absolute delight to read! If you love strong heroines, sexy men in kilts, amazing friendships and a realistic and heartwarming romance, then do yourself a favor and add this wonderful gem to your TBR.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings and swoons are my own.


Bio taken from Author’s Goodreads Page and Photo taken from Author’s webpage

meloniejohnsonA Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, 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.






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