When a Scot Ties the Knot: Castles Ever After

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.

A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.

Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

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3 Comments

  1. Reminded me of why I first fell in love with romance novels! I used to read an absurd number of romance novels, but I’ve found myself with less time, disposable income and patience than I used to have, so there are now only a few authors whose books I’ll still always check out. (Theresa Romain is another one in case you’re trying to see if we have similar tastes or just want a recommendation for a new-to-you author!) The first two books of Tessa Dare’s Castles Ever After series didn’t really click with me. Honestly, I found myself missing my favorite…

  2. I loved it. I loved this book! It is funny and charming, sexy and romantic. The characters are fabulous. The pacing is spot on. There’s a love story I can believe in and an ending that totally satisfies. What more can you want? 

  3. Love love love~ Madeline Gracechurch is a shy girl. She suffers panic attacks while in large gatherings. Knowing she would never be able to survive the Ton and their many parties, she makes up a suitor to relieve herself of having to attend them. She posts dozens of letters to a made-up Captain Logan MacKenzie writing about her everyday family life as well as her girlish fantasies. At first they are funny as she knows they are written to a fictional boyfriend, but after awhile, they are a bit more serious and…

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