Getting Hot with the Scot
by Melonie Johnson
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Book #1 in the Sometimes in Love series
Number of pages: 368
Source: Net Galley ARC
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 4/14/19 to 4/15/19
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 knew going in this book is the first of a series. About one third of the way in I had to look to see when the next book is coming out. I knew I wasn’t going to want to wait to read more by this author. Happily, I found there will be two more books out within the next few months. Yay!
As far as I can tell, this is the debut published work for this author. Bravo to her! The chemistry between Cassie and Logan is written beautifully and gave me all the feels from the moment they meet. Their attraction to each other in undeniable, and I love that her girlfriends see that and help nudge her in the right direction since she tends to overthink things. These same friends are also fiercely loyal and protective of one another and there is some great lady bonding in this book.
Not only do Logan and Cassie heat up the pages, there’s also a connection between their best friends that I loved seeing in this story. Especially knowing they will be getting their own story in this series. The flame between Bonnie and Theo doesn’t seem forced to fit into this story, it’s organic and the two actually aren’t in a place to be open to the bond. Which makes me all the more interested to read the next book so I can see how they get from where they are to meeting back up.
Logan is a lot of fun but has a whole box full of issues he needs to work through. Cassie has been too busy with her career to foster any romantic relationships, but it’s obvious from her friendship with Bonnie and the other women that she doesn’t have commitment issues or problems with letting people get close to her. It’s interesting to watch the two of them go from one-night stand to vacation fling to more.
Although I really enjoyed every bit of this story, there was a bit of a flow issue with me. It almost like there were two stories (vacation and post-vacation) that are tied together by one video. Having that hanging over the second half of this story was a distraction to me, while logically I know it had to be there. Obviously, I’m having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what it was that didn’t do it for me. Since I really enjoyed this story either way I’m not going to dwell. And I’ll be recommending this new author to other contemporary romance fans. I hope the books that follow in this series can live up to the joy this one brought me.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**