Review: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes by Sara Ramsey

Scotsmen Prefer Blondes by Sara Ramsey
Series: Muses of Mayfair (# 2)
Release Date: April 5, 2012
Publisher: Spencerhill Associates Ltd
Pages: 249
Source: ARC  Netgalley

She never wanted marriage…

When a friend is forced to consider a marriage of convenience, Lady Amelia Staunton is determined to rescue her. But her plans trap her in an illicit seduction, and Amelia must marry him herself. Malcolm’s all-consuming kisses and devilish humor might make up for her lost freedom, but she believes he will force her to abandon the Gothic romances she yearns to write. Since she can’t escape him, she must distract him from her secret…

He isn’t looking for love…

A powerful autocrat with a well-hidden rebellious streak, Malcolm MacCabe doesn’t need another beautiful mistress – he needs an obedient wife. Obedience is not one of Amelia’s virtues. But he’s too enthralled by her wit and passion to let her go – even if it means risking the political reputation he is building to save his clan.

Their hearts can’t survive the scandal…

Despite their intentions, every wicked embrace binds them together. But as their conflicting desires combust into insatiable hunger and unavoidable ruin, they must decide whether to pursue their personal destinies alone – or fight for the love that could destroy them both.

Review: I just loved the second book in Ms. Ramsey’s Muses of Mayfair Series. In this lovely story, Scotsman Prefer Blondes, we find Amelia falling in love. This time the story takes us out of England and into Scotland where dreams can come true in those musty old castles.

Malcolm meets Prue and takes her to dinner only to find that he is drawn to her friend Amelia.  Amelia seeing that Prue is really scared and needs help decides to meddle in her affairs only to find herself compromised by kissing Malcolm and being forced to marry him. Secretly Prue is thankful but is also, mad that Amelia once again meddled in her friends affairs only to cause problems.  Prue thought this to be her only way to escape her mother.

As we move on in the story I couldn’t help but fall in love with Malcolm and Amelia.  Where they find that sexually they are quite compatible there are always those secrets that seem to throw a wrench into every beginning of a good relationship.

Moving to London to take his place in Parliament in hopes of helping his clan Malcolm is faced with Amelia’s past.  That of a writer, in disguise, yet not just any writer but one that dared to wrote a book that tells all about the antics of the ton. Amelia is able to somewhat repair the damage in the relationship with her friend Prue and move on with Malcolm.  But telling you anymore would be giving away the best of this story.

Having read Ms. Ramsey’s first book Heiress without a Cause, I couldn’t wait for Scotsman Prefer Blondes to come out.  I thoroughly enjoyed the first and was not disappointed by the second.  Is it okay to say that I enjoyed this charming book more so than the first?  I loved the characters and the way she weaves the magic of strong women and the friendships of those women into her books.

I think that every true romantic will enjoy Scotsman Prefer Blondes and know that no matter how old you are there is still someone out there for everyone.  Sometimes you just have to wait longer than others.

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