Getting Hot With The Scot by Melonie Johnson

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


by Melonie Johnson
Series: Sometimes in Love #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 30th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2

I'm not one to be able to resist a good rom-com featuring a hot Scot, so it didn't take much convincing for me to add Getting Hot with the Scot to my to-read list. This turned out to be a treat to read and by the end of it, I was eager to read more from Melonie Johnson.

Cassie is a pop-culture reporter on a TV show for aspirations beyond her current career. She wants to be pursuing what she considers more serious journalism. As a result, she hasn't had much time in her life to socialize and find a relationship. On a European vacation with her best friends, she decides to let loose, have fun, and perhaps have a fling with hot guy. Luckily for her, while gallivanting around a castle, she stumbles upon a very hot and charming guy in a kilt. Logan has an internet show on which he pranks people. Now he has caught the eye of a network in the US. Neither Cassie nor Logan has been a serious relationship before, so when they begin to develop feelings for each other after their short fling, they are both surprised. Johnson writes very good chemistry and Cassie and Logan had plenty of that. Their back-and-forth banter was also very enjoyable, making their relationship very easy to get invested in. Johnson shows the highs and the lows of their relationship brilliantly - I liked that she did not hold out on readers on the obstacles that Cassie and Logan had to work through to move their relationship forward.

As much I enjoyed the romance in Getting Hot with the Scot, it was the female friendships that were the cherries on the cake for me. I loved how tight-knit the group of women were and how supportive they were of each other. Melonie Johnson also sows the seeds for the next book featuring one of Cassie's friends, Bonnie and let me tell you, I was super invested in those snippets! Another highlight for me was all the traveling and sight-seeing. The author takes you on a journey along with these characters while Cassie is on her vacation. The writing here was also solid and very easy to get into. I will say that I found the first half to be stronger because I was much more into the earlier stage of Logan and Cassie's relationship.

Getting Hot with a Scot was a fun and romantic debut that hit all the right notes for me. The Sometimes in Love series promises to be excellent and I can't wait to read more from this author.

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