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Preview — Scotsmen Prefer Blondes by Sara Ramsey
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Muses of Mayfair #2)
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 ...more
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This is the second novel in Sara Ramsey’s Muses of Mayfair series. After reading Madeleine’s book we knew that this had potential to be a good story as Amelia is stubborn and feisty and even Madeleine’s husband Ferguson had nicknamed her ‘The Harpy’.
Amelia has travelled to Scotland with her friend Prudence, who due to monetary problems is forced to consider a marriage of convenience to Malcolm McCabe, the Earl of Carnach. The Earl wants a quiet biddable wife who will be a good social h ...more
Amelia has a free will spirit, except no one but her family knows that about her. Even her family, doesn't know all there's to know about her. Amelia has a secret, she thrives in it, if anyone ever finds out about it, she'd be doomed. She's sworn off marriage and will not bother to hear what anyone has to say about it. She's set in her ways, and cannot wait to officially claim spinsterhood. She ...more
" He was nearly as chiseled as any ancient statue, but he wasn't cold- he was heat, and velvet with a surprising amount of dark hair leading down his belly toward the opening she worked to unfasten"...I mean holy hotness! This was one of the cleaner highlights I have from this book..lol and there were many moments I just adored the writing ...more
Malcolm never wanted a love match. He wanted a wife who would be politically advantage ...more
I know it would have been frowned upon at this time for a woman to be a published author (witness Currer, Acton and Ellis Bell, who were writing later than the time in which this novel is set ...more
So, what did I like?
- The writing, although a bit raw at times, needing a bit more polish, has a wittiness and freshness that I really liked. I liked how the author managed to convey not only how irrational emotions are, but also how people are perfectly aware of h ...more
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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 ...more
Now, I'm really excited to read Ellie's story in The Marquess Who Loved Me.
In regards to Scotsmen Prefer Blondes, Sara Ramsey did another wonderful job with the plot and characters. She balanced a ...more
Amelia, a spinster at 27 is secretly a published author. In order to pursue her dreams, she vowed never to marry. However when Amelia agreed to accompany her dear friend, Prudence to meet her potential fiance, she never expected to become the object of Lord Carnach's desire. In an unfortunate turn of events, Amelia finds herself in a tenuous situation. Marry Lord Carnach or be ruined in the eyes of the ton. Either way she has earne ...more
"The next morning, Amelia slashed through another paragraph of drivel. The story, which was so promising when she worked on it in London, had come completely undone in Scotland. Perhaps that was the inevitable consequence of living a Gothic romance instead of writing it."
Lady Amelia Staunton secretly writes scandalous gothic romances about the ton. She doesn't want to marry as she's sure a husband would make her give up h ...more
What was original and engaging in book #1 of the Muses of Mayfair series, is overdone and repetitive in book #2. Book #1 was an actress refusing to marry with legitimate reasons- the story itself was addictive and enthralling with a fair amount of conflict that kept the reader on their toes.
In book #2, we do a rerun of book #1: h refusing to marry the H. Only this time, it's rather lame and dull. The beginning had me reading it rapidly to find o ...more
The Muses of Mayfair series by Sara Ramsey starts with Heiress Without a Cause and is followed by Scotsmen Prefer Blondes. Both are well written and good love stories. Both deal with the common theme of frustration among the young female gentry of being a woman and not being allowed to do anything. However, in Heiress Without a Cause, the heroine, Madeleine, or Mad for short, has found a super secret way to get her thrills by ...more
Bei Amazon kostete das Buch $ 4,15, also knapp 3 .
Amelia und Prudence reisen mit ihren Müttern nach Schottland, um Malcolm McCabe, den Earl of Carnac kennenzulernen, den Prudence Mutter als ihren Ehemann auserwählt hat. Das Problem ist allerdings, dass Prudence keinerlei Interesse an der Ehe und noch weniger an ihm hat. ...more
Amelia Staunton is a staunch and loyal friend! She will do anything to help her friend Prudence secure Malcolm, the Earl of Carnach as a husband even though Prudence didn't really want him. Of course the best laid plans of mice and men, etc, etc, etc ...and Amelia's is no exception, often go astray and she ends up married to him instead! This is fine with Malcolm as long as she doesn't cause a scandal! Well of course without really trying she does! A very good read!
Prudence is one of her closest best friends who loves history and gets along so well with Amelia and her brother the Earl Alex. Prudence is en route for the poor house when her brothers died in the last war and leaves her and her mother penniless and homeless when the estate goes to a distant cousin because women can not inherit entailed property. So she must marry soon because she and Amelia in their late twenties which means on the shelf spinsters. So she is ...more
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 po...more
The story: Well, for starters, since it's a romance novel, I figured that even though it was the second book of a series, I could jump in without missing too much from the first book. Unfortunately, while I could easily keep up, there were a lot of relationships and character development that took place in the first Muses of Mayfair novel that might have detracted from my enjoyment.
Amelia, a ...more
Amelia infat ...more
I'm a big fan of historical romance, especially if there is some kind of Highlander in it, so i started reading the book even if i hadn't read the first one (I always end doing that).
Scotsmen Prefer Blonds is a love story where the main characters are haunted since the beggining for the shadow of a love triangle. Lady Amelia gets involves in the middle of the marriage of her best friend with a men that nobody knows. Lady Amelia's friend is realy shy (and weak, acording to me) so she nee ...more
Sara grew up in a small town in Iowa, and her obsession with fashion, shoes, and all things British is clearly a rebellion against her hopelessl ...more