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Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Muses of Mayfair #2)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  814 ratings  ·  97 reviews
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
ebook, 314 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Spencerhill Associates Ltd (first published April 4th 2012)
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4/5 Stars

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
Meddling in others affairs is easy, breaking the rules is fun, paying for the consequences not so much.

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
Sara Ramsey where have you been all my This is yet another fantastic Highland Lust/Love Story..I can't express enough how amazing the writing is!!!

" 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 and there were many moments I just adored the writing
Jess the Romanceaholic
I wish there had been a little more... resistance, I suppose.. from the heroine when it came to the seduction, but any annoyance I felt by that was made up for in the end with a beautifully groveling hero.

4/5 Stars
Jen (Red Hot Books)
When Prue is set up to marry a sexy Scottish laird, her friend Amelia comes along to make the road easier. No one expects that Malcolm will truly fancy Amelia over the woman with whom he was expected to make a match. Even more confounding is the fact that Amelia returns his feelings. She would never betray her friend, but an unexpected kiss does just that. And before you know it, Amelia and Malcolm are married.

Malcolm never wanted a love match. He wanted a wife who would be politically advantage
I'm going to give this 3.5 stars, because it got better towards the end. That's not to say this was a "bad" book - it just didn't really come to life for me. The characters didn't feel rounded and their motivations were often unclear and I didn't feel like I'd seen two people coming to understand each other.

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
This one, provided by netgalley was really difficult for me to review. There were parts of it that I really enjoyed, but there were also parts of it that made me struggle to finish it. Having said that, I'm really glad I did finish it.

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
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Reviewed By~Robin
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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
Sep 25, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult Women
Recommended to Emily by: Heiress Without a Cause
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes is the second installment in the Muses of Mayfair series. It was fantastic. I really liked the first book, Heiress Without a Cause, but I really liked Scotsmen Prefer Blondes. I really liked Mellie's character, so I was really looking forward to her story. I wasn't disappointed.

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
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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
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (2nd in the Muses of Mayfair series) by Sara Ramsey

"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
Ramsey's titles are cute and her ideas are good, but her writing could use a bit more polish. Honestly, for most of the book I was tempted to give it 2 stars--there is a lot more telling instead of showing, and the characters really felt wooden throughout a lot of it. I wasn't even sure they were as invested in their own story as I was, and I spent more time than usual while reading checking just how far I was in the book! The last third or so got better, though, and overall it left me with a mo ...more
Apr 29, 2015 Jennavier marked it as didn-t-finish
While there were definitely problems, I was still forging on in the happy glow of finding a kindle freebie that I could read. Then the plot took a turn. The main characters- particularly the heroine- had to act like complete morons and/or douchbags. Add on top of that the author being a serial repeater (every piece of the plot has to be repeated at lest three times) and any motivation to read this book has been lost.
Tanushree Baruah
I couldn't get through it mostly because I couldn't stand Amelia's character. I felt really bad for Prudence. Not a fun read.
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Erica Chilson
Review written at 60% (Not a DNF, but a skim-read)

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
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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
Nachdem ich das erste Buch “Heiress without a cause” so rasch gelesen hatte, machte ich mich über Teil zwei her und es dauerte nicht viel länger. Zwei Tage vielleicht?

Bei Amazon kostete das Buch $ 4,15, also knapp 3 .

Zum Buch:

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.
The second in the Muses of Mayfair series, I was less inclined to speed read but more upset about the characters than the first book. But perhaps that's a good thing, in that the characters bothered me so much that I was somewhat invested in the book. I get that the situation is supposed to be fantastic, not realistic, but the book just made me thank the heavens (over and over again) that I'm not a woman during this time and place or else I would have been able to do nothing but twiddle my thumb ...more
Prudence was the best character.
Faye Lawson
The meddler strikes again!

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!
Amy Napier
This book was so much fun to read! Amelia had actually gotten on my nerves in the first book of this series with her meddling and know-it-all ways. It was fun to see her pay the price for trying it with Prue's life. Malcom was everything a good Scottish hero in a romance novel should be. His arrogance was amusing when I wasn't imagining doing him in myself. What an arrogant ass! I had moments when I actually hoped Amelia would find a good, heavy candelabra and bash him in the head with it! Lol T ...more
Melissa Levine
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Historical English/Scottish romance.
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
Megan Lavey-Heaton

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

Violet the Vanisher
This book was truly great I really like it. The thing about this book was one charter that I really didn't get his game really "Ferguson" was the one I really couldn't trust. I did feel bad at first for Miss Prudence Etchinghum and if you read you shall see why. I did love Amelia not as much but I know how she feels when she wants to take care if her friend when it comes to love and men. She (was) is a loyal friend but she didn't know when to just step aside and let the, do what they have to do ...more
I'll mark it with 3 stars, but it's actually 2.5-2.75. I either picked this up on sale or as a free read.

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
Viviane Crystal
Miss Prudence Etchingham must marry soon or she and her mother, the tough Lady Harcastle, will be penniless and perhaps Prudence will need to seek work as a governess. But she's as nervous as a twit and not so comforted by her best friend, Lady Amelia Staunton, as they are introduced to fellow diners before a meal that will supposedly begin the match that will save Prudence's favorless future. Imagine everyone's discomfort when Prudence is unable to emit any response that evening than what is ta ...more
Amelia e Malcom sono proprio una bella coppia anche se sembrano non essere destinati a stare assieme. Si conoscono quando lei accompagna la sua amica da questo Laird scozzese in cerca di una moglie del Ton che gli possa dare un erede e non gli causi scandali nella City. Prudence però non solo non è attratta dal conte scozzese, ma anche lui non ha occhi che per Amelia che seduce e sposa in un baleno, creandole non poche difficoltà con la sua amica di sempre e custode dei suoi segreti.
Amelia infat
3.5 stars

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
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Sara Ramsey writes fun, feisty Regency historical romances. She won the prestigious 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award with her second book, Scotsmen Prefer Blondes. Her first book, Heiress Without A Cause, was a 2011 Golden Heart finalist.

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
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Muses of Mayfair (4 books)
  • Heiress Without a Cause (Muses of Mayfair, #1)
  • The Marquess Who Loved Me (Muses of Mayfair, #3)
  • The Earl Who Played With Fire (Muses of Mayfair, #4)
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