Scot On The Rocks: How I Survived My Ex-Boyfriend's Wedding With My Dignity Ever-So Slightly Intact (Brooke Miller, #1)
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Scot On The Rocks: How I Survived My Ex-Boyfriend's Wedding With My Dignity Ever-So Slightly Intact (Brooke Miller #1)

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When her ex-boyfriend, Trip, gets engaged to Hollywood's latest It Girl, Manhattan attorney Brooke Miller plans to attend the wedding. Who says a modern girl can't stay friends with her ex? Besides, Brooke's got her sexy Scottish fiance, Douglas, to take as her date. Okay, so maybe he's not "exactly" her fiance, but they're living together in his apartment, so she'll be ge...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Red Dress Ink (first published March 2007)
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Jen B
Oct 11, 2008 Jen B rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008
This book caused me to injure myself yesterday. Seriously, it did. I finally had time to take a lunch hour, during which I found a cute little pasta joint, plopped myself down at a table with my lunchtime glass of iced tea, and opened my book. I got so caught up in the story (and in the luxury of having a full hour to read!) that I didn't realize I had to be in a meeting in 5 minutes - with a 10 minute drive/park/walk back to my office. Not a good time to be wearing three-inch heels. And full-on...more
Brenda
Jan 28, 2013 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves: chicklit
What does a smart, savvy Manhattan attorney do when she's invited to her ex-boyfriend's wedding? She goes, of course, and then writes a fictional novel about it, right? Well, maybe not, but that’s what I did....

SCOT ON THE ROCKS is my debut novel and I hope you'll enjoy it!

xoxo
brenda
Tera
Apr 06, 2008 Tera rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone.
Scot on the Rocks is the debut novel by Brenda Janowitz. It is a great Chick lit book. It is a page turner and absolutely hilarious! I did not want it to end. I really loved Brooke and felt like I was right there with her throughout the whole book. Scot on the Rocks is about a New York City attorney named Brooke Miller. She gets invited to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding; he is marrying a Hollywood “it girl”. Brooke’s Scottish boyfriend of two years named Douglas was going to escort her to the weddin...more
Rebecca
Apr 14, 2008 Rebecca rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of smart chick lit, breakup survivors, women everywhere
Brooke Miller leads a charmed life- working with her friends at one of the best law firms in all of New York- and dating Douglas, a handsome Scot. However, the charm starts to wear off Brooke's life as soon as she gets an invitation to her ex-boyfriends wedding. Two weeks later Douglas has broken up with her, she's crashing at her best friends apartment and eating raw cookie dough. The important thing is that Brooke keeps her eye on the prize- still attending her ex-boyfriend's wedding- with Dou...more
Charity
When Brooke's Scottish boyfriend dumps her mere days before her ex-boyfriend's wedding (that she has RSVP'd 'yes' to), Brooke formulates a plan to keep everyone at the wedding from finding out the truth. A plan that involves having her friend Jack memorize facts about Scotland, watch Sean Connery movies to perfect the accent, and wear a kilt. Good, fast read.
Heather

I love this book! :)
Michele
Light-Hearted Entertainment
There's nothing NOT to like about this story, Scot on the Rocks. Highly readable and very funny, turning pages of this slim paperback is as easy as watching a feature film about your funniest friend getting in over her head in situation after situation--all the while checking to make sure you're still there, letting her know everything's going to be okay.

This is the story of Brooke Miller, a bumbling attorney at one of NYC's high-power big firms, and her quest to survi...more
Jessica
Sep 10, 2007 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All Chick Lit lovers
Shelves: chicklit, readin07
Funny story about life's disappointments and figuring out what and whom you really want. The characters are so well developed you feel like you know them. I couldn't put the book down, read it in one sitting.
Sarah
Sep 13, 2007 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Carrie and Neighbor
Shelves: chick_lit
It was a cute book. A little slow at first but picked it up in the middle.
Stephanie
Sep 20, 2007 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a funny read
I loved this book! You will be laughing out loud the whole way through.
Tara
Aug 09, 2007 Tara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chick lit readers
I liked the author's sense of humor. Typical chick lit book though.
Sammy
May 01, 2008 Sammy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people looking for a laugh out loud read
This book was hilarious. Scot on the Rocks... ROCKS!!!!
Moderngirlstyle
Apr 04, 2008 Moderngirlstyle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: every woman that loves chick lit & mainstream fiction!
Shelves: chick-lit
Should attending your ex-boyfriend's wedding be against the law? Alright, I might be pushing things a bit too far. But, if you haven't heard yet about Brenda Janowitz's debut novel titled SCOT ON THE ROCKS: HOW I SURVIVED MY EX-BOYFRIEND'S WEDDING WITH MY DIGNITY EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY INTACT then you are clearly missing out on one of the sweetest chick lit books to hit the shelf!

The Book

Brooke Miller is a funny, ever so quick witted, and intelligent Manhattan lawyer that makes a few hard-knock choice...more
Sadie
Cute story that unravels a bit slowly at first. I put the book down at around chapter three or four just because I wasn't very connected to the characters or plot, but several months later I was convinced by a friend to pick it up again. She told me to keep reading it -- and, as promised, the second half of the book picks up nicely as the plot flows into a solid ending. It's well-written, and I gave it three stars due mainly to the slow start.
Sivan Ayla
Apr 05, 2008 Sivan Ayla rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a light, fun read.
Recommended to Sivan by: Brenda Janowitz L)
Let it be known that Brenda Janowitz is brilliant! Her cleverly written story of a New York lawyer in search of something that is right in front of her is hysterical and heart-warming. This is the type of book you will wish was made into a movie due to its energetic story-line and dialogue. Looking forward to the new book!!
Amy
Jan 10, 2008 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kinsella fans
Shelves: quickfunread
This is definitely chick lit (fun and madcap) but it has a strong point of view and a main character whose voice is original and appealing.
Danielle
You gotta love the things crazy girls do when they discover their ex-boyfriends have moved on. A fun and lighthearted read.
Kim
Jan 28, 2008 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of chick lit!
very cute & funny novel!
liked the characters & totally felt the humiliation of some of the parts ;)
Brenda
We’ve all been there before: dumped by a not-so-great guy for someone else. Yet something inside compels us to try to win them back, dignity and common sense be damned. Brooke Miller is with us.

Brooke made the fatal mistake of doubting the sexiness of her Scottish boyfriend Douglas’s kilt, and soon found herself without a date to her ex-boyfriend Trip’s California wedding, homeless, and dumped for a white trashy woman with a name that sounds like a shampoo from the 80’s. Didn’t anybody tell her...more
Annemarie
You know you want to read a book instantly from the cover or title.. Scot on the rocks, how I survived my x BF's wedding with my dignity ever so slightly intact. Cute story under layers of repetetive dialogue and useless information. Brooke's a lawyer a litigator.. Repeat 100x times. In the new millenium.. Repeat 100x. She's Jewish.. Repeat 100x .. Told in the first person, Brooke is a lawyer unfortunately comes off as a lazy, whiny, clutz(IMO)! If not for the secondary characters I would have c...more
Syao Chan
It's hard to read a story when I have nothing but distaste for the protagonist. I'm all for human flaws and all, but Brooke is just so... unlikable. But then again, that's probably what the author intended to do, and so in that aspect, she succeeded in arousing emotions from me for her characters.

Also, for a lawyer, Brooke sounds too much like someone from Sweet Valley High. Thank heavens her too-good-for-her-BFF Valerie is there. At least that's one person I can root for.

Jack sounds like someon...more
Sarah
This books was a spur of the moment grab while checking in books at the library, and turned out to be a very funny chick romance that I fell in love with. It's hilarious what the main character's friend/coworker will do for her, while she tries to maintain her dignity while attending her ex's wedding. Very nice quick summer read. I was very excited to hear about the sequel, "Jack with a twist."
Michelle
Despite the fact that I hate girls that pine after men who dump/cheat on them and don't want them, this book was funny and cute and I pretty much read it straight through. The main character was a high powered lawyer and yet she did not talk that way at all. She seemed a little juvenile, but overall she was pretty funny.
Ria Louise
Ok, I admit I was a tad bit generous with my rating on this book. I would've given this a 1.5 or lower if the ending wasn't quite redeeming, tbh.

First of all, the heroine sucks. She's tolerable...but really...I can't help but classify her in the "stupid" category. Well, delusional is more like it. I can't even begin to explain why in the hell such a supposedly smart attorney can act in such a way. She's not even funny even when she's apparently supposed to be. And because of her I almost didn't...more
Alison
Jun 17, 2008 Alison rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like books with lots of girl talk
Recommended to Alison by: Sarah W.
This book is a quick read, with great characters, and the best narration and dialog. Really, I loved the narration, it's charming, relatable, and lively. However, the pace was a little quick during certain key moments. Overall, quite fun though.
Kerri
Nov 06, 2007 Kerri rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Some parts are funny, but overall a silly book. Kind of a fun/quick read. Main character is difficult to like, even at the end.
Rona
Oct 03, 2007 Rona added it
Recommends it for: Chick Lit Lovers Everywhere
SO Entertaining!
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Vaishnavi
3.5/5
When i started it, i thought i found a humorous book after a while and hence i'll enjoy it. And i did, for about 70% of the book. The jokes were cute, funny, and not repeated. The characters were great, not overly silly and stupid in the name of being funny. Although i found the whole wearing kilt to a wedding thing a tad bit too much that's okay i guess. I loved the group, Vanessa, Brooke and Jack. For some reason I really like the names Brooke and Jack, so i was already very much looking...more
Rebecca
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A native New Yorker, Brenda Janowitz has had a flair for all things dramatic since she played the title role in her third grade production of Really Rosie. When asked by her grandmother if the experience made her want to be an actress when she grew up, Brenda responded, “An actress? No. A writer, maybe.”

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