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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)

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  2,212 Ratings  ·  150 Reviews
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
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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 really liked it
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
Jan 28, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  (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!

Apr 06, 2008 Tera rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 14, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 20, 2007 Charity rated it really liked it
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.

I love this book! :)
Apr 06, 2008 Michele rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 10, 2007 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 13, 2007 Sarah rated it liked it
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.
Sep 20, 2007 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a funny read
I loved this book! You will be laughing out loud the whole way through.
Aug 09, 2007 Tara rated it liked it
Recommends it for: chick lit readers
I liked the author's sense of humor. Typical chick lit book though.
May 01, 2008 Sammy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people looking for a laugh out loud read
This book was hilarious. Scot on the Rocks... ROCKS!!!!
Apr 04, 2008 Moderngirlstyle rated it really liked it
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
Sep 19, 2007 Sadie rated it liked it
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 it was amazing
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!!
Jan 10, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 29, 2008 Danielle rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
You gotta love the things crazy girls do when they discover their ex-boyfriends have moved on. A fun and lighthearted read.
Jan 28, 2008 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of chick lit!
very cute & funny novel!
liked the characters & totally felt the humiliation of some of the parts ;)
Jul 07, 2008 Brenda rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 31, 2011 Annemarie rated it liked it
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
Apr 29, 2014 Syao Chan rated it it was ok
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
Jan 04, 2015 Rema rated it did not like it
I was initially intrigued by the summary of the novel-plus Scottish accents are really hot. Anyways I could barely stomach the main character. She doesn't seem at all like an adult or like a lawyer. She spends more of her time shopping and whining than actually doing her job. I'm pretty sure that's not how a lawyer's job is done. But then again I'm not a lawyer, so I could be wrong. Still, I couldn't believe Brooke was a lawyer. She doesn't seem like the kind of person who would put in the effor ...more
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
Cute, fun and highly entertaining. A perfect read for a gloomy day.
Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
This was an interesting and funny read. There really were no great Scots nor any Scottish scenery to get excited about (the one real Scot was a jerk), but it was a funny romance and lite chick-lit type read. It would make a great chick flick as well. The girl in the story is a lawyer in a huge firm where she spends more time avoiding work and dealing with her own (lack of) love life angst. Her ex-boyfriend from law school is marrying a Hollywood actress and she had planned to attend the wedding ...more
Katie Galucki
I would actually rather give this book 2.5 stars, but the rating won't let me do that. I didn't like it enough to rate it 3 stars, but 2 stars is almost too harsh. As with many books, this one would have been immensely better without the use of foul language. The basis of the story was intriguing, but I could not find myself truly liking the main character/narrator, Brooke Miller. Granted, she does redeem herself in my eyes at the end of the book, but through a lot of the book she just comes acr ...more
Aug 04, 2008 Sarah rated it really liked it
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."
Mar 08, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
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.
Morgan Dungan
Jul 11, 2014 Morgan Dungan rated it liked it
Shelves: found-on-my-blog
Overall Rating: (3.5)
Romance: (2.5)
Humor: (3.5)
Drama: (3)

Very funny
Unexpected twists and turns
Very good supporting characters

Very immature main character, Brooke
Not a captivating story
No real romance throughout the book

Brenda Janowitz has created a very interesting storyline with extreme potential. My biggest complaint with this book is by far the immaturity and aloofness of the main character, Brooke. There were some hysterically funny parts and then some twists and turns that h
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
Nov 14, 2014 Melanie rated it it was ok
This wasn't terrible, but it danced along the edge a lot. Primarily due to the incongruency of the main character's evidenced personality contrasted against how the author TOLD us she was. This woman was (supposedly) a smart, independent, modern woman - a highly successful (Jewish - this is apparently very important) lawyer in a prestigious NYC law firm with similarly intelligent lawyers as devoted friends. Yet she does a remarkable impression of a desperate, whiny, spoiled, self-absorbed, TSTL, ...more
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Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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