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When a Scot Ties the Knot

(Castles Ever After #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  24,613 ratings  ·  3,191 reviews
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.

A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and hono
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Avon
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Maddie squirmed out from under him. “I’m sorry. So sorry. I know this is supposed to be physical. Impersonal. It’s only that I keep thinking of lobsters.”

He flipped onto his back and lay there, blinking up at the ceiling. “Until just now, I would have said there was nothing remaining that could surprise me in bed. I was wrong.”
Whatever you do, do NOT read this book at work unless you want to be thought insane for bursting into laughter. Like all of the books in this series, this story is utt
Sasha Alsberg
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars!
I really enjoyed this book, definitely one of the better Scottish romance erotica novels out there because it revolved around the characters and not just sex. The characters had dimension to them and there was lots of humor in the book as well. Totally would recommend it if you love men in kilts and a fuffy/fun read!
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women Who Love Men Who Wear Kilts
Recommended to Anne by: Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Men in kilts, amirite?


Sexy Scottish dude, who is verra, verra good in bed, finagles his way into a fake marriage with a scrappy Englishwoman.
Do I really need to go on? Is that not enough to get you to try this one out?!


Ok, if the steamy scenes aren't enough for you, then maybe the promise of humor will suck you in?
*clears throat*


Madeline is painfully shy (read: has panic attacks in crowds), so when she's faced with the London Season, she makes up a teeny-tiny white lie.
She tells her family
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
4.5 stars

When I couldn't focus on the shiny new ARC from one of my favorite authors on my FAEvorite subject, I knew something was wrong.

Upon further reflection, I realized that I have read nothing but speculative fiction for pretty much this entire year, mostly EPIC fantasy.

Ye gods.

It was time--past time--to take a step back, to cleanse the palate.

And for once, the normally harrowing decision of how was easy.

*waves at WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT by Tessa Dare* *blows kiss* *winks*

Right off the b
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
4.5 stars

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!! Completed review now posted.....

When a Scot Ties the Knot is so fun, so romantic, so sexy... so much of what Tessa Dare fans love about her stories!


On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a s
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Captain MacFantasy Stars

When a Scot ties the Knot was such a cute and fun book. I loved both Logan and Maddie. I thought they had a great connection and the sexy factor was very high. The only thing that kept this book from being a five star read was they took way too long to finally get together. I got they both had issues and for the most part the push/pull didn't bug me. I just wanted more smexy time. I kinda wish there were books for Logan's men as I found them sexy too. But really w
chan ☆
Jul 15, 2020 rated it liked it
not my favorite tessa dare book but still an enjoyable read!

i think the premise and first 100 pages of this book are the strongest part... i just never fully fell for the characters after that. i think every author has their strong suits and i personally don’t believe tessa dare does the most convincing job with her damaged heroes. she writes rakes pretty well but truly emotionally scarred heroes tend to read pretty flat when she does them (in my experience).
Tessa Dare is slowly fixing up my slump.


My heart, ya’ll. I’m puddles.
I mean, I’ve yet to be disappointed by a Tessa Dare novel. My heart is in a constant state of frenzy when I read them.

I don’t know what else to say other to than just repeat what I’ve stated before: the female characters are flawed perfection. They are themselves, they defy roles and standards that have been set out for them, they’re adamant on achieving their goals, will not compromise on their values, have passions
Feb 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
3.5 stars

To be honest this book was the main reason why I read the whole series! I read the synopsis and I knew immediately that this is going to be a winner and fortunately, it didn’t disappoint!! This was verra verra cute!!

Madeline made up a Scotland handsome solider as her fake sweetheart in order to escape being introduced to society due to her social anxiety. She started to write him letters for years and when the lie kept going for too long she knew she had to “kill him” so she faked his d
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

June 20, 1843
"My dear, silent friend,
It breaks my heart, but I have to do it. I must. I can't bear the guilt any longer. There's only one way to end this now.
You have to die."

*burst of laughing* I promise, I'm not a psycho. Trust me.

It's been a while since my last Historical Romance - actually, I can say exactly since when I've started to get away from this genre : when I read this piece of absolute crap that's Once & Always, which combined romanticizing of abuse in all its forms
Ahmad Sharabiani
When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3), Tessa Dare

The Castles Ever After book series by Tessa Dare includes books:
Romancing the Duke,
Say Yes to the Marquess,
When a Scot Ties the Knot,
When a Scot Ties the Knot Bonus Epilogue (Castles Ever After, #3.5),
Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5; Castles Ever After, #4).

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen.
Robin (Bridge Four)
Screw it...this deserves 5 stars since I still giggle when I see updates for it. Upped my rating #livingontheedge

Once I saw the premise of this I KNEW I needed to read it. Madeline has a huge social phobia. She doesn’t do well in crowds and is so desperate to not be introduced into society and set on the marriage market she invents a beau and naturally to keep her family from knowing the truth she writes letters to him for years.
Because, you see, you are mad for me. Utterly consumed with pass
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) by: I have a heart, I don't dish on my friends. Doesn't mean I don't take revenge, though.

DNF at: who the fish cares? Didn't last long, anyway.

Worry not for this is going to be quick. I've lost enough time with this PoC™ as it is.

The only reason I finally decided to pick this one up: in order to help cure my insomnia, my doctor (view spoiler) recommended I read Deadly Boring Stuff (DBS™) before going to bed. My boyfriend's adventures weren't really cutting it—they're not exactly Boom Asleep Material (BAM™), I must admit—so I very logically decided to give thi
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
3.25 Stars

Not as good as the first, but not terrible either.

The male lead was kind of a neanderthal, which seems to be the common theme in any book involving a Scotsman. Between his chauvinism, his need to constantly lay claim to the female lead, his raging jealousy boner, and his use of sex as a weapon of vengeance, me no likey.

The female lead wasn't much better for me. Honestly, she was kind of dense.

This plot was much weaker than the first, and I didn't think either of their story lines wa
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
“You must swear it, mo chridhe. You’re my heart. If you leave me, I’ll die.”

Three days ago I was craving highland romance books with lots of kilts and charming lads, so I randomized the lists and found this one accidentally. To be honest, I've never read Tessa Dare's books until now. When a Scot Ties the Knot is a quick read for me. I liked how it easily captured my attention without any attempt. The characters, Logan and Maddie, are the true epitome of perfection when they're coupled with p
SERIES: Castles Ever After no.3 can be read as standalone
GENRE: historical romance
TROPES: a marriage of convenience
SONGS: Tori Kelly - Dear No One
James Arthur - Empty Spaces

since I read the synopsis for this book I was intrigued( how can you not? I mean did you read the blurb?) and even though I wanted to read it ASAP I decide to read from the beginning of the series and I am glad I did because there is something so feelgo
Lau Novas
*3.5 stars

When a Scot Ties the Knot is a story about dreams, hope and love. This is probably one of the most unrealistic historical romances I’ve read, but in a charming and unique way.

The story begins when Maddie (h), a sixteen years old girl terrified of having to go to parties and balls to catch a husband, creates a fake lover. She convinces her family they are madly in love and they would marry when he comes from the war.

She writes him letters for years, confiding in them her most wicked f
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
Oh, this was verra, verra good!

*And the obsession with accents and men in kilts continues*
A crazy, heartwarming, verra verra steamy, ridiculous and yet charming romance set in the Scottish highlands.

Madeline Gracechurch is very shy, and suffers from panics attacks, so when she is expected to make her debut in London, she invents Captain Logan MacKenzie, a handsome Scottish soldier, and her fake sweetheart! He is conveniently away at war, and she then writes fake letters to him for years! Maddie eventually 'kills' Logan off, goes into mourning and relocates to a castle in Scotland for
Stacey is Sassy
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
This is one of my favs by Tessa Dare. I LOVE historical romance (and really any romance) involving good-old fashioned letters. The letters in this book are one sided, from h to a figment of her imagination, no less, but they were so funny and endearing and made me like the h immediately. This is a true fairytale, where her made-up suitor turns up at her door in the flesh, bolder, handsomer, and much more than she could have ever hoped for.

This is why I love historical romance and romance in gen
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Madeline Gracechurch is an introvert and freezes up into a panic when confronted with large crowds. So at the age of sixteen before she came into her first season Maddie invents a fiancé, Captain Logan MacKenzie. His creation saves her from all the awkward social gatherings her well-meaning family would’ve forced on her. Captain McKenzie is conveniently in the army and she continues to send him letters not dreaming for a minute that there might be a real life Captain actually receiving them, unt ...more
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars

I think Ms. Dare is a good writer and I like her stories and wit, but seriously, she should move from writing HR to CR. Then all the issues I have with her characters' "too modern" behavior would be gone and everyone I would be happier.
Zain Otoom
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
Okay maybe I shouldn’t have given this book a second chance.
It’s not bad, I just didn’t enjoy as much as other Tessa Dare books.
Addie H
(Tropes: Marriage of Convenience, Spinster/Wallflower, Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Unstarched (both))


Certainly had many moments, it’s Tessa Dare, so how can it not? But it did not wow me like most of her books does. I loved Maggie, but I never quite warmed to Logan as much. Not quite sure why.

But I would certainly recommend it. I DID read it in one sitting.

- What had she done? Just when it seemed she couldn’t pay enough ways for telling one silly lie in her youth . . . this happ
"When a Scot Ties the Knot " is the third book in Tessa Dare`s historical romance series "Castles Ever After".Tessa Dare impressed me again with her witty plot,colorful characters,smart humor and steamy mind-blowing romance.All of her books have always been keepers for me and this book is no exception.I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

In this book the very imaginative Madeline Eloise Gracechurch have invented a secret suitor so her father ceases his attentions on having her find a husband.She has writt
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melindam by: Anne

A Scottish foot-soldier's advice on how to impress women

"You strip down to your skin, and then you have a dip in the loch. Wait until she comes looking for you. Because she will. They always do. But pretend not to notice when she does. And then - just when she's close enough to see and she's been watching for a while, you rise up out of the water. Like a dolphin. Or a mermaid. Shooting up through the mist and pushing your hair back with both hands"-Rabbie thrust both hands through his hair to
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think a more accurate title would be When a Scot Ties the Knot, and When Fluffy and Rex Find Love in a Tank.

I admit, there were a lot of issues with the book, and as usual, it being a Tessa Dare novel, anachronism was one of them. A gentlewoman who publicly broadcasted that she worked as an illustrator? Yeah, not buying it. Also, her aunt lost her virtue without the blessing of marriage, but just brushed that bit off as if it didn't mean anything?
Maddie thought her brain would twist from a
4.5 stars for the story and the awesome audiobook.
I am not a very big reader of historical romances but this one checked all my boxes.
It was
Verra...Verra... good!!.....lobsters and all.

A sexy and fierce Scott meets an intelligent and shy English girl with a lot of backbone.
Maddie has to be one of my all time favorite heroines and Logan made me laugh and also swoon more than a little!!!

This is a new author for me and I will absolutely be on the look out from now on for other books to read by h
Sophia Triad
Miss Madeline Gracechurch does not like socializing. She prefers staying alone in her room and drawing. Preferably snails, bugs and insects. When the time arrives for her first London season, Madeleine will invent a sweetheart who is conveniently far away at the war and who sends her love letters.
This non-existent relationship will continue for many years until Madeline inherits a castle and she decides that it is time to kill off Captain Logan MacKenzie. Not that he would mind, since he does n
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