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When a Scot Ties the Knot

(Castles Ever After #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  19,487 ratings  ·  2,623 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
Recommends it for: Women Who Love Men Who Wear Kilts
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 ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stacey is Sassy
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 in achieving their goals, will not compromise on their values, have passions, goals and will not settle for anything less.

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.
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
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
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
When a Scot Ties the Knot- Castles Ever After- by Tessa Dare is a 2015 Avon Publication.

Tessa Dare does it again! What a terrific story. I laughed, I cried, got angry a few times, but closed with the book with a smile and a dreamy sigh.

Madeline, at sixteen, wishes to avoid her first ‘season’, so she makes up a pretty tall tale about having met a Scottish Captain- Logan MacKenzie. She is betrothed to Logan, and stays true to him for many years, writing to him faithfully, until one day she decide
Starr (AKA Bam Bam) 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
4.5 stars for the story and the 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 her.
Any a
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the ranks in the army, all the names in Christendom, and all the clans in the Highlands....she had to randomly choose his.

Imaginary friends: pretty common among children. Imaginary boyfriends: pretty common among young, silly girls. Imaginary dead fiances: not so common. At least among the sane.

Yet, Maddie dresses only in grey because she is in mourning for her lost love. The guy she made-up to get out of social events and marriage. Yeah, not that normal... But, Maddie's not that norm
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3 Stars

I love Tessa Dares books, no one does historical comedy like her, but this one fell flat for me. I found myself skimming it and I had a hard time finishing it. It did remind me of a comedic Outlander. I'm not a big fan of Highlander books so maybe that's why this one didn't work for me, but I'm sure others will find this enjoyable.
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
Once again, Tessa Dare enchanted me with a magical story, endearing, unforgettable characters, delightful humour and witty, sparkling dialogue.

Maddie is one of those quirky, unconventional heroines that Tessa Dare excels in writing (and only a Tessa Dare heroine could be studying the mating habits of a pair of lobsters called Rex and Fluffy!). As a young girl of sixteen, Maddie is painfully shy and a terrifying childhood experience has left her suffering from anxiety attacks when in the midst of
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

At the age of sixteen Miss Madeline Gracechild knew for certain that her first season would be complete disaster. Prone to freezing in crowds and hopelessly awkward at speaking with gentleman, she does the only thing she can think of; she makes up a fiancee. A fiancee who is far away…like say a handsome Scottish Captain in the army. The deception works a little too well and years later she find herself firmly on the shelf with an inherited Scottish castle and wearing half mourning for a ‘fia
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so trashy, I loved it.

These books have been making their way around in the last 7 or so months. I initially saw Libby on Booktube talking about Tessa Dare, and she peaked my interest. But after seeing a lot of people reading Tessa Dare lately I bought this and started it right away.

This was my first foray into Historical Romance and I was not disappointed. It was as cheesy, as historically inaccurate, as ugly a cover, as I ever expected. But it was entertaining as well and the cheesine
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