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Almost Jamie

(The Jet City Kilt Series #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  999 ratings  ·  153 reviews
A kilt meets dress modern love story.

If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot in kilts, strong, intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Almost Jamie, the first book in Gina Robinson’s light, fun contemporary romance Jet City Kilt Series.

Half American, half English physician Blair Edwards has always wanted her Jamie, the Sinclair, the dashing Hig
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Three Jays Press LLC (first published June 8th 2017)
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Mar 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
That ending...

By far the most money grubbing thing an author could do. I’ll intro the romance in book 1. Now the readers need to buy book 2, 3 and 4 for a conclusion.

Book one ends literally after the two main characters have met TWICE and is only about 2 or 3 days of their lives. :/
Bev Walkling
I believe I received this free from Book Bub. It is a rather blatant example of fiction inspired by Outlander though the author changed the name of the TV series for the book. This is the first of 4 books in the series and is really more of a short story than novel. It took me about an hour to read. It was well-written and fun but ended very abruptly leaving me as a reader wanting to know what came next. I wanted to know enough that I did buy the second book. It cost $6.99 And was read in less t ...more
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doctor Blair Edwards has dreamed like many females around the world to have her own Jamie and be just like Elinor. These are characters on a Scottish show called Jamie which sounded a bit like Outlander meets Vikings. Jamie is the in-thing, and this is about to help Austin who is an IT Geek get his girl as Austin bears a strong resemblance to the character Jamie. In fact, he could be the actor's double and Blair, especially when decked in her handmade Elinor's costume which her Aunt played she l ...more
Bree Howland

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EBook from Kindle Unlimited.

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope, first time

Adult Contemporary Romance

Star Rating?

This was cute, but no.

If it's a series, would you continue reading it?

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Who would you recommend this for?
Fans of Outlander or anyone who loves romance and fan culture.


This book started off super cute, but it unfortunately fizzled out really quick. This apparent steam or tension we were
Maggie'may Reinders
May 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Surprised that the author hasn’t been sued. Basically just got a good book a rewrite it to make it crappy. I’m all for retelling a story with a different view but the writing style was amateurish and felt more like a young adult novel. DNF I got about half way when I realised that it wasn’t even going to finish in the first book and thought I’m not going to invest my time for the other books when this one was so rubbish so I gave up.
Sassy Southern
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
have never read this author before but when I saw the blurb I knew I would love this book. I mean really you can't go wrong with Comicon, something that reminds you of Outlander and romance.
You first meet Blair. She's recently became single, a doctor and has a love for the show Jamie. She was in a long distance relationship with a man named Nigel who she felt they lost that connection over the years. She had gone to med school in the states and he had gone to school in the UK. She had left with
Goth Gone Grey
The cover lies - not much about what's under the kilt.

Like a significant portion of the population, I'm smitten by men in kilts. Combined with my love of reading, this book seemed a natural fit.

Inspired (or perhaps lifted directly from, based on other reviews) Outlander, it's the tale of two celebrity lookalikes that attend Comic-Con with said celebrities, and fall for each other. Maybe. I mean, it looks like it's heading that way, but the book ends in a cliffhanger worthy of any Scottish prod
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely devoured this little gem and enjoyed every single morsel. From the meet-cute, brush with fame and electric attraction, what was not to love? This left me wanting so much more! I know what I'll be reading next! ...more
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
I got this for free on amazon and it sounded interesting.
This book started offa bit slow but after a while it picked up and I did very much enjoyed it.

I do recommend
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not impressed

I was really not impressed with this book. As a peek into the world of Comic-Con, it was interesting, but in terms of it being a story - I found it sadly lacking. The majority of effort was spent not on the characters, much less character development, but instead strictly on physical appearance and similarities.
At first I was amused by more of the initial physical descriptions were not solely for a female, but I didn't realize that would be the whole book.
I'll not be bothering to g
Anjie Kendall
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I didn't even want to keep thinking about this book, but I do.

This book was like 198 pages of a few hours. I really got to the point where I couldn't go on with it any more. And this is coming from someone who goes to Comic Cons and costumes. It was just so over the top. And I feel cheated. I was 60% in when I realized that this wasn't a complete book. I HATE that. And there are 3 more just to get the complete story. Seriously? Not for me, it's cute, but so not worth me reading 3 more books in
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book until the end. I do not enjoy nor read usually books that do not have a definite ending. I did not realize that this would be a continued volume. I enjoy stand alone novels or series where the characters stay, but the story line in which they are involved has an ending for each volume. If it had not been left hanging I would have rated it higher.
Hopeless Romantic Chick
Such a cute story

Cute story...what are the odds that you will have a chance to met a doppelganger of your fantasy guy in real life? What's more crazy is get attracted to each other and get pushed into dating by looking like the characters in you favorite show. Awesome and a good turn of fate! Funny and cute..can't wait for the 2nd installment.
Penelope Wolfe
Too skimpy, too formulaic

Was this a book? It seemed more like a half hour TV sitcom. But I guess it was an excuse to try and sell the next installment. No dice.
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Almost Jamie a Jet City Novel by Gino Robinson
4 stars

I'm so excited about this new series and how it has some crossovers of our favorite guys from The Billionaire Matchmaker Series. This book keeps up with their geeky passion of computer game characters at Comicon. Will Austin be able to put his dating lessons from Ashley the Matchmaker to the test?

Austin is attentive, witty, a gentleman and a geek to most with his focus on coding, software and app developing. He is learning how to interact wit
Dawn Yacovetta
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed meeting Austin and the rest of the gang in Lazer's books. In fact, Austin was one of my favorite characters. He's got such a sweet heart though I wish he wasn't so down on himself. I think if Ashley was doing her job, he would have more confidence in his inner musings. He's fun-loving on the outside, just the kind of guy whom regular girls would go for. And it was nice to be able to have a listen to his inner turmoil over Blair.

I liked Blair, the cancer doctor with the analytical mind
Veronica Cook
I would not recommend this book to anyone. I loved the premise. A lot. So much so that when the beginning of the book showed Blair in England at a henge, I was anxious to get to the "real" part of the book--the comic con part that seemed so enticing in the blurb. This England part was pretty boring and it seemed as if the only point to it was to mirror the Outlander book.

The drinking scene where the friends meet Connor was mildly amusing.

Unfortunately, when we finally get to the convention, it s
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: melissa
The review was written for My Timeout Book Blog by Melissa.

After reading the blurb for this novel, I thought well I always love a good romance with a geek in it, even better when the geek is the guy. I really though it would like it but didn't expect to not only love this novel but crave the next book so I could continue on with Blair and Austin's story. I hadn't read the Billionaire Matchmaker series by this author, actually I didn't even know about it when I first started this novel, but now f
Char Sowers
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A ginger haired cosplaying geek in a kilt … now that's what I'm talking about! "Almost Jamie" is a sweet first installment in Gina Robinson's The Jet City Kilt series. This series focuses on tech coder Austin MacDougall and physician Blair Edwards. These two characters are romantics believing in true love and soul mates. Austin and Blair are brought together by fate and tied together because of their choices of Comic Con costuming. Austin resembles the star of a period Highlander TV show while B ...more
Terri Eaches
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yayyyyy Austin's Story🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I have been soooo waiting for Austin's story and it is definitely worth the wait. Austin is the kilt wearing geeky friend from Lazer's Matchmaker series. While getting ready for a popular Com Con event Austin and pals get to meet Connor Reid the actor portraying Jamie from a Highlander series that could be Austin's twin. After some advice and quite a few drinks with Connor the guys score backstage VIP tickets for the event. Blair is a physician on her way to her first
Marsha Neal
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Because the way this book ends, I just couldn't give it 5 Stars! I HATE cliff hanger endings in order to buy the series. Have said that though, I loved the book although it did seem loosely based on Outlander. I don't think Outlander cast would consider Comicon in any way, but this was a fun, fast read. Blair raised by her Aunt, and Austin the once geek is now "one fourth of the bachelor catch in Seattle!

Blair Edwards is not looking for a "Jamie" since she just had a painful break up with long t
Lynne Cuda
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina Robinson has done it again! Another Jet City winner. Austin MacDougall, whom we met in Lazer's books about Pair Us, is one of Lazer's programming friends that Ashley started the Pair Us system with. She took these adorkable geeks and sent them through her program to re-dress, re-style, bodywork, teach them how to act on dates and more to help them eventually meet and marry the woman of their dreams. With Austin, Ashley played up his lookalike-ability to TV heartthrob Connor Reid from the sh ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really don't know how to rate this. I liked what I read, but I feel cheated that it was only part of the story.
Almost Jamie is a delightful romp through an imaginary Comicon. Austin is a self-professed geeky coder who, together with his three buddies, developed a successful dating app. Now they are wealthy and since they employed a matchmaker to make them more presentable, they were named Seattle's Hottest Bachelors. Austin's alter-ego in the Comicon world is Jamie Sinclair, hero of a wildly p
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, but damn, why didn't anybody say it was a cliffhanger! Since I am interested in all things "Outlander," and men in kilts, this novel fit right in. It's easy to fall in love with our hero, Austin, as he is fun, smart, not the least bit stuck up and hot, hot, hot!!! He and the heroine, Blair, also very smart and sharp, are a perfect couple. Meeting by accident at a Comicon convention, the two are destined to meet as she is dressed up like the main character of a TV series by the ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. and O-M-G...what a ride!! we met Austin in Lazer's story as the Scottish quiet hottie. in this story we see him dressed up as "Jamie" for cosplay at Comic-Con. we meet Blair, a physician who is in England to decide her future with her career and her boyfriend. growing up with her aunt after her parents deaths, she still believes in love which brings her to a henge where her parents met. however the strange turn of events has a ...more
D.K. Marie
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read. One reason is because I am a huge fan of the Outlander series (the books and the show) and while this wasn't a fanfiction (at least I don't think it is, since none of the characters are in it, nor is mentioned. Though it was like meeting everyone from the show and finding out they are fantastic). My other reason is I loved the main characters. They were believable, relatable, and so likable. I adored this book all the way up until the end. I felt like it wasn't so much a c ...more
Tina Todd shobe
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost Jamie is book 1 in The Jet City Kilt Series

I found it intriguing that a group of guys write a dating app and then got assistance in sprucing themselves up on their looks, the way they dress and how to interact with women. Geeky guys turn HOT!

Blair is a doctor who recently ended a long term relationship. She is attending Comic-Con and fate brings her into contact with Austin when he is injured and she treats his injury. The guys invite her join them on their adventures for the day.

I loved
Melanie Milburn
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Completely Fun

Austin and Blair each attend Comicon. He's there with his friends to meet Stan Lee but he's dressed as Jamie, the main character in a popular Highlander series who he greatly resembles. Blair, a doctor, is dressed as Elinor, the love interest of the same series, who she also resembles. They meet when one of Austin's friends runs into her and she ends up resetting Austin's finger after an unfortunate Orc incident. They end up going to the Jamie panel all together and attract the not
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the first three books in this series (Almost Jamie, Almost Elinor, and Simply Blair) and am anxiously awaiting next months release of the fourth book- Simply Austin.

What's not to love?

- An intelligent protagonist
- A cute, smart hero in a kilt
- A fandom driven storyline
*for a show that sounds eerily similar to Outlander*

The series is well written. Austin is a cyber security guy who, along with his friends, has developed a successful dating app. Blair is a doctor just off a long term, long d
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Gina Robinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and considers herself a native of Washington State. Since her debut novel was published, her books have delighted readers and received positive reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times Book Reviews.

As a voracious reader herself and fan of all types of romantic stories, she writes romance and women'

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