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What a Scot Wants

(Tartans and Titans #3)

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Highlander Ronan Maclaren must marry, but he’s in no particular hurry. He’s perfectly happy as the laird of his clan, running the Maclaren Whisky Distillery, and besides, he just hasn’t found the right woman.

Lady Imogen Kinley has cleverly avoided wedlock for years. Men, she has learned from painful experience, are not to be trusted. Determined to remain independent, she t
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Published August 26th 2019 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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MG
This is the first book I have read by Amalie Howard, but it won't be the last! What a Scot Wants is the 3rd book in a series, and while there were allusions to characters' stories that led me to believe they were the focus of earlier books, I did not feel that I missed anything important in this one, so it can easily be read as a standalone.

Ronan Maclaren, Duke of Dunrannoch, believed in love as a lad when he fell head over heels for the daughter of neighboring clan's chieftain, but he learned
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Niki
4.5 stars

Highland duke Ronan Maclaren, the Duke of Dunrannoch, is serious-minded and dedicated to leading his clan and doing what's best for them, namely maintaining the Maclaren Whiskey Distillery that is their main livelihood. He knows he must marry eventually given his position and titles, but hasn't found the right woman who truly moves him yet, or one he can trust.

Lady Imogen Kinley has similarly avoided marriage for years. After a devastating event in her past, she knows men can't be trus
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Lori D
MaClaren Estate, Scotland 1831 "I'm no' marrying a bloody stranger!" Ronan Maclaren, Duke of Duranrannoch and Maclaren Laird said as he was given the news of the bridal agreement his father had left in his will. Can't you just hear Ronan's voice saying that? "When he took a bride, he'd like to feel some spark of affection for her!" To say this grabbed my attention combined with the Scot on the cover is an understatment! If he broke the contract he would lose the distillery he had built up over t ...more
Janet
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highlander Ronan Maclaren Duke of Dunrannoch must marry, but he’s in no particular hurry. He’s perfectly happy as the laird of his clan, running the Maclaren Whisky Distillery.
Lady Imogen Kinley has cleverly avoided wedlock for years. Men, she has learned from painful experience, are not to be trusted. Determined to remain independent, she takes an indecent amount of pleasure in making herself as unattractive to potential suitors as possible. She also runs a refuge for women in Edinburgh. When d
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Susan (susayq ~)
This was the right balance between swoony, angsty, and funny :) The banter between Ronan and Imogen when they first got betrothed was absolutely hilarious! Their trying to make the other cry off went a little long to me, but the climax of the story and conclusion more than made up for it.

There were LOTS of secondary characters in here from previous books in the series and another series this writing duo wrote, but have no fear, you won't be lost if you read it as a stand alone (like I did).

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Angela
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I did not think this story could top A Lord for the Lass because I loved Julien. I was wrong. This story, my favorite in this series, surpassed my love for Julien and brought me a new love, Ronan. Everything about this story worked. Ronan and Imogen are hilarious and the banter and double-entendres had me laughing out loud. The compassion of these two and their fight for each other was truly a delight to read. A lovely story.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Cheryl
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was a very entertaining read, there were amusing encounters when Ronan and Imogen are in each other’s company. Both had past disappointments and although they were attracted to each other, they fought against it. Although there were humorous times, there are also some serious issues to be dealt with. There are unwanted suitors with which to contend. I enjoyed that other members of the family make an appearance. This has been a very good series. I received a copy and have voluntaril
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Elodie
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a Scot needs

I confess I didn’t knew this duet of authors until I saw their soon-to-come new book. And how I am glad I decided to follow their Facebook pages, I laughed so much at Imogen and Ronan attics and the pranks they tried to trap the other in.
Sure it is a historical romance but also a rom-com.
What crazy situations each put the other in just to be the one not breaking their orchestrated betrothal, it was so hilarious. Even ridicule will not stop them if they can deter the other.
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Fizza
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It's interesting, funny at times, but also quite dark at others. All in all, this is a great read and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys good historical fiction.
Duke Ronan Maclaren doesn't want to be shackled because of forced marriage. In fact, he doesn't want to marry at all and that's why he is livid when he finds out the terms of his father's will. It's either marry Lady Imogen Kinley or lose everything he holds dear. Well, one thing is clear he must find a
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Maria Dariotis
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a Scot Wants
Tartans & Titans book 3
by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan

What a sensational read! These ladies have such a talent their writing just grabs you and keeps you entertained till you’ve read the last page. I really didn’t want to see the end to this story it was that good!

I adored Imogene and Ronan, they both were so similar in character, and competitive in every way, even before they had laid eyes on each other! On their very first meeting .....their betrothal ball, they set th
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Traci
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author and I wasn't sure how it would turn out. This was such a great book! I loved the characters and all their witty interactions. The things they did to try and get the other to call off the marriage was hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing at the schemes they came up with. In the end they both realized their love for the other was more important than the thing they wanted out of life. I loved every minute of this book! I am looking forward to reading ...more
Kate
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is my first read from Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan. I feel like this story straddled the line between an historical Scottish arranged marriage story and a contemporary enemies to lovers story. They were fun when they were snipping at each other. I did get a little frustrated because Silas is not just a bad guy, but he is a super bad guy that never stops. He's not even trying to be subtle ab
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Stacey
Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Review excerpted from my blog post over at FanSciHist (https://fanscihist.wordpress.com/2019...)

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Library recommendation: Recommended for public library historical romance collections.

Warning: Hereafter, you chance spoilers. I will try never to reveal major plot points, but to review any book, you must reveal some parts of the story.


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Number of titles I have read by this author: 1 (I have also never read anything individually written by either author)

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Amanda Larsen
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by these authors and I really enjoyed it. I hadn't realized that this book was part of a series, however, you don't need to have read the series to enjoy the story. Although, after enjoying this book I intend to go back and read the previous books in the series. This book is about Ronan and Imogen and how they plan to trick the other person to back out of the betrothal contract that their parents had signed. Both of the characters would experience significant los ...more
Meghan Lloyd
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a comedy this book was! Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan created a romance that was one big game. It ought to have been called How to Lose a Betrothed in Ten Days, because that was basically the goal of both the hero and heroine. It was so much fun watching it escalate as each became more and more desperate to be rid of the other. Definitely a book to read if you need a laugh!

Ronan Maclaren, Duke of Dunrannoch and Maclaren Laird, has no intention to getting married against his will. But when
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Brenda
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highlander Ronan Maclaren must marry, but he’s in no particular hurry. He’s perfectly happy as the laird of his clan, running the Maclaren Whisky Distillery.
Lady Imogen Kinley has cleverly avoided wedlock for years. Men, she has learned from painful experience, are not to be trusted. Determined to remain independent, she takes an indecent amount of pleasure in making herself as unattractive to potential suitors as possible.
Desperate measures are taken by their parents and unbeknownst to Ronan an
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SH
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I only came into this series with Book 2 which I loved, but it has meant that I have another great series to delve into and two great authors to follow. Book 3 “What a Scot wants” is wonderful with the laird of a clan, Ronan Maclaren, forced to marry Lady Imogen Kinley, two years after his father’s death. Appalled at being forced into a marriage or lose his distillery, that he has worked at for two decades, Ronan decides to ensure that Imogen will not have him and call off the engagement. Howeve ...more
Connie
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This book was a wonderful story and I wished that I could give it more stars than 5. It reminds me of why I LOVE historical romance. I took my time reading this as I was savoring it. These two characters were a joy to read. What they were going to do next kept me glued to my e-reader. Both Highlander Ronan Maclaren and Lady Imogen Kinley are being forced to marry. Neither of the
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Brandy Roberts
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
What A Scot wants was a really good book it would be the first one that I've read by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan I can't wait to read more by these authors in the future . Even though this is a series it can be read as a standalone the characters from the first two Tartans and Titans do make an appearance and that's one of the many reasons why I want to read them . Love the fact that Ronan and Imogen try to repeal the other but in the end they saw each other through the facade . Imogen was a ...more
Amy Alvis
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Imogen is determined never to marry. She's never met a man that should would trust enough to surrender to. When she learns that her parents have betrothed her to Ronan, she is determined to do everything in her power to get him to call it off. Because if she calls off the wedding, she won't get the money needed to help run her woman's shelter.

Ronan learns that his father has betrothed him to Imogen. After getting his heart broken at a young age, Ronan is determined to never marry. But if he call
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Teresa Mary Rose
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Teresa Mary Rose by: https://entangledpublishing.com/what-...
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I have been dying for Ronan to get a story since I met him in My Scot, My Surrender and he was worth the wait. I loved him so much and he has really met his match with Imogen. There was some great banter in this one and while I am sad to see this series come to an end, it went out with a great story.

Ronan is just so good. He had the benefit that I pretty much loved him already but he was just so great. And Imogen! I adored her. She is so strong and
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Becky
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, historical
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 8/26/19.

Why am I just finding out about this series now? ;)

What a Scot Wants has a solid start--the machinations that Imogen and Ronan (mostly Imogen, but Ronan held his own here too) to try to get the other one to break their arranged engagement first were laugh out loud funny. Once the gig was up, their relationship issues morphed into misunderstandings caused by a lack of communication--here they actually made sense with their specific situations, thoug
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Linda Walters
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was also hysterically funny! These two were SO creative when it came to how they were trying to chase off the other. There were more than a couple of times when I laughed out loud at their shenanigans. And the way the author described some it made it even funnier. I'm thinking about Imogen and her showing up with a draft horse to a park filled with society people. "A massive horse about nine hundred yeas old, plodded along the street, slower than ice could freeze." Y ...more
Debra Dowling
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Romance.
Ronan is both a Highland Laird and a Duke, doing his best to be both and fair and good to his people. Imogen, an independent, only child who has refused to marry. She works hard and runs a home, Haven, for woman who have been abused or who have found themselves in need of help. Unbeknown to the two, their fathers have drawn up a marriage contract stating that if either of them breaks the contract they will lose dearly. Ronan his distillery, which provides the income needed for his
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highlander Ronan Maclaren Duke of Dunrannoch must marry, but he’s in no particular hurry. He’s perfectly happy as the laird of his clan, running the Maclaren Whisky Distillery, but the old duke's will has puts forth an ultimatum. Lady Imogen Kinley simply doesn’t trust men, she’s had a bad experience and has been able to avoid wedlock for a few years. She’s to remain independent and unattractive to potential suiters. When their parents sign a betrothal contract it seems desperate measures are ne ...more
Lissanne Daamen
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect book to read when it's raining outside and all you want is to curl up with a book.

Both Ronan and Imogen don't want to get married following the agreement signed by both their parents, so they both try to sabotage the betrothal in hilarious ways. However, they soon begin to realize that they don't want to betrothal to end...

The banter between Ronan and Imogen made me keep reading. I didn't want to put this book down in the slightest. I'm a sucker for Scottish men anyhow, but
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
WHAT A SCOT WANTS by Amalie Howard and Angie is book Three in the Tartans and Titans Series. This is the story of Imogen Kinley and Ronan Maclaren the Duke of Dunrannoch . I have read the previous books, but felt you could read this as a standalone book.
Imogen has a trust issue with men so she has been making sure to present herself as non desirable women to deter any suitors. Ronan is a Lair who also runs the Maclaren Whisky Distillery so he is happy to do that and no rush to marry. But when t
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Carole Burant
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such an absolutely wonderful story to read!! The authors, Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan, did an excellent job at writing this one together. My thanks to you both for writing such an enjoyable book for us readers to read:)

I so loved Imogene and Ronan, both characters are stubborn, set in their ways and loathe each other before they even meet! They find themselves into a forced betrothal and I laughed so much at their antics to try everything they could to make one of them break the cont
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Linda
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Pride taken a bit too far!🤔
I could not get my mind around this couple's constant pranks and machinations to avoid a marriage, even after they realized their attraction to their intended. I also felt the story, including the happy epilogue, was too long. I love a good Scottish romance with a strong, kilted hero, and this one has passion and steam, with some good supporting characters and some knuckle-biting action. There were even some humorous interludes as the hero and heroine try to one-up eac
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AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children's Moonbeam award ...more

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