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What a Scot Wants

(Tartans and Titans #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  65 reviews
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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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
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
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
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).

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.
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
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
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.
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
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, 3-stars
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3,5

While full of the stereotypical events (ballroom gossip, dueling and debauchery) it was still a charming read. A book with two strong leads - both of them equally charming, cunning and stubborn.
Imogen wasn’t your typical stubborn spinster and I found her antics and tactics quite hilarious. The horse riding scene was brilliant.
Ronan was my favorite. I liked his wit and - once he admitted it to himself- his endless devotion and patience. His support for Imogen, his willingness to let her
Anne in VA
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
*sigh*.... Maybe I need a break from historical romance. I try to suspend my disbelief and not question things too hard when I read historical romance, but there are times like this where I can't. I just can't! I can only let go so much. By the middle of this book, there were so many things that just didn't make sense. I knew where the author was trying to go, but she went about it in a way that just wasn't practical, wasn't true to the character, or was just plain TSTL. And it's a shame because ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What A Scot Wants is book 3 in A Tartans & Titans Novel series by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan. I have to say, I am in awe of this story. I started it and couldn’t put it down. I realize that it is in a series, but it truly can be read as a stand alone. I haven’t read any of the other books, but I am definitely planning to go back and read the others. There is so much to say about this story. I found myself laughing out loud in the beginning and then biting my nails in the end. It has humor, r ...more
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
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 the ba
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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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
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
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
Dawn McGill Dalrymple
Enjoyable historical romance read. I enjoyed Imogen and Ronan's witty exchanges. This was def a hate to love romance story but with plenty of pranks and fun times between the main characters. I didn't read the 1st book in this series so this book can be read as a stand alone.
Karen Janet
Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not romance. Not passion. Not feelings.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars Amalie Howard/Angie Morgan

Stars 4 (Caroline Lee, Lynsay Sands, Donna Fletcher)

my personal markers for a great read...1. smart and engaging writing, 2. Humorous, 3. sexy interactions and 4. stories with family/friends.

I love series around family members or a group of friends. I love the series even more when the author intertwines those characters throughout the book series (it’s a pet peeve when authors don’t do that because what’s the point of the series and introducing the characters i
Asha - A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea
What A Scot Wants is an enjoyable Highlander romance with a fun conceit - an engagement of convenience that both parties are determined to make the other call off. The first half of the book is great fun, with both hero and heroine trying more and more outrageous ways to embarrass the other and make them cry off the marriage, and when they eventually realise they do in fact like each other, then it becomes a more straightforward romance, with the usual hidden secrets and misinterpreted emotions ...more
I found this book both frustrating and enjoyable, but I feel like my frustrations aren't 100% justafiable, so I rated a little on the easier side. I really liked the relationship developing from enemies to lovers track. I actually really liked the resolution to all the behind the scenes drama. And the steaminess was appropriately hot. I was mostly annoyed because Imogen wandered off by herself A LOT, for someone that was routinely getting cornered by her old rapist. She was also routinely shocke ...more
Mermaid Momma
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An arranged marriage between two people that have never had any plan to get married in the first place, what could possibly go wrong? This book was a ride and had such a slow build, and I loved every second of it. The chemistry between Ronan and Imogen from their first interaction is almost palpable and it just continues to grow. Their stubbornness and plans for each other often had me laughing audibly.

I would l recommend this book to anyone that love a stubborn leading lady and a strong alpha
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Definitely amusing with both characters doing whatever they can do get the other to call off the wedding. The "trauma" from the heroine's past was inconsistent. I never felt like I got a real sense of what she was feeling--she would spiral and have a big reaction but a moment later would be totally fine? She'd have these big reactions but then sometimes be fine talking to her abuser and other times not at all? It ultimately was just distracting and when she made her big reveal the impact fell fl ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book 3 in the Titans and Tartans series. I have to say I really enjoyed this story a great deal. In this one we have Ronan that is being forced to marry in order to keep his family business and Imogen is being forced to marry in order to keep her charity. This story was fun and enjoyable. It was a great way to end the series.
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
I feel sorry for giving it this rating. The first part of the book was honestly funny, but the story dragged on for pages and pages with nothing really interesting happening. It felt a bit messy at times too and really predictable.
I know most readers liked it so I just may not be part of the targeted audience.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
First book I have I read from this author. I was pleasantly surprised. Ronan and Imogen spats in the beginning are hilarious. Each one trying to out do the other. Then, they kiss. Wow. Each realizes, maybe there could be something more. This one was a wild ride. I will definitely be reading more of this author!
May 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
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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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