Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Surviving Scotland by Kristin Vayden

Surviving Scotland by Kristin Vayden
Historical Romance
Length: 198 Pages
ISBN: 9781621351795

Ioan is handsome... until he opens his mouth. How can someone so masculine and striking be so irritating? Yet part of her knows that if his sarcastic and teasing temper changed, she will lose her heart.

Elle is untouchable. His quick-witted barbs keep her at arm's length. She can never know the truth. But like a moth drawn to the flame he can’t resist her. Indeed he already burned.

When the Jacobites attack Carnasserie castle, the Black Watch come to assist. Surviving Scotland isn’t for the faint of heart…

How can a girl resist a handsome man with a Scottish brogue?!  Even reading it makes me swoony.  (yeah, I know, not a real word...)  I loved the historical setting of this book.  The castle, the people and did I mention the Scottish brogue?  :)

The banter and sarcastic wit between Ioan and Elle is fun.  You can feel the sparks flying between them.  The time travel element made this book interesting.  I'd sure love to know more about it.  Maybe from the parents story?  I felt like I needed more back story to understand the why's and how's of the time travel stuff.  Why it all got started and such.

The kissing in this book is yummy and full of passion.  I'm so glad I didn't have to wait to the end of the book for them to get together and start kissing!  :)  

I read through this book in one day easily.  It kept me engaged and interested the whole time.  I'm such a sucker for sarcastic wit.

One of my peeves?  The cover.  Did a girl in Scotland in that time period really wear that?  Hum, I don't think so.  That ruined the cover for me.  Sad.

Content:  Steamy kissing and a fade away bedroom scene on a couple's wedding night.  There are some details that are just over that "clean" line for me.

My thanks to Astraea Press for sending this title over for review.


  1. Thank you so much for the review! I love books about Scotland, and this one sounds great. :-)

  2. Sounds like a great read! I love Scottish themed books, such a great country. And I agree with you on the cover, the dress is a bit "too much".

  3. This looks like a fun book! I love read historical books set in Scotland so this sounds perfect!

    Suz Reads


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