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Review: Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson

Title: Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson
Sometimes in Love Series Book One
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 336 pages
Book Rating: B

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Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?


The first release in the Sometimes in Love series, Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson is a light-hearted romance.

Cassie Crow and her group of friends are close to wrapping up their European vacation when she meets sexy Scotsman Logan Reid.  Their first encounter is inauspicious since he is an internet sensation due to his popular prankster website.  Cassie works on a morning show back in Chicago and she is hoping her boss will allow her to move into more serious investigative reporting.  So the last thing she needs is to give Logan permission to air the footage of their meeting at a Scottish castle. However, unbeknownst to Cassie, Logan is in contention for a TV show but he needs to broaden his appeal to women viewers. Logan is determined to get her to sign the waiver to allow him to upload the video but what lengths will he go to change her mind?

Cassie is a serious career minded woman and she will not let her attraction to Logan derail her plans.  Despite a few reservations, she decides to indulge in a short no strings vacation fling with the charming Scotsman. Cassie is soon caught up in their holiday romance but when  she makes an unexpected discovery, she does not give him the chance to explain.  Will Cassie regret this decision?

Logan is a fun-loving  man but he will do just about anything to expand his career.  Without fully thinking the things through, he calls on his best friend, Englishman Theo Wharton, to help him on carry out his plan to gain Cassie’s co-operation. However, Logan is soon more focused on their burgeoning relationship than business and he is blindsided when she uncovers the truth about why he followed her to England.

Back in the US, Cassie’s life quickly returns to normal but Logan proves to be too impossible to resist when his job offer brings him to Chicago. Convinced Logan’s interest in her is purely personal, Cassie is soon embroiled in a very passionate relationship with him. However, after she meets the rest of his family, Cassie realizes there is a lot she does not know about Logan, who is very reticent to discuss his past. Will their lack of communication and a shocking betrayal destroy their chance at happiness?

Getting Hot with the Scot is an entertaining romance with a lovely cast of characters and endearing friendships. Despite a bit of predictability and misunderstandings, the story is engaging with witty dialogue and some very steamy love scenes. Fans of contemporary romance novels will enjoy this first release in Melonie Johnson’s Sometimes in Love series.

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