This post is from my new series of book reviews about travelly books, which will probably make you want to buy a plane ticket if you read them.
Or, at least, these books are really making me want to buy a plane ticket.
But that’s nothing new. I pretty much ALWAYS want to buy a plane ticket.
Where you will want to fly to as soon as you can get your credit card out of your freaking wallet:
Scotland. Particularly, the Scottish Highlands.
This book will also make you really want to eat neeps and tatties. Even if you’re not entirely sure what that is.
What it’s about:
The book follows three spoiled rich brats from Philadelphia as they take off for Scotland during the height of World War II to go on a Loch Ness monster hunting mission. Because, of course, right?
Maddie, her husband, Ellis, and their playboy friend, Hank, find themselves in a ramshackle inn in a tiny Scottish town, where they are astounded by the rough and tumble ways of the local staff. You know, stuff like not ironing newspapers for their guests. (The horror!)
While Ellis and his guy-pal are off hunting monsters (and getting sloshed as they do so), Maddie has no other choice but to strike it up with the locals. She also starts to realize that her marriage might not be what it seems. And she starts to realize that Scottish guys (one in particular) are super hot.
Why I liked it:
First of all, there just aren’t really enough novels out there that feature the Loch Ness monster, amirite?
Secondly, did I mention there’s a super hot, strapping, Scottish man running around in the book? (Probably in a kilt. Or at least he was in my imagination.)
And the story line was super-engrossing even though the three main characters were pretty much the worst, especially in the beginning.
I read this book in exactly one day. ONE FREAKING DAY! I even passed up a new episode of Scandal, so I could go back to bed and finish this book. So that’s really saying something right there.
Also, I told you about the hot Scot, right? The one in the kilt? The one who could even make the words “neeps and tatties” sound super sexy even though you’re still not entirely sure what that means? The one who you wouldn’t mind having toss your caber, ifyouknowwhatImean?
On a totally unrelated note, have you ever, you know, just gotten married to a book character in your head?
Yeah, me neither.
Do you have a favorite book set in Scotland? Tell me all about it! Especially if it features some hot, kilt-wearing Scottish dude.