Some Like it Plaid

Some Like it Plaid

by Angela Quarles

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“I loved Some Like it Plaid—it’s cute, funny, and fast-paced, with a smokin’ hot Scottish hero from long ago paired with a smart, relatable modern-day heroine. I can’t wait for more in this series.”
—RITA Award winner Susan Grant, New York Times&USA Today bestselling author

When Ashley Miller sees a Craigslist ad for an all-expense paid vacation to Scotland with a handsome Highland “escort”, she’s all over it. Worn out from working two jobs to pay off the debts her scam artist ex-husband left her with, she just needs a friggin’ break already. Rolling, misty mountains of the Scottish Highlands, here she comes!

But one minute she’s sipping a latte and the next she’s zapped to the 2nd century and promptly informed she’s managed to wed her handsome Highlander without even an “I do.” Oh, hell no.

After a devastating tragedy, Connall’s tribe is left with few marriageable women. When his Druid priest suggests a place filled with bonnie lasses, he of course agrees to go fetch one for himself. But nothing prepared Connall for his sassy new wife, nor his tribe for a woman determined to see equal rights for all women.

Now the men are threatening revolt if he can’t rein his young wife in, but it might be too late. The women are demanding the men get “woke”—which of course makes no sense because they already woke that morn—and give women “the vote,” whatever the bloody hell that is. Despite all that, Connall can’t stop wanting to convince his wife to get naked, and he’s starting to wonder if he’s been bewitched.

Only the more he gets to know her, the more he starts to think she’s just what they needed. If only he survives her next demand...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638044
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 36,156
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

An avid reader herself, Angela Quarles writes books she’d like to read–laugh-out-loud, smart, sexy romances that suck you into her worlds and won’t let you go until you reach The End. She is a RWA RITA® award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, time travel, and steampunk romance. Library Journal named her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, Best Self-Published Romance of 2015 and Must Love Chainmail won the 2016 RITA® Award in the paranormal category, the first indie to win in that category. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history and combined it with her active imagination to write stories of romance and adventure.

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Some Like it Plaid 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
trollman 9 days ago
Some Like it Plaid by Angela Quarles is a fun time travel romance novel. Ashley is such a realistic woman from our modern times. She just went through a divorce, she doesn't seem to get along with her family now that her ex turned them against her...and she is paying her ex husband's bad debts. Tired of working two jobs and living in a pod in urban America,. Ashley applies to a job offer on Craig's List. What she thinks is a job offer is actually a marriage offer to a Scottish man from the past who needs a wife to have his kids. Sooner than she can process his cute accent and manly swagger, Ashley is in the past with Connell. The chemistry between them sizzles and they have many obstacles to overcome. The communication issues between them are hilarious as this is as much a romantic comedy as a time travel novel. The most intriguing character in the novel is the Druid, Mungan and The Emperor Norton. I find myself wanting to read novels about them as they are mysterious and fascinating! Overall an enjoyable read!! Will definitely read more novels by Angela Quarles . Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of Some Like it Plaid for me to read and enjoy. As always, my opinions are my own.
Historical_Romance_Lover 19 days ago
Connall's tribe is left with few marriageable women after a raid, so his Druid priest decides to send him to another land and time to bring a wife back. He ends up in present day America. He makes friends with a homeless man that helps direct him to finding that needed wife. He places an ad on Craigslist and has a whole slew of women show up. But when he mets Ashley, he knows she is the one. Ashley is busy working multiple jobs trying to pay off the debt her lousy ex-husband left her with. When she sees the ad on Craig's List for a job in Scotland, she jumps on it as she is ready for a change. What she doesn't realize is that what she thinks is a job, is really a marriage...which she learns upon her arrival to ancient Scotland. She didn't sign on for this and wants to go back home. But she learns form the Druid priest that she must wait almost a month and a half before they can even attempt to send her home. Connall wants Ashley as his wife. Can he convince her to stay before she makes her way back home? I really enjoyed Quarles latest time travel story. It goes back to the year 156, which is much earlier than most of the books I read, but it was a nice change of pace and the history lover in me really enjoyed learning more about that time period. I loved watching these too banter back and forth with one another. Ashley's first husband wasn't the best and she isn't about to go into a second marriage without making sure she as a say in what happens. This of course causes much drama along the way. Connall has a younger brother and it was implied that he would also be going to the future to find a bride, so I'm hopeful that Quarles tells us his story. Regardless, I'm excited to see what she comes up with next!
trosado 22 days ago
4.5 Stars! Some Like it Plaid was a highly entertaining time-travel romance. The majority of the story was spent in the past and I was impressed with the author's story-telling when it came to the historical time period that the hero hailed from - 156 AD. Thankfully this story was lighter with some added humor, because the time period had the potential to be dark and scary with its warrior clans, Roman soldiers, druids, and slave raids. Let's not even touch the fact that there wasn't plumbing or hair conditioner. The few chapters in present day moved a little slower for me, but once they were ensconced in the past, the story kept a steady and compelling pace. I loved the romantic tension between Connall and Ashley. That alone kept the pages turning, but the conflict and hardships that were indicative of the times were also a large draw. The way Ashley felt out of place and infuriated by male dominance rang very true. Although, I must say, there were times I agreed with Connall and thought that she was a bit disrespectful. Connall had his faults, as well, but I accepted them more easily due to the attitudes of the time period. Overall, I enjoyed the swoon-worthy romance and look forward to more.
JackiesBookWorld 23 days ago
From the cover to the intriguing synopsis, Some Like it Plaid had me hooked from the very beginning and it didn’t disappoint at all. It’s my first time reading anything from Angela Quarles and it won’t be the last. She manages to transport the reader to a whole new time and it worked. In the story we get to meet Ashley Miller, she has recently divorced and has struggled ever since to pay the debt that her ex-husband left her with. Her life has become chaotic and she doesn’t know what to do as she struggles to pay all that money. But that soon changes the minute she sees a Craigslist ad for an all-expense paid trip to Scotland in exchange for doing house work. Ashley quickly jumps at the change of getting out of her stressful life in San Francisco for the beautiful land of Scotland. It’s especially hard to say no to the mystery guy interviewing her for the job. They click right away and the way he expresses himself intrigues her. With that said, she sets off to Scotland, only to find herself back in time to 156 AD. She wanted a new start and she is about to get one full of potential dangers and one incredible romance that will have her questioning going back home. After a tragedy struck his tribe, Connall as the chief’s oldest son, he is given the task of finding a wife in order to help grow the tribe. With very few marriageable women left in his tribe, his druid priest suggests for him to travel in time. With no idea where he is heading, Connell accepts and he is quickly transported to modern day San Francisco. He is amazed at how people live in the 21st century and is quickly told that in order to find what he is looking for is to post an ad on Craigslist and that’s exactly what he does. But it’s when he conducting interviews that he sets his eyes on Ashley and everything changes after that. He can see that she is outspoken and smart. This attracts him to her that most and thinks of it as an asset for the tribe. Little did he know that his future outspoken wife would end up changing his tribe forever. I very much enjoyed reading this book! It was engaging and funny. The characters compliment each other very well and they are truly meant for one another. Connall is the overprotective alpha male that will do anything to protect Ashley yet she finds it a little hard to understand his ways when it comes to her and the tribe. His sole purpose is to get a wife and she is perfect for the job. On the other hand, Ashley wants to get away from her old life and will do anything in order to start a new life. As the characters struggle to navigate their new life together, there are things that they need to work on if they want a future. As I mentioned at the beginning, Angela Quarles did a great job describing the setting and the overall story. The ending will have you swooning for the characters and I would highly recommend checking it out. I cannot wait to read more from the author in the future. :) **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous 26 days ago
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy. A bit different take on the time travel romance, when Connall is sent to the future to find a bride when the women of his clan are kidnapped. It was great that the clan wealth in the past translated forward (I am guessing since a druid sent him and could add on the little things!) so that Connall was not penniless. When Ashley went back to the past, she was able to transfer her use of Google into visions or sight so that she was able to navigate this strange world that she landed in. This book feels like there were some ends not resolved so I am wondering if there are going to be more and another clan member will go looking for a wife for the next book and we will get more missing pieces added in each book. It seemed like it was kind of hinted that way when Ashley said she would help the next person so they didn't make the same mistakes as Connall! Glad that they were able to resolve their misunderstandings and get their HEA! It is always fun to read someone else traveling back in time and choosing to stay but not sure I could handle all the changes and miss so many of the conveniences of this time!
kakitatlas 27 days ago
Absolutely loved Some Like it Paid by Angela Quarles! I am a big fan of time travel books and really enjoy reading about people out of their element. I really enjoyed the Craigslist ad and all of the misinterpretations and innuendos. I always find it amusing when modern phrases are confusing and interpreted literally. I also love the comic element and use of Sci-Fi/pop culture references and phrases. I thought it was great how the magic of the druid was explained and his status in his time was reflected in her time. I hope this isn’t the last we see from this tribe and their search for wives. I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
SaraOxo 27 days ago
Some Like It Plaid by Angela Quarles a four-star read that will whisk you away. I hadn’t read this author before but had been recommended so figured I would give it a go, I did enjoy the writing, but the story just didn’t do it for me. I don’t know why, I enjoyed most of it, but it wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped, I will go back and try another story from this author but maybe not a time travel story, maybe I can find a modern tale as I did enjoy the writing.
Lattebooks 27 days ago
I love having tidbits of history in my stories. This did not disappoint! Including the Romans, the wall, the era depicted in wonderful descriptions, who knew you could do all this in a highlander story. Ashley and Connall have a snappy banter and play their parts well for the time they come from. Full of the great quirks of someone from our era thrown into a past time where nothing makes sense. I truly enjoyed the fun “google” part – you will have to read it to know what I’m talking about! A great weekend read that hits all the romantic feels with a happy ever after.
singneon 27 days ago
Full of action, hilarious and fascinating time travel romance. Both characters are stubborn yet they work well together. Even though Ashley is now in the "past" I like that as she absorbs her new environment, she also shares a bit of her future knowledge which benefits them and I think helps the reader not only relate but get even more caught up in this adventure. Enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading about the next plaid looking to the future for a wife. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author.
Avid_Reader_LB4 27 days ago
Escape with Ashley to the misty hills of Argyll and a mountain of a man This is a well-written romance with heat, action, romance and a bit of a lesson about early Scotland. Set in present day San Francisco and second century Scotland, author Angela Quarles did a great job bringing the past to life. Beleaguered modern woman Ashley is ripe for escape from her hand to mouth life in San Francisco. Tempted by an ad offering a position in Scotland, she goes for it, expecting a work holiday with stunning views and ends up in 2nd century Scotland. Connall, the kilted, perfect male specimen who comes to the future looking for a wife, has a soft and patient side, but he has his stubborn, alpha male moments that throw a wrench in his relationship with his modern born and bred bride. Will she stay in the past and build a life with this chief's son or will she go (back to her own time)? Quarles created a modern heroine who is brave, resourceful and far more successful in making the transition between times and cultures than I had expected. The author also came up with some interesting twists to the magic of time travel, like giving Ashley the gift of Google-type knowledge of weather and events that she puts to effective use. I also liked that the author did not soak the dialogue in brogue. For me, deciphering heavy brogue makes reading a chore. All of these elements were great touches that added to my enjoyment of the romance. Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
linda quick 27 days ago
I enjoyed this time travel romance. Ashley is an overworked divorcee living in a pod and struggling to pay off her ex-husband's debts when she meets Connall. She met him after responding to a job interview, but missed that he was actually looking for a wife. When Ashley and Connall return to his time, Ashley struggles to make sense of her new reality, even while trying to find a way home. Their relationship develops slowly and has many bumps along the way, especially on the role of women is Connall's tribe. While I liked the characters and enjoyed the story, it just fell a bit flat to me. I didn't feel invested in their story and, while I finished the book, didn't feel like I couldn't put it down. If you enjoy the genre, you will like this book.
Texas109 27 days ago
****Some Like It Plaid is a clever time travel story about a warrior who needs to find a wife because most of the women in his clan have been captured and put into slavery. Connall is transported to modern day San Francisco where he meets Ashley, who has no idea that the cooking and washing job in Scotland she applies for will actually be before Scotland even exists... in 156 AD. ..and involves a lot more than cleaning. The author has done a fair amount of research on the period when Rome was extending its control. She has created a plausible, oftentimes exciting story that incorporates superstition, magic, hardships and the difficulties of just surviving all wrapped up in what this reader would consider a New Adult love story. Ashley has to make a lot of adjustments and Connall is unprepared for a woman who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind or take matters into her own hands. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley.
FizzaYounis 28 days ago
An interesting twist to time travel, I really enjoyed this book. It's well written and all the characters are amazing. I especially loved Collan and Ashley's characters. They're both strong characters but also, adorable in their own way. Ashley is recently divorced and hiding from her ex-husband's creditors. Collan is looking for a wife to take back to his time. They're the unlikeliest couple and yet, perfect together. The only problem is that neither of them belongs in the other's time and country. Will they be able to bridge the differences that span through time or is their love story doomed from the start? I find it an interesting and intriguing read. I am a fan of historical fiction but when you add time travel into the mix, I think the story becomes simply epic. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to all romance fans, especially those who like a good historical romance involving Scottish men in plaids. ;)
Lashea677 28 days ago
Quarles dares to be different and I'm lovin' it. From modern firecracker to 2nd century outcast. Move over Outlander, make room for Some Like It Plaid. Ashley and Connell may be from two different worlds, but they do share a common goal. Both are trying to work their way through heartache. With a connection that seems to transcend time, adventure that kept me mystified and heart that touches the soul, Quarles turns an eccentric romance into an unforgettable love match.