What a Scot Wants

What a Scot Wants

by Amalie Howard

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Overview

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 takes an indecent amount of pleasure in making herself as unattractive to potential suitors as possible.

When desperate measures are taken by their parents and a betrothal contract is signed, it’s loathing at first sight. They each vow to make the other cry off—by any means necessary. But what starts out as a battle of wits...quickly dissolves into a battle of wills.

Each book in the Tartans&Titans series is STANDALONE:
* Sweet Home Highlander
* A Lord for the Lass
* What a Scot Wants

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638853
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/26/2019
Series: Tartans & Titans , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 405
Sales rank: 94,532
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Amalie Howard’s love of romance developed after she started pilfering her grandmother’s novels in high school when she should have been studying. She has no regrets. A #1 Amazon bestseller and a national IPPY silver medalist, she is the award-winning author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Kid’s IndieNext title. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.amaliehoward.com.

Angie Morgan lives in New Hampshire with her husband, their three daughters, a menagerie of pets, and an extensive collection of paperback romance novels. She’s the author of several young adult books, including The Dispossessed series written under the name Page Morgan. Critically acclaimed by Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, VOYA, and The Bulletin, Angie’s novels have been an IndieNext selection, a Seventeen Magazine Summer Book Club Read, and a #1 Amazon bestseller. Visit her at www.AngieMorganBooks.com

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What a Scot Wants 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Beths-Books 14 days ago
A captivating tale of romance and deceit. I'm always drawn to historical romances, especially the ones with a highlander. This book was intense. It seemed like everyone had a secret, even when you weren't expecting them to have one. I loved the plot. Neither character wants to marry the other, but they find out that they really need each other in the end. There was romance and drama, thrilling drama. It was a wonderful read.
Brownac101 14 days ago
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, but the old duke's will has puts forth an ultimatum. Lady Imogen Kinley simply doesn’t trust men, she’s had a bad experience and has been able to avoid wedlock for a few years. She’s to remain independent and unattractive to potential suiters. When their parents sign a betrothal contract it seems desperate measures are needed. They find themselves engaged to someone they’ve never even met. The game is one to break the contract it’s loathing at first site as these two vowed to make the other cry off. A great story of two people instantly attracted to each other, but neither wants to wed in this match between wills, witty banter and mutual attraction. An excellent romance story with a few twists and turns and one I voluntarily read and reviewed.
Avid_Reader_LB4 15 days ago
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 ,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 tried to one-up each other in the courtship stakes. I just found the main premise unconvincing. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
yzermandy 16 days ago
This is the first book I've read by these authors and I really enjoyed it. I hadn't realized that this book was part of a series, however, you don't need to have read the series to enjoy the story. Although, after enjoying this book I intend to go back and read the previous books in the series. This book is about Ronan and Imogen and how they plan to trick the other person to back out of the betrothal contract that their parents had signed. Both of the characters would experience significant losses if he/she backs out of the contract so they are trying to get the other person to back out first. Ronan and Imogen have both experienced negative things when it comes to love in the past and have zero desire to marry anyone. I really enjoyed the banter between the two characters and reading about them falling in love. The antics the two of them acted upon had me laughing out loud one minute and then just wanting to smack them another moment. I loved how Ronan is the first person to stand up for his family and the people he loves. The way Ronan stood by Imogen's side when her traumatic past came to light for the other characters (not the reader...we discover early on what happened to her) was phenomenal and demonstrated the true depth of Ronan's character. Imogen did have a very traumatic experience, which drove the story for the villain, so please be aware of that while reading the story. That being said, overall, I really did enjoy the story, the interactions between Ronan and Imogen were nothing less than superb and the secondary characters add additional depth to the story (especially if you have already read the previous books in the series). Now it's time for me to go and read the other books in the series!! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own
kyproff 17 days ago
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.
Historical_Romance_Lover 18 days ago
Imogen is determined never to marry. She's never met a man that should would trust enough to surrender to. When she learns that her parents have betrothed her to Ronan, she is determined to do everything in her power to get him to call it off. Because if she calls off the wedding, she won't get the money needed to help run her woman's shelter. Ronan learns that his father has betrothed him to Imogen. After getting his heart broken at a young age, Ronan is determined to never marry. But if he calls off the wedding, he will lose the family distillery, which he isn't about to do. Both Ronan and Imogen change their personalities to those that they think will make the other renege on the betrothal. But both are too stubborn to give in. What will happen when they both realize that they actually like the other. Will their decision to never marry come back to haunt them? I really loved Ronan and Imogen's story! They way they acted toward one another when they were trying to get the other to cry off, had me laughing out loud. The banter between the two was also hilarious!! I believe this is the last book in the series and I'm sad to say goodbye to the Maclaren crew, but I know whatever Howard and Morgan come up with next will be just as good!!
Anonymous 20 days ago
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 about it. I like how in the end Imogen stood up for herself. The book is technically part of a series, but can definitely be read as a stand alone. The characters from other books are in this story, but you don't necessarily need the whole backstory. Though you want to read them after this one!
beckymmoe 20 days ago
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, though, which was refreshing. (Even though it was frustrating at times, at least it worked with their characters and backstory.) Add in some drama with exes and actual danger--not to mention sizzling chemistry and an awakening romance--and you're left with one heck of a story here. What a Scot Wants worked just fine as a standalone--though now I'm really curious to see what happened in the first and second book!--and since Ronan still has many siblings, I'll be adding this series to my "watch for future installments" list. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
FizzaYounis 20 days ago
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 way out of this unwanted betrothal no matter what. And that's exactly he would do. Imogen has been enjoying her freedom. She is looking forward to getting all of her inheritance soon and then she would be able to help as many women in need as she could. Unfortunately, that seems like an impossibility now. Because of some silly contract, she must marry Ronan or lose all of her inheritance. Well, she isn't some helpless woman, she will make sure that this marriage never happens. But she must also make sure that she isn't cheated out of her own dowry. It's going to be a clash of will between Ronan and Imogen. But then new threat surfaces and things get far more complicated than either of them want. Will they be able to deal with everything and achieve their goals or are they both doomed to an unhappy marriage alliance. The novel is very well-written. I liked all the characters, especially the main characters. The story is well-paced and I found it a highly entertaining read.
georgia1 20 days ago
MaClaren Estate, Scotland 1831 "I'm no' marrying a bloody stanger!" 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 the last twenty years of his life. But he had a plan forming to make the lady, Lady Imogene break the bethothal so it would not be his fault! Oh yes brilliant minds. Little did he know that his "bethothed" Lady Imogen, to say the least, was not taking the news well either! She had started a home for women taken advantage of by men after a terrible incident in her past and needed her inheritance to expand an continue. She would lose it if she broke the contract. Their first meeting was so much fun! Each was trying to come across obnoxious. I seriously could not stop laughing till tears came to my eyes at their antics to make the other think they were so undesirable and back out of the contract. He, kind of a lecher and she a empty headed ninny! Let the Games Begin, indeed! Seriously I adored this book, but know there are some serious and a little dark elements that come into play that bring Imogene and Ronan full circle as they get to know each other. They each were compassionate and truly only wanted to look out for what meant most to them. But when the past comes back to haunt will they fight for each other? This author team is amazing and I cannot wait to read more! Trust me, you do not want miss this one!! I read this through Netgallery and the wonderful publisher Entangled. Lori D
DebbieLTD 21 days ago
Great Romance. Ronan is both a Highland Laird and a Duke, doing his best to be both and fair and good to his people. Imogen, an independent, only child who has refused to marry. She works hard and runs a home, Haven, for woman who have been abused or who have found themselves in need of help. Unbeknown to the two, their fathers have drawn up a marriage contract stating that if either of them breaks the contract they will lose dearly. Ronan his distillery, which provides the income needed for his clan to thrive, and Imogen her inheritance, which allows her to run Haven. Both Ronan and Imogen work hard to get the other to break the engagement. However, there are other forces working against them, some dangerous and some just an inconvenience. Can the two fight through all that is thrown at them and overcome what they think the want to find true happiness? This is a light, easy read book that makes you realize that what you think you need to be happy may not always be what your heart desires.
CaroleBurant57 21 days ago
This is such an absolutely wonderful story to read!! The authors, Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan, did an excellent job at writing this one together. My thanks to you both for writing such an enjoyable book for us readers to read:) I so loved Imogene and Ronan, both characters are stubborn, set in their ways and loathe each other before they even meet! They find themselves into a forced betrothal and I laughed so much at their antics to try everything they could to make one of them break the contract!!! As the weeks go by, though, their feelings shift and sensuous passions set them on fire. Unfortunately each of them have someone from their past come back into their lives and in Imogene's case, she's in true danger. I highly recommend this book!! I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
AliciaSplendeur 21 days ago
This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. We meet Ronan and Imogen as they individually discover their parents entered a betrothal contract. They each decide to make the other back out by any means necessary. There were parts that made me laugh, want to punch someone in the face, slap someone in the face, and sad. I really enjoyed their banter. And had a hard time putting it down. Now I need to go back and read the first two books in the series. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #NetGalley #WhatAscotWants