Kate Williams goes to a mystery writers' conference in England and ends up falling head over heels in love with Iain MacLaren, a Scotsman and, horror of horrors, a quiet alpha male. He introduces her to his sons, not always with the best results, and, as she tries to learn how to fit in and operate in a foreign world (the Scottish Highlands, on farm land), she does her very best to make Iain say "I love you." Unfortunately, in the process she has to deal with Iain's particularly vicious former girlfriend, who's intent on being not so former.
This report prepared by Melissa Cookson
Onyx, Oct 2003, 6.99, 320 pp.
Flying in from Seattle to London and then training to Manchester, mystery author Kathie Williams is the only American invited to participate in Murder in Manchester. Jet lag and tiredness leaves her asleep in the lobby drooling on her outfit. At the convention she meets Scottish sheep rancher Iain MacLaren, whose two adult sons, knowing he loves mystery novels, paid his admission.
Iain and Kathie are attracted to one another from the start and quickly make love. He invites her to Scotland and she accepts. His oldest son is hostile to her while his youngest son welcomes her. As they fall in love, someone poisons his sheep leading Kathie to employ all she learned from research for her novels to determine who would do this to Iain.
Fans of contemporary romance with a love at first sight theme will enjoy this delightful charmer. The story line is fun and the lead female quite amusing with her wit and asides. Iain is a hunk who finds his beloved amusing and to his credit takes no gruff towards her from his son or his neighbor. Though a bit of suspense is unnecessary to a strong love story, readers will appreciate MEN IN KILTS not just as a good read, but for the respect Iain bestows on Kathie.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner
Kathie Williams comes to Britain for a writers conference and runs smack into the man of her dreams, Iain MacLaren, a Scottish sheep-farmer. It's a whirlwind romance that suddenly finds Kathie living in Scotland. But romance is never smooth. Iain is quiet Alpha male and does not declare his emotions, there is his former lover trying everything to ruin the romance, one grown son that hates her and the sheep - they SMELL!
This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray