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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR & REVIEW - Kilted For Pleasure by Melissa Blue

Kilted For Pleasure

by Melissa Blue



Callan Baird used to laugh more than he frowned, but that was before his wife died. Now his life is duty, debts and a general apathy for anything else. And then Victoria Burke burst into his life. She's everything he wants to corrupt.

Victoria has two choices: agree to a grouchy, sexy Scotsman's extortion or call her boss to explain why she can't do her job. Since she's spent the last three years rebuilding her career as antique appraiser, and this one commission could make or break it, the decision is a no-brainer. Except everything about Callan is complicated.

He sees no problem turning their work relationship into a sexual one. She refuses to break her boss' no-fraternization rule. He's the one thing she wants and the one thing she can't have. He's had his one great love, and doesn't want a replacement. His heart doesn't agree, because she's everything he desires.

Callan will have to let go of his past if he wants Victoria to be in his future.


He made a noise that she could only assume was agreement with her plan. So, yesterday wasn't a fluke—his default was rude. It should have killed her attraction to him, but of course it didn't.

Resigned, she led the way down the corridor and she had to stop again. Swords, axes, dirks and other weapons  decorated the main room. They'd proudly hoisted their family crest above the display.

He shook his head likely taking her moment of reverence as confusion. “You should have done your research. The castle was built—”

“In 1206,” she finished for him and then pointed to a horn that sat below the swords and crest. “Would you mind taking that down? It's not on the list, but that doesn't mean I can't talk my way into getting it included.”

He took it down but didn't hand it to her. “White metal mounts—”

“German silver was used for the mounts. I'm going to assume, until I can do further research, that it's from the 19th century. The thistle etching along the neck is a bit worn, but the domed cap is intact.” She squinted. “It seems to have the original chain. Based on what I know, this style wasn't actually used to hold gunpowder. They were mainly worn as decoration as part of the Highland dress.”

“Show off,” he muttered but she caught a twitch of his lips.

That set the tone for the next two hours as they roamed room to room. She'd find something of interest, either he or she would give the full break down, and then the loser would mutter an insult.

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

This is the third book in the series although I haven't read any of the other books. This in no way affected my enjoyment and pleasure of this book.

The main female in this book has made a HUGE error of judgment which endly badly, very badly, for her. She is determined not to make the same mistake again, nor to let down her new bosses. What she didn't count on was Callan/Jacob. He is a man suffering loss who doesn't want to move on. He doesn't want to like Victoria but her sassy mouth and bossy attitude have him liking her against her will.

This story is light-hearted and steamy, with fun, laughter, tears and heartache all to be found within the cover of this book. There are a few inconsistencies with the story that I think are from the crossover from America to Scotland. Callan wouldn't be in debt with medical bills as the NHS is free in Scotland (or it was last I knew!) There are a couple of others, but that's just me nitpicking now. 

On the whole, this was thoroughly enjoyable and fun to read. Definitely recommended.


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Melissa Blue’s writing career started on a typewriter one month after her son was born. This would have been an idyllic situation for a writer if it had been 1985, not 2004. Eventually she upgraded to a computer. She’s still typing away on the same computer, making imaginary people fall in love.

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  1. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

  2. Great review! Makes me want to read the book even more now, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt and the review, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  4. Great excerpt! This sounds like an amazing book! Thank you for sharing!