Kilty as Charged by Amy Vansant Review

Today I'm sharing a silly bit of fluff I read a bit ago because who doesn't need a wee little bit of fluff nowadays?


Kilty As Charged by Amy Vansant
Romance
Released 2016
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When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn't know her life fixing problems for Hollywood's spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated. She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adopted father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world. A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything - including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman. A Highlander followed her home...Can she keep him?

These Are My Thoughts:

I read this book for my local reading group. There are seven of us. Three of us finished this book and none of us are reading the sequel.

Now I’ll be fair here. This is a book featuring a time-travelling, kilt wearing Scottish Highlander who says things like, “Dinnae ye want to see mah wizard’s wand?”and I bored of these suckers about a decade ago. I didn’t have good thoughts going in but once I was in I decided to stick with it because it was only mildly irritating and, at times, slightly entertaining and I thought I was going to have to converse about its plot intricacies or lack thereof (turns out the other 2 had nothing at all to say).

Catriona is a “fixer” for wealthy movie people. She’s used to dealing with odd requests and weirdos so when she discovers a man wearing a kilt on set, with nothing on underneath, she gives that naked bum a smack to get it and his “twigs and berries”moving.

Well, wouldn’t you?

Catriona thinks, “She made it a point to know everyone on the lot who was someone. This guy was no one.”

Ugh.

Turns out he isn’t your average, everyday nobody, of course. He’s a time-travelling Scottish mercenary and they have an adventure to go on. Or something like that.

There is a lot of time spent ogling his bod but there’s some other stuff happening too. Just don’t ask me what it is because I read this last week and the details have already fled in terror from my head. I do remember that there is a villain and his two inept sidekicks who belong in a remake of Home Alone instead of inside a novel written in 2016.

To wrap this up, silliness happens, sexual encounters almost happen, and they insult each other and pretend they don’t find each other attractive and there’s tons of awkward dialogue there to stumble over. I honestly believe that I am too grouchy for this book. I am totally, 100% the wrong audience and will not deny that. I found it contrived and not funny. I think it tried way too hard to be cutesy and ended up annoying the heck out of me. But even more annoying was the fact that there was no HAGGIS as promised and NONE of my questions were answered when I turned the last page because there is a sequel. There is no real character depth or relationship development either but if you’re looking for a read so light and free of substance that it may fly away, this might be the thing for you.

Comments

  1. Well dang, I usually love a Scottish guy with a thick accent but this doesn't sound too good.

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  2. A bit of fluff I don't mind, but awkward dialogue that makes you cringe? I'm out. ;D

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  3. Lol, the title alone would make me stay away from this, I think!

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    1. Yeah . . . my friends made me read it and then half of them didn't even read it!

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  4. As a Scot, I get so annoyed at piss taking dumb dialogue in books that makes people think we talk like that, and that we sound like morons! Personally I'd be tempted to set this book on fire...

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    1. You mean you don't talk like that, Chuckles?! haha *ducking*

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  5. LOL You're review sounds much more fun than the book! Thanks for the heads up:)

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  6. I used to read a lot of this but I haven't in awhile. It's not my thing at the moment but I can also appreciate a little fluff now and again.

    I'm also the only woman on earth that doesn't find Scottish brogue swoon worthy lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  7. Oh no...at least it sounds like you are in the right reading group. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. lol, right?! We hardly ever actually read the books. We shouldn't even call it a "book group" at this point.

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  8. I literally laughed out loud once I got to wizard's wand. Well this certainly sounds... like something. Lol. Fluff can be fun, but you definitely have to know what you're getting into and be in the right mood and have it be your kinda thing. And this doesn't sound like my kinda thing either. Honestly I'm still confused why she slapped his butt, so I can only imagine the questions you must still have lol.

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    1. Heehee, that was probably one of my favorite lines too. This is one of those books you read and put out of your head as soon as possible . . .

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