Notorious in a Kilt

Hot Scots Book 5

Romance - Sizzle
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 02/12/2019
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Author Biography

Anna Durand loves romance, men in kilts, and cheesecake. Not always in that order. She slaves away every day writing about sexy people doing sexy things together, with heart and humor and sometimes with suspense. With paranormal stories, she explores the darker side of romance. With contemporary romance, she delves into the emotional side of love and sensuality.

Readers and reviewers have blessed Anna's books with wonderful reviews, giving her a nice glowy feeling that she's doing something right. Her books have become bestsellers on every major retail site, hitting #1 multiple times. The Hot Scots series remains Anna's personal favorite and a favorite among her fans. Who can resist a hunky Scotsman?

Anna also has a master's degree in library science, so naturally, she made Calli in Wicked in a Kilt a librarian too. For twelve years and counting, Anna has run a cataloging services company that creates cataloging-in-publication data for other authors and publishers. And when she's not doing that or writing, you'll find her binging on audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting handmade jewelry.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite

Notorious in a Kilt (Hot Scots Book 5) by Anna Durand is a sizzling romance tale of Rae Everhart and Iain MacTaggart. However, this romance is not as simple as it sounds. Iain was Rae's college professor when they fell for each other. Their feelings grew stronger each day until they slept together, then all hell broke loose. After this fateful night, Iain was nowhere to be found and soon after that, Rae found out that she was pregnant. Iain's abandonment created some serious trust issues in Rae; nevertheless, her selfless love towards her daughter, Malina, helped her move on. Now, after thirteen years, Rae has no interest in romance. Being a single mother, she has different priorities which do not leave time for any other distractions anyway. So, when Iain makes a sudden comeback into her life, once again apologizing and claiming to be in love with her, she is unable to trust if there is any sincerity in his confession.

Although Notorious in a Kilt by Anna Durand is filled with vivid sexual encounters, the plot of the book has a certain depth to it. These scenes are spontaneous and are in no way flimsy. There is a constant psychological conflict that Rae goes through the moment Iain re-enters her life. Rae is a woman who wants nothing more than to protect her daughter, and this makes her want to push Iain away. Nevertheless, since she never stopped loving Iain, a bigger part of her heart wants to spend her life with him. Even if, for a nanosecond, she lets her emotions win over her need to protect her daughter, how can she trust the man who abandoned her thirteen years ago? All these conflicts, emotions, and questions are woven beautifully around an erotic genre.

Iain's Scottish charm increases manifold with his usage of German, French, and Gaelic words here and there. Only an experienced and talented author can bring so much variety to a genre that is all about the physical aspect of romance. Anna Durand's Notorious in a Kilt (Hot Scots Book 5) would appeal greatly to readers of erotic romance. There is some secret to be revealed at the very end, and this keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. The narration is very much in sync with the genre, and sizzle-seekers would be more than satisfied with this well-written book.