Getting Hot with the Scot
by Melonie Johnson
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I don’t know how to rate this book. There was one aspect of the story that really really pissed me off. If I rate the book based on my mood when I finished reading I would rate it a 1. If I ignore the little part that made me mad, I would give it a 5. I could split the difference and give it a 3, but that doesn’t seem very fair to the author. I am pretty sure I am overreacting and I did love the rest of the story, but I can’t get over this one thing! So, instead of giving it a rating, I am going to attempt to explain myself and hopefully it makes a bit of sense!
I am going to try really hard not to say anything that will constitute as a spoiler, but I also want to try and explain my jumbled thoughts … proceed with caution.
Getting Hot with the Scot is a romance novel, so of course there are moments when the main characters’ love is “tested”. Usually this test comes in the form of some big misunderstanding or fight. I have no problem with this trope. People fight and then they make up and their love is stronger for it. People are going to make mistakes. Its in human nature.
My problem’s weren’t with the mistakes Logan made, my problem was with how he “apologized.” He almost ruined Cassie’s career and then had the audacity to blame her for being selfish! And Cassie agreed that she was in the wrong and apologized! Yes, he technically apologized, but he never admitted he messed up BIG time. I don’t think Cassie did anything wrong at any point in the story. All the stuff he accused her of was complete BS.
He never once admitted that he almost completely ruined her life. I was fine with the fights and the arguments and the getting defensive and the accusations. I was not fine with Cassie giving up and taking him back when he didn’t even admit he was wrong. And he was very very very wrong. And on top of it Cassie “admitted” she was wrong, when I don’t think she was. She was escaping a really shitty situation that he should have never put her in. She didn’t overreact and she didn’t do him dirty. She get herself out.
You could probably change 5 sentences in the book, and the whole story would have been perfect. Make Logan the one in the wrong and not Cassie and this book would be an easy 5 stars. Like I said, I don’t have a problem with Logan making the mistakes he did. I just need him to own up and admit that he F$%#@ed up and stop blaming everyone else.
I loved everything else about this book. Cassie and Logan were adorable together but they were strong individually too. Their friends were amazing. I loved Bonnie especially! The next book in the series will be Bonnie’s story and I am super excited! Bonnie is a literary lover who is obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and loves watching the Pride and Prejudice BBC edition!
The plot was creative. It was almost two stories in one, and I liked that. There was a lot going on, but I was never confused or bored. I liked the way it was written and I read it in one sitting. BUT I AM STILL REALLY ANGRY THAT LOGAN BLAMED CASSIE AND NEVER ADMITTED HOW MESSED UP HIS ACTIONS WERE!!!!
So yea, I am not going to try and pick a star rating. But I still really want to read the sequel! I’m just confused and frustrated. I don’t think I have ever loved and hated a book simultaneously before. It was sooooooo close to being amazing! It would have taken like 5 small changes!
Please tell me I am not the only one who has felt this way?!? Am I overreacting? Did I miss something?