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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Book Review: The Hot Scot by Kate Eden

The Hot Scot (The Murdoch Vampires #1)
by Kate Eden
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 11, 2013
Type: Paranormal Romance
Logan Murdoch hates complications. All he wants to do is work in his lab and create products to help vampires blend into mortal society. But when his mother begs him to get her painting back from the museum, he discovers a very attractive complication in the form of curator Sydney Worth. She buys his lie that he’s the descendant of the man in the three-hundred-year-old painting, but refuses to give it to him. What’s worse? She’s immune to his mind control.

Sydney couldn’t believe her eyes when the spitting image of the Hot Scot walked into the museum. But her attraction to Logan Murdoch suffers a huge blow when he demands the painting. Losing the piece could threaten her job and she senses Logan is hiding something from her. But this vampire who hates complications and the ambitious curator with trust issues are about to learn the fine art of love.

Museum curator Sydney Worth has a crush on a man in a 300 year old painting. Everything about the man in the painting appeals to her feminine side and she can't help but daydream about him a little. What she doesn't expect is for the spitting image of the man to appear in the flesh. She's so caught off guard that she literally falls on the poor man and well, her embarassment doesn't end there I'm afraid but you'll have to read the book to find out more.

The Hot Scot is the first book in a new series by Kate Eden and I honestly enjoyed it! It's a great book for people who are looking for a lighter paranormal romance. Not that I don't love a good, dark paranormal romance but it's fun to read a book like The Hot Scot once in a while. There's a lot of humor going on in this book, the snarky kind which was vastly appealing. I love snarky characters and Kate Eden delivered!

Logan Murdoch isn't your typical brooding vampire. Sure he's got problems, he's over 300 years old, of course he's going to have them. However he doesn't walk around like it's the end of the world, he seems to actually enjoy his existence as a vampire. I enjoyed his relationship with his family and later, his growing relationship with Sydney.

Sydney may seem a bit gun shy about relationships but she has good reason. Nothing makes a woman more hesitant than a bad relationship experience. I admired her for being an independent woman though, especially since at one time in my life I had wanted to be a museum curator. She's funny, sweet in a tough kind of way and smart. She brought out the best in Logan, even as she frustrated him with her stubborness.

Logan's mother Kira was such a strong presence in the story. She's a meddler but never so much as to be annoying. She loves her family and only wants them to be happy. She also rules with an iron fist. As dangerous as Logan is, he's still no match for his own mother.

The pace of The Hot Scot is brisk, but easy to understand and again, fun to read. So if you're looking for a light paranormal romance filled with humor and romance then pick up The Hot Scot by Kate Eden. I know I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Sheep Rating: 4

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Kate Eden comes from a long line of mouthy broads who love to read, so it’s probably no surprise she caught the writing bug early. An avid romance fan since her early teens, Kate loves writing–and reading–stories about plucky heroines, sexy heros and the weird and wild journey people take on their way to love. She loves good food, cheap booze, and believes laughter is the cure for just about everything.


  1. This book was so much fun. I really enjoyed the characters and the world! The next one is just as good.

  2. I will have to add this to my Mt. Everest TBR. Thanks!