E-galley Review: Kilt to Order by Susannah Nix

Posted July 25, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  Kilt to Order by Susannah NixKilt to Order by Susannah Nix
Published by Haver Street Press on July 25, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 340
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars
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A nerdy wallflower recruits her athlete roommate to give her love lessons 

As a Highland Games athlete and a firefighter, I’m used to women trying to get under my kilt. But I never expected to be propositioned by my bookworm roommate. 

Casey’s one of my best friends and my buddy’s younger sister. What am I supposed to do when she confesses that she’s on a mission to lose her virginity—and I’m the guy she trusts to do the deed?

If I say no, she’ll only turn to another dude instead. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble, so I agree to give her some hands-on experience. I can teach Casey how to bring a man to his knees and still keep things platonic. A little friends-with-benefits action shouldn’t be a problem.

Uh, yeah. Small problem. The more boxes we check off on Casey’s lesson plan, the more it seems I’ve taught her too well. 

Because the man she’s bringing to his knees is me.

KILT TO ORDER is a sizzling small town brother’s best friend romcom that features a found family of muscly men in kilts, a spunky booknerd virgin, a protective playboy roommate who agrees to be her love coach, and a guaranteed HEA for these two adorable friends to lovers.

My Review

Oh my gosh, I loved this book so much! And it was also a perfect timing to read it as I just got back from my trip to Scotland a little over a week before starting it! Now, if only I’d started it sooner, I’d have known to ask about puffins while I was there. Instead what I was surprised by was the number of seagulls everywhere. Yes, I realized Scotland was pretty much an island, but I just didn’t think about seagulls in the cities like that. But I digress from my book review.

The dedication at the beginning of the book was perfect, it described me in a nutshell:

For every wallflower who is looking for a reformed rake to sweep her off her feet.

Yep, I am a wallflower, and yes, I’d love to find my own reformed rake. While Casey’s pretty much complete innocence isn’t exactly me, her lack of dating and the length of time since kissing someone was so similar I completely got what she felt and how she dealt with things. There was also a line later on in the book about how she’d been “so good at school” which again is me. I loved school, because I was good at it I think. Then I got into the real world and it wasn’t as easy for me. While I knew what I wanted to do, dreamed of being a teacher because of my love of school, like Casey I also didn’t really fall in love with what I was doing until I got my library job, and she interviewed for a new job at the end of the book. One that fit her nerdy side.

And then there is Gareth. Swoon. I want my own Gareth for sure! He had so much more depth than you might expect for someone considered a bit of a playboy by those around him. And I like how he didn’t really play into that stereotype for most of the book, it was just the background we were given on him and what others thought about him. I liked how he took his time to give into Casey’s request for help with her virginity, and how he realized just how much he felt for her as the time went on. Their sexy times were perfect and I loved how they fit the story just right.

As usual the author has brought a world to life with wonderful supporting characters both from books past and hopefully future books. The banter both between Casey and Gareth, as well as with their friends and family made everything exactly the way I love in a good rom-com. And while Gareth’s family may have had issues, I loved that even with the craziness of Casey’s family, how they reacted to her dating Gareth, they were a good supportive family in the end.

Loved this one and can’t wait for more of these characters we’re getting to know!

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12 responses to “E-galley Review: Kilt to Order by Susannah Nix

    • Lisa Mandina

      I guess I just never thought about seagulls in Scotland, don’t know why, it made sense once I thought about it.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I loved how the author handled what normally might annoy me as too dramatic actions turned real in how they were handled at the end.

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