His Lass Wears Tartan


Rogue runs a Scottish bed-and-breakfast with her aunt Baillie. They specialize in hosting romantic Elizabethan-themed weddings with the help of resident ghost, Lord Kai. Despite the romantic setting, Rogue isn’t very interested in romance – until Bruce MacKenzie, one of the locals who makes deliveries to the B&B, starts stopping by more often. Soon Rogue has not one but two love interests when Jonathan Olson, a roguish Rhett Butler type, arrives at the B&B to teach a writing seminar. 

“His Lass Wears Tartan” is the sequel to “Her Ghost Wears Kilts”, but despite it being a sequel, the book works well enough as a stand-alone. The story had some fun twists, like with the ghost being an accepted part of the household. The castle setting worked nicely. Rogue is a strong heroine, independent, fierce, brave, and although she’s torn between two men, it didn’t diminish her personality, or make her any less intriguing. Sometimes this makes a heroine look rather indecisive or easily swayed, but not so here. 

What doesn’t work that well is the love triangle. Jonathan didn’t quite convince as a possible love interest – his charm was off from the start, and it was clear from the get-go his intentions weren’t always in Rogue’s best interest, yet she fell for him anyway. His dark side being so obvious, he didn’t really make sense as a love interest. The story is entertaining and the characters, in particular Rogue and Bruce, were intriguing. 

Majanka Verstraete