Sunday, January 4, 2009

Review: Scot on the Rocks by Brenda Janowitz

It is a scientific fact that falling in love makes people act irrationally, or so Brooke Miller read in the NY Times. Brooke is a young, successful attorney with a vivid imagination and has a tendency for over the top fantasies. Unfortunately, some of these flights of fantasy go in the wrong direction. After leaving work one night and doing some errands, she blithely walks home imagining the sensual greeting by her live-in boyfriend, Douglas. She imagines her Scottish hottie will sweep her off her feet with words of love and afterwards they will go to a fabulous restaurant with equally fabulous friends, then return home for some moments of private bliss. Not! Happening! The minute she walks in the door he tells her it is over and that he is leaving. No, wait a minute, it is his apartment. She is leaving!

A little glitch in the works because in two weeks time Douglas was supposed to escort her to the wedding of her ex boyfriend Trip. Now she will be totally humiliated unless she can come up with a plan. The plan is a “can’t fail” or can it kind of plan. Her friend Jack, who works in the same law firm, agrees to be Douglas, complete with Scottish accent. Too bad he’s better at an Australian accent. Along with Jack , aka Douglas, her best friend Vanessa will be going along for moral support. All the while Brooke is convinced Douglas will come to his senses and want her back.What ensues are numerous hilarious scenarios prior to and during the wedding. Brooke got a lot more than she bargained for and a whole new perspective on what she really wants.

This book is an easy, quick read with a lot of laugh out loud moments along with some groan out loud moments. Ms. Janowitz has developed some great characters, although if I were Brooke’s boss, I think she would be looking for another job! A really enjoyable bit of brain candy. 4*


  1. I enjoyed this book, too. Good review!

  2. Sounds pretty cute. Your penguin definitely needs to chill out on the party phish! :) Too adorable!
    Have a great day!


  3. I've been wanting to read this one. Now I know it's good! How do you get all of these reviews done so fast? You're amazing!! LOVE the new layout! I liked the old one too but this is definitely more penguin friendly. Like I said, you are amazing!!

  4. Sending you the Butterfly Award! See my blog : )

  5. I really enjoyed the sequel to this too!


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