We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Men in Kilts | [Katie MacAlister]

Men in Kilts

So far, Kathie Williams has made a good showing as the only American at a mystery writers' conference in Manchester - what with that falling asleep in public thing behind her. The sight of Iain MacLaren wakes her up. Clad in a deliciously woolly sweater, the burly Scotsman seems to be holding up a wall at the cocktail party. So Kathie makes her move . . . and winds up stark naked with him in bed, where his thick Scottish brogue, thick manly chest, and thick...other parts...drive her to do things she's never done before. Like fall in love.
Regular Price:$28.34
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

So far, Kathie Williams has made a good showing as the only American at a mystery writers' conference in Manchester - what with that falling asleep in public thing behind her. The sight of Iain MacLaren wakes her up. Clad in a deliciously woolly sweater, the burly Scotsman seems to be holding up a wall at the cocktail party. So Kathie makes her move...and winds up stark naked with him in bed, where his thick Scottish brogue, thick manly chest, and thick...other parts...drive her to do things she's never done before. Like fall in love. And if things aren't moving fast enough - and on the wrong side of the road, no less - Kathie is about to visit Iain's sheep farm in the Scottish Highlands and meet his sons. She's feeling a wee bit nervous. Because she can't tell where this mad affair is going - except north.

©2003 Marthe Arends (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"MacAlister once again produces an engaging story that has many laugh-out-loud moments. The characters are all pleasingly unique, and the hero is all man." (RT Book Reviews)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (60 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.7 (57 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (4)
Story
3.9 (58 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kathy 11-05-13
    Kathy 11-05-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't finish it"
    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to like this book -I really did. And it started out ok, maybe for the first few chapters or so. But when the heroine of the book throws her vacation plans away to live with a man she just met a few days ago at a conference, my interest started to wane. He's a sheep farmer; she's a mystery novel writer. He goes out to tend his sheep and she does what she can to change his way of life. Like insisting his working sheep dogs sleep in the house on a blanket by the fire. And breaking down when she realizes the lambs can't be her personal pets (they're off to the slaughter). There are attempts at humour -long, drawn-out accounts of her falling in sheep dung wearing a wool skirt and expensive blouse (she's always wearing a blouse!?) and a painful account relating a mix-up involving the word "pants" ("men's underwear" in Scotland, apparently). And the time the enlightened 9 year-old neighbour couldn't stop mispronouncing the word "penis" -as "peenish". Really?? A 9 year-old can't say "penis"?? So the story goes on in this vein for a while. Basically, she gives up her life to hang around his farm in the desperate hope that he will marry her. That's right. After a grand total of 1 month together, she is convinced they belong together forever, and starts to get pissy when he doesn't propose. Then she launches a creepy, circa 1950esque campaign to manipulate him into marriage. I think it was supposed to be funny or something, but I just cringed. Actually, I cringed a lot. And then I stopped listening. I moved on to the next book on my list, and heaved a great sigh of relief.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alli Vaughan Woodinville, WA United States 02-08-14
    Alli Vaughan Woodinville, WA United States 02-08-14 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Horrifically awful. AWFUL!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I kept waiting for the story to start, utterly boring with a completely unlike-able protagonist. I was routing against her WHINEY ways very shortly. Hard to believe that an author who typically writes fun & fanciful stories somehow wrote this turd.


    Has Men in Kilts turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If whining women being obnoxious, whiney & idiotic is a genera I want nothing more to do with it


    What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

    Performance is marginally better, but I personally believe if you're going to narrate an audiobook, you should figure out his to correctly pronounce all the words.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I'm pissed off I wasted my time finishing the book, I just (wrongly)kept believing it had to get better at some point. Other than that it is pointless mindless drivel, but not even the sexy or trashy entertaining kind. Somehow I was entirely underwhelmed, hired & pusses off after listening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolyn 11-17-13
    Carolyn 11-17-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Irritating female character"
    Any additional comments?

    The female lead Kathie was irritating from start to finish. If I were Iain I would run as fast and as far as possible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Martha Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-14-13
    Martha Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader and audiobook listener; I love paranormal lit, mysteries, historical fiction, romance, Brit-crime novels and thrillers.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    254
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    154
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    49
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely Awful!"

    This is one of the WORST books I have ever purchased from Audible in the three+ years I have been a member! The storyline is as cliched as it gets and what little plot there is is just trite. This book is so stupid. I want to know how it even got published because it's THAT BAD! Kathie, typical ignorant American in England meets your stereotypical huge, hunky Highlander, Iain. Of course she falls in bed with him right away because she can't resist his accent. His family and ex-girlfriend dislike her. Blah, blah, blah. Seriously, this is the story. As formulaic as any other two-bit crappy romance trying to capitalize on the whole "Scottish-Highlanders-make-me-swoon" audience. Ugh!

    Somewhere between chapters one and five the "hero" of the story, Iain, goes from sounding questionably Scottish to sort-of sounding Irish, along with all of the other characters at his home in the Highlands. With a name like Cassandra CAMPBELL, one would think that this narrator could voice the Scottish accent. Ha! No way! Not even close! Her attempts at the Scottish accent were just terrible! I mean it is embarrassingly bad. I finally had enough torture and quit listening about half way through.

    DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT ON THIS DRIVEL!!

    You've been warned.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynda Northridge, CA, United States 10-07-13
    Lynda Northridge, CA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sweet American meets Scot love story"

    It's a little dated, but it was a good solid story, I chuckled, groaned at her perceived angst and smiled at their true affection for each other, what more can you ask for in a romance book? Yeah go ahead and use your credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marian 11-10-13
    Marian 11-10-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    251
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A whole new side of Katie MacAlister's writing"

    I love Katie and Cassandra's books. This was an interesting diversion. I loved the facts about Scottish sheep farming. I am sure she did a lot of research and it shows in the information throughout the story. I have been to Scotland and some of my heritage is from there. Also her references about the kilts added a lot to the story for me. The steamy scenes were quite an education.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scotty 10-28-13
    Scotty 10-28-13

    jdk

    HELPFUL VOTES
    102
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    460
    122
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boy or Girl, Kathie got a dog?"

    Loved this book but there needs to be a Book 2. Actually, this could be a series. The narrator was excellent, story line was excellent. It stopped too soon. Iain and Kathie need to continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.