Kilty Pleasures: Why Scottish Heroes Are HOT…HOT…HOT by Amy Daws

Kilty Pleasure

[Note from Frolic: Today, we welcome author Amy Daws to the site today. She’s going to share with us the allure of the Scottish hero. Take it away, Amy!]

“Hey girl” is a thing of the past…

“Hey lass” … now that’s what’s revving the lady’s engines these days!

Ever since the boom of Outlander, I think the world of romance has been hungry for more Scottish heroes. Both in historical and contemporary contexts. It’s certainly why I decided to write a Scottish hero for my latest sports romance release, Blindsided.  

So that begs the question…why are Scottish heroes so hot?

Number One: That accent. The Scottish brogue is a tone that can’t be faked and the way they roll their r’s and give that liquid u sound when they speak just draws you right in and makes you want to get lost in their expressive lips as they murmur sweet nothings into your ear….woah! My thoughts ran away with me there. Let’s get back on track!

Number Two: That sexy gruff tone in their voice is To. Die. For. Seriously, it’s like Scottish men are all born with a permanently sore throat and I don’t know why, but it is HOT!

Number Three: Scottish men are unapologetic about their feelings. They feel things grandly, whether it’s happy or sad. It’s not uncommon to find a grown Scotsman weeping over the loss of his beloved football team. Then a moment later he’s willing to throw down if you dare look at his lass the wrong way. That’s the makings for some passionate lovers. Raar!

Number Four: Scottish men are manly and protective. We think of a Scotsman and we picture highlanders in kilts screaming out a battle cry as they fight for king and country. They’re warriors that make you want to fall to the ground just so they can scoop you up and tend to your wounds with their big, meaty paws. Whew…again, my thoughts ran away there!

Okay, okay…I don’t want to set women-kind back a century with this list. We don’t need to be damsels in distress to appreciate a Scottish hero. We just need to know what we like and own that we like it! And a manly, brawny, Scottish hero who calls you lass and weeps when he asks you marry him is a book hero I could read…all…day…long.

But don’t take my word for it…read a Scottish hero for yourself!

Here’s a list of some of my all-time favorite Scottish book heroes:
On Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young

A seriously epic contemporary series that must be devoured. Strong, manly Scottish heroes are at the forefront. These books have everything from humor, feels, gut-wrenching moments, and best of all…happily ever afters.

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

It’s a huge book commitment because her books are beefy, but meeting Jamie Fraser in black and white is an experience all on its own.

The MacCabe Brothers Trilogy by Maya Banks

I haven’t read these but my friend Corinne Michaels won’t stop screaming about them! She says they’re authoritative, commanding, and when they say lass…she is dead. Ha!

Blindsided by Amy Daws

Shameless book plug incoming!

I have to recommend my own hot Scot because I am desperate for you all to meet him. Maclay “Mac” Logan is tall, tattooed and Scottish. He’s a professional footballer who befriends a cheeky and curvaceous seamstress, Freya. The two enjoy an unusual relationship of Netflix and Bickering until one revealing game of Never Have I Ever ends with Mac offering to play Love Coach for his inexperienced best friend.

What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off. Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall for your best friend.

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Amy Daws
About the Author:

Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. 

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Blindsided by Amy Daws, out now!

What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?

Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.

Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorable, freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.

Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered.

However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.

What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off.

Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.


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