Book Review|Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson

A kilt meets dress modern love story.

If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot in kilts, strong, intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Almost Jamie, the first book in Gina Robinson’s light, fun contemporary romance Jet City Kilt Series.

Half American, half English physician Blair Edwards has always wanted her Jamie, the Sinclair, the dashing Highland laird of the wildly popular TV series, Jamie. Unfortunately, it’s so hard to find a man like him in the modern world. When the stars of Jamie come to Seattle’s Jet City Comicon, Blair dresses up as Jamie’s Elinor in a vibrant red gown, hoping to get a seat in their popular presentation and a good view of the handsome, charming star of the show. She doesn’t expect to be called on to use her medical skills to treat an injured cosplayer who looks almost like…Jamie. And sets her wounded heart racing.

Cosplayer, geek, app designer, and cyber security expert Austin MacDougall has been styled by his matchmaker to look like the actor who plays Jamie. He’s been trying to win the prize for best amateur cosplayer for years. Against the advice of his friends, he goes to Jet City Comicon in a kilt as Jamie, the striking redheaded Highlander. When he’s injured during a mock battle with a vicious cosplaying orc, his friends get him help from a beautiful doctor in a stunning red dress.

Has Austin met his Elinor? The adventure is just beginning…


Review

Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
EBook from Kindle Unlimited.

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope, first time

Genre?
Adult Contemporary Romance

Star Rating?
3 Stars

Rereadable?
This was cute, but no.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
No.

Is this a part of a challenge?
Nope

Who would you recommend this for?
Fans of Outlander or anyone who loves romance and fan culture.

Conclusion:

This book started off super cute, but it unfortunately fizzled out really quick. This apparent steam or tension we were supposed to be feeling between Blaire and Jamie felt force and pretty much non-existent.

I did like how their meeting and interactions mirrored Outlander. But that’s basically what it was, a distorted mirror image of the story that so many romance lovers adore. Where it wasn’t terribly done, the author was just unable to capture the romance and tension that is Outlander.

If I am to be completely honest, I really don’t have too much interest in reading the other books. I have seen some series try to play off of Outlander (like Finding Fraser), but I have yet to find one that I was impressed with.

Until next time, Bookworms!

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