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Oh Baby (a Marry the Scot novel) Kindle Edition
|Length: 310 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Book 5 of 6 in Marry the Scot|
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- Paula - "I loved this book! It had all that I would expect with hot Scots and rambling castles. I had to giggle when I discovered that I was reading this book with my own manufactured Scottish brogue! Can't wait for more."
- J. Saman, Bestselling author - "Jolie Vines has fast become a one-click author for me!"
- Zoe Ashwood, author - "I'm impatiently waiting for the next book - I just know it'll be another sizzling story from Jolie Vines."
- Viper Spaulding - (Hero) is an amazing work of art, highly recommended for anyone looking for a modern-day Highlander to swoon over.
- Chikap09 - I swear, every time I pick up a Jolie Vines book I think: this is him, my favorite hero, no one will be able to top him. And then I read the next book and the process begins again.
- Pam Graber - If you haven't read the other books in the series Marry the Scot, youshould really start with Storm the Castle, then move on to Love Most,Say Least before diving into Hero. I cannot wait to see what Ally andWasp get up to in their stories! I've enjoyed the first three books immensely!
- Carmen Davis - Jolie Vines is an amazingly talented writer. I am so completely obsessed with this series and so madly in love with the characters. Each book gets better than the last and when you start off with a 5 star? There just aren't enough stars. I can't wait for the next book in this series and anything else Jolie Vines writes.
- File Size : 2764 KB
- Publication Date : September 26, 2019
- Print Length : 310 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07VQ9P3H9
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #103,192 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What gives you purpose? What guides you, helping you find your path? In the Marry the Scot’s world, Callum, the oldest McRae, seems to be the one who guides everyone. Until he can’t. But what do you do with your struggle with a devastating learning disability? What happens when your family, to a certain extent, enable you to not effectively handle your learning disability? What is there for your future? In Jolie Vines’s newest book, Oh Baby, to a certain degree, this is the youngest McRae brother’s plight.
Alaistair McRae has, for lack of a better word, been a bit of a flibbertigibbet through much of his life. You can rely on him in the earlier books of the Marry the Scot’s series to bring the humor and the adventure to the page. If you’ve read the series, you’ve seen him seek to follow in the footsteps of his older brothers when it comes to women, seen him almost die during a competition that goes awry, seen him struggle with his horrific dyslexia causing his brothers, namely his twin, to take his place for anything written, and you’ve seen him “cut up”, act brash, and keep his older brother “on his toes.” If you could give Alastair “Ally” McRae any superlative, it would be “most irresponsible McRae brother.”
Yet, Vines crafts a story for him that shows an Ally who is forced into “adulting” and who does it beautifully. In her newest book, Oh Baby, Ally finds out that he is the father of a baby. He isn’t made aware of the baby until after she is born, and he “moves mountains” to become her father. In the midst of challenging the courts and a “family member” of the birth mother, Ally begins a relationship with Scarlet Storm, Mathilde’s younger sister (Mathilde is Callum’s wife – their story is the first book in the series). These two situations, along with a serious life-changing incident in his life, conspire to grow Ally into the man he is always meant to be. I have said it previously in my reviews of the books in this series that a particular brother was “now” my favorite. But honestly, Ally McRae is my favorite, and I think Jolie Vines intended it that way.
First and foremost, Ally is the dirtiest McRae brother. I don’t usually comment on the $exual prowess of a particular character in my reviews, but Ally is a dirty talker and a dirty doer. He will curl your toes in the best of ways. Together, Scarlet and Ally are combustible. It adds some lightning to this story.
Secondly, like his brothers, Ally loves big. Yet in this story, that love isn’t just towards his heroine. And quite frankly, Scarlet is worth his love. It’s what I love about all of the books in this series. The heroes never vacillate in their love for the heroine. Any angst in these stories comes with the storyline or a threat to the family (that is the most usual). In Oh Baby, what makes Ally special and elevated above the other heroes in the series is his love for his daughter. The moment of their meeting will twist your heart and wrench tears from your eyes. Vines crafts moments between him and his daughter that are palpable and heart-rending. He could very well allow others to raise her, but he takes on his responsibility like a mantle. And that struggle, his battle, beyond his adoration of Scarlet, is the best part of this book. You feel his anguish when he’s separated from his daughter, and you become angered when it is threatened. Vines’s words twist you up and make you feel Ally’s pain. As such, Ally’s “big love” is the center, the core, of this book.
Additionally, Ally’s journey, I think, is the most profound of the brothers. In my questions at the beginning of this review, we see his challenges. What is Ally’s purpose? How does he overcome his disability to provide stability for his daughter, for Scarlet? If Ally’s big love is the core of this book, his journey is the vessel to illustrate it. Vines’s articulation of Ally’s growth is central to understanding his story. The only other character competing for his level of growth is James (from the second book), but, honestly, I think Ally has him beat. And I love that. I appreciate that Vines gives us the most complicated character last, and it illustrates her growth as a storyteller. Finding his place in the McRae family and firmly rooting himself in adulthood is necessary for Ally, and this is done so well in Oh Baby.
I don’t want to be remiss in discussing Scarlet. Like Ally, she has undergone a drastic change from the first book of the series until now, having gone to college and begun pursuing her career. Yet, like Ally, she experiences changes that you don’t expect at the beginning. Watching her advocate vehemently for Ally is one of the highlights of their story. Together, they are magic, and it was bittersweet in the book’s finality.
Honestly, I finished this book a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been sitting on this review simply because I hate to see the Marry the Scots books end. Jolie Vines has hinted to the 2.0 version, the next generation. There is a part of me that hopes for it because I will miss this clan dearly. Yet, there is another part of me that needs to let them go, let them live their happily-ever-afters in my mind. Jolie Vines’s writing has grown so much from Storm the Castle until now with Oh Baby. Thanks to her masterful characterization and storytelling, along with her delicious heroes, she has brought a new voice to the world of romance. You really should read this series. It definitely won’t disappoint you.
Gorgeous model and playboy, Ally, has always been a little reckless, but he has still managed to responsibly ignore his sexy sister-in-law, Scarlet, despite her not so subtle interest over the years. That is until a chance meeting leads to a passionate kiss and everything between them changes.
When Ally receives news that he's fathered a child, his world is turned upside down. He's determined to do whatever it takes to gain custody and be the best father possible, and he wants Scarlet to be right there with him as part of his new family. But Scarlet is on the cusp of making all her business dreams come true, and that may require relocation overseas.
Will Ally be able to prove himself as a responsible caretaker? Will he win custody of his baby girl? And what will happen between Scarlet and Ally? Will she be forced to choose between dreams? Between business and love?
As a fan of the series, I couldn't wait to read Ally's story, and I was not at all disappointed! I loved Scarlet and Ally together. They were perfectly matched and made a great team as they fought to overcome many challenges. I also loved catching up with all the other characters in the series. The story was heartwarming, romantic, and super-steamy! A perfect ending to the Marry the Scot series!
*** I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC. ***
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The youngest of the McRae brothers, Alasdair McRae is Wasp's twin and this is his story. And boy, what a story it is! As we found out at the end of Wasp's book, Ally is a father. In Oh Baby, we follow him as he gets to know his daughter and falls in love with his sister-in-law, Mathilda's sister Scarlet. As always for the McRae's, nothing is ever that simple, and we follow the twists and turns as they build their relationship and fight to be a family.
I've had a soft spot for Scarlet ever since we met her way back in the first book, and her chemistry with Ally is both electric and believable, they are a great team. Seeing her all grown up and working happily alongside her father was so satisfying, and the connection she has with Ally's daughter is heartwarming.
Jolie packs so much into this story, I became totally absorbed and read it in one sitting - and I really didn't see the big twist coming, my jaw dropped! Catching up with the rest of the McRae clan was, as always, like catching up with old friends, and reaching the end of the book was bittersweet.
I can't wait to read Jolie's next series, which she has promised will involve more hot Scots!
I love to get lost in someone else’s story and I love it when authors can move me to tears. Jolie did just that with this book. At one point I was a blubbering wreck. The scene that got me right in the feels is such a beautiful, raw and honest depiction of a first meeting with a child. I wanted to reach into the pages and just hug the life out of the guy. There are only 3 books I’ve read in my life that made me cry real sobbing tears, so well done Jolie.
The world-building in this series is exceptional and I absolutely love, once again, the headstrong female lead in Scarlet. She is fabulous. She was only 14 when we first met her and I think we all knew when Ally was told to not to mess with that that’s exactly what was going to happen.
Scarlet is an absolute badass at points in this book and I was so glad she had Ally’s back. I would also like to say that I totally fell in love with Scarlet and Mathilda’s dad. What a sweetheart he turned out to be.
This book was a perfect end to this series and I’m so glad I found Jolie’s books. She is an absolute master of words and worlds and I can’t wait to read the next generation of McRae’s books now. x