Friday, November 18, 2016

The Red Scot (A Curvy Girls Club Novel Book 1) by Twyla Turner Review

What I enjoyed the most about The Red Scot is that Bradyn isn't the typical bad boy, overly dominant hero. Bradyn is a successful MMA fighter with all of the toughness and roughness that goes along with being a professional fighter. However, outside of the ring the insecurities that Bradyn struggled with in his past still has sway over how he interacts with women. Bradyn has figured out that he doesn't have to be smooth or even socially adept in order to attract women, he simply has to let the women come to him. The problem with that strategy is the type of women who are attracted to just the persona of The Red Scot aren't the type of women that Bradyn wants to have in his life permanently. But when Payton appears in his gym and isn't the type of woman who will boldly pursue him to save him the awkwardness of approaching her, he has to overcome his anxieties in order to get a chance at what he wants. 

Payton isn't at all interested in large and aggressive men, she goes out of her way in order to avoid them. Having survived a traumatic event in college, Payton is not inclined to drool over a successful MMA fighter who makes his living pounding his opponents into the ground. With the help of her group of well meaning and quirky friends Patyon gets the gentle nudge that she needs in order to take a chance on Bradyn. 

The story is well paced and although the romance moves pretty quickly it doesn't feel rushed. There is plenty of steaminess once Bradyn and Payton get past the fumbling around that is very nice! There is also a nicely done twist in the story that helped to wrap things up. This opening story does serve to set up the series with small peeks into the personalities and personal issues of each of Payton's group of friends. The glimpses into the lives of Payton's friends is done without taking the focus away from the main story. Turner gives just enough information about each of the other women to make me look forward to getting each of their stories down the line. 

In The Red Scot Twyla Turner delivers another enjoyable, straight forward romance. If you enjoy a hero with a sweeter side but who is still tough, protective, and sexy I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Red Scot and getting to know this gentle giant. 

Happy Reading!

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

If after reading The Red Scot, you are looking for more to read this weekend, check out Turner's Amazon page and grab a few of her back list titles. I highly recommend the Damaged Souls series as well. I haven't done a review on them, but it's an enjoyable romance series. Not only is it a good series, but book one, Scarred is FREE. Go grab yourself a copy! 

Happy Reading!

Bradyn 'The Red Scot' MacTavish is the best heavyweight MMA fighter in the world, despite his humble beginnings as the fat kid growing up. A tragedy that befell his life changed him and made sure that he never felt helpless again. He spent years making a name for himself in the octagon as an alpha beast, but when it comes to the ladies he is a fumbling mess. Always feeling like the unpopular kid. The day that Payton Bailey walks into his gym changes everything.

When it comes to men, Payton is as clueless as she is with social cues. She prefers to stick with what she knows: Sci-Fi, comic books, video games and web design. After a heartbreaking incident her freshman year of college, she was never able to look at big muscular men the same way again. So imagine her surprise and absolute fright when she catches the eye of the massive, hulking MMA fighter, who she secretly nicknames The Red Giant.

The computer geek has done her best to avoid, ignore, and even maim Bradyn, but the stubborn Scot has no intentions of letting the skittish lass slip through his fingers. And with the help of her three friends, he just might win the fight of his life.

The Red Scot is the charming standalone novel and Book 1 of the Curvy Girls Club Series. A series about four inseparable best friends and their individual journeys to each find their Happily Ever After. 

About the Author

I was born and raised in Joliet, IL. I wrote my first story in the 3rd grade and fell in love with creating my own world. But throughout the years I have lacked the discipline to actually sit down and write. Even with a minor in Creative Writing (which should have been my major). 

I have been a avid romance novel reader since Jr. High and have read hundreds. I have lived in Chicago, Japan, California and now reside in Arizona. And I wanted nothing more than to combine my love of romance, writing and traveling and put them in a book. 

So one day out of the blue while in the middle of reading another book, the story that I had started months ago kept bombarding my every thought. Until I couldn't even continue to read the book I was in the middle of. I put down my Nook and picked up my laptop and about fifteen days later, I had finished my first draft of my manuscript. It was the most exhilarating moment of my life. To know that I finally did it. That I finally finished something that I had started. And now I'm and AUTHOR and PUBLISHER! I never would have thought that was possible three months ago. I just hope that everyone that picks up any of the books I write from here on out, enjoy them as much as I did writing them.

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