Getting Hot With the Scot

“Fun, smart, and supersexy; a great debut from a writer to watch.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“A fizzy, engrossing new voice…Johnson has crafted a romp with plenty of heart and just the right amount of bite, making her an instant essential addition to the exploding collection of rom-coms on shelves right now.”

-Entertainment Weekly

“The lovemaking scenes are electric, but the most revealing moments are outside of bed when Logan and Cassie are laughing with their friends and families. This enjoyable tale gently pokes fun at romance clichés while giving romance readers what they’re looking for.”

-Publisher’s Weekly

“An enthralling fling from a notable new voice in romance. “


“A super sexy, fun, and flirty debut contemporary romance!

-Fresh Fiction

“This fluffy romance morphs into a heartfelt story with deeper issues that grounds it and sets it above the rest of the pack while still sparking with fun. “

-Adrian of Omnivoracious (Amazon’s Best Romances of May)

“This book had everything you hope to get from a romance: steamy sex scenes with the right amount of humor, flirtation and banter, emotions and feelings deeper and more complex than just lust.”

-Renee of Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins’ Largest Indie Bookstore

“Sweet, funny, sexy AF, and just a wonderful all around read, Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson is a fabulous first time novel and sets the bar high for other up and coming rom-com writers. A definite must read!”

-Chris of a Midlife Wife

” I haven’t laughed this hard in a LOOOOONNNNGGG time! There were parts that I was afraid I would choke on the drink I was drinking or worse spit it out all over the person seated next to me. The laughs were just one part that made this book a great read, the chemistry between Logan and Cassie was the other. These two couldn’t keep their hands off one another, and honestly with a man in a kilt who could blame Cassie.”

-Nadine’s Obsessed with Books

“Ms. Johnson wrote a wonderful and amazing tale that was emotional, and moving, filled with sexual chemistry, wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters that is must read. I totally loved this story about Cassie and Logan finding their true and forever love.”

-Eileen of Lorelei’s Lit Lair

Melonie Johnson writes greatly developed characters and a story that is very relatable, especially in this age of dating. The story is full of chuckles and can be devoured in one sitting if real life doesn’t come knocking.”

-Kris and Vic Book Therapy Cafe

“The first chapter basically sucked me in. It was just so good. The ending of that chapter made me excited. It promised fun. And it delivered, big time!”

-Slovenian Bookworm

“American Girl meets Man in a Kilt! This formula is one of my favorite plots and this book did not disappoint…funny with captivating characters!”

-Loreal’s Books

“This was a fun, instantly engaging romantic comedy. The characters were hilarious and exactly the type of friends I would want to go on a vacation with!”

-Books, Books, and More Books

“Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson is hilarious, heartfelt, and sexy as sin. ”

-Urban Book Reviews

“Getting Hot with the Scot is a swoon-worthy love story that is full of passion, emotional upheaval, and adorable characters with witty dialogue and a hot sizzling romance making this the perfect beach read.”

-Lovely Loveday

“The premise is fun, the opening chapter is hysterical, and the story flows quick and easy. The author did a fantastic job of making this reader feel like she was in the middle of the fun and didn’t want it to end. ”

-Fireflies and Free Kicks Fiction Reviews

“A perfect summer read full of fun characters, romance and hot sex.”

-Red Carpet Crash

“…when I was only 60 % through Getting Hot with the Scot I had already pre-ordered physical copies of not only this book, but the next two books in the Sometimes In Love series. I don’t normally feel that strongly about a book, so you know it’s good!”

-It’s Just Me, Ashley

Getting Hot with the Scot is one romance that you will not want to miss plus it has a great group of gals who are as endearing as they are entertaining, definitely a book to add to your summer reads list!”

-The Genre Minx Book Reviews

“This book had me laughing out loud and my husband wondering what could possibly be so funny.  I never know what to expect with romance novels but this one hit all of my buttons – humor, romance, sexy scenes, and a myriad of emotions.”

Storeybook Reviews

“It was impossible not to fall for this couple and root for them every step of the way. Getting Hot With the Scot is witty and charming as well as sexy and smart. I thoroughly enjoyed it!”

-Musings of a Bookish Kitty

“A beautifully well-written and heartfelt romcom with characters that will steal your hearts, Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson was a fantastic read until the last page. It was humorous, exciting, steamy, and sweet. “

-Karen C (Netgalley Reviewer)

“While the romance starts as a holiday fling (complete with wall sex), it evolves into a relationship that I believe can go the distance. Not just because they want to screw each others’ brains out, but because they can laugh together and seem to be genuine friends. The whole thing is charming, and I look forward to reading the next two. “

-Love in Panels

” I love books with strong female friendships, and Melonie Johnson delivers that in the Sometimes in Love series. These women clearly care a lot about each other, and it’s empowering.”

-Elley the Book Otter

“All of the characters are well thought out, relatable and endearing, and I easily, eagerly devoured this book in one evening. I wholeheartedly recommend this heartfelt, humorous read, and I can’t wait for the next book in this series!” 

-Book Addict Romance

“I knew I was in for a treat when the first sentence already had me smirking. I believe I read most of the book while sporting a delighted smile. This lively tale was brimming with irreverent humor, sassy banter, and clever wit.”

-Books and Bindings

“Laugh out loud Funny. A light read, “Getting Hot with the Scot” showcases Melonie Johnson’s lovable sense of humor. The main characters and those in the supporting roles interchangeably played comedian and straight man to each other. It’s non-stop laughter except of course for the dramatic parts.”


“As bright as a sunny day, this love story has passion, emotional upheaval and two adorable characters who just can’t seem to get on the same page when it comes to love. Witty dialogue, clever clichés, sizzling, enthusiastic dances between the sheets, grab a beach chair and fall in love with love!”

-Tome Tender Book Blog

“Emotional, witty, and enjoyable from beginning to end, GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT by Melonie Johnson was everything I wanted it to be and more. The characters are likeable and I enjoyed getting to know them, and the settings are brought to life in a fun way which really worked for me. There is drama, friendship, and love nestled among these pages and I highly recommend this book to all romance fans.”

-Books of all Kinds

Getting Hot with the Scot was a fun book! I loved Cassie and her girlfriends, and Logan’s friend Theo. The author did a great job with the chemistry between Cassie and Logan and it was believable to readers. I loved how their relationship really grew from lust at first to love.”

-2014 and Beyond

“Getting Hot with the Scot is a fun read that grabbed my attention from the first chapter! Hilarious moments, fun banter, a great group of girlfriends and one hot scot made this story such an amazing read! Cassie and Logan had sparks from the first moment they met and the wild attraction carried throughout the book and took me on a grand romantic adventure! I truly enjoyed it and recommend this book!”

-Sultry Sirens

Getting Hot with the Scot is an entertaining romance with a lovely cast of characters and endearing friendships. Fans of contemporary romance novels will enjoy this first release in Melonie Johnson’s Sometimes in Love series. “

-Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson is contemporary romance with a sexy edge that melts concepts of romantic lit and erotica into a very unique cocktail. A comfortable, easy going modern romance that could hit you in all the right spots. Fun characters with a teeming helping of cute dialogue will satisfy readers looking for a good time with some unique European backgrounds.”

-TEHBEN’s Book Club

” This is the first book in a brand new series and I’m absolutely hooked.  The chemistry between these two characters was amazing and I wanted so desperately for things to work out between the two.  This was a hot, steamy romance with wonderful laugh-out-loud moments which shouldn’t be missed.  I can’t wait to see which of her friends finds their happy ending next. “

-Moonlight Rendezvous

Smitten by the Brit

“The sophomore effort from Johnson may be even better than her exceptional debut, and her navigation of betrayal, heartbreak, noblesse oblige, family pressure, disappointment, and the healing power of love add up to another terrific read. Along with the snappy dialogue, sizzling emotional and sexual tension (with a couple of very hot sex scenes), and full-blooded characters, Johnson weaves in references to art, literature, music, and other cultural touchstones that add depth and authenticity to the tale. Another delightful winner from an author on the rise.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“Rollicking fun… This irreverent tale turns several romance tropes on their heads while still delivering that sweet fairy tale ending that readers look for. ”

Publishers Weekly

“Bonnie and Theo are kind, smart, and oh-so-deserving of each other. Their love is sure to melt hearts; the chemistry is titillating; fun literary references add to the charm; and well-drawn secondary characters create additional depth and humor. Readers will be entirely smitten.”

-Booklist (Starred Review)

“Aglow with sparks of attraction and a smashing romance…
SMITTEN BY THE BRIT is powerfully romantic and temptingly refreshing like a Long Island iced tea in the summer time!”

Romance Junkies

“The second book in the delightful Sometimes in Love series, SMITTEN BY THE BRIT is yet another refreshing romance from rising star author Melonie Johnson. Between the obvious love for Chicago and the UK, as well as Bonnie’s penchant for quoting Shakespeare and Austen in regular conversation, along with an actual duke for a hero, this book has so much going for it. “

-Fresh Fiction

“Full of charm and romance.”

-Woman’s World Magazine

“So if you want to curl up and read a book which promises HEA with a superb connection between the characters this is a book worth picking up. And this author has been added to the list of my favourite Romance Contemporary / Steamy authors list!!”

-Somya Sahni of Bookaholic Meets Finance Aficionado

“Don’t even get me started on the dashing and chivalrous Theo. Just kidding, I definitely want to talk about one of my new book boyfriends. YES, this book is THAT AWESOME. I already preordered my physical copy, because I need to hold this piece of heaven in my hands.”

-I Read Ergo Sum

If you love Regency romances, SMITTEN BY THE BRIT is its 21st century equivalent. A fun read with some British dry wit humor. You will find Theo and his family fascinating. And most of all, you will fall in love with Theo and Bonnie who against all odds find their way to their happily ever after.


“Theo is worth the leap of faith!  And, speaking of the the sexy Brit, I loved that he was a perfect gentleman, so caring and charismatic.  He’s everything a girl wants in her dream man.  And, the fact that he ultimately knew his heart belonged to Bonnie had me swooning!”

-Ana of The Book Hookup

“The strong interactions between the five friends and the life decisions to be made between Bonnie and Theo are engaging enough to make this an excellent read. There is plenty of story line along with the steam, to make this one of my top reads this year. Find a place on your shelf for this one.

-My Bag of Books

“I absolutely adored SMITTEN BY THE BRIT. The characters were real and flawed with relateable hangups and frustrations. I loved the humor, chemistry and the friendships. This is the kind of story that you will be able to devour in a single sitting and that leave you with a smile on your face.”

-Once Upon a Book Blog

“I liked Bonnie and Theo immensely and their story was quite wonderful.  Between their general attitudes and tendencies and the constant literary references, I, like Bonnie was quite smitten and more than ready for book three. “

-Rolo Polo Book Blog

“The relationship between Bonnie and Theo just seems so natural. The chemistry is exploding off the pages.”

-Book, Line, & Sinker

“This is the second book in Johnson’s new Sometimes in Love series and I have to tell you I’m really enjoying this series so far. The two books I’ve read so far have been well-written with characters you want to know more about.  Up this time it’s Bonnie’s and Theo’s turn. These two are so cute and fun together and you really enjoy their ride. “

-Romancing the Readers

“This was a fun, sexy read and I highly recommend it.”

-Stacy Alesi’s BookBitch

“If you were a fan of GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT, well there is more! Bonnie and Theo. I love Bonnie and her Austen obsession. And Theo is such a gentleman and determined to do the right thing. But you know what they say about good intentions.”

-Pirate Patty Reviews

“SMITTEN BY THE BRIT was a sweet tender romance written well by Melonie Johnson. If you love contemporary romance, with a flair that is similar to historical romances, I suggest you read this fun enjoyable book. “

-The Reading Cafe

“I was drawn to Bonnie’s quirky personality. I did like Theo’s manners but he got a big slap for “disappearing” on her for a few weeks. But like any fairytale we get to see a change of heart and a big HEA for everyone. Overall it was quite enjoyable read.”


” I liked the friendships that were exhibited between the characters in this story and I definitely loved the positive female relationships between Bonnie and her pals. They had me cracking up and getting all misty eyed at different intervals. Without a doubt, I felt for Bonnie’s situation in this story but I liked that she was able to move on from her pain and allow herself an opportunity at happiness.”

-The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Once Upon a Bad Boy

“The third book in the Sometimes In Love series is a slam dunk, tantalizing romance. ONCE UPON A BAD BOY is a sexy cocktail of vulnerability and strength. Just like a tequila sunrise with style!”

Romance Junkies

“ONCE UPON A BAD BOY is both a heart-breaking and heart-warming story readers will enjoy. “ (A Perfect 10)

-Romance Reviews Today

” This was my first Melonie Johnson book, and *cue dramatic voice*: it won’t be my last. It was hot and passionate. It was a celebration of female friendship, with friends who support one another and also tease, which rang authentic to me. And Johnson is a skilled writer, thoughtfully rendering the evolution of Sadie and Bo’s relationship (and beautifully showing how their feelings were/are possible of existing over a period of time, despite their years apart) and writing thrilling stunt scenes that are exciting and cinematic.”

-The Naptime Writer

“Johnson is an awesome story teller and knows how to write the sexy reads we love. Overall, this book is perfect for anyone that loves the second chance romance storyline. Sweet, hot, and dreamy!”

-A Midlife Wife

“Sadie and Bo are by far my favorite series couple and it has everything to do with their shared past (aaaw, second chance romance!) and they’re deliciously naughty, naughty bits!!  I love past meets present books and this book certainly satisfied that love. ”

-Rolo Polo Book Blog