I don’t know about you, but I like visual aids when I’m reading a steamy romance novel, especially those set in eighteenth century Scottish Highlands, like my Highland Grooms series. Lucky for me, there is a pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/bardeli/men-in-kilts/ with more than a thousand images of men in kilts: Regular Joes, Hollywood actors, and Highland gamers. And, personally, I really appreciate that the site includes historical fashion plates that demonstrate the evolution of the kilt over time, from its all-purpose utilitarian function—a blanket, a garment, a cloak, and shelter—to the sleeker and perhaps sexier kilts of today.
Let’s be honest, men in kilts are seductive. But if you scroll through the pinterest page, or Google kilt wearers, you might notice something—that some men who ought to be kilts aren’t anywhere to be seen. Here a few I think we’d all like to see in a kilt:
Prince William or Prince Harry, we’ve seen you in polo garb, in military uniforms, and in sleek tuxedos, but we never see you in a kilt! Your father is famous for wearing them…oh wait, we think we get it. You’re sort of starting to look like your dad already, and you’re not happy about it. Hey, we all get that. But just once, could one or both of you put on a kilt?
Idris Elba, you’re badass. We’ve seen you in futuristic military gear, gangsta clothes, and smart suits. Do you know how good you’d look in a kilt? They are a lot easier to put on and wear than this get up. Just try it. Do it for humanity.
Lance Gross, same goes for you. We’re not knocking a man in a suit, and dude, you wear it well. But we’d like a little historical romance eye candy from you, please.
Javier Bardem, you have the perfect swagger to pull of a kilt, did you know that? You were in Skyfall! You could have picked one up while you were filming! I’m just going to say what the rest of us are thinking: You should have been more considerate of the rest of us and picked one up and put it on. Am I right, ladies?
Chris Pratt, why not? Doesn’t a kilt look a lot more comfortable than all that leather you wore in Guardians of the Galaxy? We think it does. And we know you’ve got the legs for it, because we’ve seen you in shorts. Do it for us!
Who would you like to see in a kilt?
A young widow puts her sexy suitors to the test in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s scintillating return to the idyllic Scottish Highlands.
Widowed and forced to remarry in three years’ time or forfeit her son’s inheritance, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chatwick, has plenty of suitors vying for her hand and her fortune. But a letter from a long-lost love sends Daisy and her young son to her Scottish Highland estate to buy time for his return. Along the way she encounters the powerful Cailean Mackenzie, laird of Arrandale and a notorious smuggler, and she is utterly and unwillingly bewitched.
Cailean has no use for any Sassenach in his glen. But Daisy’s brazen, flirtatious nature and alluring beauty intrigue him. When her first love appears unexpectedly at her estate, Cailean knows that a passionate woman like Daisy cannot marry this man. And to prevent the union, Cailean must put his own life at risk to win her heart.
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