Gayle Callen’s The Groom Wore Plaid was unexceptionally sweet for a romance, but the paranormal theme was thrown into the story more for spice, rather than for the meat of the tale. The lack of paranormal was unfortunate because I rather like paranormal stories myself. Besides the story being rather sweet, the main character, Owen, is a very decent person and Maggie is a very nice young woman who is a little predictable at times during the development of the story. Many things happen around the main premise of the plot, revolving around a wedding, like relatives engaging in shenanigans, etc. I found that the story itself didn’t have what I was looking for to find it particularly exciting, nor did I find elements of the plot to be particularly surprising. It made for a story that was much more comforting and safe. The words that come to my mind about The Groom Wore Plaid are: solid, hearty, and reliable.
The Groom Wore Plaid was good entertainment for an afternoon, but I don't know that I would seek out any other books by this author. I'm rather unlikely to reread this, even though I do recommend the novel, I do so with reservations.
Falling in love means tempting fate in this passionate new novel in USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen's Highland Weddings series
Maggie McCallum's dreams about her new fiancé aren't the romantic sort. It's not just that she was bartered to Owen Duff like a piece of property to end a clan feud. She's also haunted by premonitions of his death on their upcoming wedding day. Yet the exasperating Highlander won't let her call it off, even though his life and his clan are both in jeopardy.
Owen has wanted Maggie in his bed since he first glimpsed her years ago. If their union restores peace between their clans, so much the better. But while lusting after another chief's sister had its risks, growing to trust Maggie is far more dangerous. Owen is falling deeply in love with the one woman he cannot hope to claim . . . and survive.