Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Sami Ames is off to discover her Scottish roots, the ones that she never even knew she had. Turns out she has relatives over in Scotland, and they need a little help sprucing up the MacKensie Manor so they can turn it into a tourist attraction.
After several long, tedious hours on the plane with her snoring mother by her side, Sami arrives in Scotland, but the first night isn't as great as she thought it would be. Sami and her mother will be living in a cottage near the manor for 30 days -- and the cottage isn't as up-to-date as she thought it would be. With no shower, no stove, and no electricity, these are going to be the longest days of Sami's life.
Once she visits the actual manor, Sami is pretty impressed with the infinite rooms it contains, and would rather stay there than in the cottage. As Sami continues to help out with the renovations, she begins to see some of the chores and responsibilities that others have to take on that she never needed to do.
Aside from meeting her weird cousin, Fiona, and a ghost (which, surprisingly, are not all that rare in Scotland), Sami befriends a very cute Scottish boy, Adan McClintogg. Even though he is very charming, his last name doesn't help him out -- his family isn't on good terms with Sami's family. All Sami needs to do is make both families come to terms with one another, but it isn't so easy to forgive and forget.
Narrated through journal entries, Sami's adventure in Scotland aren't just hilarious but also charming and very adorable. With well-developed characters that all have a mind of their own, readers will be happy to witness not just one, but two love stories in the making. HOT SCOTS, CASTLES, AND KILTS is a vacation you will never forget.