Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Great Scot! Highland Flings are all the Rage
What could be sexier than say, Russell Crowe and George Clooney wanting to fulfill your every desire? Russell Crowe and George Clooney in kilts sporting mucho attitude. With tongue firmly planted in (get your mind out of the gutter!) cheek, The Scotsman reports on the recent American craze for romance novels set in Scotland featuring hunks in kilts. Huh? "Books with covers showing brooding, muscular, kilted heroes gazing out over the hills and glens are topping the best-seller lists," they report. The craze started after the release of Braveheart, Mel Gibson's Scottish historical epic, which sparked an interest in Scottish history and more to the point, Scots in kilts. "This year’s publishing sensation is the racy plaid-ripper, where the men are smouldering Scots, the countryside is wild and rugged and the women are all a-quiver." As one online fan of the Scottish romances says, "Just the thought of trying to tame one makes me feel weak at the knees." Clearly, plaid-clad lads are rad. Who knew?

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