Title: It’s Getting Scot in Here The Wild Wicked Highlanders Book 1
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Genre: Historical Romance (Scottish)
Pages: 352 Published by: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Published Date: February 26, 2019
The first in a wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch!
“It’s time to fall in love with Suzanne Enoch.” — Lisa Kleypas
London socialite Amelia-Rose Baxter is nobody’s fool. Her parents may want her to catch a title, but she will never change who she is for the promise of marriage. Her husband will be a man who can appreciate her sharp mind as well as her body. A sophisticated man who loves life in London. A man who considers her his equal—and won’t try to tame her wild heart…
IN THE HIGHLANDS
Rough, rugged Highlander Niall MacTaggert and his brothers know the rules: the eldest must marry or lose the ancestral estate, period. But Niall’s eldest brother just isn’t interested in the lady his mother selected. Is it because Amelia-Rose is just too. . . Free-spirited? Yes. Brazen? Aye. Surely Niall can find a way to soften up the whip-smart lass and make her the perfect match for his brother for the sake of the family.
JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT HOTTER.
Instead it’s Niall who tempts Amelia-Rose, despite her reservations about barbarian Highlanders. Niall finds the lass nigh irresistible as well, but he won’t make the mistake his father did in marrying an Englishwoman who doesn’t like the Highlands. Does he have what it takes to win her heart? There is only one way to find out…
My Review: I quickly got the lay of the land with Agnus’s three sons. He had taught them well. Anything England had to offer had no value, including their mother, Francesca. But the die had been cast, an agreement made 17 years ago could not be ignored. To do so, their very home in the Highlands would be in peril—a home they loved with everything the MacTaggerts held dear.
In belligerent moods, they enter London, meet their sire and continue acting the ruffians. By their efforts, they hope to goad Francesca into giving up her claim let them return home unwed and happy. They were firm. They would not marry an English lass, who was not but a milksop.
Coll, the older lad and heir to the lairdship was the most demonstrative—he’s a fighter first, thinks second. His head was the first to roll. He would choose when and who he wants to marry, if at all, on his own time. Coll doesn’t want a marriage in the true sense of the word. Marry the woman, leave her in English and trot back to the Highlands. However, Francesca has chosen for him, Amelia-Rose, a woman who has spirit, someone she feels could have a fighting chance with Coll.
Francesca’s parents wanted her to marry a title—they would choose. Hence, she is very much in the same predicament as the Highlanders. Francesca wants to please her parents, but she can’t be other than what she is. She’s an intelligent, quick-witted woman who lives in a society where these traits are ill looked upon, by the English and by her betrothed, Coll. Should she accept her fate?
Not all the brothers are made of the same cloth. Niall, the more sensitive, the negotiator in the family, does his best to keep peace, trying to keep his brothers in line so they retain their Highland property, to placate Francesca as much as he could stomach, and to keep Coll’s betrothal from saying she wants no part of this marriage.
Along with her sharp tongue and speaking her mind, he discovers Amelia is interesting, intriguing, has backbone, and his humorous.
The story plot is sound, the characters are engaging, with some very fun scenes. Of course, I gravitated to Niall. He is the charmer of the group and appears to look out for those he loves.
The dialogue is nicely paced. Francesca and Elinor are English through and through and their vocabulary and mannerism match the London setting. The three lads are completely out of place in London. They are angry and it is apparent in their manner and dialogue. They know it and don’t care. Of course, this makes a good read and I snicker reading many a scene.
Bottom Line: If you like your reads with men and women who know what they want and set out to do it, society be damned, you will enjoy the story. These Highlander lads show promise. They are growing on me as they are for Francesca. But the question remains: Can all three sons find an English wife? And will they find themselves happy?
Buy-Book link: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250296375
A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list. When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
Some of Suzanne’s books include Barefoot In The Dark, Its Getting Scot in Here, Lady Whistledown Strikes Back and The Legend of Nimway Hall.
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