IT’S GETTING SCOT IN HERE by Suzanne Enoch
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Release Date: February 26th 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
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…
I am simply hooked on this new series by Suzanne Enoch! It is a little bit of a different spin to the highlander historical romances that I usually go for. Biggest difference is that rough and rugged Highlander are forced into courting and marrying english brides in London. This made for a hilarious book to read as three highlanders rebel against their British mother. If you are wondering why I am making this distinction it is because it is a pretty important to the story plot. The story is told in multiple POV with focus on the two main characters. Also be prepared for not a lot of dialogue, however it does work with the story very well in my opinion!
The MacTaggert brothers are in a bind because in order to preserve their beloved childhood home where they were raised by their father while their mother was back in London with their youngest sisters, they must appease their estranged mother and marry an English bride. Therefore they find themselves being primped and primed for society ladies during the very social Season in London. Their tribulations in adjusting to their new circumstances while throwing in that stubborn rebellion with a healthy side of theatrics to the whole situation was entertaining to read. Their whole bull in a china shop and prankster approach to coping with the situation at hand made me constantly chuckle.
Amelia-Rose or better knows as Amy is a perfect tool for her parents to gain a title to go along with their money. Poor Amy finds herself engaged to be wed to a brute eldest MacTaggert brother. A relationship that can only be described as water and oil mixing together. However, it is the youngest brother, Niall, the one who is constantly playing the mediator and buffer that she starts to develop feelings for. Niall is the one with the perfect words, even if they are brute highlander words. The one who understands her and listens to her wants.
There is a whole lot of drama and action that resolves from Niall interfering in the arrangement. However, I can’t even fault him for it because he is the one deserving of this HEA. An HEA that is not easily reached as there are many obstacles they must maneuver through, mainly getting over their prejudices, traditions, and parents’ wishes.
The start of this series is all about emotions and angst. I felt so many things in regard to MacTaggert brothers and even what their mother forced on them. This is a new to me author but now that she has wowed me I am a forever follower.