It's Getting Scot in Here
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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...
Enjoyable book with some amazing characters
An enjoyable first read by Suzanne Enoch, even if “It’s Getting Scot in Here” is a fairly modern title for a novel that takes in place in 19th century England.
Niall MacTaggert of Scottish clan Ross is the youngest of three sons on their way to England to save their home. To do so, they must wed three English women of their mother’s choosing. A mother who, after not being able to stand the Highlands or the man she married, returned to England with her newborn daughter, leaving her three sons in the hands of their father. Now that their youngest sister is engaged, they themselves must wed.
Amelia-Rose Baxter is the only daughter of a society climbing mother who only wants a title man for her daughter. Amelia-Rose is promised to the eldest MacTaggert, a Lord, who promptly abandons her during their first meeting at the theatre. Niall steps up and through the initial phases of this relationship, stands in for his brother. As the days go by, he comes to realize his feelings for Amelia-Rose aren’t sisterly and he has no desire to see the couple wed.
This was a great story with a fair amount of conflict. There were characters I despised and those I loved. I can’t wait to see who’s up next!
I was gifted this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
So very good
Amelia-Rose Baxter has had 4 offers of marriage but her sharp wit and even sharper tongue has sent them all running. Her parents want a title for her and so they betroth her to Coll MacTaggart, Viscount Glendarril a Highlander barbarian.
Coll, Aden and Niall MacTaggert are summoned to London by their mother. The deal she made with their father 17 years ago has come to term and they must now marry and to English women at that or they will lose the funding for their beloved home Aldriss.
Coll is angry that because of his title he has no choice of who he will marry and he treats Amelia-Rose horribly. Niall steps in to smooth Coll’s path and convince Amelia-Rose that he is a good man and needs time to come to terms with the marriage. Niall continues to fill in for the missing Coll, Amelia-Rose is no dummy and see through Niall’s charade and will use it to suit her. The more time they spend together they’re friendship and attraction grows. With Niall Amelia-Rose can be herself, she does not have to be the prim and proper women her mother demands. Niall sees Amelia-Rose as the lass for him and he will do what he needs to to get her.
Niall has no title and her parents will not accept anyone with out one. Everything is slipping from their grasp, Niall just might be to late.
I love Suzanne Enoch’s writing and her Highlanders are some of the best I’ve read.
Historical Romance done right!
I received a complimentary advance readers copy of this title via Netgalley from the publisher. All comments/opinions are my own.
It’s Getting Scot in Here is everything I hope for when I read a historical romance. A healthy dose of family drama, scheming, a sassy heroine, and a swoon worthy hero.
Amelia-Rose is a bit of a square peg her parents try jamming into a round hole. She’s bright. She is quick with as snappy comeback. God forbid she’s opinionated and enjoys reading. After living her life constantly being hushed and told to be “proper”, she meets the brother of the seemingly boorish Highlander her parents have engaged her to. Those two have zero chemistry and after a handful of moments are enemies. Then, enter Niall. Oh sweet, sweet Niall. 🔥 Finally, her heart is telling her this is a man that will appreciate her true self. The down side, her shrew of a mother has other plans...
I loved how the story unfolds with the lead characters developing a friendship. The banter between these covers an underlying simmering tension they don’t immediately acknowledge. Toss in laugh out loud sibling antics and a family reunited and this a book I am in love with.
I have long been a fan of Suzanne Enoch’s writing. As this is the first in the series, I imagine it will only get better from here. I am so excited for the coming books highlighting Niall’s brothers Happily Ever After moments sprinkled with Scottish brogue.