Hit Me With Your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch
Series: Wild Wicked Highlanders #3
Also in this series: It's Getting Scot in Here
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
Genres: Historical Romance
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The MacTaggert brothers have one task:Find English brides or lose their land!
Coll MacTaggert, Viscount Glendarril, is a big, brawny Highlander who doesn’t like being told what to do—not even by his exasperated English mother who is determined to see her eldest son wedded and bedded. However, when he comes to the rescue of an irresistibly beautiful woman, Coll discovers that he may have found his perfect match…
The challenge isn’t that Persephone Jones is famous, wealthy, independent, and smarter than anyone he knows. The problem is that she is not interested in marrying any man---especially not a hot-headed Scot—even if he is the only man who seems to understand who she really is even when she’s not sure herself. When Coll learns that Persephone is actually a lady-in-hiding and someone is willing to kill her for what she stands to inherit…Well, Coll has never been one to turn down a fight. When hearts are involved, nothing comes between a Highlander and his lady.
Coll McTaggert is trying to escape his mother’s matchmaking, once again, at the theatre. He escapes backstage after greasing the doorman’s palm. There he witnesses the amazing Persephone Jones. The couple of times he’d been to the theatre he’s been running away from his mother so had never seen a production. Viewing it from the side stage gave him an interesting view of the woman he can’t take his eyes off.
Coll soon finds out that she’s “spoken for” but when he finds that she’s not as spoken for as the gentleman made it seem, Coll comes to the rescue. He then devises a plan to protect her from her many admirers and keep his mother off of his back by telling her that he’s engaged to an actress. Oh, the horror!
What starts off as just a bit of a jest ends up turning to true protection when Coll and Persie find out that someone’s trying to kill her. Not only do they have to find a killer but Coll has to figure out what his true feelings for Persie are the more time they spend together.
Ms. Enoch did not disappoint in this book. I have to admit that throughout the series I wasn’t a huge fan of Colls. I mean, I get why he’s so upset. He’s being forced into marriage in order to save his people, which might be fine if it didn’t have to be an Englishwoman! That’s the part that sticks in his craw. Maybe if it was a Scottish woman he would be slightly less antagonistic, but probably not. Lol Despite the fact that he wasn’t my favorite McTaggert, I liked this story a lot.
Persie and Coll were great together and their story was intriguing. Their relationship and the mystery of who was trying to kill Persie kept me turning pages. Top that with Coll’s mother’s reaction to Coll and an actress? Fireworks. 😊
In the end I was quite happy with how the story turned out and I had a very enjoyable time reading it.
Rating 4 out of 5