When a resourceful English lady and a hot-blooded Highlander join forces to trick a scoundrel, every rule will be broken!
Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor―and herself.
Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and women’s’ hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he’ll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family’s inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he’ll teach her everything about wagering…and win back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden―but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda’s love is a game he can’t afford to lose.
Titles in The Wild Wicked Highlanders series include – It’s Getting Scot in Here – Scot Under the Covers –
Title: Scot Under the Covers
Series: The Wild Wicked Highlanders #2
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: January 28, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4 stars
Scot Under the Covers is the second title in The Wild Wicked Highlanders series, and what a delightful romance it turned out to be. Aden and Miranda are a most unlikely couple on the surface – after all, she tosses her hatred of gamblers in his face upon their first meeting (even though her brother is now among that group). Yet there is a flash there, unexpected but still felt as they go about making their own unique deal between them, facing down a blackmailer and maybe falling in love (definite lust) along the way.
I’ve liked the MacTaggert brothers so far, their mother, well, I keep waiting for another shoe to fall to explain how she could have left her boys behind and could now manipulate them as she is and I haven’t seen a clue as to a reasonable explanation. Maybe I just want there to be a reason for a woman to be a shrew to her own sons but the series isn’t over yet so time will tell on that front.
I’ll also be frank and say I don’t like Aden’s sister, Eloise’s betrothed. Some may call him weak but you do not sell your sister to save yourself which is basically what he’s done even if that action was not uncommon for the time. So, no, Matthew is not my favorite person here. Maybe he’ll redeem himself in my eyes over time, maybe not, we’ll see how events play out.
Miranda and Aden are sizzling together in so many different ways. I liked them together and individually. Miranda is facing a dreadful future yet she’s not going down without a fight. She has a plan and this gambler is going to help her or else. Aden can help but he’s discovering that Miranda’s safety and happiness are mattering more than he first expected. When this Scot falls he falls hard and he’ll do everything within his power to free Miranda from this tangle – and then show her what love is supposed to be… with him.
You’ll find a villain most loathsome, a family that will exasperate you one moment and draws you close the next, two unlikely people falling in love in the middle of danger and a romance that will keep you flipping pages until the end. I had such a good time with Scot Under the Covers, and if you love a good Historical Romance full of action, tensions, and sizzle then you’ll want to pick this one up soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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