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.
Title: Hit Me with Your Best Scot
Series: The Wild Wicked Highlanders #3
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: February 9, 2021
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4 stars
Hit Me with Your Best Scot brings The Wild Wicked Highlanders series to a close, and for me, the best was saved for the last – Coll. Brash, Huge, No-Nonsense, Coll. While he certainly isn’t the easiest of the brothers to love, this particular Scot grabbed my attention early on in the series for I wanted to get through the layers to the man behind the brashness. Persephone and Coll caught the pages on fire with not only their sizzling chemistry but with their banter, almost as equals that for the time period is not the norm, which couldn’t hide the attraction between them.
Persephone is the type of historical romance heroine I enjoy the most. She’s used her talents to make the most of her situation, she’s basically hiding in plain sight. While she may be independent, stubborn, and convinced that marriage is something she will never willingly enter into, especially when there is danger around her – she’s going to discover that coming up against an equally stubborn Scot is a challenge she is ready for. For me, Coll and Persephone complemented each other in their personalities, their outlook on life, and family. Coll may have been annoyed at his mother’s actions, her demands that her sons marry under unique circumstances, but his brothers have found good women to love and find happiness with. He was still floundering in the find a titled lady to marry part of this trip to London for none interested him beyond the need for a wife, most were afraid of his size and manner, and in the end Persephone not only would be able to find him the perfect match – she was, in fact, the perfect wife for him. Now to get past that pesty danger part, and convince his lady that at his side (not the stage) was where her happiness lies.
Hit Me with Your Best Scot is full of family interactions, odd at times, caring, loving at others. There is definitely danger here, secrets to be brought into the light, and two people who need to give up their stubborn ways and find the happiness they both deserve. I hope to run into all of these characters again at some point, perhaps as secondary characters in a future series for I don’t really want to let them go. I had fun with this series, and if you enjoy a steamy romance full of action, danger, and finding that one right person to love for a lifetime then you’d feel right at home with any or all of the stories in The Wild Wicked Highlanders.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press 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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