Hit Me With Your Best Scot (Wild Wicked Highlanders #3) by Suzanne Enoch
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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 isn’t 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.
What happens when you have a hot-headed and honorable Scot forced to marry any Englishwoman in four weeks and an independent and opinionated actress who’s life is in danger? You get trouble with a capital T.
Coll doubted any man could throw him out of a place where he was inclined to be. His brothers didn’t refer to him as “the mountain” for no reason.
Coll MacTaggert, Viscount Glendarril, is tired of all of the English hothouse flowers his long-lost mother parades in front of him. Many of them are afraid of him because of his size and lack of manners and the rest just want his title and money that goes with it. Now that his two brothers and sister have found the spouses of their choice that satisfy the agreement his parents drew up when they were children, it’s his turn to find a wife so he can keep his mother’s monetary support of his home in Scotland. But one night at the theatre, he meets the loveliest and most intriguing woman he has ever met. She calls herself Persephone Jones. He thinks she’s hiding something and he is determined to find out the truth by any means possible.
“Before I answer that, I have to ask ye where Mr. Jones might be,” he said, already better than halfway to hating the man. She gave a dismissive wave of her hand. “Oh, somewhere about. Why do you ask?” “Because I’m nae a poacher.” “Ah. A hunter, then. You’re assuming, though, that I can be caught.” “I reckon I could make a good go of it.”
Mrs. Persephone Jones is the most famous actress in London. She has worked hard to be where she is by owning her own home with her own servants. Her own independence. Marriage is not in her future. Then she meets Coll MacTaggert, the rugged mountain of a man who is handsome, stubborn, and intelligent. He has become her protector to ward off the many men who profess their love for her after every performance. In turn, she will help him to find a wife. But her life is in danger, and Coll’s protection becomes more personal.
I love this captivating tale where this reader couldn’t wait to find out Persephone’s secret and who is trying to kill her. The chemistry between Coll and Persephone is instant and their clever and many times funny banter is entertaining. Coll’s respect for Persephone’s lifestyle is a nice change as he understands what her acting and her self-sufficiency mean to her. In turn, Persephone is a kind and charitable person who is sensitive to others’ needs and not harsh like others in her profession. Persephone’s theatre friends, her servants, and her volatile cat named Hades are a plus for the story. As well as the intimidating and noble MacTaggert family who are all unique on their own, but incredibly fierce when protecting their own.
If you enjoy a delightfully fast-paced historical romance with mystery, laughter, and family drama, give book 3 in the Wild Wicked Highlanders series a try.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list. When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
Some of Suzanne’s books include Barefoot In The Dark, I’ts Getting Scot in Here, Lady Whistledown Stirkes Back and The Legend of Nimway Hall.