About the book:
Title: Scot Under the Covers
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Published: January 28th 2020 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Source: Received from the Publisher, in exchange for an honest review
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 womens’ 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 winning 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. . .
Happy Release Day!!!! Another great book from ST. Martin’s and I am again grateful to the publisher for allowing me to read and review their amazing stories! Congratulations to Suzanne Enoch for writing such an amazing story 😊
Yey! I am always happy to read a book with Highlanders. Guys with accent have a certain appeal. Although I confess the Scottish dialect causes me some issues, I loved the story! As per usual, I am reviewing book 2 from the series, because I am still due for a read for the first one. But I did enjoy “Scot Under The Covers” very much.
Miranda and Aden are an amazing pair. Each looking to learn something form the other, they quickly form a bond. She wants to clean her brother’s gabling debt and avoid a forced marriage. He must learn the ways of the ton to find a proper lady to marry, or else he risks losing his fortune. It’s not about the money, but the family legacy and the many other families working on their estate. So they form an alliance.
What I mostly enjoyed is how they fall in love with their personalities. Yes, he is very attractive and finds her attractive as well. But his kindness, his strong personality and even his life experience are just a few other traits that raise Miranda’s interest. He is charmed by her intelligence, her determination and willing to take on a debt that is not hers to pay back.
There is a lot of family history shared. Even if it’s book 2, it’s not difficult to follow Aden’s background and to get familiar with his family and the reason why he has to marry to save his fortune. The author did an amazing job portraying the relationship as more than an interest from Aden’s side and this I loved a lot.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable read! I did have a difficult time with the Scottish words, but not so as to decrease my rating. I do hope you’ll give it a try 😊
Until next time, Happy Reading!
About the Author
Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most poisonous snakes; she did NOT want to write about how she’d been bitten and lost a limb to a cobra. Thankfully at the same time the movie “Star Wars” premiered, and she realized that she could make up adventures and write about them, and not be eaten by deadly predators while doing research.
She dabbled in romantic fantasy writing for a year or two after graduating with a degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, until her affection for traditional Regency romances led her to write one for fun. After several encouraging rejections from publishers, she snared the interest of the world’s best and most patient literary agent, who advised her to revise the manuscript. This ultimately led to the publication of her first book, The Black Duke’s Prize, from Avon Books in the Spring of 1995. A second Regency, Angel’s Devil, followed that Fall.
When Avon folded its traditional Regency line, Suzanne was encouraged to try her hand at historical romance. As she remained keenly interested in England’s Regency period, she decided to attempt another manuscript set in that time. Lady Rogue hit the shelves in March of 1997. She wrote a total of 29 books for Avon, including two anthologies and a five-part contemporary series which received a pair of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. One of those books, Twice the Temptation, was named one of the five best romances of the year by PW in 2007.
In 2002 her well-known love of all things “Star Wars” led to an invitation to appear on the E! channel in the television special “Star Wars: The Force Is Back”, where she discussed the romance in the movie series and ended up with more air time than George Lucas.
In 2010 Suzanne left Avon Books for St. Martin’s Press, where she continues to pen historical romance novels. Her 31st book, Taming an Impossible Rogue, is set to arrive in March 2012.
Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip-sharp, witty dialogue. She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach-loving finches. And her collection of action figures and statues from “Star Wars”, “Lord of the Rings”, “X-Men”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.