A Devil In Scotland by Suzanne Enoch

A Devil In Scotland by Suzanne Enoch

I received this book for free from St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Devil In Scotland by Suzanne EnochA Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch
Also in this series: Hero in the Highlands, My One True Highlander
Series: No Ordinary Hero #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on January 30th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: St. Martins Press
ISBN: 125009545X
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The dawning of desire...

1806, Scotland: Wild, reckless Callum MacCreath is in no hurry to become someone’s husband. But when his responsible, steady older brother Ian announces his engagement to their childhood friend Rebecca, Callum makes a startling discovery: he wants the lovely young lass for himself. But it’s too late, and when Ian banishes him for his duplicity, he’s only too happy to leave Scotland forever…

...is delicious and dangerous.

1816: Marrying Ian was the practical, logical thing for Becca to do. But once Callum sailed away to America, she missed his rakish charm and lust for life. Now, ten years later, Becca is a widow when a much-changed Callum returns to his Scottish homeland. Will he remember their spirited, fiery connection, or does he blame her for his brother’s unexpected death? This time neither of them can deny their scorching attraction, but will their hearts be burned in the blazing heat of scandal?

After reading book two, I was super excited for this story. I have really loved reading this author over the years and she has done some unique highlander style romances that are a “bit” different than what you normally see. This author’s strength is the Regency era so even if its a highlander romance its set in this time period. We are taken to these two characters that have been friends pretty much since they were children. Both of them indivuallyhave secretly loved each other but they don’t realize how much until set of circumstances drive them apart.

Callum left Scotland and moved to America where he started his own business in making Whiskey and other “spirits” and still bitter over losing the woman he loved and having his brother marrying her. But after years of ignoring the letters by his brother, he gets hints that there is something terribly wrong and once he investigates he soon learns that his brother has been killed and so he moves back to Scotland, to take over the title and make sure that his sister in law is alright. But once he starts searching around, not everything is right about the way that his brother was killed and he suspects foul play.

He easily wins the heart of his niece and many members of the household, but winning over his lady’s heart will take some determination and hard work. Callum admits that he was foolish when he was younger and drinking is the reason he was never able to marry the one woman he has always loved and never forgotten. We see the changes in him from when he was younger to now…more respectable and hard working. We see the regrets that he has especially when it comes to his family.

The romance between these two is quite fun at times, and I honestly just loved seeing the ways that these two begin to fall in love for the second time. It’s a second chance, where two people are stronger and responsible and they have both changed but they still have a strong affection for each other. And there is some sassy sexy banter that only Suzanne Enoch can deliver in this way. I won’t say that this book is my favorite of the series, but it had so many unique elements that just draw you in. I felt that Suzanne Enoch handled the murder mystery pretty well and yes the villains are brought down in such a finalizing way that they deserved and the story builds it up pretty intensely which keeps the reader at the edge of their seat.

Definitely a story that pulls you in from the beginning, packed with a wolf, an endearing little girl, a feisty heroine and a prodigal son that returns to his old life…..heartstopping!!

About Suzanne Enoch

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.