Book Review-Scot Under The Covers by Suzanne Enoch

Book Review-Scot Under The Covers by Suzanne Enoch

Book Review-Scot Under The Covers by Suzanne EnochScot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch
Series: Wild Wicked Highlanders #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on January 28, 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250296404
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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 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. . .

Scot Under The Covers is the second book in the “Wild Wicked Highlanders” series and this was such a delight. Suzanne Enoch is an auto-read author for me, even though not all of her books work for me 100% of the time, this book …..pure delights on every page. I had such a fun time with this book and this story really worked for me. There is nothing I love more than a mix of highlander and English pairings and Enoch is one of the queens in romance in writing these pairings for sure.

So our story begins with our hero, Aden MacTaggert, who has practically been coerced into coming to London along with his brothers from their mother who wants them all married. Aden is none too pleased, even though he has had a quiet desire to be married, he just hasn’t found the right lass. We see the story set off with Aden befriending a dog who he practically adopts and enters the “cute meet” scene between Aden and our lovely heroine Miranda Harris. Miranda is in a tough situation she learns that her brother has become indebted highly to a gambler he lost a game to and the price he must pay or their family will be ruined…..is herself to marriage to the scoundrel. So Miranda knowing that Aden is a gambler according to his reputation, she goes to him for him and even though there is a angst feels between the two, the angst turns into passionate sweet love as they find a way out of this dangerous love towards their happily ever after….

Scot Under The Covers was a fantastic read and I have to say one the BEST latest releases from Suzanne Enoch. I honestly couldn’t get enough of this book. Now I will say that I have yet to read book one of the series and was totally fine not having read it yet, so if you are worried about reading books in order, no worries on this one. You can easily read this one without that. This story was so charming in every way. I am normally a picky reader when it comes to angst love but whew Enoch really worked her magic with this book because I ADORED every single moment of these two as they work out their differences and the angst isn’t all the way through the book just a bit in the beginning which was a relief. And there is a great tone of forbidden love in this book. This pair really have to overcome some battles before they can reach their HEA and I really was ALL for it in seeing them fight the struggle together and conquer in the end. And the end was so unexpected and full of surprises, I totally didn’t see it working out the way it did and you gotta admire an author that keeps you on your toes, and Suzanne Enoch does that with this story.

Overall I found Scot Under The Covers to be an enriching romance that is packed with mystery, conflict, delightful drama and compelling characters you become endeared to….a a delight canine to fall head over heels in love with….a must READ!


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.