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 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
Source: St. Martins Press
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!!