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Book Review-The Devil Wears Kilts by Suzanne Enoch

by | Aug 24, 2014 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-The Devil Wears Kilts by Suzanne EnochThe Devil Wears Kilts by Suzanne Enoch
Also in this series: Rogue with a Brogue
Series: Scandalous Highlanders #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on November 26th 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Regency Era
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 1250041600

On a mission to rescue his runaway sister from the lure of flowery compliments and a useless lot of satin-clad scalawags disguised by their snooty titles, Ranulf MacLawry, Marquis of Glengask, has roared into British society like a storm across the Highlands. But he's about to find out that satin has its appeal, especially when it covers the curves of Miss Lady Charlotte Hanover—whose tongue is as sharp as her skin is soft…
Lady Charlotte Hanover has had her fill of hot-headed men, having lost her fiancé in an utterly unnecessary duel. When did brawn ever triumph over brains? And yet there is something solid and appealing about the brash Highlander who's as dangerous in the ballroom as in battle. Sometimes bigger really is better…

 Lady  Charlotte Hanover is still recovering from losing her fiancee to a duel gone bad. She is only looking for someone respectable, English and reserved. Someone that isn’t a hot head. While helping out a fellow young woman explore London and begin her season, a big burly Scot comes bursting into her home demanding his sisters safe return. Charlotte is outraged and isn’t afraid of telling this brute exactly what she thinks and she will defend Winnie no matter what. Ranulf, is laird, and is in charge of many, but the one who is top on his list to protect is his family. So when his sister flees to London, he is determined to bring her back home, kicking and screaming if necessary. But his plans change when he meets Charlotte, who is stubborn and interfering, and doesn’t know the meaning of his word as law. Well he wants to show this Lady Charlotte the error of her ways, but before long passions ignite, and a love blooms and Ranulf will have to fight for Lady Charlotte, who has wormed her way into his heart.

The Devil Wears Kilts is the first book in this new series by Suzanne Enoch. Now I have been meaning to read this one for quite some time. For years I have adored this author, and when I had a hard time reading a book from one of her other more recent series, and it didn’t meet my expectations, I wondered if I would like this author again….well this series has blown me out of the water. I recently had the chance to read the second book, and I was impressed, which only made me itchy to get my hands on this one. Some ride this one was….I love a sexy Scot…but Laird, and has little manners and a brogue to die for, and he does some pretty whopping kisses to…what I would give to jump into this story and trade spots with Charlotte!!

The story is pretty solid and steady all the way through and I had no issues with it at all. It starts off pretty quick and be careful, or you might be dragged into the story way quicker than you think–which is just the way that I like it though. Both of the characters are pretty bold and daring, and not afraid of anything at all. which made them quite explosive at times together. They know how to do a heated arguments, but the making up in the story is priceless. I enjoyed seeing these two really come together and the story was fast paced but not too rushed, and I had no issue staying with them as you see them develop a deeper connection to each other. There is some danger involved in the story that only ramped up the feeling of excitement.

A story that is richly filled with enticing characters, intrigue, a bit of Scottish culture and history thrown in the mix, and a tale of love and loyalty and the sense of family. THRILLING!!

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.

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