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Feature book: Hit Me with Your Best Scot

5 May 2021

Hit Me with Your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch

Subgenre: Regency romance
Release date: 9 Feb 2021
Publisher: St Martin’s
Format: ebook and print
Length: 336 pages
RRP: $4.99 (ebook); $11.95 (print)

And we have saved the best Scot until last. He who fights the most, falls the hardest. Perhaps??

Coll MacTaggart, Viscount Glendarill, has wife trouble. He doesn’t want a wife, but his English mother is determined to see he is married before his younger sister. He has beaten off interest from many debutantes much to his mother’s frustration. He then declares that he will marry Mrs Persephone Jones. Yes, THE Persephone Jones, actress. The current toast of London theatre. And also, apparently, a widow. This drives his mother in despair, or an investigation of this actress’s character.

Persephone Jones just wants to act. She doesn’t want to marry. She wants to be left alone. Then Coll comes backstage at the theatre and she digs her heels in further. Then accidents start to happen. Coll becomes concerned and takes on the role of her protector. The pair make a deal. Persephone will help him gentle his manners and understand how the ton operates so he can speak to the unmarried women without scaring them, and gain their interest for marriage. He can then have the English wife he needs to fulfil his mother’s deal with his father.

Coll is a little surprised that Persephone understands so much about the ton, and she eventually tells him her secret. She is a member of the ton, but circumstances meant she had to disappear. This is the catalyst for the accidents that befall her. Coll is determined to find the person trying to kill her, the woman who will eventually become his wife.

While I could wax lyrical about the story, I really don’t want to give too much away. It is enough to say that Coll is able to hunt down the person or persons who are involved with in trying to harm Persephone. And that this couple are together at the end. Coll’s mother is happy to have all three of her brawny half-Scottish sons married to English women.

What I did like was that we also see both parents reunited. Okay so they still have some issues to sort out, but you can see the positive direction of their relationship. This adds to the whole family together tone. And the mostly peaceful nature of the family.

And just putting it out there, I really do not think the sister should marry the guy she believes she loves. Note I said believes. There could be another story there!

A thoroughly enjoyable series!

Reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

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