I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Some Like it Scot by Suzanne Enoch
Series: Scandalous Highlanders #4
Genres: Romance, Historical, Regency, Scottish
When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro "Bear" MacLawry isn't sure what impresses him more-the girl's sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves.
Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding, and wants no part of him, nor any man. But he can't abandon the flame-haired, sharp-tongued wildcat now that he's discovered her-not when she fits so perfectly in his arms...
Munro has more than earned his nickname-he's a well-muscled, well-favored mountain of a man with an engaging bad-boy grin and a string of well-satisfied lasses behind him. Bringing Catriona food, blankets, candles, everything she needs to survive a winter in an abandoned abbey,
Munro is an unexpected gift in her reckless bid for freedom-and an unexpected complication. Clan MacDonald has plans for her, and they don't include her falling for a MacLawry. But this man makes her feel like a woman-and he may be her one chance to live a life about which she's only dared dream...
"One of my very favorite authors." -Julia Quinn
Suzanne Enoch is a new favorite.
Thoughts on Some Like It Scot
After reading The Care and Taming of a Rogue, I knew I had to read more by Suzanne Enoch, so when I saw Some Like It Scot on NetGalley, well, I hit request before I could give it a second thought. No regrets here.
As a Highlander series, this is definitely different from The Care and Taming of a Rogue, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because kilts. Because hot men in kilts. And strong Highlander women.
The only potential downside is that dialogue is written in brogue (is that how I should say it?) (with “ye” and “yer” and “dinnae” and such), and although it did slow down my reading a bit, it was surprisingly not a detractor for me. Perhaps because it wasn’t every word and it was consistent throughout the book. It became expected and normal. And that’s how it’s done.
Poor Bear. With all his siblings matched up and married, he’s not just feeling a little left out… he’s feeling restless and taken for granted, in a way. No one sees him for who he is, until Cat, who can out-shoot him and take care of herself.
Naturally, when presented with a woman who doesn’t want him, Bear is intrigued. This is the way of historical romance heroes, you know. The man who refuses to settle down is knocked down by the one woman who doesn’t fall all over him. Suzanne Enoch isn’t reinventing the historical romance wheel here, but it never seemed to matter. Bear was <i>so focused</i> on Cat.
As for Cat, I liked that she wore trousers, hunted, and generally took care of herself and her sister. She had quite a bit of insecurities related to how her father essentially raised her as a male, but they’re relatable in many ways — if you’ve ever felt odd or weird, you’ll understand.
With a lot of romances, the romantic climax (NOT THAT ONE) revolves around the characters declaring themselves for each other. In this case, Bear and Cat have other issues keeping them apart, so it’s kind of refreshing change of pace.
Since this is my first book in the Scandalous Highlander series, I will definitely be picking up the other books in the series, especially with the introduction (for me) to the other characters post-HEA.