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New Release Review! HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SCOT by Suzanne Enoch (The Wild Wicked Highlanders #3)

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The MacTaggert brothers have one task:
Find English brides or lose their land!

Coll MacTaggert, Viscount Glendarril, is a big, brawny Highlander who doesn’t like being told what to do—not even by his exasperated English mother who is determined to see her eldest son wedded and bedded. However, when he comes to the rescue of an irresistibly beautiful woman, Coll discovers that he may have found his perfect match…

The challenge isn’t that Persephone Jones is famous, wealthy, independent, and smarter than anyone he knows. The problem is that she is not interested in marrying any man—especially not a hot-headed Scot—even if he is the only man who seems to understand who she really is even when she’s not sure herself. When Coll learns that Persephone is actually a lady-in-hiding and someone is willing to kill her for what she stands to inherit…Well, Coll has never been one to turn down a fight. When hearts are involved, nothing comes between a Highlander and his lady.

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This was a fabulous end to a fun series!

I loved Coll and Persie’s story <3 Though he tended to clomp through his brothers’ books and likes to solve problems “with his fists” Coll actually slowed down, looked, and listened quite a bit in this story, especially to the heroine. I’m sure a lot of the difference was finally seeing inside his head and knowing the whys behind what he was saying and doing. I wasn’t crazy about him using Persie to make his mother upset–rightfully, neither was Persie–I mean, I get why he did it, but it is more than a little lousy to use the “unsuitableness” of another human being like that, especially when she knew that that was what he was doing. In that, he lived up to his prior reputation. Fortunately, as they get to know each other that part goes by the wayside, but still, it was a thing.

Ms Enoch was able to nicely get around the “a lord can’t marry an actress” (gasp! the horror…) aspect of the story in a fairly reasonable way, and though the mystery they were trying to solve was wrapped up rather quickly, it was still fairly satisfying. Plus, Coll and Persie are just so good together. I loved that she stood up to him from the get-go, not at all intimidated by his size and gruffness, or his title.

The highlight of this series is really the relationship between the brothers (and eventually their sister as well), and once again that shone here. I can only hope that this isn’t *really* the end of the series, and perhaps Eloise will get her own book and a better hero than she has now… 😉 Hit Me With Your Best Scot is the third in the series, but could be read alone. But why would you? Read. Them. All! 😀

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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