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Hit Me with your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch
Narrator: Mhairi Morrison
Series: Wild Wicked Highlanders #3
Published by Tantor Audio on February 9, 2021
Genres: Historical Romance
Length: 11 hours, minutes
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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.
Hit Me With Your Best Scot is the third book in the Wild Wicked Highlanders series. I was a little worried that Cole MacTaggerts’ book wouldn’t be as enjoyable as the other two brothers, as he seemed twice as stubborn and has had a few instances in the other books where he hasn’t come off well. But those Scottish boys can be charming when they want to be and Cole does know how to woo a lady when the need arises.
Cole is the first born but last to wed out of his brothers. Their mom made a deal with their dad when she left the highlands to return to London. All her boys needed to wed an Englishwoman before their sister weds or they lose all financial support from her. Since it is needed in the lean years for their tenants in Scotland, all the brothers acquiesced to this request, however reluctantly.
Cole is in a time crunch; he only has a few more weeks to find the woman who will be his wife and all the women his mother has brought around so far are either in it just for a title, afraid of him or only know how to talk about the weather. He just met one woman that is fiery, smart and isn’t afraid to verbally spar with him. She is an actress and totally not appropriate but she will get under his mother’s skin while he looks for a real bride.
Persephone is the best actress in London; she also appears to have someone out to kill her. Cole is a beautiful and intriguing man who has just offered to help Persephone figure out if someone is really trying to hurt her or if there were just a few coincidences. She offers to help him out by teaching him how to pick out a good Lady to wed. In the meantime, they can have a little fun together, right?
I again had a great time with the MacTaggerts. They are a family that will fight tooth and nail for one another and even run down the street naked with just a sword after a bad guy if the occasion calls for it. Cole and Persephone are a great fit and for all of his bluster Cole is a very caring man and even enlightened by English standards. I did love the way Cole’s family came around to Persephone and how well she held her own against his mother.
If you like Scottish brogues and men in kilts, this is another fun adventure into the love life of Scots. Like most books in this genre, it can be read as a stand alone.
Mhairi Morrison has a lovely voice that captures the dialogue in this story well. Sometimes there were a few unusually long pauses but it wasn’t too distracting. I was able to listen to the story at my usual 1.5x speed. I really liked the tone of voice she had for both Cole and Persephone.
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