Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Date of publication: February 26th, 2019
Genre: Wild Wicked Highlanders
It’s Getting Scot in Here—Book 1
The first in a wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch!
Marry or lose their estate; that’s the devil’s bargain he and his brothers must follow. But wild Highlander Niall MacTaggert’s stubborn oldest brother wants nothing to do with marrying the sophisticated, pinky-out Lady Amelia-Rose his mother has chosen for him, even to save their land. Niall’s only goal is to soften up the London socialite and show his brother the warm beauty behind the shiny, polished front. But what Niall doesn’t expect to find is the woman of his dreams…
When I first saw the title of It’s Getting Scot in Here, I immediately thought of the Nelly song. Every time I saw the title, it made me smile.
Now, that I have expressed my love for the title, let’s get onto the review.
I thought that Niall and Amelia-Rose’s love story was perfect. Their romance was bumpy with obstacles thrown at them from all directions. That made me love it more!! I like perfect, fairy tale romances. But I also like romances that show that love is hard and not perfect. And in this case, it wasn’t.
It’s Getting Scot in Here is set in one of my favorite eras, the Regency era. The author did a fantastic job of describing what Regency-era London looked like. She also did a fantastic job of showing the tensions between the Scottish and the English. Niall, Aden, and Coll’s distaste at everything English were palpable. Amelia-Rose’s parents were the same way against the Scottish. I loved reading a romance that was able to keep to the era.
I liked Amelia-Rose. She was outspoken and not afraid to let people have it. Her actions at the ball showed that. I did feel bad for her. Her mother was status hungry. Amelia-Rose received 4 marriage proposals turned down because the men weren’t titled. I will admit, Amelia-Rose did come off as a snob at the beginning of the book. But considered how she was raised and what was expected from her, I didn’t expect anything less. So, it was interesting when she started to fall in love with Niall.
I understood why Niall was so angry at the beginning of the book. His mother, who left when he was 7, dropped a bomb on him and his brothers. In order for them to keep their lands, they need to marry English women. One had to marry a woman that she chooses. The other two can marry whoever they want but it has to be English. So yeah, I would be mad too. Then, Coll goes on a bender. Which left Niall to pick up his slack. Again, I would be mad too. But, as the book went on, and as Niall started to fall in love with Amelia-Rose, his anger subsided.
The sex scenes in the book were alright. If I had a complaint about anything, I felt that the sex scenes were understated.
The end of the book was a wild ride. So much was going on that I almost couldn’t keep it straight. I loved what Lady Aldriss did. I laughed out loud at that. I also liked how Amelia-Rose’s father finally stood up to her mother. I slow clapped at that. The author did a great job of wrapping up all the plotlines about Niall and Amelia-Rose. She did leave enough open for the other brothers to usher in the 2nd book.
I would give It’s Getting Scot in Here an Adult rating. There is sex (not graphic). There is mild violence. There is no language. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread It’s Getting Scot in Here. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.
I would like to thank the publisher, the author, and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review It’s Getting Scot in Here.
All opinions stated in this review of It’s Getting Scot in Here are mine.
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