A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch
Date Read: January 30th 2018
Genre: Historical, Romance
The dawning of desire...
1806, Scotland: Wild, reckless Callum MacCreath is in no hurry to become someone’s husband. But when his responsible, steady older brother Ian announces his engagement to their childhood friend Rebecca, Callum makes a startling discovery: he wants the lovely young lass for himself. But it’s too late, and when Ian banishes him for his duplicity, he’s only too happy to leave Scotland forever…
...is delicious and dangerous.
1816: Marrying Ian was the practical, logical thing for Becca to do. But once Callum sailed away to America, she missed his rakish charm and lust for life. Now, ten years later, Becca is a widow when a much-changed Callum returns to his Scottish homeland. Will he remember their spirited, fiery connection, or does he blame her for his brother’s unexpected death? This time neither of them can deny their scorching attraction, but will their hearts be burned in the blazing heat of scandal?
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Series: No Ordinary Hero #3
Also by this author: My One True Highlander, Hero in the Highlands, My One True Highlander br> br>
Also in this series: My One True Highlander, Hero in the Highlands, My One True Highlander
Read for Review (Publisher)
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Callum MacCreath left Scotland after his brother Ian, Earl Geiry, went into business with the greedy Duke of Dunncraigh and announced he was marrying Rebecca Sanderson. Callum has loved Rebecca since they were children, but she doesn’t like how much he drinks and flirts.
Ten years later we find Callum in Kentucky with a pet wolf, Waya, and running a very profitable whisky business. He has received some letters from home but never opens them. But an older Scot who works for him read part of a newspaper and makes Callum listen to him. His brother is dead. Callum goes to his office and finds his foreman has not burned the last letter received from a solicitor who has been searching for him as he’s the heir.
Returning home with Waya, he finds Rebecca, who faints at the sight of him, and his niece, Lady Margaret who he calls Mags. He is very suspicious of his brother’s death and more so when he discovers Rebeca’s father also died recently. Rebecca does not completely trust him, but she agrees to his staying at what is now his house and helping him learn Ian’s business.
This book has a complex plot that I will not spoil. Along with finding the villains, Rebecca realizes Callum has always been her true love. But will he stay in Scotland or return to Kentucky? Mags steals a few scenes and I hope she gets her own HEA someday.
Favorite line and so true: He reminds her of what young girls dream of. No, not Princes and heroes. Rogues and Pirates. More delicious those.
I couldn’t put this book down. Thanks to the publisher for allowing me an ARC. I loved it and can easily recommend it. Release day is January 30th.