I had been looking forward to this book for quite some time, and for the most part, it did not disappoint.
Niall MacTaggert and his brothers must wed women of their mother’s choosing if they hope to retain their estate. Niall’s eldest brother refuses to woo the first lady chosen, Miss Amelia-Rose Baxter, so Niall steps in to take his place. Amelia-Rose is horrified to be almost betrothed to a Highlander, but then she begins to spend time with Niall. Each soon realizes they have found something they weren’t expecting.
I gave this 4 stars because the first 60 or so percent of the book was a 5 star read, and the remaining 40 percent was more of a 3 star read. I loved everything that happened in the beginning and found myself having trouble putting the book down. The second part of the book was less engaging, but I still found it hard to put down. If the first part of the book hadn’t been so good, the second part would’ve been higher.
Even from the beginning, it’s almost impossible not to like Niall because he was always putting everyone before himself, even if only to keep the peace. I didn’t feel like that took away from Niall being a badass Highlander, however, and enjoyed that side of him too. Minus her name, which is godawful, I really liked Amelia-Rose too. I found her struggle to remain a dutiful daughter despite it going against everything she was as a person to be fascinating.
I honestly liked Aden the best of the three brothers and thought Coll was almost too much of a jerk but I look forward to his redemption. I cannot wait to read Aden’s story, however!
The first in a wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch!
“It’s time to fall in love with Suzanne Enoch.” — Lisa Kleypas
London socialite Amelia-Rose Baxter is nobody’s fool. Her parents may want her to catch a title, but she will never change who she is for the promise of marriage. Her husband will be a man who can appreciate her sharp mind as well as her body. A sophisticated man who loves life in London. A man who considers her his equal—and won’t try to tame her wild heart...
IN THE HIGHLANDS
Rough, rugged Highlander Niall MacTaggert and his brothers know the rules: the eldest must marry or lose the ancestral estate, period. But Niall’s eldest brother just isn’t interested in the lady his mother selected. Is it because Amelia-Rose is just too. . . Free-spirited? Yes. Brazen? Aye. Surely Niall can find a way to soften up the whip-smart lass and make her the perfect match for his brother for the sake of the family.
JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT HOTTER.
Instead it’s Niall who tempts Amelia-Rose, despite her reservations about barbarian Highlanders. Niall finds the lass nigh irresistible as well, but he won’t make the mistake his father did in marrying an Englishwoman who doesn’t like the Highlands. Does he have what it takes to win her heart? There is only one way to find out...