Series: Wild Wicked Highlanders
Category: Historical Romance
Tags: Suspense, Actress
Published February 2021
Boyfriend Rating: 💍💍💍💍💍
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Coll MacTaggert, is not a happy man. The Highlander is being forced to find a wife or lose his family’s land.
The trouble is the one woman he wants has no interest in marriage. But when Persephone’s life is threatened, Coll will do anything for his lady.
I was so excited to read Coll’s story that this book made my list of Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 and it did not disappoint!
I first met Coll in the second book of the Wild Wicked Highlanders series, Scot Under the Covers, and he almost stole the show for me. There was just something about this burly, rugged Scot who was like a fish out of water among the ton in England that I instantly liked.
This series follows three Scottish brothers who are forced to London to find English wives in mere weeks in order to save their family’s land from ruin.
The kicker is that the deal forcing them into these marriages was struck between their father and their mother (whom they haven’t seen in 17 years since she fled Scotland).
With both his brothers wed or betrothed, it’s now on Coll’s shoulders to find an English lass and marry her in 27 days!
Right off the bat I was instantly taken with this surly man who is NOT happy with the predicament he’s in.
I could just picture this rugged, TALL Scotsman in a kilt parading around balls trying to fit in and searching for a wife while trying not to scare them off with his approach and demeanor. And he was failing…
Then one night he hides backstage at the playhouse to escape the latest set up by his mother and runs into actress, Persephone Jones and is instantly taken with her.
The problem – she’s an actress, a commoner not suited to the titled Scotlander, and one who has no interest in marriage in the first place.
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If you couldn’t already tell, I loved Coll.
I have a soft spot for rugged Highlanders who are more than meets the eye and that is exactly what you get with Coll. He may be an intimidating sort who uses fists more than words but there is so much more to this man.
It only took a moment in Persephone’s company to become her protector when she was in trouble and he did not rest until she was safe.
There were so many lines he spoke that just gave me all the feels which is honestly why I gave this historical romance 5 stars. I just loved this man.
Persephone was equally appealing. I’m a fan of strong heroines no matter the genre but I especially love feisty women in historical romance books.
Persephone is no wallflower but is a woman who knows her worth, can speak her mind and is just overall extremely likeable.
As an actress, men often fall for the characters she plays but Coll saw straight to the woman herself.
This book also gives you a bit more face time with Lady Aldriss, Coll’s mother, and a look into her feelings for the boys she left. She’s another strong woman to love and she captivated me in her limited appearances all the same.
I found this book to have great character development, smooth pacing and a great story that was equal parts romance and a bit of suspense.
I’m not usually a fan of romantic suspense but it didn’t overpower the underlying romance but added to their relationship development and time together.
This book was on my list of Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 and it lived up to expectations.
I highly recommend this book to all historical romance lovers!
*Thank you to NetGalley for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.
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