St. Martin's Romance Presents: It's Getting Scot In Here

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...
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
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...

Praise for It's Getting Scot In Here...

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


Once upon a time—in May 1785, to be exact—Angus
MacTaggert, Earl Aldriss, traveled from the middle
of the Scottish Highlands to London in search of a wealthy
bride to save his well-loved but crumbling estate. Aldriss
Park had been in the MacTaggert family since the time of
Henry VIII, when Domhnall MacTaggert, despite being
Catholic and married, declared publicly that Henry should
be able to wed as many lasses as he wanted until one of
them got him a son. Aldriss Park was the newly minted
earl’s reward for his support and understanding.
For the next two hundred years Aldriss thrived, until

the weight of poor harvests, the ever-intruding, rule-
making Sassenach, and the MacTaggerts’ own fondness

for drinking, gambling, and wild investments (including
an early bicycle design wherein the driver sat between
two wheels; sadly, it had no braking mechanism and
after a series of accidents nearly began a war within the
MacTaggerts’ clan Ross) began to sink it into disrepair.
When Angus inherited the title in 1783, he realized the
old castle needed far more than a fresh coat of paint to
keep it from both physical collapse and bankruptcy. And

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so he determined to go down among the enemy Sasse-
nach and win himself a wealthy bride. The English had

made enough trouble for him and his over the centuries,
so they could bloody well help him set things right.
On his second day in London, he met the stunning
Francesca Oswell, the only offspring of James and Mary
Oswell, Viscount and Viscountess of Hornford—who
had more money than Midas and a bevy of very fine
solicitors—at a masked ball where he dressed as a bull,

and she as a swan. Despite the misgivings of nearly every-
one in Mayfair, Angus and Francesca immediately fell

madly in love, and married with a special license ten days

A week after that, Angus took Francesca back to Al-
driss Park and the Highlands, where she found very little

civilization, a great many sheep, and a husband who pre-
ferred brawling to dancing, and he discovered that her

father’s solicitors had arranged to keep the Oswell family
money in Francesca’s hands. This made for some very
spectacular arguments, because there is nothing more

combustible in the world than an impoverished High-
lands laird in disagreement with an independently wealthy

English lady about his own ancestral lands.

Over the next thirteen turbulent years the estate pros-
pered, and Francesca gave Angus three sons—Coll, Aden,

and Niall—and with each one became more concerned
that this was not a life for any civilized person. She wanted
to bring the boys back to London for proper educations
and to live proper lives, but Angus refused, stating that
what had been good enough for him would be good enough
for his lads.

When a fourth child, a daughter, arrived in 1798, Fran-
cesca reached her breaking point. No daughter of hers was

going to be raised with an uncivilized accent in a rough
country where she would be ridiculed by proper Society

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and unfit to marry anyone but a shepherd or a peat cutter.
Angus refused to let his lads go, but he allowed Francesca

to take young Eloise and return to London—on the con-
dition that she continue providing for the maintenance

of the estate.

Francesca reluctantly agreed, but given that she con-
trolled the purse strings, she had her own conditions to

try to keep some influence with her wild sons: All three
boys must marry before their sister, they must wed proper

Englishwomen, and at least one of them must marry some-
one of her choosing.

She knew Angus would raise them as he pleased, but
they were her children, too, by God, and she meant to see
to it that they had some semblance of propriety in their
lives—she was a viscount’s daughter, after all, and certain
things would be expected of her offspring. She refused to
allow them to be viewed as unsophisticated wild men by
her London neighbors, and she remained determined to
have a presence in their lives.
To enforce her will, she convinced (or rather, coerced)

Angus to put his signature to the agreement, which con-
tained this provision: If young Eloise MacTaggert did

marry before any of the boys, Francesca would cut off all
funds to the estate. If they were to insist on defiance, they
would have a heavy price to pay for it—one they and their
tenants could not afford.
Angus had no choice but to agree, and considering that
Coll, the oldest, was only twelve at the time of Francesca’s
departure and Eloise was but a wee bairn, he was willing
to wager that he would have time to renegotiate. Angus
and Francesca remained married, but neither would bend
enough to visit the other ever again. As far as the lads were
concerned, their mother had abandoned them.

In the spring of 1816 Angus received a letter from Fran-
cesca announcing their daughter’s engagement, and he

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promptly collapsed. He’d hoped his sons would have found
themselves Scottish lasses by now and shown their mother
she couldn’t control their lives after all, but the lads were
defiant and wouldn’t be rushed. Now it appeared to be too
He summoned his sons to his apparent deathbed and

confessed all—Francesca funding the estate, the perni-
cious agreement, and their mother’s grasping claws, which

he explained was a symptom of all Englishwomen and their
weak, clinging, cloying ways. For the sake of the property
and their tenants the young men must go to London. At
once. No sense even taking time to put him in the ground,
much less mourn him, because Francesca wouldn’t excuse
the loss of time, and they needed to marry before their

The lads—grown men, now—were not at all happy sud-
denly to learn about the responsibilities and rules foisted

upon them by a woman they barely remembered. Being

wily, freehearted, and exceptionally handsome men accus-
tomed to doing things their way and certainly not bowing

to the demands of a demented Englishwoman, they deter-
mined to go down to London not to comply, but to outwit

their mother and upend any plans she had for them. And
thus, dear reader, begins our story.

My Thoughts
Suzanne Enoch offers readers an enchanting twist on the marriage mart in this, her first title in The Wild Wicked Highlanders series.  It's Getting Scot In Here introduces readers to the MacTaggart men.
Who, though they may be the sons of a proper English lady.  Have no intention of taming their Highland wilds in order to find the English brides that their legacies require.

Amelia-Rose should be the quiet and demure "seen and not heard" English Rose that society requires.
She should be...
But she is not.
Blessed with a quick wit and an even quicker tongue.  Lady Amelia is not one to just sit idly by, and let barbed slights fly.
But one look into the celadon eyes of Niall MacTaggart and all she can do is smile.
Which would be a good thing.
If she wasn't promised to his brother.

This "right love wrong brother" love story is one in which readers really get to know both Amelia and Niall.  Just as they get to know each other.
Although it is easy to feel bad for Niall's brother for missing out on the awesomeness that is Amelia.  The time does come when one can't help rooting for Niall.

Playing a close second plot-wise to Niall and Amelia.
The backstory of Niall's mother and her desertion of the boys.
The more that one comes to know about her, however.  The more one comes to understand her reasons for leaving.

It's Getting Scot In Here is a very sweet, mid-paced romance.  Brimming with characters that a reader can't help loving.
And a "happily..." tailormade for the wild at heart.

About Suzanne
A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she
loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty
Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list.
When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena,
like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
Some of Suzanne's books include Barefoot In The Dark It's Getting Scot in Here, Lady Whistledown
Strikes Back and The Legend of Nimway Hall.

The Giveaway!!!

This is a giveaway for 1 PRINT copy 

This is a US only giveaway.
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Giveaway deadline March 8, 2019.

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