Monday, 28 September 2015

Review: Some Like It Scot by Suzanne Enoch

Publication Date: October 6th 2015
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Length: 368 pages

Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

Munro MacLawry has always lived up to his nickname "Bear." Strong and brawny, he's known in his clan to be fiercely protective. Sadly for him, each of his siblings becomes "less highlander" as they get married, and Bear is left rowdy and alone with no one to protect. That is, until a routine hunt leads to the most alluring of creatures…
Catriona MacColl doesn't care to amuse the brash, strong, and sexy highlander she stumbles upon in the woods. She's too busy hiding with her sister from marriage into English society. Already well-equipped with a bull's-eye shot, she doesn't need a protector, no matter how badly her body burns for him. But as Cat's boyish nature gives way to her more feminine desires, she'll have to stop fighting the tide and listen to her heart…

I love a good romance, and Suzanne Enoch is one of my favourites, second only to Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. They’re sexy, they’re fun, and they always leave me feeling like all is right with the world after another happily ever after ending. I had a really fantastic time reading ‘When A Scot Ties the Knot’ by Tessa Dare a few months ago, so when I saw that Enoch was setting a book up in the Scottish Highlands I leapt on it with gleeful abandon.

Something that’s a huge bonus with historical romance books is that you know that regardless of the shenanigans that occur throughout the rest of the book, the hero and heroine are going to get together by the end. It’s pretty much a given and therefore near on impossible to spoil that element of a historical romance book. Which means that you don’t have to read a series in order, case in point with this one. ‘Some Like it Scot’ is actually the fourth book in the series, and I wasn’t hindered by not having read the previous three in the slightest. There are references to previous events, but with enough of a poke so that readers who haven’t yet read them won’t be left in the dark.

It has everything that you would expect from a romance book – a strong hero, a feisty independent heroine. Witty banter, steamy kisses and a solid plot to work off. I loved escaping into the story whenever I had a spare moment and whilst Bear and Cat aren’t my all-time favourite romance couple, they were definitely fun to get to know.

One thing that I really loved about this book is how the two of them worked together. Usually in an historical romance you’ll have a moment (two thirds to three quarters of the way through) where something will rip the couple apart and make a happy ending look bleak. Some secret will come out or they won’t declare their feelings or pesky people will get in the way and it’s all terribly tragic and morose for a while. Not so here. You have various people trying to split them up but Cat and Bear actually talked to each other, they communicate and as a result there are no misunderstandings and ridiculous moments where you just want to shake them. It was refreshing and wonderful to read and made them feel like a much more solid team rather than two individuals.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit of escapism that left me longing for the cold wet of the Highlands and for the first three books in the series to curl up with. It’s not my favourite of Enoch’s books but it’s definitely a strong contender and I cannot wait to go back and discover the rest of the MacLawry family stories.


  1. I just read another review for this book and she really enjoyed this one too. I haven't read Suzanne Enoch before, but I've heard such good things. And you clearly adore her. I am definitely adding this one to my TBR.

    1. Oooo read Suzanne Enoch! 'England's Perfect Hero' is my favourite. If you like Eloisa James and Julia Quinn then Suzanne is a must read. I really hope you enjoy it!