Some Like It Scot (Scandalous Highlanders Series #4)

Some Like It Scot (Scandalous Highlanders Series #4)

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CAN A CLASH OF WILLS

Nineteenth-century, Scotland:

When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro "Bear" MacLawry isn't sure what impresses him more-the girl's sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves. Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding, and wants no part of him, nor any man. But he can't

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CAN A CLASH OF WILLS

Nineteenth-century, Scotland:

When a mad lass in trousers shoots at him, Munro "Bear" MacLawry isn't sure what impresses him more-the girl's sure aim or her irresistibly tempting curves. Catriona MacColl has fled to the Highlands with her half-sister to escape an unwanted wedding, and wants no part of him, nor any man. But he can't abandon the flame-haired, sharp-tongued wildcat now that he's discovered her-not when she fits so perfectly in his arms...

LEAD TO A LOVE FOR ALL TIME?

Munro has more than earned his nickname-he's a well-muscled, well-favored mountain of a man with an engaging bad-boy grin and a string of well-satisfied lasses behind him. Bringing Catriona food, blankets, candles, everything she needs to survive a winter in an abandoned abbey, Munro is an unexpected gift in her reckless bid for freedom-and an unexpected complication. Clan MacDonald has plans for her, and they don't include her falling for a MacLawry. But this man makes her feel like a woman-and he may be her one chance to live a life about which she's only dared dream...in Some Like It Scot by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch.

"One of my very favorite authors." -Julia Quinn

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/13/2015
Enoch’s colorful fourth Scandalous Highlanders 19th-century kilted romp (after Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid) demonstrates her theory of what her readers want: namely, powerful fictitious clan leaders. Munro “Bear” MacLawry is the huge and handsome youngest brother of the MacLawry clan’s laird. Bear’s siblings, all recently settled into marriages and bairn-raising, consider him just a big buffoon, handy in a brawl but not overly bright. Feisty trouser-clad Catriona “Cat” MacColl and her English half-sister, Elizabeth, are on the run from fate-worse-than-death engagements to unbearable Englishmen. When Bear finds Cat hunting deer to feed herself and Elizabeth, initial mutual mistrust inevitably flares into luscious lovemaking. Enoch handles her genre’s conventions with aplomb while developing convincing characterizations. Returning fans will appreciate glimpses of Bear’s siblings’ own courting complications from previous books, but it’s the joy of the hunky, often shirtless hero taming the spunky but virginal wildcat that carries this frothy tale along to its predictable but satisfying conclusion. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (Oct.)
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“Colorful...Enoch handles her genre's conventions with aplomb.” —PW on Some Like it Scot

"Fast-paced, fun and flirtatious...a delicious and delightful journey to love." - BookPage on Some Like It Scot

“Lovely, charming, and witty.” —Romance Reviews on Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid

“A sensual, captivating romance.” —Kirkus Reviews on Rogue with a Brogue

“Enoch strikes all the right notes.” —Publishers Weekly on Rogue with a Brogue

“This highly gifted author has blessed her fans with a tale filled with incredible characters, a fast pace, snappy dialogue and a wonderful romance. Readers will believe they are a part of the story.” —RT Book Reviews on Rogue with a Brogue

“A sexy highlander romance with great characters and an exciting journey.” —Fresh Fiction on Rogue with a Brogue

“Reading a book by Suzanne Enoch is like stepping into a time machine. She so adeptly transports readers….” —New York Journal of Books

“A highly gifted author.” —Romantic Times

“Suzanne Enoch has a gift for piquing a reader's interest.” —Sun Journal

“Always an eagerly anticipated pleasure.” —Christina Dodd

“One of my very favorite authors.” —Julia Quinn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250041630
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
Scandalous Highlanders Series , #4
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
161,831
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Some Like It Scot


By Suzanne Enoch

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2015 Suzanne Enoch
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4668-3844-4


CHAPTER 1

Lord Munro MacLawry crept forward and down, his bare knees digging into the soft, mossy ground beneath him. The chill breeze lifted the black hair off his brow; he'd hiked halfway around the valley to keep the wind in his face. The black and white and red plaid of his kilt had been worn and muted even before he'd taken to crawling through the mud and brambles, because he wasn't fool enough to wear his dress kilt on a hunt.

Of course he might've worn trousers and had something covering his knees, but he wasn't a damned Englishman. He wasn't hunting for sport, and he wasn't trying to show off for any damned Sassanach lords and ladies who thought working up a sweat was gauche. He wanted some bloody venison for dinner, and with the current chaos at Glengask Castle, the simplest way to get it would be to bring it to the table himself.

As he crested the low rise he paused, stretching out flat to listen to the wind in the pines, the loons calling from the reeds on the west bank of Loch Shinaig a half mile to his right. The rain had held off for most of the morning, but with the clouds piling up against the mountains he'd be in for it any time now. It was a lovely morning, all in all — not the calm, clear days the Sassannach south of Hadrian's Wall preferred, but a cold, wet, wild Highlands come-hither morning.

Whether the rain held off or not he likely only had another hour or two to remain in the valley. After that, the Marquis of Glengask would be turning out half the household to track down his youngest brother. That was even more certain than the coming storm.

Simply by going out alone he'd violated at least half a dozen of his brother Ranulf's — and thereby clan MacLawry's — rules. Munro allowed himself a grim smile. Hell, aside from being out in the wilds alone, he hadn't bothered to tell anyone else where he was going, he hadn't brought a groom or one of Ranulf's deerhounds with him, he hadn't worn a warm coat, he hadn't stayed within sight of Glengask Castle, and ... He counted on his fingers. Well, at least five violations, anyway. This had the makings of a grand morning, whatever the weather.

Too many damned rules, and as far as he was concerned, too many people willing to follow them without question. Aye, he understood the reasoning behind them — rivalries with other clans, bandits, poachers, the unpredictability of the Highlands terrain and weather — but at twenty-seven years of age he'd put himself through much worse. Intentionally. Bedding two sisters beneath the same roof, tossing tree trunks that weighed nearly as much as he did, and participating in some rather ungodly brawls didn't even scratch the surface.

With a slight grin that left the taste of dirt in his mouth, Munro edged forward again, creeping below the level of the tumbled boulders and low, wind-bent bushes until he caught sight of the red deer he'd been pursuing since daybreak. A lone stag; from the size of his rack the lad looked to be a year or two past his prime. Likely he'd been overthrown by some younger buck and now decided he preferred the bachelor life, anyway.

Well, Munro could certainly sympathize with that. Over the past year and a half both of his older brothers and his younger sister had gone and married, leaving him the sole unattached MacLawry sibling. It was all sugar and roses enough to rot his teeth, and then seven months after the first marriage the tide of bairns had begun to arrive. One each, with another due in a few weeks and — unless he was mistaken, a fifth was getting itself ready to debut in the spring. Evidently his generation of MacLawrys was extremely fertile.

And he was happy for the lot of them. More than happy. But while he had nothing against being Uncle Munro and having babies leak all over him, that was as close as he wanted to get to being a parent — because of what that meant. One lass only, for the rest of his life? What sort of nonsense was that? Keeping low despite his height, he edged within rifle range of the stag.

For Saint Andrew's sake, he was the youngest of three lads, with one male heir already born to the marquis. He had no bloodline for which he was responsible, no need to produce a son to keep his title, and whatever his siblings might have begun hinting, he meant to continue enjoying himself until his important parts wore out and fell off.

Munro eased his rifle into position, closing one eye to gaze down the iron sights. He was perfectly happy spending his nights with whomever he wished and his days doing whatever he pleased. For the buck, though, not having a herd to help him watch for enemies meant ending up as a tasty roast on a MacLawry banquet table. The deer lowered its head to graze, and Munro let out his breath, then curled his finger around the trigger.

Sharp as thunder the shot echoed down the length of the valley and back again. For a moment it sounded like an entire regiment of lobsterbacks had opened fire. The buck dropped where it stood.

It was a damned fine shot — but he hadn't made it. His rifle still held ready, Munro opened both eyes to follow the thin, white trail of gun smoke back to the tumble of rough rocks on his left. For a long moment nothing moved, and if not for the dead buck in the clearing he could almost think he'd imagined the shot, that it had been thunder to join the deepening drizzle.

As still as he held himself, his heart pounded. Another few seconds and it might have been him down in the clearing, ripe for a shot between the shoulder blades. Both he and his middle brother, Arran, had been shot before, and it wasn't an experience he cared to repeat on someone else's whim.

Finally, one of the boulders shifted, becoming a gray blanket that stayed low to the ground and edged forward. The end of a musket protruded from beneath the wool, but if not for an occasional glimpse of boot or hand, it might have been a wild Highlands spirit gliding among the trees and rocks.

Down in England a commoner who killed a deer on a lord's land could be thrown into prison for poaching. Up here he might lose a hand for it. But in MacLawry territory his brother Ranulf, the Marquis of Glengask, generally allowed anyone who lived on his vast lands to hunt for food.

At the same time, this end of the valley was well known to be the MacLawry siblings' favorite hunting grounds. And it was too damned close to the castle for anyone but the immediate family to be shooting at things. The most unusual thing about Munro being there this morning was that he'd come alone. But he'd done it before and never encountered anyone. Hell, after eighteen months of a truce with the Campbells, a man should be able to go hunting on his own — whether Ranulf approved of the idea or not.

As a MacLawry he would be within his rights to claim the stag for himself, but that seemed supremely unsporting. From the glimpses he had of the gun, it was a muzzle-loader — which meant that if the lad had missed, he wouldn't have had time to reload before the deer fled. That had definitely been a shot worthy of a Highlander.

The blanket sank down again beside the animal, and Munro started to his feet, ready to call out both his approval and a warning not to shoot. When the lad rolled up the blanket and shoved it into a satchel, though, Munro frowned and dropped to the ground again.

The hunter wore rough trousers and a plain white shirt, work boots, and a wool coat that had definitely seen better days, topped off by a ragged straw hat that drooped on both sides. But that wasn't what caught Munro's attention. Rather, it was the long red hair pulled back into a wild mare's tail that trailed down between the poacher's shoulders, and a glimpse of a pale, delicate-looking cheek. The lad was a lass.

Quickly and efficiently, she butchered the deer, and between the ragged coat and the meat slung over her shoulder Munro couldn't make out any more details of physique. But now that she was out from under the blanket, watching her walk, seeing how she shifted her weight to carry the musket and satchel, she couldn't be anything but a she.

Munro rose to a crouch again as the lass headed toward the west end of the valley and the rugged gorge beyond. His brother Arran, set between himself and Ranulf in age, had several times accused him of being uninterested in puzzles and mysteries unless he could put the result on a plate and eat it. A crack shot, trousers, long red hair, and tits, though, added up to a puzzle that interested him.

Keeping well back and under cover, he followed the oddly clothed lass out of the valley. Aye, he was a big man, tall and broad-shouldered as a mountain and all muscle if he said so himself, but he damned well knew how to move quietly when the circumstances called for it. Any stranger who thought it a bonny idea to hunt in MacLawry territory — nearly within rifle- shot range of Glengask Castle — well, that was a circumstance in itself, without adding a lass to the equation.

The MacLawrys had been taking in the cotters of other clans for years, practically since the damned Highland Clearances had begun, but as a matter of safety he or one of his brothers had either met each of the refugees and shaken hands or had arranged for a trusted MacLawry chieftain to do so — and to make certain a fisherman was a fisherman, and not some assassin from clan Campbell or Buchanan or Fraser or elsewhere. It wouldn't do to have any troublemakers looking for a way to slip in close to the family and begin another clan war.

Most frequently over the past eighteen months, arranging the greetings and seeing the newcomers settled in had fallen to him, alone; Ranulf and Arran had been otherwise occupied with going to London, falling in love, and marrying. He didn't recall meeting or even hearing about a woman in trousers, though, and he was fairly certain he wouldn't have forgotten such a thing.

As for the local lasses, he was well acquainted with most of them. Very well acquainted. There were a handful of redheads, but she wasn't one of them. It behooved him, then, for the sake of his family's safety, to figure out who she was and from where. He'd already seen the evidence that she was a dead shot with a musket.

Big, heavy plops of rain had him soaked to the skin by the time they reached the narrowing, higher end of Gleann Tàirnich, and amid the thick trees and house-sized boulders along the side of the valley he had to close the distance between them to keep her in sight. He expected her to continue on to one of the small clusters of cotters' huts that had sprung up between the foothills and the river. Instead, though, she headed toward the center of the canyon, winding her way along what he realized had once been a road. Now it was barely more than a rutted carpet of wet leaves and fallen branches. Abruptly even that ended, and with no visible effort she hopped over a low stone wall and vanished.

As Munro reached the broken wall he stopped, crouching to gaze beyond the tumbled, moss-covered stones at the ruins beyond. Haldane Abbey had stood at the head of Gleann Tàirnich for nearly four hundred years, and it hadn't been occupied for the past hundred or so. It sat empty because a hard winter's snow had collapsed the entire back of the building, and the rest of it hadn't been worth the expense of renovating.

Regardless of that, it seemed that Haldane wasn't empty any longer. Leaking, dreary, dangerously unstable, and reputedly haunted by at least three former residents and a hound, Haldane remained free of the influx of refugees from the Campbells, the MacDonalds, and the Gerdens and Stuarts. In fact, none had even been tempted to settle within its sight.

The redhead could be one of the specters, he supposed, except that as far as he knew spirits didn't kill and butcher deer, nor did the female ghosties wear trousers. Haldane was a MacLawry house on MacLawry land, and if he wanted to he could simply march up and demand to know who was trespassing. That was how he normally would proceed; hell, his siblings didn't call him Bear just because of his broad shoulders. Unless he cared to spend the rest of his day staring at tumbled walls, though, he needed either to advance or retreat.

Metal clicked behind him. Halfway to his feet, Munro froze. Damnation.

"This is my place." A female brogue came low and steady from behind the weapon. "No one was here, and I claimed it. So ye go away, big man, and save yerself some trouble."

And there he was, like a boy caught with his kilt up. His brothers would be laughing their arses off. "I'll agree ye're a fine shot, lass, but do ye ken ye can handle me all by yer lonesome? And I didnae see ye reload."

"Then make yer move and we'll discover how observant ye are," she returned. "I said I dunnae want trouble. I left ye near half the stag, so walk back doon the way ye came and go claim it before the rats and wildcats and foxes take it from ye."

Shooting a charging man was nothing like taking down a buck unawares — and that was if she'd even managed to stuff a ball down the old muzzle-loader while she made her way up the valley. At the same time, it was a bit disconcerting that she'd known precisely where he was since she'd brought down the deer. He hadn't suspected that anyone was within a mile of him until she'd fired. Slowly he rose, straightening his knees and keeping the rifle in his right hand pointed toward the ground. Neither this moment nor a quarter of a deer was worth either of them dying over.

"I'll go," he agreed, taking two long steps away from her. Then he stopped, took a breath, and turned around to face her.

He could count the number of men who'd bested him in hunting or battle on one finger — well, on no fingers, because no man had ever done so. As of this morning, he could no longer make that claim about females. His gaze was somewhat obscured by the musket aimed steadily at the center of his chest and by the ancient hat pulled low over her eyes, but he could see enough that he would know her again. Wet scarlet hair hung across her face and escaped from the long mare's tail draped over one shoulder. A straight nose, cheeks streaked with dirt and rainwater, lips that might have been full and sensuous if they weren't clenched together hard enough to blanch any color from them, she looked to be in her early twenties, if that.

"That's enough gawking fer ye, àluinn. Away with ye. Dunnae come back. I reckon there's enough ground in the Highlands that ye can avoid this wee bit of it."

And she continued to dictate terms to him, even if she had called him handsome. Hm. "I reckon I could avoid ye," he agreed, keeping a careful eye on her as he resumed his retreat. "Whether I will or nae, well, that's another question, isnae?"

"Aye. Come test me again, big man. I'll nae be so polite next time."

If this was her being polite, seeing her rude would be quite the spectacle. He continued backing away, moving slowly enough that she would hopefully understand that he damned well wasn't frightened of her. This merely happened to be one of the few occasions where it seemed preferable to avoid bloodshed. He was out here on his own, after all.

Even so, he was tempted. How difficult would it be to circle around behind the estate and show the redhead just what it meant to turn a weapon on a MacLawry? She wouldn't boast about besting him after that, he reckoned. Munro paused at the bend of the rutted path, then took a breath and continued away from the pile. Aye, he could scare the wits out of her, make a few threats, but for once he decided on restraint. She'd truly surprised him, and if anything, that deserved more of a response than some fist shaking. It would never do if she ran off before he figured out who she was.

Once he'd put Haldane out of sight behind him, he turned his back on the place and retraced his steps to the stag. With the rain only a lone fox had found the carcass, and that wee beastie fled at the sight of him. It was about time something showed him the damned respect he was due.

After he finished the butchering work she'd begun, Munro slung the deer over his shoulder and made his way to Loch Shinaig and then north along its west bank until Glengask came into view beyond the meadow at the top of the rise. Trudging around the side of the sprawl to the kitchen entrance, he kicked at the door until Timothy, one of the footmen, pulled it open.

"I've brought supper," Munro said, grunting as he shoved past the servant and stalked into the kitchen. The cook, Mrs. Forrest, hurriedly cleared off a table and he dropped the animal onto it.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author


Suzanne Enoch grew up in Southern California, where she still balances her love for the Regency romances of Georgette Heyer and classic romantic comedies with her obsession for anything Star Wars. Given her love of food and comfy chairs, she may in fact be a Hobbit. She has written more than 35 romance novels, including traditional Regencies, Historical Romance, and contemporary Romantic Suspense. When she isn't working on her next book she is trying to learn to cook, and wishes she had an English accent.

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Some Like It Scot (Scandalous Highlanders Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for a Saturday afternoon.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Munro "Bear" MacLowry is out hunting when he gets beat to the animal by a skinny interloper. He follows the lad through the woods to an abandoned Abbey on his brother's land and finds out that not only did he get beat, it was by a woman. When she sneaks up behind him, he graciously leaves, but is determined to find out why she's hiding out, dressed like a man. Catriona has been hiding out deep in the Highlands, hiding from her Uncle's clan and hiding her English half-sister from her elder betrothed and bullying mother. She didn't plan on being seen by the big giant in the woods. Her fight or flight instinct kicks in, but with nowhere else to really take her sister, she decides to see how much danger Bear means to cause them. I really liked this story. Cat grew up in a way that was completely uncommon for the time and her pride refused to let her be a pawn in a clan war. However, everything she learned gives her the skills she needs to survive in the highlands with her sister. Bear finds himself drawn to Cat. She isn't like any woman he has ever met and between her situation and him not wanting to be around happily married people has him seeking her out and helping her Great characters and build up. I loved this story and all of the characters in it. I can't wait to read the other books in this series. I highly recommend it. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Lord Munro "Bear" MacLawry is the clan enforcer. He loves and protects his family with fierce determination. He, also, feels isolated and lonely. He's a bad boy who doesn't want to settle down. That is until he meets his "wildcat". Catriona MacColl is different from any lass that he's met. She doesn't simper and flatter him. She wears trousers and tells him to go away. She helped her half sister escape from an arranged marriage. Now these women are hiding. No one knows they are there until the "Giant" tracks them down. When Bear and Cat tangle, sparks fly. The battle of wills between them took my breath away. I loved their passion and their fierceness. Bear is willing to defy his family and hide her. If only Cat would trust him. Cat has her secrets. She thinks that she is an oddity because of her manly dress but Bear can't keep away. She's his! I loved this story. The characters touched my heart. I wanted them to over come their problems. I was frustrated that Munro's brothers were so stubborn. I couldn't put this book down. I feel under Lord Munro's spell! What a hero. When he taught Cat how to wear an evening gown and braided her hair, I feel in love. Suzanne Enoch wrote a story that had outstanding characters, a dangerous setting and a love that was intense. This book is a keeper!
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Enoch is one of my favorite authors! Me. Enoch books never disappoint..and always give you a emotional attachment to the book..characters. This is book four in the "Scandalous Highlanders". I have read most of the series...just missing one of the books. So I thought the books were stand alone for reading if like me you are jumping around in the series. The books do talk of other characters from the other books but it is not enough to ruin this book or the others. So don't worry about what order you are reading them. Our heroine is Catriona MacColl, who along with trying to help her sister escape an unwanted marriage, is also trying to run from a secret she is hiding. Cat has been pretty much raised as a "son" and is able to hid out in and survive in the highlands of the MacLawry clan land area. This is where our hero, Munro MacLawry finds Cat hiding out. Munro is finding it hard not to help or fight his growing feelings for Cat. This is leads us into one of the best stories from Ms. Enoch. I truly enjoyed this book and had to read it in one sitting...yes another "book hangover" the next day..but so worth it. So glad to have read this book...just wish I could leave more that 5 stars! I hope you enjoy it too! (l
Anonymous 10 months ago
Could not put it down. This is a new genre for me and I found it delightful. Now I'm going to have to read the rest in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
gaele More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I don’t know how I missed this series, full of everything that I’ve been obsessed with for ages: historic romance, highlanders, suspense, secrets and an overwhelmingly loud and obtrusive family, all with good intentions. Some Like it Scot was a read in one sitting title for me, just a bit longer to get the review written! Munro MacLawry, or Bear, is six and a half feet tall, broad, muscled and known to be handy with his fists, if not particularly thoughtful. The thinking, for the most part, he leaves up to his brothers, Ranulf the head of the clan, Arran the diplomatic one, and his sister Winnie have all married and are now consumed with babies and the peace that has come after many troubles. Bear is most comfortable in a kilt, considers himself rough and tumble, and why tie himself to one lass when all are willing? Catriona rescued her half-sister Elizabeth from an unwanted betrothal in London, and the two have headed into the Highlands. Raised as a boy, Cat is more than capable of hunting and fishing, and the two have managed reasonably well while sheltering in a room of a ramshackle abbey on the MacLawry lands. These two will meet up, and sparks will ensue, to great delight. The bickering and banter between Bear and Cat is delightful and you see the growth of feelings between them. Added to this is the inner dialogue of the two, and the huge secrets that Cat is hiding, both about growing up and her own clan ties. Of course, no secrets are completely safe, and a surprise that could completely undo the fragile peace on MacLawry lands comes to their door. With Cat’s decision to tell the brokenhearted Bear the whole story, we understand her peculiar dress, her reluctance to share more of herself and the fragile self-esteem she has. Completely capable and competent, just not familiar with dresses and the polish her half-sister has, Bear’s determination to help her explore her feminine side (showing a depth of sensitivity and caring that will bring a tear) is truly magical, and possibly the most telling display of the man that hides behind the bulk. Now, I can’t say that his family was particularly wonderful here: his brothers tried to pay her off to leave, and only his sister saw that it was wholly unfair for him to not have who he wanted, no matter the consequences, and with a bit of common sense and keen observation from Cat, a solution just might be to hand. I loved this story, full of heart and plenty of heat between Cat and Bear, some insight into the family and their own concerns, and a touch of Elizabeth’s steel backbone buried beneath a veneer of polish and prim. I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series from the start I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal job Oh I love this book with it's feisty woman, Cat and the obstinate hot, hot man "Bear" Munro who doesn't know how to take the words "NO and go away". This books starts off with a lot of attitude and it continues throughout the book. But it's a great attitude as these two characters discover that they are both prickly and find the constant tension helps them find completeness they have missed their whole life. There is secrecy, intrigue, fighting, possibility of clan war and love in this book. The author does a phenomenal job of combining all these aspects without losing the reader or making the story unbelievable. I look forward to reading more of her books and give this 4 STARS. An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
def618 More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book by Suzanne Enoch that I didn't enjoy. I love this book and I love Bear (aka Munro). Bear is the youngest brother and the only one not married. He goes out to hunt a deer for dinner and watches another hunter shoot it first. Wanting to know who is on MacLawry land, he follows and discovers a young woman in men's clothing living in abandoned, run down Haldane Abbey. But who is she and why is she there? I don't like to read or write plot spoilers so read the book to get the answers. It is verra, verra good!
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Munro, otherwise known as Bear, was poised to shoot the deer he’d been tracking when out of nowhere came a shot that dropped that deer. When he saw who claimed the deer, he couldn’t believe his eyes. When he follows her to an abandoned alley, she threatens to shoot him. He knows he won’t be able to let her alone now that she’s sparked his interest and the abbey isn’t fit to keep her warm with winter on it’s way. Will she still be here when he returns? Some Like It Scot is a delightfully sweet and comical romance you won’t want to put down! The interaction between the hero and heroine is worth reading the book alone, but the supporting characters and their deep connection to the hero makes it heartwarming and emotional. The bonds are deep and meaningful and their need to help one another takes the story to a whole new level. This isn’t your average highlander romance. It’s packed with laughs, emotions, family ties, and of course, romance. The sex was worth waiting for and Bear knew the perfect way to warm Cat and her glorious curves up to his hard body. Bear was the perfect hero, never backing down when he found the woman he wanted. It was totally adorable and kept me smiling from start to finish. Some Like It Scot is a fantastic highlander romance you won’t want to miss! I’m anxiously awaiting more from Ms. Enoch! 5 Stars!
EWright16 More than 1 year ago
Catriona is on the run with her half-sister. They have taken refuge in a dilapidated old building on MacLawry land. Munro "Bear" MacLawry has become unsettled. He is the last unwed member of his family and feeling left out, whether he will admit it or not. After coming across Cat hunting, he decides to become her protector. I absolutely loved watching these two fall in love. Bear is a perfect Alpha rake. Cat is full of fire and vulnerability. The other MacLawrys are wonderful as well. Having not read the previous books in this series did not hinder my enjoyment of this book at all. In fact, I am looking forward to going back and reading about the other scandalous MacLawrys.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
#4 in the fabulous "Scandalous Highlanders" series, while can be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading the entire series in order. I love the MacLawry siblings and their adventures, romance and scandals. Munoe "Bear", named for his size, while, some believe him slow, he's not, but he is the younger of the clan and huge. Catriona MacColl, is on the run with her baby half-sister, where do they end up,on MacLawry land,in an abandoned,falling down Abbey, where Munroe finds them. A bit slow in the beginning, but picks up, then the action begins, love blossoms, and passions run high. And of course, you're in nineteenth century Highlands so tensions run high, politics are ever present,enemies abound, and alliances run high. The characters are engaging, with a bit of humor added, tensions run high, passion is strong, and romance is in the air. A well-rounded story with a bit of humor, lots of tension, passion, family, clan bonds, loyalty, and disaster on the horizon. I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Enoch's Highlander series, and this one was no different. Although, not quite as tumultuous or adventurous as the others in this series, it was a joy to see what lass would win the heart of Bear. An interesting and satisfying read! A great Highland read! Fans of Scottish Highlanders, Historical Romance and great Romance will enjoy this read. *Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery* Rating: 4 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Loved this captivating journey back in time. The author's detailed descriptive narrative transported the reader firmly back in the early eighteenth century, into the beautiful Scottish highlands with castles and ruins as well as clans and their workings and it was magical. This is was a first read of a Suzanne Enoch story and I was not disappointed, and will need to read more of her stories. Lord Munro"Bear" MacLawry at the age of twenty seven is the sole unattached MacLawry. In the last year and a half all of his siblings have settled down, married and were having children. It was all sugar and roses enough to rot his teeth. Not that "Bear" wasn't a ladies man at Six foot seven inches with broad shoulder as big as a mountain and all muscle he had plenty of women wanting his attention, but he didn't fancy settling down and having children and a wife to take care of. One day when he is out tracking a buck to kill, he is totally taken unaware when he is beaten to the kill by someone else. Upon further inspection, he notices that it is a lass not a lad with long red hair and so he follows her to the ruins of Haldane Abbey. Intrigued Bear confronts the lass and keeps his identity a secret. Catriona "Cat" MacColl and her half sister Elizabeth are on the run and hiding out in the Abbey. Cat was raised by her father who wanted a boy, so when her mother died when she was little, he dressed and treated her as a boy. She was not allowed to grow her hair, made to wear pants and learned to shoot hunt and fish at an early age. Mocked and made fun of her entire life, Cat leaves shortly after her father dies and rescues her half sister from a unwanted betrothed. Cat being self sufficient and feeling that these ruins were a perfect place to hide doesn't need or want any help especially from someone that could bring more people to their hiding place. But Munro is taken by the lass and their snarky banter and with all the time he has on his hands he cannot leave her and her sister alone. And although Cat doesn't want to admit it, she is glad that he keeps coming back. The sizzling chemistry between them soon leads to some knee melting kisses and Cat is taken by this gentle caring giant and he can not get enough of his hell cat. I was thoroughly mesmerized by the tenderness and all encompassing giving and caring nature that was Munro. But what will happen when their secrets that they are both hiding are found out? What will Munro's family do about Catriona and her secret? Will they get their HEA? You will have to read this captivating and enchanting tale of Some Like it Scot to find out. Loved it! Highly Recommended! Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Catriona, is a strong leading lady, who after a rough childhood has fled with her sister into a rival clan territory. They find protection in an abandon abby and are soon discovered by Munro "Bear" McLawry. He is the youngest warrior in his family and now that all his siblings are married he is feeling pressured to settle down. Upon finding Cat, he immediately decide to try help them. She resists and they find a way to a tenative friendship, which of course, leads to romance. Will their budding relationship survive Cat's secrets and Bear's family? I liked this book because the interplay between the leading couple is hilarious. I enjoyed the plot, timing and characters. I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance. I was given a free copy for an honest review by Netgalley.com.
BabbetteC More than 1 year ago
Some like it Scot by Suzanne Enoch. This is one of the best books I have read by Suzanne and I love her books. Even if you are not a romance fan you will love this book, and who doesn't love a man in a kilt named bear. I loved Catriona's spunk and love for her sister. This is a must read. Sure to be a best seller.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 in the Scandalous Highlanders series. Munro "Bear" MacLawry lives up to his nickname. Always the big and brawny one in the family, he has always been protective of his family. But as each of his siblings marry, Bear finds himself more and more alone. They all have their own families now and Bear is definitely not ready to settle down no matter how hard his brother pushes him. When he finds Catriona MacColl hiding in the woods, he finds someone in need of his protection...or does she? Catriona and her sister are hiding from an English Duke as well as their father's family each for their own reasons. Finding the abandoned building was a blessing as winter was approaching, that is until Bear show ups. Having been raised like a boy by her father, Catriona resents Bear's presence as she believes she can take care of her sister and herself just fine. But when Bear shows up every day and makes their life better by fixing up their temporary home, she is surprised to find herself looking forward to his visits. Can two individuals who think they don't need a partner find the a love that they didn't know they wanted? I've been looking forward to Bear's story for awhile now. With him being a lot "rougher" than his siblings, I knew that he would not fall for the typical highland lass. Enoch did not disappoint me with his story! Catriona was definitely not your typical heroine. Having been raised by her father like she was a boy, she knew how to take care of herself living off of the land. Bear was impressed with those qualities. But he also saw the woman behind the short hair and male clothing. Catriona challenged Bear, which he was not used to. Coming from the family that he did, woman were throwing themselves at him. Catriona didn't want anything to do with him, which I think was probably the first thing that attracted him to her. She didn't like him, therefore she was a challenge to him. But once he got to know her, he was attracted to her qualities. I do believe this is the last book in the series, but wouldn't it be great if Enoch gave up another one!! I will definitely miss this family as this has been one of my favorite series! Thanks go out to St. Martin's Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Enoch has been around the historical romance circuit for a while and it is clear why when you pick up one of her books. Some like it Scot is the fourth work in her Scandalous Highlanders series and brings all the wit and romance readers have come to expect from this author. An endearingly stubborn and well-matched hero and heroine bring fiery passion and genuine friendship to this story. Secrets, loyalty, acceptance, trust, love and lots of interfering family bring this work full circle and make for a fun and lively trip to the Highlands! *I received this ARC via Netgalley.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and all the books in the series. This series has all the qualities a good series should have. A family that pokes their nose in all aspects of each others lives and a strong sense and respect of family. Great secondary characters that will make you laugh and cry. Even the pets were a part of the family. In this book the Munro "Bear" MacLawry the big hamfisted, easygoing lover boy of the family finds the one lass he can't seem to get out of his mind. Catriona "Cat" MacColl is on the run with her sister Elizabeth to keep her from marrying a man three times her age. They find themselves in the MacLawry clans land in hopes of hiding out until they can figure out their next move. While out hunting Bear comes across a trouser wearing lass who shots as well as he does and takes down the deer he's been after. Following her he finds she's living in the broken down ruins of Haldane Abbey. Once he meets her at the end of her musket, he can't get her out of his mind and he feels the need to protect her. But Cat has a secret and Bear's out to find out what it is so he can send her and her sister on their way. Only the longer he's with Cat the more he needs to be with her. Bear and Cat have such great chemistry. Cat calls it like it is and will not sugar coat her words and sees Bear for the intelligent man he is. Bear finds this sexy hellcat refreshing with a backbone of steel. I loved every minute of their dialogue and I didn't want the book to end. Start reading this series as soon as you can you will not regret it.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful historical romance! Catriona is saving herself and her half-sister from unwanted weddings but when Munro “Bear” MacLawry finds the two hiding on his families land, he can’t stay away. Family expectations play a big role in this story and learning to find your own happiness. I loved the story as well as Catriona and Bear. A great read!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
She's just as spirited as he is brash. Ms. Enoch won me over the minute Catriona was introduced. I enjoy romance novels, particularly historical romance. Any character that is not a damsel in distress. Can take care of herself and is not afraid to voice her opinion is alright with me. Catriona and Munro are a fiery combination. On so many levels they should not have worked. Personality clashes, homeland differences and willful tempers. All of these things stacked the cards against them but proved inconsequential in the end. There is never a dull moment but always a new adventure. I received an ARC of Some Like it Scot by Suzanne Enoch in exchange for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Two women on the run, one man who offers to help them although it could disrupt the stability of his clan and a sweet love story’s groundwork is laid. The setting is the highlands and it sounds lovely, a man in a kilt was fun to contemplate and especially since that man was Bear, Cat is self-sufficient and able to care for herself and her stepsister but she is tempted by Bear, Bear’s family considers him a bit dimwitted but he might just outthink them all and the clan leaders may find that their way may not work out for all they have plans for. This was a fun and entertaining way for me to spend the day. I have not read other books in the series but did not need to in order to enjoy this book. I will be looking for more books by Suzanne Enoch. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Paperbacks for the copy of this book to read and review.