What’s the story? (from Goodreads):
When a resourceful English lady and a hot-blooded Highlander join forces to trick a scoundrel, every rule will be broken!
Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor―and herself.
Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and womens’ hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he’ll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family’s inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he’ll teach her everything about wagering…and winning back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden―but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda’s love is a game he can’t afford to lose. . .
Review: *I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me a copy of this book so I could give it an honest review*
I’ve never read a Suzanne Enoch book and this will not be my last. I was absolutely captivated by this story from start to finish. Miranda was a smart young woman, with a quick wit. I adored her! Aden was also one of the hottest highlanders I have read in 2021. He is a gambler but he was also every bit as smart as he was physically strong. I would let him protect me any day.
There are steamy scenes in this book but a lot of the truly sexy scenes are not until you are sixty percent through the book. There is a lot of tension that builds up, and a lot of plot. I think the sexy scenes were placed well and didn’t take away from the truly good story that Enoch was telling. The relationship between Aden and Miranda was built out of trust. They had to both learn to trust each other and trust in themselves.
I wasn’t aware when I started reading this book that it was the second in a series. I will definitely be going back to read the first and then the third. I cannot wait!