I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 3.5 stars
A Devil in Scotland is the third book in Suzanne Enoch’s No Ordinary Hero’s series. I have not read the previous books but this can be read as a standalone.
This is a hero-centric novel focusing on Callum MacCreath. In 1806 he was a young man of twenty who was well known for his drunken escapades and string of lovers. Upon discovering that his childhood friend, Rebecca, is to marry his staid titled older brother he announces his wish to marry her. His brother is furious and banishes Callum from his home.
We jump to 1816 and Callum is now the owner of a successful distillery in Kentucky. When he learns of his brother’s death, he leaves for Scotland immediately. Certain his brother has been murdered by his clan leader the Duke of Dunncraigh and his son. He arrives home mistrustful of everyone. He is also suspicious of his former friend, who is now the richest widow in Scotland with the death of her father also occurring shortly after her husband’s. Ready to throw Rebecca out f the house, he is disconcerted to find he has a young niece, Lady Margaret.
All the more determined to avenge his brother and protect his niece he sets out to prove to Rebecca his brother was murdered. His feelings for Rebecca are re-ignited along the way and danger is just around the corner.
I found the book engaging, the storyline riveting, and the characters authentic and interesting. A Devil in Scotland is an enjoyable read. Mags and her “pack” were a delightful addition to the story. While a brother/sister in law relationship can be disturbing the author explains levirate marriage, the practice of a single man marrying his brother’s widow was acceptable in the Highlands.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Scottish Highlanders, second chance romance and a compelling story.