Blog Tour: Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch

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Welcome to blog tour for Suzanne Enoch’s Hero in the Highlands, the first book in Enoch’s new series, No Ordinary Hero! Enoch is known as one of the queens of HR, so it’s always exciting when she has a new a series coming out!

Scroll on down for a review, an excerpt and enter for your chance win a copy of Hero in the Highlands so you tell me what you think of it!

Blog Tour: Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne EnochHero in the Highlands (No Ordinary Hero, #1) by Suzanne Enoch
Series: No Ordinary Hero #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 4th 2016
Genres: Romance, Historical, Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Netgalley
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WILD AT HEART
Scotland, 1812: He’s ferocious and rugged to the bone, an English soldier more at home on the battlefield than in any Society drawing room. And when Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he’s inherited the massive Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences of noble life. But Gabriel Forrester does not shirk his responsibilities, and when he meets striking, raven-eyed lass Fiona Blackstock, his new circumstances abruptly become more intriguing.
Like any good Highlander, Fiona despises the English—and the new Duke of Lattimer is no exception. Firstly, he is far too attractive for Fiona’s peace of mind. Secondly, his right to “her” castle is a travesty, since it’s been clan Maxwell property for ages. As the two enter a heated battle of wills, an unexpected passion blazes into a love as fierce as the Highlands themselves. Is Fiona strong enough to resist her enemy’s advances—or is Gabriel actually her hero in disguise?

Review:

A quick, cute read to Enoch’s series set in the highlands with a English hero. I really enjoy her highland romances, so I was definitely excited that it was back to Scotland for us!

It’s a life-changing decree for Britain’s Major Gabriel Forrester when he becomes the Duke of Lattimer. He throws Fiona Blackstock’s, land steward and hater of most things English, life into disarray when he shows up at the castle doors. The Maxwell clan of Lattimer castle believe they’ll be cursed if they’re nice to the new Duke, so it’s an uphill battle for Gabriel to win over the people.

Gabriel and Fiona were definitely a bantering kind of couple, a classic hate to love kinda romance. There’s definitely some angst, but there’s still cute moments.

“You’re a conundrum.”

“Because I brought ye trousers and I tried to kill ye in a bog? Ye’re a madman.”

Admittedly, I wasn’t really feeling our heroine, Fiona. I did like that she really cared for the people of Lattimer Castle (and surroundings), but a lot of the time, I found her attitude to be pretty bratty. And she was kind of a butt always trying to drive Gabriel away.

Gabriel on the other hand, I quite adored. He was a pretty badass war hero, who’s also a good brother and determined to do the right thing. I really liked that even though Fiona and the Maxwell clan are causing trouble for him, Gabriel still tries to help. I also adored his unwavering confidence (in his charm and life in general).

“Dunnae push yer luck, ye demon. Ye’re nae as charming as ye think.”

“Yes I am.”

Along with the romance, there was also a mystery happening, with some mysterious “accidents” and missing sheep to keep you on your toes. There was a bit of contemporary feel with this story with Fiona being more ‘modern’, so something to keep it mind. Overall, this was an enjoyable read with just a few bumps in the road for me.

{*Thanks to St. Martin’s Press & Netgalley for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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About Suzanne Enoch

Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. [...]

Suzanne is known for her humorous characters, sexy bad boys, and whip-sharp, witty dialogue. She currently resides in Placentia, California with several hundred guppies and various other tropical fish, and handful of very loud, spinach-loving finches. And her collection of action figures and statues from “Star Wars”, “Lord of the Rings”, “X-Men”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Everybody needs some inspiration, after all.


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EXCERPT

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“Ye arenae pleasant.” With that she turned on her heel to march up the gravel path between

the cottages.

He followed her. “Very well. ‘Pleasant’ is the wrong word. But tell me, Miss Blackstock, have you

thought about our kiss? Did you dream about it? I did.”

“If I’d done such a thing, which I didnae, I’d call it a nightmare. Nae a dream.”

“I might believe you,” he returned, not bothering to hide his grin, “if you hadn’t brought me

trousers last night.”

“And how is that, precisely?” “Me being unable to dress and leave the bedchamber would have

benefited you, according to the nonsense you’ve been spitting in my direction. You did something

counter to your own best interest, and in favor of mine.”

“I gave ye the clothes before ye kissed me, if ye’ll recall.”

“I recall every moment. Do you?”

“What do ye—”

“I jumped into the mud to save your life. In return, you sent me into a bog,” Gabriel stated. “And

I only came up here in the first place because you threatened murder. I have two other estates with

stewards whose letters and accounts seemed perfectly reasonable. I let them be.”

She glanced over her shoulder at him. “I told ye that ye’d have yer figures.”

Most of the women of his acquaintance were camp followers— the occasional officer’s wife, but

mainly washerwomen, seamstresses, and the lightskirts who made a living off frightened young lads

away from home and facing death. She was nothing like any of them. Every time he set eyes on her he

recalled how she’d looked with her muddy muslin clinging to her curves, and he could taste her mouth

again.

“You have me interested in different figures,” he returned. “You’re a conundrum.”

“Because I brought ye trousers and I tried to kill ye in a bog? Ye’re a madman.”

Now that amused him. “I don’t mean to insult you, but people far more skilled than you have

attempted to murder me, and in far more lethal ways.”

“Aye? What ways?” This time a twinkle danced in her black eyes.

Almost before his mind could grasp the fact that she’d just jested with him, Gabriel stepped

forward, nudging her back against the rough cottage wall directly behind her, and held her there with

his forearm across her chest. He took her mouth, warm and soft and tasting of tea. And this time he was

certain she kissed him back. “You seem more lethal already,” he murmured, teasing at her lips again,

then stepping back before she could shove him away. Strategy.

Copyright © 2016 by Suzanne Enoch and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Paperbacks.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

6 Replies to “Blog Tour: Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch”

  1. I’m not the biggest fan of Robert, the Bruce. But, recently I tracked my ancestry, and discovered that he’s a very distant relative.

  2. Ahhh heroine troubles. I’ve been there before. Glad it was still overall enjoyable. Such a pretty cover on this one, cyn!

  3. Aye, McTavish!

  4. Hmmm…I’m not sure. I like Jaime from The Outlander 🙂

  5. I love a heroine who tries to break free of ton expectations, but not sure about modern. I love the cover, and like that, there was a mystery.

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