Release Date: Feb 9, 2021
Series: Love on Cue
Heat Level: Sensual/Hot
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
“As for the woman herself, she intrigued him and aggravated him in equal parts. Subterfuge, lies, complications- those were all things he avoided. He preferred straight answers, honesty, and troubles he could solve with his fists. She was none of those things. At the same time, he enjoyed the time he spent in her company, and he damned well enjoyed her enthusiasm during sex. He liked chatting with her, and he liked never knowing what she might say next. An exceedingly intelligent and opiniated woman was quite possibly the last person he ever expected to find so…. compelling, but there it was. There she was.”
Coll MacTaggert, Viscount Glendarril, and his two brothers have to marry proper English lasses before their sister Eloise marries or they forfeit their mother’s fortune which is used to run their lands and take care of their clan in Scotland. Coll is tired of his mother parading young eligible English ladies in front of him every chance she gets. He finally has enough and storms out of the theatre box where he encounters an entrance backstage to meet the actors and actresses.
His chance meeting with Persephone Jones, the reigning queen of the Saint Genesius Theatre, has left him desiring her company, her attentions, and her time. Persephone has secrets from her past that can threaten her career, her relationship with Coll, and even her life. Coll begins to notice frequent accidents in Persephone’s life that begin to resemble nefarious attempts to get rid of the famous actress. Coll undertakes the task of protecting her, and in doing so he provides her with the strength she needs to reveal the secrets that have been haunting her for the last eight years and the love which she has always yearned for.
First off, this cover is absolutely stunning, and it would be remiss to not point how out blindingly beautiful it is, but even more than that it houses a bewitching and captivating story that includes an imperfect heroine, a burly Scotsman, countless swoony moments with a cast full of fun and interesting characters. Each character gave this story so much life, and it truly felt like being around an enormous family who might argue and fight, but who always have each other’s backs through thick and thin.
Persephone was a delightful character who had a mind of her own, a spine of steel, and quick wit full of Shakespearian quotes at her disposal. She matched Coll in every way, and never cowered in the face of his Scottish nature that can sometimes be overbearing. He is a protector, a warrior for those he loves, and an absolute sweetheart. There are moments in the story where he is so tender and so loving towards Persephone that he charms the reader immediately. The moments that he whispers Gaelic love words in her ears will have the reader ready to go find their own Scotsman. The plot had so many unexpected twists and turns. It has the reader continuously guessing as to what is going to happen next.
Suzanne Enoch is an unbelievable writer. Fans of Eva Leigh’s imperfect career driven women, and historical mysteries like those of Candace Camp should pick up this book that keeps the reader guessing from beginning to end.