A Title to Make You Groan

`it's getting scot in here (wild wicked highlanders, #1) by suzanne enoch

Ignore He-Man for a moment and take a look at the title. Puns are (in my view!) unfortunately popular in historical romance – e.g. Earls Just Want to Have Fun and Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage – but I think this one has to go on the shortlist for most cringeworthy!

It’s Getting Scot in Here, the first book in Suzanne Enoch’s Wild Wicked Highlanders series is due out on the 26th of this month.

It’s Getting Scot in Here (Wild Wicked Highlanders, #1) by Suzanne Enoch

Marry or lose their estate; that’s the devil’s bargain he and his brothers must follow. But wild Highlander Niall MacTaggert’s stubborn oldest brother wants nothing to do with marrying the sophisticated, pinky-out Lady Amelia-Rose his mother has chosen for him, even to save their land. Niall’s only goal is to soften up the London socialite, and show his brother the warm beauty behind the shiny, polished front. But what Niall doesn’t expect to find is the woman of his dreams…

3 thoughts on “A Title to Make You Groan

  1. Not a big fan of punny titles, either. I get that the humor can be a selling point for some, and the play on familiar phrases can be amusing. It also, at least for me, intimates that the book will be on the lighter side, with perhaps not as much emphasis on the “historical” part of historical romance, which is, at least for me, half the reason I’m there in the first place. I am sure that I have missed some great, emotional romances, steeped in the flavor of the era…but if the title doesn’t tell me that, it makes it harder for me to know.

    1. “I am sure that I have missed some great, emotional romances, steeped in the flavor of the era…but if the title doesn’t tell me that, it makes it harder for me to know.”

      Exactly. When I see a book with a silly pop culture title, I make assumptions – and none of them are good. I go to historical romance for the history. If I wanted something else, I’d pick up a contemporary…

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