Here is the meat and potatoes according to Goodreads…
“The Murrays are back in this thrilling new tale from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell . . .
Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland. Yet when she sees a bleeding man on the verge of drowning, that’s exactly what she does, securing him safely in a cave where she can return day after day to tend to his wounds.
Sir Callum MacMillan can scarcely believe such a slight lass as Bethoc could save him from the grasp of death. But he knows the telltale marks of an angry fist on her skin, and he knows she has the soul of a fighter within her feminine frame. Raised to be a protector of the weak by his Murray clansman, Callum would prefer to be the one saving her—and save her, he will. If he can first survive the treacherous attack that led him into her irresistible arms . . .”
Okay, here is it, I started this book, read it really fast. It was quickly paced and I enjoyed it. Until the romance. It was rushed. I never felt there was a connection between Callum and Bethoc, at all. I never got to really “See” what he looked like or who he was. The story was well written, but it could easily have been about the old west or even a story set in Louisiana. It did not seem to me like they were in Scotland. They were, right? Scotland? Some of the wording was over used “ken” was the worst and I had a hard time deciding what they were saying. I figured it out, but it stopped the flow. The story after the romance started went quickly into obvious situations and made my heart sink a little over the ease it all opened up. All in all I did like the book, very much, And I don’t think it needs the support of the series to be read. It can stand on it’s own pretty well.
*I was given this book in return for an honest review. Thank you!