I really wanted to like this one more than I did. I just couldn't connect with the characters or should I say whats her name... Mairin.
This started out really strong. Mairin is smart, strong and unbendable and has a wonderful and beautiful heart. Then once she meets Ewan McCabe she turns into a helpless and ignorant woman.
One of the most annoying things about Mairin was that sheconstantly has diarrhea of the mouth. Her internal dialogue was never internal and when people would answer her she would chastise herself and say that shes really needs to stop that.
It seemed like everyone in the McCabe clan was calling Mairin "daft". Well, I really think she was. I get that she needed to establish herself as Mistress but don't threaten to cut a horse in half in an attempt to solve a dispute over a horse. Then fire the stable master. I know what she was doing with the horse butcome on, its your first day. You should be trying to make friends and not act like a high and might bossy bitch!
Lets not forget the I'm a tough girl but too stupid to know betteract. UGG! Okay, let me throw this out to you... I'm paraphrasing here, not quoting... You've just been shot with an arrow and may not realize it right away because of the excitement going on around you and the adrenaline rush. So after you insult your husband and his entire clan you start walking away. With a pain in your side and someone saying you've been shot... You act like nothing is wrong but know you're hurt and then act like your drunk. Its just so ridiculous! You've been shot and its not even that bad and you act like a complete idiot. It's completely unbelievable that she doesn't know whats going on.
Its get worse from here. All Mairin does is go around pissing people off. Of course I'm not excusing Heath's actions but when I read this particular scene all I could see in my head wast this...
The only redeemable part in this book is the last 20%. This was the most exciting but anticlimactic part of the book. This is the only reason why Im giving this book 2.5 stars and rounding up. This part was exciting, suspenseful and Mairin didn't got on my nerves as much.
I know I just ranted bout Mairin but now I'm done with her.
I did LOVE the rest of the characters in the book. I loved Ewan and all his brothers. The entire clan is awesome and I'm looking forward to reading more about them.
Overall, this was just an ok read for me. The sex was lackluster and boring. I found myself daydreaming and didn't go back to reread the scene. I just wanted to get through it. I did really enjoy the ending of the book and all the characters in the book except the heroine. I will continue with this series but maybe at a later date.