I liked this book. I did. But I had a few issues: it didn’t have the same novelty as The Highlander’s Choice (being set in Scotland), and as much as I loved Braeden McKinnon (these names are awesome), his condescending attitude toward Lady Sarah’s writing pissed me off.
I probably took it to heart because I am a female writer (obviously), and a raging feminist. I had the same issue with Drake’s opinion of Penelope’s work in The Duke’s Quandary. However, here, it felt worse because he’s also working. At least in Drake and Penelope’s case, it was a classist issue as well as a gender one (he said that she shouldn’t be working because it’s unbecoming of a future Duchess). But, I basically just don’t like sexist/misogynistic overtones in the stories I read for fun (which is a bit nuts for me to say given I know it that was common then).
Plotwise… I liked that it had two characters who loved each other being conflicted over the very real issue of maintaining their individuality and personal interests. It’s a modern concern that usually isn’t addressed in this genre, and it was very refreshing to see that here.
Their romance was nice, aforementioned issues aside, and definitely steamy at times. I enjoyed reading this book and think it was a nice continuation of the series, even if I didn’t love it as much as the previous book.