I wanted to rate this book 3 stars because I liked it better than the first book which got a 2 star rating from me. But honestly I also wasn't crazy about this book, a 2.5 star rating to be precise. Then I remember my "when in doubt, round it down" personal rule, so round it down I did.
I think it's safe to say that I am not a fan of Ms MacGregor's writing. Her style reads choppy to me and the characters act and talk childishly sometimes. I winced when I read some of the cheesy parts. When written well, romance stories could have such depth. Alas, I have yet it see it in this author's books.
So what we have here is a classic tortured highlander who had a tragic past in love with a fair maiden in distress. Erection, hot kisses, pretense of denied passion, the right ingredients are all in there but rather superficially, which turned a story with potential into something rather childish. Thankfully Ewan and Nora are rather endearing characters so I was able to finish the book because I was at least interested in them. Standard plots written on a rather silly tone, questionable pacing and plot development. I read Sin's story when I was young and I liked it back then. Now I am afraid to re-read it. It would be rather sad if I realized if my likeness of Sin's story was the result of youthful infatuation.