My sentiments toward this book are similar to those I had for the [b: Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage|7070067|Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2)|Jennifer Ashley|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1322336962s/7070067.jpg|7323377]. Lots of sex scenes, very passionate couple, hot Scotsmen with personalities bordering on lunacy.
I think however I liked Isabella better than Ainsley, the heroine in this book. Ainsley is somehow character-less to me. OK she is loyal and strong and can pick a lock. I didn't feel especially connected with her.
Cameron is one damaged man and your typical hero in a romance novel. This book is in a way typical to the boot. A damaged hero who has met his match in a woman, in this case, the widowed Ainsley. I hardly remember the plot and I just finished reading the book about 3 hours ago. It is because, there is not so much a plot. It is a man who wanted to sleep with a woman and somehow that turned into love? I did enjoy reading the book and the writing is pleasant to follow, but I cannot say that I loved the book. I would not know what to love: the crazed Cameron? The widowed Ainsley? The sex? Or the horses? I cannot name anything else because there is nothing else.
I had the impression that Jennifer Ashley did not have enough material for Cameron and Ainsley. They got married about midway and whatever happened after that seemed contrived to me. It just felt that she needed to keep the book going for a little longer and Cameron must act the damaged man so that we could read on and have a happily ever after. The relationship also did not feel very emotional. But it is a good read. I wanted to continue reading and remained interested. 3.5 stars and rounded down as my usual practice.