Strangely ambivalent about this book. I love Scottish based historicals and a good spanking, but this one is lukewarm. The heroine is a bit too naive and gullible, though there is a reasonable explanation I just had a hard time relating with her. The hero is likeable, but also suffers from being a bit slow on the uptake at times. His fear, while legitimate comes across as weak and not in a commendable way. Finally, the villain is fine, but the heroine's reaction to him and subsequent events are a bit on the unbelievable side even for her. Plus the castle staff must be absolute idiots not to take note of the happenings. That said, there is a undeniable sweetness between the two protagonists that is charming and the ending is satisfying.