I tried reading this while in the midst of a slump. It started out promising but lost me about 2/3's of the way in when I started rolling my eyes and forcing myself to turn the pages. Guess I just wasn't in the mood for bonny highlanders and virginal lassies making love while rape and murder awaits at every turn. The dialogue was annoyingly repetitive and though I'm always up for a lusty romp I just couldn't believe some of the actions of these two. And sorry but I find nothing heroic about a guy who wants to "claim" a woman who he believes has just been raped. Yuck, that's not romantic it's horrific.