The best thing I can say about this book is that I've read it three times but not in the last year so I had forgotten who the murderer was, and got a chance to be pleasantly surprised. It's lovely when that happens. This is probably the weakest of the six books in the series thus far, but that's mostly because the murder mystery plot drags a lot, and the romance is more lust than love. That being said, it's still a pleasant read and I'm not not mad that I spent my money on it.
I definitely think the book suffered from not having a strong romantic conflict. The murder mystery was fine, but it kind of disappeared for large periods of times and one of the main suspects actually spent the entire book in her room. So without page turning mystery, the book kind of needs something else to wrap itself around, and Greer and Saidh just don't have a strong enough romance to carry that kind of narrative weight. They were in immediate lust and spent most of the book having sex. That's totally fine, and I loved Saidh's admonishment to her brothers about her taking pleasure not being any different from them. It just doesn't keep the book going if that makes sense.
So yeah, the lack a strong central narrative conflict just makes this an okay read. Neither plot supports the other and I was kind of just happy when it was over.
The Highlander Takes a Bride
Overall Response The best thing I can say about this book is that I've read it three times but not in the last year so I had forgotten who the murderer was, and got a chance to be pleasantly ...