Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a fun and flirty historical fiction romance set in 1550 Scotland. This is book 3 of the series, but it is a stand alone story. I haven’t read the first 2 books, but there was enough background that I didn’t feel like I missed too much. Gideon Sinclair is one of four sons raised by their father to be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in their clan. Gideon is Justice and has spent his life learning the law and dispensing justice to the members of his clan.

When Gideon meets young widow Christina MacKay, he’s enchanted. She has spent her life helping children that have been orphaned. But she is without means to care for them and occasionally resorts to stealing to put food on the table. When such an incident goes wrong and she finds herself at the mercy of Gideon’s justice, he finds himself hesitating at dispensing judgment for the first time in his life. He is lenient with her, but she is eventually accused of stealing from King James and imprisoned. Gideon must decide which is more important, the law or his heart.

This was a fun, quick read. I liked Gideon and Christina and think they made a cute couple. I liked how flirty they were. I also loved that Christina was strong, smart and capable, and that Gideon loved her even more because of these qualities. I thought the whole treason thing with King James was a bit overdone and out of place. It seemed to be included just to create a misunderstanding between Gideon and Christina so they could realize they were in love. This is common in romance books and I get why authors do it, but I still don’t like it. Overall, however, this was a minor annoyance and didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC. All opinions are my own.