To be honest if I hadn't read previous books in this series I would have given this book five stars. It's funny and full of great action and romance. Heroine Murine is rescued by Dougall and his brothers while fleeing from her vile step brother. The hero's seven brothers form an entertaining chorus for this road trip story. Dougall is not looking for a wife but frail Murine appeals to him more and more as they travel to their home. Along the way there are mysterious assassination attempts, but they are not sure who is the target. It's a fun story told in a very entertaining way with some steamy romance to liven the journey.
But it's almost the same story as previous HR books by this author. The same elements are all present. Mysterious assassin, multiple head injuries, some physical comedy, and you know there will be many erotic encounters in convenient streams and ponds. So that's why I only gave it four stars.