Not entirely sure how to rate this, since I dnf'd 2 of the stories. Victoria Dahl's Laird of Midnight was a delight, however. Five stars to that. The dnfs, btw, were due solely to my utter lack of patience with written dialect that takes over a story. Not that there weren't instances of dialect in Laird, because there were. However, I never had the sense that Ms. Dahl was deliberately writing her dialogue to include as many naes, cannaes, dinnas, kens, and verras as humanly possible, on the off chance the reader should happen to forget that we're reading about Highlanders. WE GET IT. IT'S IN THE TITLE. THEY'RE SCOTTISH. LET IT GO.