This was an excellent, excellent story, my first book by this author. Aedan was definitely all-man; sexy, handsome, smart, gentle, and yes, ruthless, when needed. Christina was lovely, just so perfect for Aedan. Edgar was a perfectly done villian. He was a prig, yet slightly evil at the same time.
This book had the kind of dialogue I love - very intense, deep, and emotional. The author just entrances the reader when Aedan & Christina are together, especially intimately. And there were witty parts, most notably when Aedan & Christina were sitting on his horse in the pouring rain and Edgar arrived. But...there were a few boring spots I found tedious. However, after a while, they faded altogether and the book became a real page turner.