Kerrigan Byrne had me at a hero who's a Scottish Berserker. Done and done. This novella was intense and offered a fresh twist on paranormal abilities without a were-character. I read it in one sitting. I would have enjoyed a little more backstory, especially about why Roderick lost his voice, but given the length of the story, it unfolds near the end. A few missed proof-reading errors were bothersome given the Byrne's sophisticated diction. For example, "prone" means to lie face-down, but is used in a scene where Evelyn seems to be facing Roderick. Still, I recommend as a quick, fun read with a fierce but gentle-with-his-mate hero. *Cough, cough* A hero who wears a kilt.