3 stars. Great writing and interesting characters, plus a unique location of Ireland. Great potential, but the story just didn't grab me. It started great but in the end it was just too focused on the conflict (hero/heroine are on opposite sides of a political cause - the Irish Civil War, and they must get the other to see things their way) and not enough on anything interesting. The romance didn't have much build up. It just starts happening around page 100, and keeps happening over and over. I got kind of bored toward the end and started just skimming. A convenient ending too. I would continue with the series if the next story looks good, as the author can write and create interesting characters in a unique location.