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REVIEW: The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, #1)
They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster…

STEALING BEAUTY
Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception—and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands…

COURTING DESIRE
But Farah is no one’s puppet. She possesses a powerful secret—one that threatens her very life. When being held captive by Dorian proves to be the only way to keep Farah safe from those who would see her dead, Dorian makes Farah a scandalous proposition: marry him for protection in exchange for using her secret to help him exact revenge on his enemies. But what the Blackheart of Ben More never could have imagined is that Farah has terms of her own, igniting a tempestuous desire that consumes them both. Could it be that the woman he captured is the only one who can touch the black heart he’d long thought dead?



Historical Romance?
Anti-Hero?
Strong Heroine?
Long Lost Love?

Check, check and check!! What's not there to love about this one? I love historical romances and this is just the type of book I can lose my sleep over.

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“Love is quite like reading, I expect. Once you know how, you can’t ever imagine not doing it.”

Introducing you to Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More. He is dangerous of all, a king lurking in the shadows of London underground, exacting revenge from everyone who wronged him. 

Enters Farah Leigh Mackenzie, a woman with a lot of secrets. Her past is a big question mark but her future is in Dorian's hands and her life is in danger.  

Dorian makes her a proposition: Marriage in exchange for protection and Farah being a headstrong woman demands family in exchange for marriage.

As Farah gets to know the man behind the cold demeanor, she starts falling in love. The connection between them is just so strong and the sexual tension is undeniable. The attraction pulls them closer. They develop a push and pull sort of relationship

He wants a wife
She wants love
He is broken
She is a healer

“I don’t mind battling a few demons when I’m living with their king.”

As the store unfolds, the secrets are uncovered, truths are revealed, pasts become interlinked and love deepens but what happens when the only thing you fear is love?

PLOT--There is a lot more to the story than just steamy romance. I loved the suspense element, it got me hooked till the end. I also felt that this book had that ''beauty and beast' sort of vibe. 

CHARACTERS-- The character development was amazing. The main characters were well constructed and the supporting characters were just really well developed. I would love to read their books as well. 

SPEED-- The story was neither too fast nor too slow, the pace was just perfect.

I totally loved this book.

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If you are obsessed with anti-heroes and historical fiction, then this one is definitely for you! 


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