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Reckless Highlander. (Legendary Bastards Of The Crown #3) by Elizabeth Rose. Historical Romance ARC Review.

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Reed is the last of King Edward's bastard triplets that has yet to fall prey to the king's trickery. Feeling betrayed and abandoned by his brothers, Reed's vengeance is now directed toward Rowen and Rook, since they made an alliance with the king. For years after the triplets found out that Edward was their birth father and wanted them killed at birth, they'd worked together as the Demon Thief to steal from the king to make him miserable.

Now, with a raid gone wrong, Reed and his men head back to Scotland. Reed swears nothing will ever make him change his mind about how he feels. But when his next raid leads him right to his childhood sweetheart, Maggie Gordon, things become more complicated.

Maggie has seen the death of her family and the destruction of her homeland years ago. As a child, along with her baby brother, she managed to escape Scotland's devastation on Burnt Candlemas, and has been living in England for the last ten years as the ward of an English noble. She would do anything to assure her brother, Duff, has a good life - even marry an English baron she doesn't know. But when her childhood sweetheart, Reed Douglas, comes over the castle wall, old feelings rise to the surface again.

Can friends be reunited but this time as lovers? Or will anger and vengeance keep friends and family torn apart?

Note to readers: Each book stands alone, but is still intertwined with recurring characters. Therefore, it is best to start with the prequel, Destiny's Kiss, and read the books in order so as not to ruin any surprises. The prequel is followed by Restless Sea Lord - Book 1, Ruthless Knight - Book 2, and then Reckless Highlander - Book 3.


Feeling angry and abandoned because his brothers have aligned with their father, Reed Douglas is determined to get revenge on them. 
Margaret Gordon and her younger brother are happy to be reunited with her childhood friends.  Since fleeing Scotland on a night filled with terror, she has done everything she can to see her brother has a good life. 
Reed is a very different type of man than his brothers.  He has no interest in wealth or titles, he wants revenge. 
A much more emotional story than the others,  but no less exciting. The chess game sounded like fun. This is the third book in the series.  You could read each story on it's own but they are better read in order. 
I loved every book in this series,  and look forward to reading much more of this author's work. 


Elizabeth Rose is the author of medieval, paranormal, fantasy and contemporary novels. While based on romance, her novels have complex plots, action and suspense. She loves writing bad boy tortured heroes and empowered feisty heroines.

Her books have won rave reviews, and been seen on The History Channel as well as Wild Chicago. She has been a Sapphire Award finalist, and been nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewer’s Choice Award.

She is also a freelance artist and photographer, and has designed and created all her own e-book covers as well as created all her own book trailer videos.

She has several series: The Legacy of the Blade Series, Daughters of the Dagger, Elemental Series, Tarnished Saints Series, Greek Myth Fantasy, and her newest, her Scottish medieval MadMan MacKeefe series.

She hopes to visit the castles of Scotland and England personally some day. However, she has been to the jungles of Peru and Machu Picchu which inspired her novels, Curse of the Condor and Eden’s Garden.

Elizabeth’s trademark is a rose on the cover of each of her books, to let you know it is her work, since there are other authors by the same name. She also ends each novel with the title of the book being the last words of the story.

Visit her website to view her latest book trailers and to read excerpts of her work.

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