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The Highwayman By Kerrigan Byrne. Historical Romantic Suspense ARC Review.

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...


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...


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 blackheart he´d long thought dead?

This is set in Victorian times, It´s nothing like you might expect from the title. No " stand and deliver" . "Highwayman" holds it´s own meaning for our heroine.
I can´t really explain the book without giving away the plot.
We have a brutal, violent man, a criminal who spent years in Newgate prison. Sent there as a boy, he is tortured and abused by the inmates and the guards. Along with other boys who are treated the same, they learn how to survive.
Our heroine is a young widow who works in Scotland yard as a clerk. he has a big secret of her own . What she doesn´t know is someone is out to kill her. She has a group of men she knows nothing about who have sworn to look after her, and make sure she gets the life she should have. 

The pages just flew past in this book. A very emotional read. I think I cried for at least half of it. The effect that Newgate had on this poor boy means the man suffers even more. There are some hot sex scenes, but it´s the story itself that makes this so good.

If you are anything like me , the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic
fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing; memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your heart. Lose yourself in the enchanted Celtic Isles, you never know who or what will find you.....


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