Wednesday, August 3, 2016

REVIEW The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne

The Highlander 
(Victorian Rebels #3)
by Kerrigan Byrne
Can the fiercest master of battle conquer a woman’s heart?

Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
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Categories ~ historical romance


Can the fiercest master of battle conquer a woman’s heart?

They call him the Demon Highlander. The fearsome Lieutenant Colonel Liam MacKenzie is known for his superhuman strength, towering presence, and fiery passion in the heat of battle. As Laird to the MacKenzie clan, the undefeated Marquess has vanquished his foes with all rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland ancestors. But when an English governess arrives to care for his children, the master of war finds himself up against his greatest opponent... in the game of love.

Defying all expectations, Miss Philomena is no plain-faced spinster but a ravishing beauty with voluptuous curves and haughty full lips that rattle the Laird to his core. Unintimidated by her master’s raw masculinity and savage ways, the headstrong lass manages to tame not only his wild children but the beast in his soul. With each passing day, Liam grows fonder of Miss Mena—and more suspicious. What secret is she hiding behind those emerald eyes? What darkness brought her to his keep? And how can he conquer this magnificent woman’s heart... without surrendering his own?

The dramatic opening takes this historical romance straight to 5 STARS. Honestly this opening was done with such flair that I was spellbound from the beginning. Well written this story takes two very broken people and throws them together to create a story that is filled with danger, hate, broken dreams, abuse, forgiveness, hope and love.

Both Philomenia and Liam are strong characters and the friction between them takes on a very heated intensity causing the reader to sit on the edge of their chair praying that they will get together and satisfy their needs.

This is a little darker than some historical romances but it is appropriate for the storyline and not intense. It is more like an explanation of how these two became who they are as adults. I do know that I wanted to cry regarding Liam's childhood as well as the dramatic Prologue. I had compassion and understanding for Liam's children and how they felt so lost. Author Kerrigan Byrne puts all of this together in a believable manner.

I give this 5 STARS for the dramatic Prologue and how the author kept the tension going till the last page.

a copy was gifted via Netgalley


If you're 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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