The Highwayman

The HighwaymanDorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More was a known criminal and had made a reputation for himself. Dorian will be searching for Farah and will find her. He will take her to his home to protect her and to use her secret which she had guarded for her life. Though Dorian will want more from Farah. He will want her to be bonded with him but he doesn’t want to taint her with his life. To keep her safe Dorian will do what is needed.

Farah Leigh Mackenzie worked for Scotland Yard for many years and for all of those years she had been alone. As a widow Farah had a certain freedom but she had a secret and one that she hid from everyone. Though now the secret will be used by Dorian, a man that had kidnapped her and will be the one who will marry her.

The Highwayman is the first book to the series Victorian Rebels by Kerrigan Byrne. This is a new author for me and I will have to say that I really liked this book. There were parts that were yes a little slow but the author was creating the scene.

The beginning of the book intrigued me. I was taken back to a movie that my mom watched, The Saint, when he was in the orphanage. You knew right away there was no hope for them but you hoped anyways.

Dorian’s character broke my heart. He was so cruel and broken, he became a shell of a man that he used to be. Though through all of that he still knew that Farah was the one he searched for, the one he protected. There was kindness there, he just didn’t know how to show it towards her since he had known cruelty for so long. Farah’s character was a woman who was strong and lonely but she did what she could. I loved that she was devoted to the boy that she loved so many years ago and still loved. She was a strong woman who held her ground and was just overall compassionate. There was also a secret that Farah kept which was about her past that I found interesting. That will come into play later in the book. Together Dorian and Farah should not work but together they are perfect for one another especially as she begins to heal the man that is buried deep inside of Dorian.

I am reading the second book to this series next.

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Lori Foster’s, “When Bruce Met Cyn”

After reading the third book in the series I have been blown away.  I keep getting drawn more and more into the plot and cheering for those who need to survive and find love the most.  So as I started the book the very first page kept me glued to the pages.  Cyn who at this time is a fearful 17 year old is felling from her bedroom because Palmer, her mom’s boyfriend is coming after her and in turns plans to force himself on her.  With a swift swing with the lamp connecting to his head Cyn is able to runaway, knowing now that she killed a man she has to stay in the shadows.

Five years past and Cyn’s only occupation that was available was selling her body but after her last john that night she decided to make a break for it, a new life.  This is the part of the story that Bruce will happen to come across Cyn who is fighting off the trucker who wanted a little extra for Cyn’s fare.  Bruce pays the man and gets Cyn settled in for the drive to Visitation.  They begin to talk and he asks why here?  Cyn comments that she has seen this place, dreamed it.  Just like she has dreamt of Jamie, didn’t know his name but he told her to come here to Visitation.

Okay what keeps me questioning is this guy Jamie.  I know that in the last book called “Jamie” there will be answers to who is Jamie really, but for now I am very confused and intrigued by his manor.  He is the local psychic and matchmaker if you think about it.  Protects the people with trying not to be involved but yet he does.

So back to the story.  Bruce bring Cyn to his home.  He will not do anything to her only try to help her out but his thoughts tell you a different story.  Cyn gets settled and everyone wants to help her.  Finally she gets a job with a woman named Mary who needed help with her horses.  Cyn likes the job and she is helping with the church, which Bruce likes.

Now the bad things, it looks like Palmer is not dead and after Cyn.  He wants her like he did five years ago.  Bruce, Bryan, Joe, Shay, Luna, Julie, Jamie, and Scott all want to help and will.  Bruce will never let anything happen to her.  At the end of the book there is a little twist.

I can’t wait for the next one which I will soon be starting.  We will be on Julie’s love life this time.