When Lady Elizabet Harding’s family is targeted by the notorious Highland Highwayman, she finds herself wounded and an unwelcome guest of the charming outlaw who’d ruined her reputation earlier that day. Elizabet only wants to get even for her family’s downfall, but the more time she spends with the scoundrel, the more complicated her feelings become.
By day, Laird John MacGregor graces the court of Charles II. By night, he exacts revenge on his enemies – one of whom is betrothed to the fiery heiress who has, quite literally, fallen into his arms. The daughter of one enemy and promised to another, Elizabet should be the last person John wants. Yet even as she exasperates him, she is all he has ever desired for himself. When her life is put in danger, he will do anything necessary to protect the women he never expected to love…even if it means they cannot be together.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. All that follows is my opinion and mine alone.
I have a thing for Highlanders and Highwaymen. I’m just going to put that out there. So, obviously I really liked how this book had both. John/Jack is a man filled with revenge. He wants to find the evidence to tear down the very men who are ruining the lives of innocent people. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a spunky woman. A woman who is the daughter to one of his enemies.
Elizabet was a character I very much liked. There was a femininity to her, but not to the point that she was complacent or a door mat to the men in her lives. She understands that as a woman she doesn’t have much of a choice, but she isn’t resigned. She finds ways to get out of the poor marriage her father has promised her to.
I actually really liked this story and am wanting to read the first in the series (this is the second). However, this is a standalone. So, you aren’t going to be confused if you read this. The first book deals with John’s cousin and that relationship.
I gave this book a four star because it was just what I wanted and needed at the time of reading. It made me happy and it pulled me in fast.