The Highwayman

The Highwayman

Book - 2015
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Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian 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 black heart he'd long thought dead?
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, ©2015
ISBN: 9781250076052
Branch Call Number: BYRNE
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 18 cm

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Nov 19, 2018

I've never read an historical romance quite like this one. It was heartbreaking, inspiring, and a little on the grittier side. I enjoyed every moment of it. All of the positive reviews were spot-on this time. I can barely reign in my excitement to begin the next book in this series.

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stephaniedchase
Jan 24, 2016

Great start to a series I'll be watching out for -- complex characters and a most unusual back story.

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