A Library Journal Best Book of 2015
A Library Journal Summer Spotlight Title
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, in the stunning debut historical romance The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne.
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?
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“Captured me from page one and never let go. Romantic, lush and suspenseful.” —Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author
“A passionate, lyrical romance that takes your breath away. From the first page, you'll fall in love.” —Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times Bestseller
“Byrne makes a stunning debut with a beautifully written, intensely suspenseful, and deliciously sensual love story.” —Amelia Grey, New York Times Bestseller
“Byrne is a force in the genre.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
“The romance is raw, edgy, and explosive...deeply satisfying.” —PW
“This is a dramatic, romantic and utterly lovely read.” —BookPage