To say I love Kerrigan Byrne’s historical romances would be an understatement. To say I’m not a fan of blood and guts would also be an understatement. However, when you combine those two, I get over the second fact right quick and jump all over this.
This story is just perfect for this time of year. A murder mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper is just what this season needs.
Fiona spends her days and night cleaning up after death. It’s not a luxurious job but someone has to do it. She uses this job as a way to keep an eye out for the return of Jack the Ripper. Ever since he murdered her friend, two years, she is waiting for his return so she can help in his capture. When murders start appearing similar, she wonders if it’s him or a copycat. Pretty soon she’s in the midst of a mystery that will cost her more than she ever imagined.
I loved Fiona. To be as strong as she is, after what she’s been through, is absolutely amazing. I don’t think I could do that. She is the only woman in a man’s world of death and intrigue, but she holds her own. The men around her all have secrets and the more she does her job, more of their secrets will come to light.
When a heart was broken as many times as mine, it shouldn’t work anymore. But somehow it still did. It kept going.
And so long as it beat in it’s chamber, I’d search for the Ripper.
When we first heard about this new book, it was said to not be a romance. I love romance. I need romance. But when Kerrigan Byrne writes a book, you read that book. Now I don’t know where this series is going to go, but I find myself believing that there may be a few hints of romance in the air, a connection if you will. So I’m gonna cross my fingers and hope Ms. Byrne grants my wish. Even a teeny one.
It’s a new series by Kerrigan Byrne!!! And what a beginning this was. When I first found out she was writing a new series I was thrilled. I love her Victorian Rebels series, so I was dying to dive into this new one.
This author is another auto buy for me, and one that I don’t read the blurbs beforehand. I like to go in blind. So when I read the inscription, I wondered if this book was going to give me all the feels. And the I read the prologue. Not for the faint of heart. Gripping and heart racing beginning.
Alexandra Lane has held onto this secret for 10 years. Guilt, shame and fear have been her constant companions. My heart broke for her. Having to live like that, I wanted to reach in the pages and give her a hug. She was so strong but yet she needed someone stronger to set her free.
I adored Piers. SO MUCH. He needs to find a bride, and have an heir, in order seek revenge on his cousin. When he agrees to marry Alexandra, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. Secrets threaten to keep them from his ultimate goal but he’s determined to win her and succeed.
The chemistry was sizzling between these two. I was loving their interactions. She’s used to being surrounded by men so she has a strong wit that keeps him engaged. Their passion was off the charts. Piers was made for her. He was strong and determined to help discover her secrets and help her move past them.
The side characters are a riot! I am so looking forward to their stories. The friendship bond these girls have is strong and I know they will be there for each other till their dying breaths.
Swoon worthy and romantic with a dash of emotion and excitement!
I went in not knowing what this book was about. It was a Kerrigan Byrne story and that’s all that mattered to me. But as soon as I finished the prologue I had a feeling that this was going to suck me in. And by the end of chapter one, I knew I was right.
I love the secret that is the Rook. And the epicness of a 20 year longing has my heart all squishy. My gosh! I can’t even imagine how that felt! Theirs was a romance that was meant to be. Lorelei has suffered for so long and I was so happy to see that she finally found someone to really care for her and keep her safe.
She was his prayer in the night. His song in the dark. His past and present. His future.
This series is one of my favorites and seeing a few past characters makes this book even more amazing. This series has a way of turning even the most notorious villains into heroes. Who would’ve thought I’d fall in love with so many of them. I won’t say anymore except that if you’re looking for a series that brings out all the feels and makes you appreciate the anti-hero, then this is the series for you.
This book was everything, Everything, EVERYTHING I was hoping it would be!! My heart is overflowing. Exciting, emotional and so very romantic. Ms. Byrne has a way with these flawed and imperfect characters. You can’t help but fall in love with all of them.
Gavin had my heart from the very beginning. Granted it was rather squeezed a little, since it was a little uncomfortable, but he had it nonetheless. He also wasn’t quite the anti-hero that I thought he was going to be. But I’m very happy about that. While he wasn’t an angel exactly, I totally understood where he was coming from and why he did the things he did.
Samantha has so many secrets, I’m amazed she kept a clear head. But she was the perfect person to heal Gavin. And the same for Gavin healing her. I just loved her.
I loved all the side characters and returning characters. It was quite fun to see them. I’m glad Gavin and Samantha aren’t the only ones who were healed through this experience. I have found my new favorite historical romance series. These Victorian Rebels are so much fun! They’re interconnected standalones, but I recommend you read them all. They’re so good.
I have so many things going around my head. Plus I have some high hopes for the next one. In fact, I’m all a flutter with the thought of it. It would be so grand!
Another epic romance filled with angst, excitement, and so much love I was basking in it. The Victorian Rebels series is proving to be epic and romantic and filled with such rich scenery that you feel like you’re actually in the Highlands.
From the very beginning you are sucked into this story. I’ll admit, the prologue packed a punch that I never saw coming, but it made me grip my kindle tighter and read faster. I just knew this story was going to be filled with lots of emotions.
Mena has to be the strongest woman ever. You met her in The Hunter, so you know what happened to her. Now she has a past that she is determined to keep quiet about. In fact, her very life depends on it. And not even the big scary Demon Highlander will scare her away. She is there to watch the children and find a way to keep the past from catching up to her.
Liam was raised to be this evil, non caring soldier, not to be a kind father. So he needs help in the form of a meek and mild governess. But what he gets is nothing of the sort. You could tell from the very first meeting that he was going to fall hard. Most men would. I mean when you’re forced to have a beautiful woman thrust into your life, something was bound to chip away his hard shell.
This story was was so rich in love, I was just floating in it. Between a father’s love for his children and then falling for Mena, I was a very happy camper.
Now of course life doesn’t always work out smoothly. There will be a fair share of hurt and trials. So much has happened in the past and it takes the love of these two to heal and be made whole.
The Highlander(Victorian Rebels) AUTHOR:
Kerrigan Bryne GENRE:
Romance, Historical romance PAGES:
368 pages PUBLISHER:
ST. Martins RELEASE DATE:
August 2, 2016
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?
After that prologue I was pulled right into this book. WHOA. That prologue……
A story about survival, healing, forgiveness and love, in all forms.
The killer was never meant to be a lover. But tell that to Christopher Argent’s heart. It doesn’t seem to be listening. He was sent on a job to kill the beautiful actress, but one look at her and he knew this was going to be a order he wasn’t going to be able to fulfill.
While I liked The Highwayman more than this book, I still enjoyed this one very much. It was so nice to see Dorian and see him help Argent some to the realization that all men can change, be forgiven of their pasts and find love. Anti heroes are quickly becoming my favorites.