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The HighlanderCan the fiercest master of battle conuer a woman’s heart?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 Maruess has vanuished his foes with all rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland 35 starsThis one was a pretty good read I loved Mena She was brave and sweet The hero Liam was okay for me I would like him one minute and want to beat the crap out of him the next He would do stupid shit that I couldn't stand oh like accusing the heroine of sleeping with his 13 year old son and his brother or the hero going off to a hooker to try and forget about Mena I know he didn't sleep with her and that all he did was kiss and touch her but it still pissed me off Still even with the stupid acts of the hero it was an enjoyable read

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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 loveDefying 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 ra 45 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewEscaping from an asylum that her abusive husband put her away in Philomena has traded the title of Viscountess for governess Seeking escape with The Demon Highlander however might prove the most fatal decision yetLiam's father taught him and his brothers physical and mental torture from an early age and a lifetime of war has engrained the darkness into his soul When his new governess Mena arrives her bravery in speaking to him and the glimpse of a safe haven in her eyes has him wanting things he doesn't deserve After years of living in torment can Mena and Liam help each other shed their chains? Third in the Victorian Rebels series we have The Demon Highlander Dorian's half brother The Highwayman and Viscountess Benchley's first introduced in The Hunter story It's not absolutely imperative that you read the previous two books in the series first but it would certainly enhance the reading of this one as it would add to the characters' background Also those first two books are really good so worth your time Changing it up a bit the author focuses on the heroine this time and while I'm usually a hero centric reader I loved it   It had started gradually her hell within the St Vincent household And before long when Gordon had thought her broken when his jibes and torments no longer seemed to affect her her husband became violent Acts that would land a man in prison should he enact them out on the streets were all perfectly legal if he perpetrated them on his wife  Philomena who likes to go by Mena has a heartbreaking story made devastating by the fact that you know it's the true story of many a powerless woman She married young to a handsome Viscount who wanted her money and abused his power over her After Mena testifies against his sister The Hunter he puts her away into an asylum where she is tortured with their tests and treatments As in the author's fashion the beginning of the story immediately places the reader into a dark scene; Mena is trying to mentally and physically fight her doctors I found it to be emotionally brutal than visually there is a threat of rape and all the shattering because of this  Through this scene and as she travels to the Highlands the author gives us a poignant look into Mena that encompasses her inner strength vulnerability pain fear and will This follows throughout the book as Mena interacts with Liam We have a wrenching scene where Mena is scared that the bath they prepared for her will be full of ice water asylum treatments and then her fearful bravery as she speaks her mind to Liam but flinches from him Does she seem to gain the ability to stand up to Liam a little uickly? Yes this is only a 300pgs book after all but I was still with her every heart sueezing step of the way  She made him hard so fucking hard that he couldn't think But she made him soft too In those spaces he'd built walls and fortresses around those places where memories sins and pain lay scattered about like shards of glass in a dark room waiting for an unsuspecting victim to venture forth And therein lay the danger  Our hero has his own devastating story; his father was a sadist that actively worked to make his children in his image He lives with knowledge of how he survived those years and then what he did as a Lt Colonel The things he did in the name of the crown I thought could have been fleshed out the dichotomy of for King and Country with the emotional toll of trying to destroy a culture and people This author has a tendency to add too much; it detracts and keeps her from being able to go deeper with one of her ideas The relationship and connotations with his valet an Indian boy whose village and family he helped wipe out definitely could have been fleshed out This author has amazing story plots and threads but I'd like to see with less Liam was a tiny bit overshadowed by Mena she was so well drawn I don't think it could be helped but towards the last half of the book he really shined with some make you melt lines At first though he came off a little too immature with his possessiveness and anger His huffiness and fury was too extravagant; I worry for the amount of blood vessels the guy must pop Once we got past the need to puff him up to show how much Mena calmed and settled him I liked him a lot   It's impossible to deny it lass He smiled down at her and Mena suddenly knew that one could feel the warm rays of the sun even in the dark of night Try as ye will to resist me I'm after ye Mena and I willna claim ye until ye yield But I'll not stop until every last one of yer defenses are in ashes at my feet  I told you Liam says some pretty make you melt lines if that uote doesn't get to you nothing will I loved how when Liam saw how Mena was scared of him it diffused his anger and how he became careful but still pushed her This couple had chemistry and emotion in spades but for the first half there was a lot of blood rushing causing boners Can our heroes not always get a hard on when they glimpse the heroine? I know people generally get physically attracted first but I would love to see emotion than lust A witty or sassy comment that turns a head and gives a spark to the eye would for me go much further than britches getting snug The first half was a bit weak on this while the second half was much better  While there was one too many painful pasts one too many villains and a secret held much too long this author is still ahead of the game The pacing a little rushed of an ending tone and flow was the best yet out of the series while the emotional depth held true The secondary characters only want me to know their stories and I've rarely read a deft hand at writing scenes that create such visually stunning pictures in my mind Liam first riding out of the mists and the Samhain celebration scenes were 5 stars on their own Liam and Mena were two wounded souls that found solace in each other it doesn't get much romantic than that

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PDF ↠ BOOK The Highlander FREE · KERRIGAN BYRNE Í Can the fiercest master of battle conuer a woman’s heart?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 W 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 suspicious What secret is she hiding behind those emerald eyes? What darkness brought her to his keep? And how can he conuer this magnificent woman’s heart without surrendering his ow I'd been having a hard time for a while for a long long while finding a historical romance where I could suspend disbelief enough to enjoy the story I get it Writing historical fiction through the lens of 2017 is difficult How do you write a male character who is admirable but who is also realistic for the time period? Very few men in 1800's England were feminists In fact very few women were feminists Not even ueen Victoria was a feministSo this leaves the historical romance market flooded with unrealistically enlightened male heroes and plucky heroines But I'm tired of reading about unrealistically enlightened male heroes and plucky heroines They don't have flaws And I NEED my characters to have flaws or else I can't connect with them Further I NEED my historical romance characters to have time period appropriate flaws I don't want to read about a 21st century hero in the 19th century No thank you #HardPassWhich leads me to THE HIGHLANDER The hero is definitely not enlightened and thank God for that That's not to say he isn't a great hero In fact I adored him because of his flaws And the heroine is not plucky WOOT She is wonderful Smart Strong And she also has flaws So basically if you're tired of reading regency with flat characters and 21st century motivations or if you're feeling like you can't connect to most regency novels these days I STRONGLY encourage you to pick up this series and in specific this book