The Highwayman

The Highwayman - Kerrigan Byrne I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as I should have. I found it a little too much, the heroine was too passive and just kind of did nothing for years after her childhood sweetheart died, instead of living her life she just passively let life happen to her. Then when the hero of the story kidnaps her, she only puts up a minimum of a fight, takes his word on the danger she is in without question (he is a notorious criminal) and again passively lets life happen to her. There was all too much drama and the hero sadly reminded me of another assholish male lead who has a dark past and can't let people touch him... In fact he could have been molded after Christian Grey and Edward Cullen. Which obviously was a major turn-off to me. The rest of the story was a bit too dramatic and unrealistic, I didn't get a real feel for the characters, except that Dorian has a dark past of course; and the plot twists where so obvious you saw them coming from the beginning.

If you want to read an amazing historical romance with a male hero who can't stand to be touched try [b:Wicked Intentions|7649340|Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1)|Elizabeth Hoyt||10204484], if you want to read about a dark hero who seems almost irredeemable then read [b:Duke of Sin|26804433|Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10)|Elizabeth Hoyt||46829059], and if you're looking for a notorious villain then read [b:Scandalous Desires|11374025|Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)|Elizabeth Hoyt||14090854]. All of them have much better male heroes and a great story.

All in all I would not recommend this book, check out the Maiden Lane series by [a:Elizabeth Hoyt|16202|Elizabeth Hoyt|] instead!