Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Runaway Highlander by R.L. Syme

Author: R. L. Syrne
Publisher: Createspace
Date of publication: April 2014

Series: The Highland Renegades

Anne de Cheyne has a choice. She can play the dutiful daughter and allow her mother to sell her to a greasy English sheriff, or she can take control of her own life and find her own match. After a frightening run-in with her promised husband reveals a dark secret, she makes a desperate choice. Flight.

Aedan Donne needs easy money and no-questions-asked. When Milene de Cheyne offers him enough to pay all debts, requests complete silence, and pays half up front, just for a simple recovery, he can't believe his luck… until he meets his mark. Anne’s beauty and passion ignite something Aedan can’t ignore, even as she leaves him in the dust. Suddenly, he finds himself wanting to capture the runaway Highland lady for himself.

The Runaway Highlander is the second in Highland Renegades series.  I hadn't read the first book,before diving into this one.  The story is an exciting book with lots of adventure, bad guys and swoon-worthy Scotsman. It's definitely worth trying out.  My only complaint was that I wish I had read the first book in the series.  In the beginning I felt like I was missing back story.  But, despite that, I enjoyed reading Aedan and Anne's story.  

I felt so badly for Anne and her sister and their situation.  I was really hoping that their mother and the Sheriff would get what was coming to them.  I loved Aedan the most.  He is just trying to do the right thing for the people he loves, even if it means selling his sword and his life to the highest bidder.  What he did in the end for Anne was incredible. I urge you to give this author a try and and see if you fall in love with Aedan like I did.

About the Author

R.L. Syme works at a youth theatre, teaching kids performing arts and musical performance classes/camps when she's not writing. Otherwise, she's putting her Seminary degree to good use writing romance novels. Let not all those systematic theology classes go to waste...

For more information please visit R.L. Syme's website and blog. You can also connect with her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Wednesday, May 14
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Thursday, May 15
Review at Bibliotica
Monday, May 19
Guest Post & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing
Tuesday, May 20
Review at A Bookish Girl (The Outcast Highlander)
Wednesday, May 21
Review at A Bookish Girl (The Runaway Highlander)
Thursday, May 22
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Girl
Friday, May 23
Guest Post at Layered Pages
Monday, May 26
Review at My Not So Vacant Bookshelf
Tuesday, May 27
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Thursday, May 29
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
Friday, May 30
Review at Lily Pond Reads
Review at From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 2
Review at The Mad Reviewer
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, June 3
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Wednesday, June 4
Interview at The Most Happy Reader
Thursday, June 5
Review at A Bibliotaph’s Reviews
Friday, June 6
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Monday, June 9
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, June 11
Review at Fic Central
Thursday, June 12
Review at Reviews by Molly
Interview at Books and Benches
Friday, June 13
Review & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

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