This is book number 3 in the Victorian Rebels series.
In The Highlander, a stunning, gorgeous Victorian romance from Kerrigan Byrne, can the fiercest master of battle conquer 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 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?
“Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.” —Suzanne Enoch on The Highwayman
Kerrigan Byrne has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she's finally able to have the career she'd decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to "grow up to be a romance novelist." Whether she's writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story.
Kerrigan lives with her husband on the coast of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian-era town almost frozen in time. When she's not writing, you might find her on the beach with her dogs, lounging at a local vineyard or brewery, or buying things she doesn't need at antique stores.
Her novels with St. Martin's Press include the Victorian Rebels series (starting with The Highwayman) and Devil You Know series (which begins with How To Love A Duke in Ten Days).
"Another hit from the phenomenal Byrne." - Library Journal Starred Review on The Highlander
"A rich, emotional love story." - The Washington Post on The Highlander
Captured me from page one and never let go. Romantic, lush, and suspenseful. —Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author on The Highwayman
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
The dark, violent side of the Victorian era blazes to life as a caring, competent heroine living under the radar is abducted by a notorious crime lord with wonderfully gratifying results in this exceptional and compelling vengeance-driven romantic adventure. —Starred Library Journal Review on The Highwayman
The romance is raw, edgy and explosive...the path they take through adversity makes the triumph of love deeply satisfying. —PW on The Highwayman
A truly mesmerizing series that highlights dangerous heroes who flout the law and the women who love them. —Library Journal Starred Review on The Hunter