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She’s the weapon intended to destroy him. He’s the key to her freedom.
Dark days have come to Scotland, and fierce warrior Robert the Bruce would do anything to release his country from English rule—and not just because he’s the rightful heir to the Scottish throne. As the bloody war rages on, enemies on both sides of the fight surround him, and Robert must dance a dangerous line between truth and deception. One misstep could topple his nation and cost him his life, yet one woman tempts him—and threatens his mission—as no other ever has.
Elizabeth de Burgh longs for freedom in a time when women have none. So when she finds herself ordered by her ruthless father and her godfather, the King of England, to seduce the leader of the Scottish rebellion and reveal his secrets, she yearns to fight back against their cruel plot. But they threaten to kill her beloved cousin, leaving her no choice but to comply. As she grows close to Robert and the mask that hides the man who would be king is peeled away, she cannot imagine aiding in the destruction of the noble Scot bent on liberating his people.
Bound by duty and honor but ensnared by passion, Robert and Elizabeth must determine if they are each other’s biggest threat or greatest source of strength. And moreover, they must decide how much they are willing to risk for the one thing neither ever imagined they’d find with the other—extraordinary, boundless love.
THE PERFECT BOOK!
I have finally read the perfect book! The Outlaw King by Julie Johnstone is the 1st book in the Renegade Scots series and I am holding my breath for book #2. This amazing story of Robert the Bruce and his 2nd wife Elizabeth takes you on an adventure like no other. I can’t even begin to imagine how much research Julie had to do to write this story. There are so many true characters, places and events that reading this book not only gave me a romance but a history lesson as well. Julie is truly one of the great writers of our time and this story is pure genius! This story comes alive in the 1300s when King Edward of England is trying to rule Scotland and all Scotland wants is to be free. Yes, William Wallace is also in this book. This story has evil, deceit, blackmail, love at first sight, trust, lies, prisoners, banishment, kindness, friendships, loyalties, honor, a coming war, cruelty, dishonor, enemies, escape, abuse, attempted rape, innocence and yes, even love. This is a must read story and I highly recommend you read this book. It is defiantly a page turner.
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
One of the best romances I have read in years. Johnstone knocks it out of the park blending true facts with sizzling romance. Absolutely a must read!
A Must Read!
LOVED IT! History and fiction mix to create a powerful romance where love and danger intertwine and keep the reader hooked all the way to the end. I can’t wait to read the next book of the series! Julie Johnstone never disappoints! Enjoy!