"SHE'S ONE THING BY DAY, SOMETHING ELSE ALTOGETHER BY NIGHT... After escaping the slaughter of her clan at a young age, Scottish noblewoman Sabrina Verrick provides for her siblings by living a double life, until the night she encounters the Duke, and her secret and all she holds dear is threatened...
HE'S SO DISILLUSIONED, HE'S COMPLETELY VULNERABLE... With his inheritance at stake, Lucien, Duke of Camareigh, sets a trap for the Scottish beauty with the piercing violet eyes, never imagining what will happen when the trap is sprung..."
This was a book about two very strong-willed and independent protagonists. I liked the battle of wills that existed between them. They were colorful, interesting characters that drew me in. Their love story was a true battle though. Things did not come easily between them because they were both driven by pride. Lucien had a very hard edge to him that made me want to hit him over the head to make him bend a little and show more emotion to Sabrina, but he was a duke and thus tended to be very arrogant and expected everything to go his way and without any resistance to his will. He eventually had some growth and softening that took place with him, but it took, of course, a great crisis, to bring the two together, finally. I very much thought it was worth the read and would recommend it.
I also liked the secondary characters. Sabrina and her siblings were very close and devoted to one another. Their personalities helped to flesh the story out and bring a balance to her antics and bold nature. Her sidekicks in crime were likeable as well. The whole community that was created gave a good and more complete picture of Sabrina's loyalty and steadfastness that could not always be seen with her escapades as a highwayman.
This is one of my keepers. I have had this original copy over 25 years! That should give you an idea how good this book is. Every several years I would reread it. I believe McBain was writing at her best with the books she wrote during this time in her career.
Loved the story tough as nails woman, stealing from the rich or mostly form the 2 Lords that run her little village, and the money she makes half goes to the town but she is dressed as a masked bandit Bonnie Charlie. She meets up with the scared face Lucien a Duke at a party and he feels intrigued with the shrimp of a bandit. Long story short he gets the girl BUT they are both so much alike that they are constantly fighting.
The only thing the stopped me from rating this with a 5 star, which it really is but I hate this part. DID HE REALLY CHEAT ON HER FOR A YEAR?????????????????
He claims to love her but he runs like a whipped dog to London with a Lady Sarah!! Can someone PLEASE TELL ME ...... DID HE CHEAT?????????????
In the blazing age of Scottish highwaymen, beautiful, aristocratic Lady Sabrina Verrick falls in among rogues and assassins to defend her home...thwart her father's cruelty...and to quell her own irresistible passion for Lucien, Duke of Camareigh-whose bold daring must conquer her and unite them in a sweet, burning and everlasting love!
In the blazing age of scottish highwaymen, beautiful, aristocratic Lady Sabrina Verrick falls in amoung rouge and assasins to defend her home.. thwart her fathers cruelty.. and to quell her own irresistable passion for Lucien, Duke of Camareigh- whose bold daring must conque her and unite them in a sweet, burning and everlasting love!
I love Laurie McBain's work, and this book especially holds a piece of my heart. This is the first romance I ever read, and I immediately fell in love with the genre. Sabrina and Lucien's story is classic and unforgettable. Excellent book.