Monday, October 12, 2015

First Impressions: G357 The Review of The Outcast Highlander by R.L Syme

Name of Book: The Outcast Highlander

Author: R.L Syme

ISBN: 9780615935836

Publisher: Self published

Year it was published: 2013

Summary:

He's lost his family, his title, and his honor, but he can't lose her...

Kensey MacLeod returns home after a failed marriage alliance in France to find her world in turmoil: her best friend married to an English sympathizer, her mother at death's door, and her father imprisoned and thought dead. As an English lord descends to claim her father's lands, Kensey escapes north with her mother and brother, and runs straight into the arms of the outcast Highlander.

Driven from home and family by a crazed father, Broccin Sinclair refuses to stand aside while the English invade his beloved Scotland. But who should he champion? The freedom fighter who saved his life, the family who has forgotten him, or the woman who captured his childhood heart?

Opinion:

From the prologue and first chapter of the book, it doesn't look like something to capture my attention. While I do enjoy romance novels from time to time, I get the impression that the tropes in this particular book might be over-played just a tad bit too much. The writing style and the story might not be right for me, in other words.

Verdict:

To be honest, I don't think I'll continue reading the book.

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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