Title: The Legend of a Rogue
Author: Darcy Burke
Series: Legendary Rogues #0.5
Release Date: December 1st 2020
Length: 141 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Darcy Burke Publishing
Two years ago, storyteller Elspeth Marshall spent a magical afternoon with a handsome stranger. Roy enthralled her with the legend of a mystical sword—almost as much as with his kiss. When she encounters him at a Highland inn, she hears the sword may be real…and that his name isn’t Roy. She determines to find the blade as well as the truth about the enigmatic man she hasn’t been able to forget
Wounded at Culloden, Tavish Crawford lost his family legacy, a centuries-old sword on the battlefield. Now many people would like to find it, including a villainous secret society and the captivating woman who has remained in his memory. When nefarious forces overtake the inn, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the sword and the woman who has stolen his heart.
Previously published under the title Highland Hearts as part of the A Very Highland Christmas anthology
**** My Review ****
How much does it cost to protect a past, a secret, and a mistake that can destroy everything? How to trust someone you seem to know for a lifetime, even though only a few days have passed? Can you fall in love in such a short time?
The story of Tavish and Elspeth is an exciting story about the past and the future. A story about destiny and love, in which myths, magic, and amazing characters are intertwined. It is short and really fast-paced. The complex story line, a little romance, engaging characters, and fantastic world building this is the perfect book for people who enjoy historical fantasy.
Their first meeting wasn’t something they have planned. Attracted by the melody of her voice, as well as her narrative abilities, Tavish loses the ability to think soberly and reveals secrets that need to be buried deep. They share several amazing hours, a kiss that is engraved in their hearts, and hope for a future meeting before they say goodbye… Will this be the end of it all?
The title as well as the amazing cover immediately caught my attention, and although I am not a fan of this genre, I decided to give this book a chance, and believe me I did not regret it. I enjoyed every moment of this enchanting story, which is filled with twists and secrets. Both the hero and the heroine are simply amazing. She is a great storyteller, smart, sassy, and intelligent. He is the brave, dangerous as hell, and twice as hot devil that manages to capture her heart from the very beginning. I was not pleased with the ‘insta’ love and believe that such love deserves more detailed elaboration. It felt a bit far-fetched and odd, but I’m not complaining about their steamy moments, which were perfect.
Filled with magic that usually surrounds the legends of King Arthur and his famous knights, and an endearing love tale, this book is a nice getaway from everyday life.
****About the Author****
Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her Reader Club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.