The Highwayman's Proposal

Vanessa Liebe
The Highwayman's Proposal
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Blushing Books
Release Date
April 2017
Book 3 of The Blakeney Brother Adventures
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Gabriel Blakeney is a man who protects those he loves at all costs. If that means becoming a highwayman to help support the community that raised him, then that's what he'll do. Risking his life each night, he robs from the rich to redistribute among the poor. He does it to survive. But what he'd really like is to find a woman of his own to protect and love. Despairing of ever finding her, things change one night when he meets Lady Caroline Godwin. Here is a lady who needs protecting, all right – from herself.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Caroline Godwin is desperate. Her father has lost a fortune at cards and is bed bound after a stroke. Somehow, she must raise the money within a month or lose her home. Worse, she may be forced to marry the despicable Lord Shard – her father's creditor – to protect the family name and pay the debt. Frantic, Lady Caroline remembers being held up a few weeks ago. She makes the audacious decision to rob the handsome highwayman. But Caroline gets far more than she bargained for.

With card sharps, traitors, and the militia to worry about, Gabriel and Caroline find danger ever present. He is determined to keep her safe throughout, no matter what it takes!

Publisher's Note: This suspenseful romance contains elements of power exchange, and explicitly described sexual encounters.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
May 01, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
THE HIGHWAYMAN'S PROPOSAL by Vanessa Liebe is book 3 in The Blakeney Brother Adventures series. Four brothers, separated as children, each take a different path. Will they find each other once again? Each story is a standalone. In book 1, we met William (smuggler), book 2 was Cameron, a spy for the crown, and in book 3, we meet Gabriel (Gabe), highwayman and all around Robin Hood.

When we first meet Lady Caroline Godwin, her coach is about to be robbed by a highwayman. Except thanks to a gambling father, she has no baubles to give him, so the highwayman takes what he can--a kiss. This was a great start to the story and set the tone for what could best be described as desperate times calling for desperate measures with an incredible love interest thrown into the mess. And who knew being a highwayman could be so exciting. Okay, we did.

The question remains, will two people of different status be able to remain together?

I enjoy historical romances; particularly when the woman is feisty and the man is a bit of an arrogant cad, it makes the stories that much more entertaining.

*warning, this story does have some spanking between consenting adults
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