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Moonlight Raider - Amanda Scott

A man of his word...

Border Lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband - even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man's arms.

A runaway bride...

Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood... or to her heart.


This is a new to me author and I liked this book. I love Highlander stories and what I liked about this one was how much depth Scott gives her characters. She spent time in the beginning developing the characters but more came out as the story continued which kept up the intrigue.


The hero and heroine were genuinely likeable characters as well. I don’t know if I’ve read about a more honorable hero. Wat did not have a self-serving bone in his body and would seek out reassurance from those he trusted and it was admirable. Molly, despite having an awful home life, was confident to a certain extent which helped her in situations in which she found herself.


I did find the writing style interesting in that Wat and Molly’s perspectives changed rapidly within their scenes. Wat raises an eyebrow, Molly witnesses him raising his eyebrow, etc. It wasn’t that bad at all, but it did remind me a little bit of watching a reality TV show when something happens and you hear someone’s perspective, then another short scene continues, and you hear the other person’s immediate perspective. I just found it amusing but I did notice it changed often.


There is romance between Molly and Wat and it is on the sweet side. I would have liked more scenes of them together and less of Wat’s travels, however, when they were together, it was great.


A great read and I will read more of Amanda Scott!


Thank you to Net Galley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

About Amanda Scott
Amanda Scott is the author of over 61 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award.  She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento.  She is a fourth-generation Californian. 
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