Friday, June 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Runaway Highlander by R.L. Syme

The Runaway HighlanderPlease join R.L. Syme as she tours virtually for The Runaway Highlander from May 14-June 13.

Publication Date: April 15, 2014 
Formats: eBook, Paperback 
Series: The Highland Renegades 

 Anne de Cheyne has a choice. She can play the dutiful daughter and allow her mother to sell her to a greasy English sheriff, or she can take control of her own life and find her own match. After a frightening run-in with her promised husband reveals a dark secret, she makes a desperate choice. Flight. Aedan Donne needs easy money and no-questions-asked. When Milene de Cheyne offers him enough to pay all debts, requests complete silence, and pays half up front, just for a simple recovery, he can't believe his luck… until he meets his mark. Anne’s beauty and passion ignite something Aedan can’t ignore, even as she leaves him in the dust. Suddenly, he finds himself wanting to capture the runaway Highland lady for himself.

The Highland Renegades Series

Book One: The Outcast Highlander
Book Two: The Runaway Highlander
Book Three: The Pirate Highlander -- Coming Soon!

My Review

My first impression of “The Runaway Highlander” by R.L. Syme was that it is definitely intriguing. Aedan comes across from the beginning as dark and mysterious. As a reader you are drawn to his story, and you want to know more about who he is and how he came to be this mysterious Scottish Highlander, working for an English Sheriff. Anne is also an interesting character. She’s strong willed and a little hard headed at times, but definitely a character that you care for and want to see succeed. Anne and Aedan make a great romantic duo in this novel. The connection and attraction is there from the beginning, and it leads to some good sexual tension between the two of them.

A lot of the story is unbelievable and far-fetched, but overall it’s a good, easy read. There’s not really a lot of depth to this novel, and at times I was completely confused and/or frustrated by certain character’s actions. I think that if you’re looking for an easy, quick read with some romance thrown in, than this is a good book to look into. However, if you want a historical fiction novel with depth, than you should probably look elsewhere.

I give this novel a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Buy the Book

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Becca SymeR.L. Syme works at a youth theatre, teaching kids performing arts and musical performance classes/camps when she's not writing. Otherwise, she's putting her Seminary degree to good use writing romance novels. Let not all those systematic theology classes go to waste... For more information please visit R.L. Syme's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Hashtags: #RunawayHighlanderBlogTour #HistRom

Wednesday, May 14
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
  Thursday, May 15
Review at Bibliotica
  Monday, May 19
Guest Post & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing
  Tuesday, May 20
Review at A Bookish Girl (The Outcast Highlander)
  Wednesday, May 21
Review at A Bookish Girl (The Runaway Highlander)
  Thursday, May 22
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Girl
  Friday, May 23
Guest Post at Layered Pages
  Monday, May 26
Review at My Not So Vacant Bookshelf
  Tuesday, May 27
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
  Thursday, May 29
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
  Friday, May 30
Review at Lily Pond Reads
Review at From the TBR Pile
  Monday, June 2
Review at The Mad Reviewer
Review at Bibliophilia, Please
  Tuesday, June 3
Review at The Most Happy Reader
  Wednesday, June 4
Interview at The Most Happy Reader
  Thursday, June 5
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews
  Friday, June 6
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
  Monday, June 9
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views
  Wednesday, June 11
Review at Fic Central
  Thursday, June 12
Review at Reviews by Molly
Interview at Books and Benches
Friday, June 13
Review & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

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