Title: The Reiver
Author: Jackie Barbosa
In: The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Historical romance, Scottish romance
Dates read: 12th March 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: But surely you should have brought me to a priest if that was your intent.
The head of a Scottish clan captures the reiver who has been taking his livestock. But, it isn’t until he discovers who, and what they truly are that life begins to take a far more interesting twist.
Alright, so it’s incredibly easy to tell that there is going to be a romance from the very beginning. Like every other romance story that you have the privilege of reading. But, it was still kind of cute how it worked out. And I wasn’t fully expecting how the story unfolded. Yes, some parts where they fall in love was completely expected, but there were other aspects which just weren’t that predictable…
This was a great, cute and entertaining short story. It was just long enough that it felt like there was a little more substance to it than some other short stories I’ve been reading lately. But it also made me feel happy, curled up and believing in the power of love. Something that not many novels really seem to manage… novels give me all the other kinds of feels, but if they were all about the sappy love like this short story I’d be bored and *retch*.
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