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Outlaw

Outlaw

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He was a wild rogue who filled her with ecstasy - and impossible longings...

She should have been afraid, for he towered over her, holding her captive with eyes that smoldered with barely leashed passion, but what Elizabeth Graham felt instead was an answering fire. He was her enemy, the infamous Laird of Ravensby, a bold privateer who'd abducted her to win his

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He was a wild rogue who filled her with ecstasy - and impossible longings...

She should have been afraid, for he towered over her, holding her captive with eyes that smoldered with barely leashed passion, but what Elizabeth Graham felt instead was an answering fire. He was her enemy, the infamous Laird of Ravensby, a bold privateer who'd abducted her to win his brother's freedom from an English dungeon. Yet even though tomorrow they'd be adversaries once more, tonight she could not deny herself the pleasure of his touch...

She was a temptress who made him ache with desire - and forget they were enemies...

The lady was his prisoner, completely at his mercy, yet when the feisty angel whose hair glittered with moonlight stood proudly before him and insisted he spend the night, Johnnie Carre was shocked to feel a restless, aching need to possess her, to taste her secrets and make her his forever. But keeping her with him would force a battle with treacherous foes - men who'd vowed to tear his beloved from his arms and send him to the gallows...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Johnson ( Sinful ) merges improbable history, titillating sex and sustained suspense, using the struggle for Scottish independence from British rule as the backdrop for a love story. Johnnie Carre, a powerful Border Lord in Scotland, kidnaps Elizabeth Graham, widowed daughter of his English enemy Lord Harold Godfrey, to force the release of his brother, Robbie. No rough-and-tumble warlord, Johnnie ``wore a black velvet jacket. . . . The lace at his cuffs and throat fell in fluid splendor; a spectacular diamond twinkled from the crushed folds of his jabot.'' Threatened by her father and her dead husband's sons, who plot to gain control of her marital inheritance, Elizabeth discovers she is pregnant with Johnnie's child. She proposes a marriage of convenience to her longtime suitor George Baldwin, who accepts. With an army of 300 men, Johnnie gallops into England to abduct the bride at the alter and ride with Elizabeth back to his country estate, Goldiehouse. But their happiness is threatened by the wicked Godfrey. Johnson tells a good story, but her one-dimensional characters have all the appeal of Tupperware. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553299557
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
796,239
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Outlaw 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Outlaw is the first of two books in this duo series. These connected books are based on brothers. In this one we have Johnnie’s story. It has been so long since I have read this author. Susan Johnson is an impressionable author, and out of all the authors I have read, she is one of the most talented storyteller’s out there. Her books aren’t lighthearted and fun (although they do have some playful aspects), her stories are the hard to win romances that stimulate the blood and awaken the mind. Years and years I ago I read “Blaze” which was an amazing story, and after finding this treasure, I am going to need to buy the rest of her books. I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed her before. The story starts off a bit slow, but I felt after I finished the book, that it was necessary to build it up. The author here is creating a story that is vividly detailed and full of historical events that are vital to the story. It is set in the early 1700’s, in Scotland. The set up of the story is two people who are enemies but are turned into lovers. But from their first meeting, they have a teasing and playful interaction. This is no angst romance, it has many deep complexities to the plot, that I found riveting from the first chapter. The development of the characters are done very well, and we see the many layers of the two people who you will come to fall in love with. I don’t think there is a big issue I had with this book. I really had such a good time with it, it is over 400 pages, so you need to make sure you have time to read it. It’s not going to be read quickly. You don’t want to skim over this one, because you might miss out on something that is vital to the story. I am so relieved I took my time with this one, and didn’t rush through it. I put on some relaxing classical music, and relaxed for a few hours so that I could fully enjoy this one. Because I knew that I wouldn’t want to skimp out on Susan Johnson. If you have yet to try this author out, you are missing out. She writing stunning historical romances that captivate you in every way. Cover The cover is very stunning. I love the simplicity of it, and I do enjoy Johnson’s stepbacks. There are times I miss the older covers, and this is why. There is so much simple beauty in the step back and I just wanted to share it because with the setting, it definitely connects to a scene in the story. Overall View Outlaw is a riveting tale that is about sacrifice, loyalty and the true power of love…a tale of sensuality and danger, a intoxicating love story…TOTALLY CAPTIVATING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a Susan Johnson fan from way back . This has gotto be one of her best yet! John Carre has to be one of the most charismatic male characters I've ever met (and the way Susan's words bring him to life, it feels so real). The unfolding of his feelings for Elizabeth is well worth the up and down journey their love story takes; and if you decide to come along for the ride, you won't regret a single moment of the trip!
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Three things I didn¿t like about this book. 1. Terrible ending. The story ends so abruptly you are left angry and frustrated. 2. After Elizabeth meets Johnnie she looses all her independence and becomes this week little kitten. I like books where the woman is strong, spunky and is the dominating character. 3. The sexual scenes are just not graphic enough. While reading this book I found myself skipping paragraphs because I was getting bored with the scenery and political bits. I wouldn¿t recommend this book to someone who wants a fiery, passionate sexual romance novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OUTLAW was so good. i could not put it down, i kept it with me for days after i finished because i got so attached to it. this book made me addicted to susan johnsons books, and its earned a place close if not deeply imbedded inside my heart and soul. read it then my other reviews and we can talk. there's nothing i love more. well maybe... but books r pretty close to number one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnie is so hot i wish he was in my bed!!!!!! I would love to bed Johnie and Robbie with only my cloak on.