The Reiver

The Reiver

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by Jackie Barbosa
     
 

Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without

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Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored—though exceptionally well-supervised—guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There’s just one problem—the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets.

This story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011515354
Publisher:
Jackie Barbosa
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
47,891
File size:
826 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer when I grew up, but there were plenty of times when I wasn’t sure I ever would be. As it turns out, it just took me about twenty years longer to grow up than I expected!On the road to publication, I took a few detours, including a stint in academia (I hold an MA in Classics from the University of Chicago and was a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities) and many years as a technical writer/instructional designer for a data processing company. I still hold my day job in instructional design, but my true passion is writing steamy romances–both historical and contemporary.I learned to believe in love at first sight when I met the man of my dreams over two decades ago and to believe in happily ever after when I married him. I live in Southern California with my real-life hero, our three children, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.

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Reiver (A Scottish Border Romance) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 167 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
58 pgs. Cute and intresting. Kept you wanting more. Wished it was longer. Good short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very short story, but a great one to read. I highly recommend reading this short story. Of course I would have loved to have read more about the characters and how the relationship developed between them at the beginning. But "Jackie Barbosa" wrote so well only brawing me into wanting more. I plan on reading more books by this author.
KellyKrysten More than 1 year ago
First I'll post the product description above and then offer my review. "Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored-though exceptionally well-supervised-guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There's just one problem-the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets. This short story (approximately 35 pages) was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance. There is much to be said about this story. The Reiver has a healthy amount of mystery for the hero to puzzle through. Befuddled heroes are always fun, imo.lol. I loved how he tried to figure out her name by calling her something different every time they met up just to see if she'd react to it. So funny and clever! This story has a love that defies years of familial hatred(think Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending). The characters are incredibly mature and what would take hundreds of pages of thoughts and soul searching to come to their conclusions about each other in another book comes to them with some ease. I'd also like to say that Jackie Barbosa is perhaps the most underrated author living right now. Her prose is exquisite. She clearly researches her books very thoroughly and her clear intelligence fairly oozes off the page. Read this book and open yourself up to the genius that is Jackie Barbosa. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a lot of substance but enough romance to be entetained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Acceptable writing but too short to develop any real kind of story. I'm glad it was free after i saw how short it was, only 58 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A feel good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was good enough to read other books by the auther.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, I couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a decent story. The details were a little bland from time to time,but an all togathet good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it for free and it was a good short read but the idea behind the story could have been so much more just sad it was only about 50 pgs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay read so much more could have happened to lengthen.jas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing remarkable about this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book Definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story.. Didn't expect to like it at all but free is the magic word so I gave it a try. One of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good, easy read short story!! Worth the time!!
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Margie69 More than 1 year ago
This short novel consisted of 58 pages. It kept my interest throughout the story but I knew how it was going to end before I got very fair into the book. If you are looking for a fast read with very little story line you will enjoy this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot goes fine until it slams into the ending. Could have been a lot longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was the same page from page 11 all the way to the end of the book at page 37.
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I am not a fan of short storys as a rule. This one was written better than most however.