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Return of the Rogue (Sinclare Brothers #1)

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Marriage was her only means of escape . . .

Though Honora Tannach came of age amid the misty moors of the Scottish highlands, where warring clans battled to the death for the future of their wild land, nothing frightens her so much as a lifetime trapped in the castle of her cruel stepfather. She is thrilled when a marriage is arranged to the son of a Scottish laird . . . un
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Avon
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Lori McD
3-3.5 stars

I liked this book, because IMO, it's not your run-of-the-mill Highland romance. The Hero is the eldest Sinclare brother, Cavan, who was captured in a bloody battle against a Barbarian (Mordrec) when his younger brother, Ronan, falls in the battle. Cavan tries desperately to reach Ronan before the barbarians take him as prisoner, but he fails. And then is separated from his brother and tortured - not just physically, but mentally with images of how his younger brother is being tortured
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I was suprised by how much I loved this. Normally I get really frustrated by heros like Cavan and they ruin the book for me, but for some reason I adored Cavan. The main problem with Cavan was that he was a complete jerk to Honora a lot of the time. And she was generally forgiving about it, especially as time goes on. Usually that is enough to seriously drive me crazy. However, in this book Cavan is generally aware that he is being a jerk and does feel bad and try to explain himself. And conside ...more
Mar 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: donna-fletcher
Disappointing read. I'm surprised at such high reviews. The first 275 pages is the same thing over and over. You could read the first and second chapter and skim to the end. The whole book is the Hero blaming himself for not saving his younger brother, yet at the end there was still no closure on that. I guess that is why there are other books in this series, but I honestly am not interested in finishing this series. The story in this book could have been told in under 200 pages and not left any ...more
Jun 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Girls Without a Bookshelf

I'm not exactly sure how Return of the Rogue ended up as my afternoon read but I do know it probably took the expressway. I simply wanted a romance novel to spend my afternoon with and found myself attached to the story of the Sinclare brothers. As you may have guessed, the fact that this has diverted me from my official to-be-read pile means I favour this book!

Return of the Rogue is a charming highland romance novel - not that I read many, mind you - and set
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Rogue? What rogue? This guy is a bloody saint! A piece of paper! A cardboard box!

Highlander stories are always an enjoyable read. The guy is smoking, the girl perfect, the villains are clones across books. It is almost guaranteed a few hours pleasantly spent with a book on the Highlands.

But I guess I have reached a point where merely pleasant is sufficient.

Oh don't mind me. Had I read this book a few years ago, this might turn out to be my favourite. But after reading so many books on the Highla
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK story. I think it is supposed to be Scottish/HIghland themed but this story could have been staged in any period with any particular theme and would not make any difference.

The best part of the book is Donna Fletcher's way of telling a story. It was easy to continue and the prose flowed naturally. The story itself is plain, characters unmemorable, but easy to like. Little angst and struggle. I probably won't read it again. I have read the youngest brother's story before this book, which is t
İnci Puyan
Jun 15, 2013 rated it liked it

Yine Epsilon, tarihi aşk romanı türünde yeni bir yazar ve yeni bir seri ile okurlarını karşıladı. :))

"Bekle Beni", Sinclare Brothers serisinin ilk kitabı ve seri toplamda 4 kitaptan oluşuyor. Her kitap bir Sinclare erkeğini anlatıyor. "Bekle Beni" kitabı da en büyük Sinclare erkeği olan Cavan'ı konu alıyordu. Bir de bu seri İskoç klanlarını sevenler için :)) İskoçya'ya da geçiyor haberiniz ola :)

Seri hakkında kısaca bir bilgi verdikten sonra yazarın kalemi
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Bekle Beni, yazarın bizdeki ilk kitabı ve seri için de güzel bir başlangıç kitabı. Öncelikle zaten İskoç klanlarını anlattığı için okumadan gözümde artı bir puan almıştı. Bitirince de gerçekten güzel bir hikaye olduğunu anladım. Honora üvey babasının zulümlerine sessizce göğüs geren cesur bir kızdır. Cavan ise bir yıldır tutsak olduğu barbarların elinden kaçmış, eve döndüğü anda kendini istemediği tipte bir kadın olan Honora ile evli bulmuştur. En başından ber
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Menceritakan tentang arrangement marriage antara Honora dan Cavan Sinclare. Sebenarnya Honora dinikahkan dengan Athair--anak kedua klan Sinclare tapi karena di akhir acara pernikahan mendadak muncul Cavan--anak pertama klan Sinclare yang menghilang selama beberapa tahun--akhirnya Cavanlah yang jadi suami Honora. Ini karena ayah tiri Honora sudah membuat perjanjian dengan ayah Cavan--Tavish Sinclare kalo Honora hanya akan dinikahkan dengan calon pewaris Sinclare.

Honora sebenarnya ga suka sama Ca
Jul 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The year was the late 1500s. The place is the Scottish highlands.

Honora Tannach’s stepfather, Calum has arraigned for her marriage to the next laird of the Sinclare clan. Honora does not mind as she has gotten to know her proposed husband, Artair a little bit, so he isn’t a total stranger to her. Much to Honora’s surprise, she comes to discover on the day of her wedding that she is not to marry Artair but Cavan. To add insult to injury, Cavan does not want Honora; much less any wife.

Cavan didn
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could only say I enjoy this book from the first until the end. Well for some people Honora might appear as too perfect girl or Mary Sue character. But I can't help fall in love with her too...she just too patience with Cavan and so loving. I love how she has full trust to Cavan and I actually prepared myself to become disliking her if Donna Fletcher make more extreme when she was held captive. But She just flee and return to his husband arms which was okay for me.
But then the ending is kinda
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I was a tad disappointed with this one. The premise of the story sounded really interesting and was exactly my cup of tea (kind of enemies to lovers, forced/unwanted/arranged marriage, some very appealing Highlander for a hero. Perfect stuff, right?

But the story was much too fast paced, there was too much happening too fast, I didn't have the chance to really get to know the characters or their relationship dynamics. Also the plot was kind of underdeveloped for me, and although I was able to re
Apr 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adults
I love Donna's books and this one was a great read. I did not read them in order, and I wish i had, but I still enjoyed the story of another son of the Sinclair laird and his four sons. Brave Highlanders with soft sides and loyalty. Fun to read and great storytelling too.
Kitabın başında oldukça klişe sözler ve olaylara yer verilmişti. Sonlara doğru kitabın aslında sağlam bir kurguya sahip olabileceğini gördüm ancak betimlemeler oldukça yetersiz ve kitap adeta oldu bittiye getirilmiş gibiydi.
I have enjoyed the story sooooo much!They had a good strong couple and I also liked the parents and bothers so it will be a joy to read the reat of the books in the series.
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
I found myself attached to the story of the Sinclare brothers. This was a very pleasant read! I always like marriage of convenience plots.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I really like the story between honora and cavan! He never wanted her and soon their love grows and is so passionate!
Siyana Slavova
"He would move heaven and hell to get her back. No matter what it took, even if it meant his own life, he would see her safe."

"There's no reasoning with women, ever, never. Not single solitary woman san you reason with. It's impossible."

I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved this book. I have read some of Donna Fletcher's work and don't remember ever liking her as much as now. "Return of the Rogue" is the first book in the Sinclare series. And this is a series I will most definitely read
Elis Madison
Honora Tannach makes her vows to one brother, and the next thing she knows, she's married to another. Not just another, but the brother who had rejected her as a potential bride, and who intimidates the hell out of her with his harsh demeanor.

Honora's not hard to intimidate—the reason she was rejected in the first place. Her stepdad has been abusing her since she was a little girl. And it's her stepdad who got her into this fix. Seems he made sure the marriage contract said she'd wed the Sincla
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: in-my-library
Bir İskoç hikayesine ihtiyacım var diyerek sarıldım kitaba. Gönül isterdi ki burada bayıla bayıla romandan nasıl zevk aldığımı, nasıl hoşuma gittiğini ve tadının nasıl damağımda kaldığını anlatabilseydim...
Ancak malesef bunların hiç birisini söylemem mümkün değil. Kitapla ilgili tek sevdiğim şey kadın karakterdi. Kıyamam üvey baba elinde büyümüş Honora, her gün dayak yemiş ve o pis adama yani Calum'a olan korkusundan görünmez olmayı öğrenmiş, adam kızı görse bile sinirleniyormuş nasıl bir öfkey
Dec 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF. I usually save my one stars for books I hate with a fiery passion, but I can't give books I don't finish two stars, because they are not "okay." This book in particular sucked.

The main character was SO ANNOYING, and can we say Mary Sue? Her personality (such as it was) fell extremely flat, and I just wanted her to go away.

As for the hero, he was boring. All he would do was brood about his brother (which I get, but do I need the same internal monologue every ten pages? Answer: no, I do not)
Jeene Hobbs
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the wicked step-father

This is book one of the series. I started in the middle with a paperback from the library book sale. I truly like the whole series and the cast of characters.

This is Cavan and Honora's story. Cavan will be laird of Clan Sinclare when his father dies. Honora was raised by an abusive stepfather to be an obedient wife and to further his goals. Theirs is an arranged marriage that Cavan is not expecting since he has been a captive for a year. He returns home to find himself wed
May 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 - this is better than the second in the series: Under the Highlander's Spell, but it still feels clunky compared to other historical romances. The premise is interesting, but not a lot happens until the very end. Mainly, the book is full of introspection about whether they should decide to love each other not. At times this was tedious... at other times it was touching.

And I was unimpressed with Honora at the beginning as well... I agreed with Cavan, she was a mouse. I understand how the bo
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Marriage was her only means of escape . . .

Though Honora Tannach came of age amid the misty moors of the Scottish highlands, where warring clans battled to the death for the future of their wild land, nothing frightens her so much as a lifetime trapped in the castle of her cruel stepfather. She is thrilled when a marriage is arranged to the son of a Scottish laird . . . until her betrothed is revealed to be Cavan Sinclare. Though the savage warrior once saved her life, Honora knows no on
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: highlander
I love this series although this is not my favorite. Caven is overwhelmed with guilt because he was not able to protect his youngest brother. I understand that, just got tired of hearing it over and over.

Honora has suffered a terrible childhood of abuse at the hands of her step-father and although she has warm memories of her mother, I don't get the sense that the mother had much of a warrior spirit so that means Honora was responsible for her own backbone and strong it is. She quickly realizes
Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
I found this book beautiful!
I cant explain it but it filled my chest with warmth.

I loved how immensely understanding Honora was, you dont see that much anymore. We seem to not have the time to care or the patience to deal, not even with ones we claim to love. And with Honora it didn't start out with love, better said it was forced.

I loved of real and tangible Cavan felt. I loved how he struggled with returning home. No im not into M&S :p
Its just his struggle with each and every aspect, ev
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This is a first for me. I have never read a DF book, and I was surprised at how much I liked it.

Honora's cruel stepfather arranges a marriage for her to Cavan Sinclaire. He said he did not want her because she was a weak mouse. Since he was going to be the next laird, he wanted a strong woman.

Cavan has been imprisoned by barbarians & his brother Artaire agrees to marry Honora. After the wedding it is a surprise that Cavan arrives and Honora's stepfather claim's she is actually married to Ca
Trudy Miner
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Honora Tannach was thrilled to finally be wed! She would escape her cruel stepfather and marry into the Sinclaire clan. Thinking that she was marrying Artair Sinclaire, eldest son now that Cavan had been captured by barbarians, everyone was shocked when, just as the marriage vows were completed, the doors to the chapel were thrown open and in came Cavan! Honora's stepfather then demanded that she was really wedded to Cavan as the wedding documents demanded. Now wedded to a man who neither loved ...more
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Although the plot was predictable and frustrating waiting for the characters to come to the same conclusion. What I really enjoyed was the writing of Donna fletcher. Cavan the lead is a tortured hero and what u expect of a tortured hero. I loved how it took time for his and honora's love to grow.. Not like all the other books I've read where they have sex and everything is different. Yes Cavan is mean to Honora but it hurts him to do it and feels remorse. Honora is no ...more
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but I got a whole lot of awesomeness.

The pace was great, wasn't too fast or slow and it played some really great characters.

In the beginning I actually pictured Stepdad as a tall lean guy with a creepy face and grey hair, but by the end I pictured a short stubby pot belly man with a hairy chest. I loved to hate him and I loved the fact that I didn't find his character annoying.

He was a great use in the book, as much of an butt as he was.

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