Vesh’s past has left him scarred and broken. He roams the
hills of the Carpathian Mountains, Hungary in 1750 trying to
satisfy his need for vengeance. Janos leads a very
self-destructive life and pushes away the only people who
truly care for him, including Stefan, the soldier who loves
him even with all his faults.
tries hard to save Janos from those who want to destroy him,
but it becomes difficult when that person is Janos himself.
The more Stefan fights for Janos, the more it feels as if he
will lose him forever. However, for Stefan giving up on
Janos is something he cannot do.
The Highwayman opens with a not so gentle sex scene
and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the
story. From there on I knew this was not going to be a
sweet little romance. Janos’ actions and reactions from
that scene on had me under his spell and on his side, even
when I didn’t always agree with him. Janos was so
conflicted and torn up inside that it was heartbreaking.
Stefan, although Janos kept his anger levels high, he never
gave up on Janos. I was right in my initial assumption that
this was not going to be a hearts and flowers romance. It
wasn’t, but it did have some wonderfully sweet and tender
moments. Through all the anger, angst, and self-doubt Janos
was capable of love and it was a beautiful thing when he
showed it. The Highwayman is an engaging
story that will hold its readers captive from start to