Brothers of Baird's Cove: RenegadeBrothers of Baird’s Cove: Renegade by Caroline Lee

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Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian/American)

Series: Brothers of Baird’s Cove #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery

  • Series: Brothers of Baird’s Cove
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1515029271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1515029274

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Smuggling gave him the revenge he needed…. 

 To no one’s surprise, McKee Baird never fought in the War Between the States. His fiercely independent nature made it impossible for him to take orders, and his close friendship with a black man stopped him from fighting for his father’s South. But he’s found his own way to rebel against the new government the United States has imposed on him… and right now, the only thing standing in the way of his smuggling business is the intriguingly uninhibited Becks Middleton.
Their chance meeting gave her the excitement she’d been craving…
 Becks has a life of freedom away from Charleston society’s rules. So of course she can’t help but be drawn to the stimulating renegade her mother invites to visit Beckett Plantation, even if she doesn’t approve of his profession. When the opportunity to seduce Mac arises, Becks takes that chance, planning on one night of passion before the dangerous smuggler leaves. But when she accidentally becomes part of his schemes, she can’t reveal the truth without risking his freedom. Joining him on his ship, Becks will face not just her growing love for Mac but a confrontation with authorities that will threaten their very lives.
Can the two of them reconcile their differences before their future is stolen away?


Excellent tale of the Reconstruction phase in the South and smuggling…

#1 in the “Brothers of Baird’s Cove”. Fast paced, intriguing and interesting. Unique take of the Reconstruction phase in The South, prejudices, smuggling, the challenges of a new era and the ;romance of the “Brothers of Baird’s Cove”. Beck, Mac, and Robert were true Renegades, with Mac and Robert having a special bond, as well as Beck and her sister, Pearl. You will understand more once you read the story.
Smuggling, passion, love and romance makes for an interesting and intriguing story. Well written with engaging characters and a unique storyline.
Well done! Can’t wait to read the next installment and learn more if Holt’s story. He’s the heir and oldest brother of Baird’s Cove. An enjoyable read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery*

Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More