Outlaw King - Julie Johnstone

Outlaw King

By Julie Johnstone

  • Release Date: 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 52 Ratings)


A deadly game of war entangles them. Deception endangers them. Only an impossible love can save them.

When headstrong Elizabeth de Burgh’s evil father threatens to kill her beloved cousin unless she seduces his enemy Robert the Bruce, she begrudgingly agrees. But as she grows close to the arrogant leader of the Scottish rebellion whose savage good looks whisper of pleasure, she discovers that behind Robert’s facade of coldhearted traitor lies a noble fighter who will risk all for the freedom of his country. Now, she can no longer imagine aiding in Robert’s destruction. But does she have a choice?

Fierce Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce would do anything to release his country from English rule and claim his rightful throne. Enemies on both sides surround him, however, and Robert must dance a dangerous line between truth and duplicity. One misstep could topple his nation and cost him his life. Yet one irresistible woman tempts him—and jeopardizes his mission—as no other ever has. Robert is in no position to entangle himself with the enemy, especially one who may be plotting his defeat, but the feisty, determined, blue-eyed beauty ignites a longing in Robert that he has never known. But is she his biggest threat or greatest source of strength? 

Bound by duty and honor but ensnared by uncontainable desire, Robert and Elizabeth must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for the one thing they thought they’d never find—extraordinary love.


  • Amazing Story

    By lfdykes
    1296 Northern Scotland. As this book started, I had no warning of the emotions that would come through as I turned each page. Robert the Bruce and his fated love Elizabeth de Burgh come to life through the pages of this amazing story of the fight for Scottish freedom over the English. As rightful heir to the Scottish throne, Robert is forced to make some hard decisions that bring him so close to death. In feigning loyalty to the English King Edward, he is walking a slippery slope to free his people. He is brought together with Elizabeth, who is the goddaughter of the king and who has been made a pawn to entrap him. This amazing tale filled with lies, deceit, gut wrenching suspense and extraordinary love will take you away to another time and place and capture your heart. I have to admit I wanted to do real harm to King Edward and Elizabeth's father as they controlled her and Robert. Julie Johnstone has truly outdone herself with this extraordinary story that I feel bereft that it is over but can only hope her next book in the Renegade Scots series will be published soon!! I would give this 10 stars if I could.
  • A Must Read!

    By Florencia Fontan
    LOVED IT! History and fiction mix to create a powerful romance where love and danger intertwine and keep the reader hooked all the way to the end. I can’t wait to read the next book of the series! Julie Johnstone never disappoints! Enjoy!
  • glorious romance

    By Suz Clark
    One of the best romances I have read in years. Johnstone knocks it out of the park blending true facts with sizzling romance. Absolutely a must read!

    By Kat Wiley
    I have finally read the perfect book! The Outlaw King by Julie Johnstone is the 1st book in the Renegade Scots series and I am holding my breath for book #2. This amazing story of Robert the Bruce and his 2nd wife Elizabeth takes you on an adventure like no other. I can’t even begin to imagine how much research Julie had to do to write this story. There are so many true characters, places and events that reading this book not only gave me a romance but a history lesson as well. Julie is truly one of the great writers of our time and this story is pure genius! This story comes alive in the 1300s when King Edward of England is trying to rule Scotland and all Scotland wants is to be free. Yes, William Wallace is also in this book. This story has evil, deceit, blackmail, love at first sight, trust, lies, prisoners, banishment, kindness, friendships, loyalties, honor, a coming war, cruelty, dishonor, enemies, escape, abuse, attempted rape, innocence and yes, even love. This is a must read story and I highly recommend you read this book. It is defiantly a page turner. ***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.