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To seal a fragile truce, Fiona Sinclair’s brothers trade her in marriage to their sworn enemy. Though devastated by their betrayal, she has little choice in the matter, for if she refuses, her innocent young sister must take her place. The spirited Fiona is willing to sacrifice her freedom to protect her kin, but she vows never to surrender her heart.As the eldest son of aTo seal a fragile truce, Fiona Sinclair’s brothers trade her in marriage to their sworn enemy. Though devastated by their betrayal, she has little choice in the matter, for if she refuses, her innocent young sister must take her place. The spirited Fiona is willing to sacrifice her freedom to protect her kin, but she vows never to surrender her heart.As the eldest son of a clan chief, Myles Campbell is accustomed to having his own way. But when the king of Scotland commands he wed a defiant Highland lass instead of a French mademoiselle, Myles must obey his royal duty. Meeting his bride for the first time on their wedding day, he is pleased to discover the lass is a beauty, but she quickly proves she’d just as soon kill him as kiss him.When two such warrior spirits collide, sparks fly, igniting a fiery passion that strains against the bonds of family honor, clan loyalty—and the ultimate surrender—love....

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Highland Surrender Reviews

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2019-02-11 03:15

    Oh, how I enjoyed this story! A great romance, some humor, some steam, excitement and a solid plot… Highland Surrender grabbed hold from the start and didn’t let go!From the cover:To seal a fragile truce, Fiona Sinclair’s brothers trade her in marriage to their sworn enemy. Though devastated by their betrayal, she has little choice in the matter, for if she refuses, her innocent young sister must take her place. The spirited Fiona is willing to sacrifice her freedom to protect her kin, but she vows never to surrender her heart.As the eldest son of a clan chief, Myles Campbell is accustomed to having his own way. But when the king of Scotland commands he wed a defiant Highland lass instead of a French mademoiselle, Myles must obey his royal duty. Meeting his bride for the first time on their wedding day, he is pleased to discover the lass is a beauty, but she quickly proves she’d just as soon kill him as kiss him.When two such warrior spirits collide, sparks fly, igniting a fiery passion that strains against the bonds of family honor, clan loyalty—and the ultimate surrender—love.This is my first taste of Tracy Brogan’s writing and I was more than pleased. Highlanders are my favorite genre within the historical romance genre, so I’ve read many takes on these lusty men… different settings, different eras, different situations… I'm sure I've read them all. I can’t say that this storyline is all that unique, but Ms. Brogan gave it a fresh voice and it was definitely entertaining. Our hero and heroine, Myles and Fiona, are what/who drove the story for me. Their actions, their honesty, their hopes and dreams... I adore them both. And with amazing secondary characters, my only question is… when do they get their stories??One thing that thrilled me BEYOND words was that (view spoiler)[there was no ex-lover/fiancée drama. Though Myles had planned to marry another and was, in fact, in love with Odette, at the Kings command so as to strengthen ties between clans, a marriage was ordered between Myles Campbell and Fiona Sinclair. I kept waiting for Odette to show up, or Myles to go to her, but THANK YOU MS. BROGAN, it never happened! (hide spoiler)] I do NOT need that kind of drama in my historical romance reads.This is a solid 4 “BRAVO!” stars, and had there been more Highland brogue, more authentic dialog, it might have even made it to 5. But that’s my pet peeve – I need the “och” and “aye” and “dinnae” and the other words that give the stories a distinctive Highland feel, but that said… Highland Surrender is a truly wonderful story.So again, I ask… whose story is next, and when??My thanks to Ms. Brogan for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review!

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-02-08 04:21

    I'm just going with a mini review on this one:A forced marriage between two opposing clans. Misinformation and lies make for an adversarial relationship to start. As the truth comes to light and Myles and Fiona get to know (yum!!) each other, the marriage becomes very dear to both. Political intrigue, danger, and revelations make for an exciting read! I highly recommend the audio version! Accents are lovely and the performance enhances this wonderful story. Steal of a deal: If you buy the Kindle version for $2.49 you can add the audio for an additional $1.99!! Also posted at The Readers Den.

  • Alexandra Harris
    2019-01-25 05:01

    Not badInteresting and captivating book, though but this is my first highlander book. I wish Fiona had more spirit and ferocity but still very enjoyable.

  • Jenn
    2019-01-26 02:19

    I loved this book from start to finish. I really liked how it started and loved how it finished. This story is told in three points of view, which was a great way to break up the story, and gave us a look at all sides so you knew what schemes were being made.Myles is forced into a marriage and therefore forced into forsaking the woman he thinks he loves. This Union with Fiona is to secure a truce between both of their waring clans. Little do they know they're both being used in an evil scheme.I have to give it to Myles, he really did try to give it his all from the first day of their marriage. Fiona was not swayed in doing so which caused some tension and issues a long the way. One of the things I truly loved about this story was the fact that Myles is not the Laird of their keep. His father is very much alive and still the chief in charge. This gave Myles a chance to work on wooing Fiona and seeking advice on doing so. Granted for a while he does play the acting chief role, I was just glad this role did not over shadow his duty in trying to be a good husband. He doesn't put duty over heart. A solid read with a little humor, some steam, evil plots, lots of wooing, defiance and worrying, building trust, and happy moments.

  • Mei
    2019-02-16 03:04

    What a wonderful heartwarming story!It has been some time that I have read such a sweet story. So full of intrigue, but so tender all the same!At the beginning I was slightly annoyed with Fiona because she was so convinced of her hatred. She was taught by her whole family to hate all that was Campbell, so when she's force to wed one she devasteted - after ll they brutally killed her mother! So I could understand her anger. She's a strong woman and she doesn't have any problem saying what's on her mind!I appreciated that, as the story went on, she changed her views and Myles action were the perfect way to make her change them!Myles was incredibly wonderful. Here we don't have the classical highlander who's stubborn, inflexible, angry. Myles is the total opposite! He understands what Fiorna is going through and approach her with tenderness. He treats her fairly. He tempts. He cajoles. He presuades. That's not to say that he's a beta. No, no. He's alpha, but a tender one! It was a pleasure to read it!I loved Vivienne too. She is impish. She's smart and clever. And she becomes Fiona's friend immediately. She's the one Myles go to to get help with wooing Fiona. It was sweet how she explains to him what he got to do! :)Another thing I appreciated was that there's no love triangle, no love angst dragged forever - just a beautifully told story about sworn enemies falling love!

  • Rachel Regina
    2019-01-31 08:18

    Overall rating: 4.25 stars! I felt like it needed a little over 4 stars, but not quite 4.5? I know, I am weird LOLTriggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[ yes, but I would have liked a little more of an ending :)(hide spoiler)]My review:If you like historical romance, enemies to lovers type of story, then this is your book. This couple started off with a rocky start. The heroine, Fiona, who was around 20? I am guessing, is betrothed to er clan's sworn enemy, Myles. This is a problem because Fiona literally HATES the Campbell clan for she believes that his father, Cedric is who killed her mother all those years ago. The King has ordered this wedding to try to seek peace between the clans. Myles is upset for his own reasons. Yes, he doesn't like their clan at all (and he fears his wife will be an ogre), but also he believes he is in love with another woman in Paris whom he was hoping to wed. Don't worry any of my book friends! She is only mentioned like twice in the beginning of the book. She never shows up or anything or causes any drama. She is simply background info and stays that way :D. So when Myles sees Fiona for the first time, he immediately is attracted to her and so it begins.If I had to complain about anything in this story, it would have to be Fiona and how long it took her to give in to her feelings for Myles, but when she did, it was simply amazing. Myles never did give up in "wooing" her. I found that endearing. He would get upset and leave at times when Fiona had a certain reaction to his efforts and of course, he is a man and would say something and it would come out wrong, but I do have to say, this man was relentless. He figures if he is to have a wife and spend the rest of his days with her, that he wants her to be as pliant as possible, but then he ends up falling in love with her. I was glad that even when he could have doubted her when things are revealed towards the end, he didn't immediately count her out without hearing her side of things. At that point he was so in love with her anyway, it's like he didn't want to truly believe the worst. I was really glad I gave this book a shot :) And maybe I'll look into this author's other work!!!SPOILER ALERT but beautiful quote!"Despise you? You, who I adore? You, who are giving me the greatest gift of all?" His hand slide forth to caress her abdomen and their child. "Fiona, this has been a rocky path we've traveled. But whatever forces brought you forth to me, I am sincerely grateful." He pulled her closer still. "And if it's truth we are professing, I'd have you know, if given the chance to change the past, I would wed you still."

  • Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»
    2019-01-27 04:19

    RATING: 4 "Delicious & Swoon Worthy Myles" HEARTS!! :)Unconventional relationships are one of the most fun, and angst-filled romances. And a forced marriage between two belligerent clans, and two very opposite people, is as unconventional as it gets – Tracey Brogan giving us a very entertaining read. I just loved Highland Surrender from beginning to end!This has so many of my top favourite Historical Romance elements, which is why I really enjoyed its plot. It has a simple, quick flow and is full of deception, malicious schemes, high-stakes and ever rising tensions, but it is lightened with humour, sizzling steam, flirty bantering, and scorching love scenes! Both Myles and Fiona are wonderful, three-dimensional characters with realistic and relatable emotions, making them instantly likeable. Above all, both of them hold their own in this, both individually and as a couple. Above the usual sexy romance and good plot, what I really enjoyed is the fact that even though the blurb mentions another woman in the picture, that (THANK HEAVENS!!) plot element is ever absent. No unnecessary jealous-woman drama in this one. YAY! :DOverall, a very exciting and delightful read, with well written main and secondary characters, an intriguing plot and brilliant storytelling. I would love a follow up story. Definitely recommended!Posted: February 23, 2015

  • Jessica Gadziala
    2019-02-14 06:26

    This was amazing. Why aren't there like five more books in this series? Can we petition Tracy Brogan to get on that ASAP?

  • Jonel Boyko
    2019-01-23 07:16

    This was a brilliant highland romance. Brogan takes the story of ‘marriage by order of the king’ and runs with it. She mixes romance, history, and battle scenes together to create an intriguing tale. She weaves together an intricate story and develops the land and scenery to support it. The characters in this novel were well put together and developed in a manner that makes them seem real and believable. I really appreciated how the heroine was able to stand on her own, rather than being a meek heiress with others waiting on her. The male lead was also a well-rounded individual who was easy to like but that was not a pushover.All in all this was an awesome trip back in time and a brilliant escape from reality.

  • Romily Bernard
    2019-02-16 01:16

    An unwilling bride and sexy Scottish accents? Yeah I'm so there.

  • Liv
    2019-02-08 06:13

    Imagine being raised to hate a man who was responsible for the violent death of your beloved mother, only to be forced into marriage to his eldest son, and swept away to live among a sworn enemy…..This was the fate of Fiona Sinclair, eldest daughter of deceased Laird Sinclair. Fiona was ushered as the sacrifice for peace between the Campbell and Sinclair clans, by decree of King James. Laird Campbell and her two older brothers, John and Laird Simon, follow the orders of the king in agreeing to the match and therefore establishing a fragile alliance. Fiona is told that if she does not follow through with this arrangement, her 13-year old sister will have to marry in her stead. Feisty and beautiful Fiona faces her fate with courage, and an inner conflict that storms deep within her heart. But, as her fate is sealed through marriage, questions about a previous generation's actions and stories she has been told as a girl seem to meet the harsh truth that there are other family secrets that cannot be ignored, and a change of heart and mind toward her husband is inevitable. HERO:I really LOVED the hero, Myles Campbell, the eldest son of the Laird & Earl Campbell, and I thought his approach with Fiona was just perfect in every step of their relationship. I felt sorry for the warrior because although he was taken aback, and very attracted to Fiona (since the beginning), for her beauty and fiery spirit, he was also in for a rough ride due to her scorn. I liked his strong principle and belief in marriage. Once he said his vows, his mind was set toward Fiona and he left his previous love behind and put everything into making his marriage work. He was constantly trying different strategies to make Fiona warm up to him. Myles is was a strong, confident and humorous man who had a great depth for compassion and love. He was immensely patient with FIona as he worked hard to reach out to her and persuade her that their marriage was one worthy of love and happiness.HEROINE:Fiona was beautiful, passionate and fiercely loyal to those she loves, namely her family and clan. She was devastated to have to live with her sworn enemy and worse that her new father in law was responsible for her mother's death. Whenever I became annoyed with the way Fiona treated Myles (believe me her tongue had a sharp edge that could cut down any man), I thought about her pain which was palpable, as she mourned the death of her mother. It's hard to dispel years of being taught to hate. However, when Fiona learns the truth surrounding her mother's death, she finally allows herself to love Myles, and her new family, and this part of the story is simply MAGIC. The love between the two is shared like a flood, and you just feel their absolute bliss and elation. The two give in to each other and there are moments of ecstasy, with steamy love and intimacy. This story captured my attention from beginning to end. I was sad that it ended, but so relieved there was an epilogue. I would really LOVE to see this made into a series. There are many elements that just worked out so nicely in this story. This novel is very well written and enjoyable. There are many side characters to the leads who are wonderful and interesting. There is humor, persistent romance, great family moments, treachery, but also tragedy that make this a great, Scottish adventure. By the way, the narrator was FABULOUS! I will be looking for other books narrated by Sarah Coomes…she's simply amazing and she really brought all of the characters to life. This was a nice little piece of delicious. I will also be looking for other books by this author….I'm impressed.

  • Chelsea
    2019-02-16 08:24

    2.5 - 3 STARSIt was an okay read. Nothing spectacular happened. No tug of the heart moment as you would normally expect from an arranged marriage. No misunderstanding which was what I was hoping for upon reading Odette's name. It's like she didn't even exist. He was having a relationship with her but suddenly, she was out of the picture. No news or whatsoever. The mystery behind her mother's death wasn't even intriguing. The suspect? meh.The act treason was not hugely dealt until the last few chapters. Overall, I'd say it wasn't a boring read, more like so - so.

  • Chris K.
    2019-02-13 02:56

    This is an example of how my favorite books are written. I don't have much to say about this book. There's nothing I didn't love about itPlot, Writing, Hilarious Lovable Characters, Scotland, Seduction, Romance and Action Every body should give this book a chance

  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    2019-01-23 01:24

    Rated 4.5 starsLoved this book. I so want me a highlander.

  • **Nicole
    2019-01-19 05:03

    This one had it all!!!!!A love story... or at least eventually a love story.A runaway bride.A warrior groom.An unresolved murder.Feuding clans.Treason.A murder plot.A flirtatious king.Some seriously huge secrets.Adultery.And one amazing plot!!!What happens when you're wed to you're enemy? To leave the security of your clan and you're family only to secure a truce, but you can't stand the enemy/groom and want only to run away and kill his murdering father?That's the task that Fiona Sinclair had to endure when she married Myles Campbell. The problem is she actually liked him. Who's the traitor then?

  • ☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
    2019-01-24 01:03

    Rated 4.3 StarsThis was a very well written story. It was a Historical Romance. Gotta love those big, burly, & sexy Highlanders. So, two clans were enemies for many, long years. They decided they should finally try to make peace with one another. One clan offered the oldest sister to the other clan to be the Laird's bride. They both agreed and the two married. Surprisingly, the Laird accepted the situation and was really trying to make the best of it. She, however, would not allow herself to accept the truce with the Laird or anyone else in the clan. She, you see, had had it drilled in her head since she was a very young lass, that the clan were the enemy by her father....for killing their mother years ago.The plot thickens, then thickens some more. Suspenseful indeed. Definitely worth it. A beautiful love story was born and an old score put to death.This book is a Stand Alone. I was totally bummed out about that cuz I want more!! Oh well, we can't have everything.

  • Atunah
    2019-02-06 01:59

    It started a bit slow for me, but then turned quite enjoyable.It has the often used trope of "Marriage by King", which I love, and the characters "hating" of each other for a while.Thankfully it didn't have the screeching annoying bratty heroine you also find a lot in same type books, and it didn't have a total arsehat hero either. Both quite nice actually. So I enjoyed it very much. It was a refreshingly smart highland romance.

  • Yona
    2019-01-28 00:23

    Yes!!! Finally a good historical with a normal writing style and nice not annoying characters.

  • Lover of Romance
    2019-02-18 06:01

    Book Review-Highland Surrender Summary Fiona Sinclair, is duty bound to marry the enemy of her clan, who was responsible for their mothers murder. The last thing she wants to do is marry the murders son, but King James has commanded it to happen, so in order to protect her clan. So Fiona goes ahead with marrying the enemy, never realizing that the enemy, Myles Campbell is not what she expected. Myles is frustrated that he is forced to marry a woman from a enemy clan, when he would prefer marrying a woman that he cares for. But when the King commanded this of him, he knew he must obey his King's decree, no matter how much he doesn't want to. his wife, Fiona, is furiating, stubborn and willful. She has a pride streak a mile wide, and is quite resistant to him, but he can't resist her, she is feisty and passionate. Two warriors of two seperate clans, forced into an alliance, and a union that will test their loyalty and honor and will the matters of the heart win...The Hero Myles Campbell is his fathers son, and as the eldest has always done what was commanded of him. He grew up with love from his parents who taught him honor and courage. Myles is a man that has been taught to lead, and takes command of every situation, and when he marries a willful lass, he is determined to reign her in. But he soon learns that his wife is not the typical highland lass, that she despises him, but there is a desire he feels for her despite her hatred of him and everything Campbell. Myles was a magnifiscent hero, and what a character he was. He was so patient with Fiona's antics, and loved seeing him so patient and understand of her, despite her "willful" nature. He is hardworking and has integrity. The Heroine Fiona Sinclair, has grown up with the hatred with the Campbells, even though she was once betrothed to Myles before her mother was killed. She is furious that her brothers are forcing her to marry a man she despises, and that they would throw her to the wolves. Fiona hates Myles and doesn't hold back anything from him. She is full of pride, willful and stubborn, and sees a traitor around every corner. She is quite hard headed at times, but she is also honest to a fault and acts on what she believes is the right thing. I had some issues with the heroine, but her actions were quite entertaining, and her character is definitely very spitited. Plot and Story Line This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I was able to read it in audio book format. It has been a little while since I have had the chance to read a audio book, and now that I have started it up again, I want to continue, I had forgotten how much I enjoy listening to audio books, especially since I do a ton of walking, but I decided to try this story out, and I just have a incredible weakness for a sexy highlander. I had no problem reading this one, and it didn't take me very long to get through it, and as a whole, I really enjoyed this one, but I did have some issues with it. Numnber one is the heroine, she really bothered me quite a bit. Now I love angsty romances, but this one I had a more difficult time with. She was pretty conceited, and not willing to compromise or work with Myles very well, and he was a angel compared to what she dished out. I just had so much sympanthy for the hero, because he was trying so hard to forget about the hatred between the clans, and accept their marriage. He understood that it wouldn't be roses and daisies, but he never gave up trying to make their marriage work. And even though he could get a bit impatient at times, he still came through as a honest and loyal soul that you just admire from the beginning. She does have hard feelings, and I understood why, but I had the hardest time fathoming why she could be so harsh at times, but don't worry, she isn't like this through all of it. She does redeem herself to me, and proves to be quite the heroine, and by the end I just ended up loving her character. What I found admirable about this story and the way that the author writes it, is the way she protrays human faults and attributes, how you see the positive and the negative. Other than this heroine, I had quite a fun time with this story. The narration was done really well, and she is very talented, and I loved the way she put in place the scottish brogue, which was a delighful touch. Highland Surrender is a love story that is about facing your fears and finding love when you least expect it. A story that test the dedication and loyalty to ones heart. If you love a good historical romance, with a fresh voice, this is a story you need to put at the top of your list. I do hope this author plans on more historical romances, The Cover I adored this cover, and ever since I first saw it last year, I wanted to pick up the story. I love her dress, so elegant and classy. And her hair is such a beauitful golden red, if only I could make my hair look that well done. I love the pose of the hero behind the heroine, and those shoulders--delicious. Overall View Highland Surrender is a riveting love story with the passion and history of the medieval time period, a time of war and mistrust, and passion of a people wanting their freedom. This is a tale of fierce desire, with vibrant charcters, and a plot that is packed with intigue and a sensuality you don't want to miss out on.  INTOXICATING! 

  • Steamywindows♥♫
    2019-02-07 06:04

    This story grabs you straight out of the gate, and doesn't slow down until the last twenty percent. This is a lovely story of a strong young woman who is wed against her wishes to a dashing young man of her clan's enemy. Fiona does not meekly accept her fate and proceeds to get her self in a pickle in a hurry. Myles, her husband didn't ask for this thankless duty either and is much put out at having to leave a love in France to return to marry this prickly, shrewish woman. The villains were Fiona's own brothers, though we learn early on that they are not of one mind in this or other things. John regrets having to sacrifice his sister for the "greater good" of their older brother's machinations. I liked the pacing of the story, and was kept intrigued by a good bit of mystery within the story, (I did not pick out the true villain immediately). I enjoyed this author's voice, the tone just elegant enough to ring of old worlds. I was glad the author didn't give me reason to disrespect either character and loved the steamy romantic encounters they had once Fiona realized she had had the good fortune to marry a kind and generous man....she met his gaze and challenged him. "Am I to do all the work?"His eyes darkened. He smiled and shrugged the garment off his shoulders while she pulled at the sleeves. It fell away from his arms, and he plucked it from her hands to toss it aside.Then he caught her face in both his broad hands and tipped it up. His grip was made of steel and yet gentle as a breeze. His lips hovered near hers. They drifted over her cheeks and eyes as if he could breathe her in.All in all I enjoyed this very much, if this author writes more historical's I will be sure to read them.

  • Booklover, Indianapolis
    2019-02-15 03:09

    (Sep) I saw this discussed on a GR thread here a while back - checked it out of the library - and kept it sitting in my car for about 4 months before I finally decided to crack the cover - and boy, I'm glad I finally did. I liked this book very much. I was expecting a typical Medieval filled with a marriage not wanted on either side (check) a sweet heroine who everyone in the keep learns to love (nope), a fight scene or two (nope)and a HEA (yup). Fiona is traded to the hated Campbells in marriage via a decree from the King, as a way to keep peace. See, Fiona's people defended King James' step-father and tried to help him de-throne James. Myles' people were supporters of the King. James wants the feuding over, so he says "hey, Fiona marry Myles and all will be well." But wait - Fiona's people hate Myles' father especially, as evidence shows he raped and killed Fiona's mother several years back. But, Fiona's jerky brothers force her to marry Myles (or they'll make her 13 year old sister take her place). Fiona does her best to avoid feeling anything but hatred for Myles, tries to run away, and in general makes Myles' life miserable. But...there are serious sparks between the two, especially when Myles makes such an effort to make Fiona happy. Fiona, lest we forget, is only 17 and her behavior reflects that - she tries to be tough, to hide her insecurities, to hate with everything she is all she has been taught to hate. Of course, it turns out the sparks ignite, the lies between the families unravel, and ultimately good triumps over evil, leading to a very satisfactory HEA. If you like medieval novels, I definitely recommend you put this on your TBR list. I look forward to trying another book by this author.

  • Kathy Altman
    2019-01-29 06:19

    Highland Surrender is Brogan's first historical, and it makes for a dazzling debut. If you think the cover is gorgeous, wait until you check out what's behind it. Brogan's writing weaves a 16th-century Scottish spell that long outlasts the final page. She provides a fresh and endearing slant on the arranged marriage plot, the history laced into the story intriguing and never intrusive. But it's the well-motivated, well-rounded and pleasantly unpredictable cast of characters that makes this book wholly absorbing.Fiona finds it easy at first to despise Myles, but his earnestness in wooing her, in making their new life together as palatable as possible, make her yearn to be a true part of the devoted Campbell family. I watched, enthralled, as she weighed an innate loyalty against a reluctant love and her desperate need to be valued - the amount of time it takes for her to decide where her future lies is both believable and agonizing.Meanwhile, her new husband's actions are more unexpected. His need to be loved makes him overly trusting and optimistic when it comes to his bride, which results in some highly amusing romantic missteps. Myles' lack of guile with Fiona I found truly refreshing, especially in contrast to the secrecy surrounding them. Every reader adores a plot twist - and Brogan handily provides many - one was especially stunning. Highland Surrender is sumptuous and sensual, and a stellar start to Brogan's historical romance writing career. I'm eager to check out her contemporary debut, which she made this past October with Crazy Little Thing.

  • Sandi Layne
    2019-02-19 06:11

    Oh my word. I had to actually LIKE a CAMPBELL. *smile* For this girl, bred from old Highlands families, that took some doing. But, Myles Campbell made it a good and necessary turnabout. Fiona Sinclair, Our Heroine, is frustratingly stubborn and foolish at the outset. I didn't sympathize much with her at all, but I appreciated her perspective. Myles, also stubborn, was much better able to touch me, since he made regular efforts at being pleasant, which was all one could have asked for in the beginning.The subplot involving all the good political intrigue that makes this time and place so much fun to explore in fiction was present, as were the Sympathetic Sibling and the Brutish Brother. The role of Experienced and Sympathetic Relative was filled with a surprising figure whom I would not object knowing more about in some future time. Some less savory topics and sadnesses kept this from being too fluffy of a book, while letting it be largely a good historical romance.

  • Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
    2019-01-24 05:16

    I really want to rate this book 4 stars but just can't. Blame it on my heroine hatred syndrome. Fiona and her attitude towards Myles was acceptable, in the beginning, but not for over half the book. I think she was trying to be tough but, to me, it came across bitchy, annoying, and delusional. Finally, at 65% she saw the light. (Thank Christ!!!) I enjoyed the premise and supporting characters, Myles and Vivi. If Fi hadn't been a judgmental wench for over half the book, I'd easily rate this 4 stars.

  • Heather
    2019-01-26 02:22

    The characters were well written and the plot well thought out. If you like Highlander romance then this is a must read. The story was fast paced and interesting.

  • Daddy Calls Me:Abby
    2019-01-19 02:16

    Full RTC

  • Nikki Wilde
    2019-02-07 00:26

    Quick plot overview. We open on Fiona Sinclair's wedding day. She has been betrothed to her most hated rival since birth, Myles Campbell. Their clan's have fought over the current King and the rivalry grew worse since the day of Fiona's mothers death. Fiona believes that Myles father murdered her mother.I'm sixty percent into this book and Fiona has yet to even show a slight defrosting towards her husband. He has been nothing but patient and kind. Her insolence is grating on my nerves. **(This might be a small spoiler but)** We're spending more time watching Myles hang over his ill father and Fiona hanging within her room. No wonder we're not seeing a bridge. All the while we know some nefarious plot is being set by Fiona's brothers. Yet even that plot is slow going as well with nothing more than a few pages lighting to it.I'm hoping this book starts to pick up because I prefer to have more than nothing before I get halfway through. With 120 pages left finally the magic starts to happen. It took way too long to get to and wasn't nearly as worth it as I'd hoped. I did enjoy what I read but I was frustrated in how long it took. I loved the plot twists and the ah ha moments. I'm still not 100% sure I liked Fiona. I'm also wondering if there will be more stories from these clans. I feel that that could be a possibility and one I'd probably look into to see how it would play out. So for me, this would be a 3.5

  • Dawn
    2019-02-19 00:08

    Fiona Sinclair has been taught all of her life to hate the Campbell clan and the king. Fiona believed the clan responsible for her mother’s death and the king sided with clan Campbell justice was never served for her mother’s murder. The highlands are full of treachery and the king has had enough so he orders a marriage between clan Campbell and Sinclair. Fiona feels betrayed by her brothers for forcing her into this marriage. Meanwhile Myles Campbell, eldest son of the Campbell clan is none too happy either. But things are not to be easy, Fiona and Myles have to figure out if they can learn to trust and love one another but together they must also face the past and figure out what happened to cause the feud. This was a good story. The romance I thought was well done, in short you have a young woman who is rather young maybe 18 or 19 and on the one hand she wants to hold on to her anger but on the other she wants to really understand her mother’s fate, notwithstanding she has never left her clan so it is a bewildering experience to be on her own nor does she fully understand her physical attraction. Myles was definitely an understanding man because I have to be honest and say there were times I wanted to throttle the fair Fiona. Beyond the romance the political intrigue was quite interesting and kept the pace of the story. While this story is fairly predictable in the plot I must say I enjoyed the telling of it.

  • Rea
    2019-02-13 06:21

    The story was a little too much on the predictable side for my tastes. I was in the mood for some historical romance and this book scratched that itch, but it's not one that I can really see myself going back to read again.The herione, Fiona, was a little too stubborn and blind, and it took her too long to even start to meet the hero, Myles, half way in offering at least friendship in this undesired marriage. In fact, it isn't until beyond that half way point in the story that she climbs off her high horse and starts to accept he might not be the villain she'd painted him as.As mentioned, the story was ok. Nothing spectular and all the twists and turns could be seen from a mile off. I was happy enough to spend a day with it, but it's not one that's prompted me to go out and snap up everything the author has ever written.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-19 04:05

    Wonderful Highland historical romance. When Fiona Sinclair is forced to wed one of her family’s enemies, a hated Campbell, she vows to keep fighting every step of the way. She won’t accept her husband Myles, or his sweet words, handsome face and fine figure. Myles is thrilled with his beautiful wife, but not her sharp tongue or rebellious actions. Once Fiona and Myles reach the Campbell home, and she begins to learn more of the history of her family and his, there may be a chance that these two can learn to live together in peace, or maybe even more. I loved the twists and turns this story took, and really enjoyed all of the historical details of this tale set during the reign of Scotland’s King James V.