Fiona Sinclair was raised on tales of the Campbells' perfidy and treachery, so when her brothers surrender her hand in marriage to Myles Campbell to seal a truce, it feels like the ultimate betrayal. For the good of her clan, Fiona acquiesces and marries Myles, but even as she speaks her vows before the altar, she privately resolves to never allow him into her heart. For his part, Myles had set his heart on a French beauty, but when his King commands him to marry the fiery Fiona instead, Myles knows he has no choice and is resigned to make the best of it. But when he collides with temperamental Fiona who resists him at every turn, sparks fly. And as Fiona examines the reasons behind the bitter feud between their clans, matters between them may not be as she had always been told. The attraction between them is undeniable, so how long will Fiona resist Myles? Where do her loyalties really lie, and will Myles ever be able to fully trust her?
This novel is a unique take on the arranged marriage theme, with the historical backdrop of 16th century Scottish history woven throughout the story. Betrayal, intrigue, deceit, loyalty and romance swirl around a young girl as she struggles to conquer the demons of her past and sort through all she has been told to uncover the truth about her family's past. At the same time, she must also come to terms with the idea that her brothers, the only family she has left, have bartered her away and given her into the hands of the clan she has been taught to fear her whole life as her mortal enemy--the clan led by the man believed to have murdered her mother in cold blood. Fiona's poignant struggle to overcome the hurt and fear she feels at her brothers' betrayal is beautifully chronicled, and Myles's difficulty in remaining patient with her antics without being portrayed as a wimp is masterful. While the conclusion of the plot is fairly predictable, there are some surprising twists along the way that keep the plot lively and engaging. The audiobook performance was excellent. The narrator uses a range of accents and inflections that help to provide a distinctive voice to each character that enhances the novel without being distracting. Fans of historical romance will enjoy listening to this book.
Absolutely. I am not usually a Historical Romance fan, however I love listening to a Scotish accent. That is what drew me to this audio. Ms Coomes does a wonderful job and I could listen over and over.
I did enjoy the battle for love with the virgin bride and the King decreed marriage.
A story of feuding clans, political intrigue in old Scotland. The couple battle their attraction with good reason. She feels his father murdered her mother -- the truth is far from that. Learning to come together and find what she has been told her entire life is not so. Great memorable characters.
I really enjoyed this book. The narration was excellent and the story was very well written. I will definitely be looking for more from this author and narrator.
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It's alright, I will admit that I barely finished this book, the main characters just annoyed me. I'm surprised at all the five star reviews this book had. The heroine was very immature and the hero kept expecting the heroine to change without any incentive. It did have a couple of funny moments, but overall Highland Surrender was an okay book and maybe I would have liked it better if not for the narrator. The narrator is whinny sounding and it makes the main character seem more immature than she already is.