Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth's niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her - and claim her himself.
Torn by tragedy from her sheltered life in London, Lady Sarah is unprepared for the harshness of the frontier - or for the attraction she feels toward Connor. When they reach civilization, however, it is she who must protect him. For if her uncle knew all that Connor had done to save her, he would surely kill him.
But the flames of passion, once kindled, are difficult to deny. As desire transforms into love, Connor will have to defy an empire to keep Sarah at his side.
©2012 Pamela Clare (P)2013 Tantor
~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ ***Love All Romances.....Especially Detailed Historical Type*** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain Spoilers"~~
This series has taken me on a journey that I will not soon forget. All three books deliver heartwarming adventures filled with history, romance, and true life heartbreaks. The author develops characters that seem so real that many times I found myself feeling emotions I don't always feel from books. A few times I even laughed out loud.
Defiant is the third book of the Mackinnon's Rangers series and this book tells Connor's story. Without giving the plot away Connor meets Sarah in a extraordinary way and through frightening and suspenseful circumstances their love grows. It is a touching love story that no one should miss.
Although this is meant to be a trilogy, I've heard that there may be more books added to this series. I sincerely hope that this is true.
This book, as well as the whole series, is definitely worth the credits over and over again.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Defiant is third book in this romantic, sexy, and completely addictive MacKinnon’s Rangers series. This is installment is about the youngest MacKinnon, Connor and sweet angelic Sarah’s journey to find love. Such a powerful & breathtaking story that will touch your heart. I believe this is the best story in the series. Connor McKinnon, is a strong sexy warrior, whose loving, loyal and protective of the people he cares for. However, he constantly struggles with feeling remorseful of the brutal things that he has done to survive the war. This book begins with Lord William commanding Connor & Joseph to find his neice Lady Sarah and rescue her from her indian kidnappers. They go searching for her expecting to find a spoiled princess and instead find a courageous young woman. Lady Sarah Woodville is strong, compassionate and extremely courageous. She has endured a lot in such a short time. When Connor & Joseph arrive at the Shawnee village and overcome some trials to save Lady Sarah, who impressed them with her strength and bravery in the face of her captors abuse. Connor wins her freedom, but not without consequences which bring him and Sarah together. Over the long, dangerous trip back to Fort Edward, Connor and Sarah forge a relationship based on mutual attraction and admiration but know a future s impossible between a high born English lady and a Scottish frontiersman. But then a surprising turn of events causes Connor, along with help from his family and friends, to fight to have Sarah in his life forever no matter the danger and obstacles. Sarah finds her strength & peace in Connor and would love nothing more than just be just plain Sarah without her nobility. I was utterly enthralled from the very first page. Pamela Clare makes you feel the characters every emotion; their happiness and despair; their desires and fears, guilt and loneliness, along with each threat they faced. I was immersed in every single moment of this tale of danger, survival, betrayal, forgiveness, bravery, sacrifice, and most of all deeply passionate love story. Honestly, I don't believe many authors can paint a more vivid picture with words quite like Pamela Clare. She provides so much historical detail which includes even the savagery & violence that was an integral part of this period in colonial history. The way the author portrays each person shows great depth. Everyone can be described the same in ways. The natives have the same potential to be noble and honorable as the whites. Both show equal potential for acts of brutality. All the characters have totally invaded my heart! The narrator is phenomenal & absolutely superb!!! This story was beautifully told and brought tears to my eyes on numerous occasions while listening. Obviously, I highly recommend the whole MacKinnon series by Pamela Clare. I would start in order Surrender, Untamed and lastly Defiant. If you like historical romance combined with some steamy passion & a swoon worthy hero than you're going to want to purchase this these books especially this one:)
This is the third book of the MacKinnon brothers series. I enjoyed these stories immensely. Pamela Claire is now one of my favorite romance authors and Kaleo Giffith is my second favorite narrator: second only to the wonderful Davina Porter.
This book tells the story of the youngest MacKinnon, Conner. Conner has been embroiled longer in the war (French and Indian War) than the other two brothers and has been most negatively affected by it. The author has presented us with a most uncommon character in this genre, in imperfect hero. It makes him more believable and my favorite character next to Joseph, the MacKinnon's Native American blood brother. I hate reviews that give away so much of the story, so just let me say that the union of our hero and heroine is one of the most unusual I have found in romance novels. An interesting twist.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction of Conner and Joseph in this book. Although Joseph plays an important part in all the books, we see more of him in this installment. It would be nice to see the series continue with Joseph's story. Okay, there's a spoiler, Joseph survives the war. No big surprise. That's why we read romance novels--happy endings reign! One thing I won't spoil is Wentworth's fate.....
I am guessing this series will lose something if you try to pick up anywhere but the beginning. The author does recap the two earlier books, but there is such history between the characters, that you will want to read from book one.
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Book 3 of the MacKinnon's Rangers series did not disappoint. Kaleo Griffith is a wonderful narrator. I had not heard him until this series. He brought the Mackinnons and the Rangers to life. Historically very interesting. I would like to make an observation here. Why do authors these days have to be so sexually explicit in their books? I would have given the story 5 stars if it had not been for the explicit sex.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Book 3 is a wrap on the MacKinnon brothers. In all three editions, the honorable MacKinnon men prove their brawny mettle on the American frontier, manage to save a lass, fall in love, & win the girl.
"Defiant" focuses on the youngest MacKinnon, Connor, whose reproachable actions in Book 2 resurface and color his long-term perspective. Though Lord Wentworth has played an important part in the overall story, his character plays a particularly central role in this edition. If ever the reader sympathized with Wentworth, his actions in "Defiant" will have you questioning your compassion. Connor's story definitely offers more cultural details on Native Americans of the time than previously explored. More pages are dedicated to Joseph, the Mahican brother, leaving our curiosity piqued at the plot's end. Ian, Annie, Morgan, Amalie, Lt. Cooke, Dougie, McHugh, and others make appearances.
Clare & Griffith definitely deliver again!
Now this is how a truly wonderful action-packed historical adventure trilogy should end..... with drama, passion, tension, lies, conflicts, humor, intrigue, sex, romance, sacrifice, love and, in the end, as all your emotions have been rung from you, you are finally left with a touching HEA ending.
As this riveting tale unfolds it takes us to the conflicts of Colonial America and deposits us in 1760 where we meet Connor a honourable handsome Scottish Ranger and his task... to rescue Lady Sarah who's Lord Wentworth's Niece. Little does he know that more than his Warcraft skills and endurance will be needed on this mission that will have far reaching, sometimes devastating, sometimes thrilling consequences.
Pamela Clare's infusion of historical detail, richly described characters and scenes takes the listener on a perilous but rewarding journey that has spectacular imagery, with gut wrenching decisions, sad events but ultimately, out of the ashes of despair, a breathtaking love story evolves and alongside this is the unending support and enduring loyalty of true friends and family.
Grapevine says PC is continuing with Lord Wentworth's and then Joshua's stories - YABBER DABBER DOO let's hope this wasn't the end.
Worth a credit? I think by now you know my answer is going to be a big loud YES shouted from the top of the Grand Canyon - so it becomes an unmistakable and echoing YES yes yes yes yes.
I loved reading Defiant, written by the very talented Pamela Clare. Kaleo Griffith brought this story to life by giving voice to the characters in this and the other MacKinnon's Rangers books...Surrender and Untamed. Both Pamela and Kaleo are gifted artists. I've eagerly waiting for Defiant in audio and it exceeded my expectations. Bravo Kaleo, brava Pamela.
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