Defiant Highland beauty Fiona Sinclair is shocked by her brothers’ treachery. To seal a fragile truce, they have traded her hand in marriage to their sworn enemy, a man she has never met, a man she was raised to despise. With no choice but to wed, Fiona makes her own private vow: Though she may sacrifice her freedom, she will never surrender her heart.
Commanded into marriage by the king, Myles Campbell is no more willing than his reluctant bride. Still, she is a rare beauty, passionate enough to warm even the coldest marriage bed. But Myles quickly realizes Fiona Sinclair isn’t some common wench: She has a warrior’s spirit and a fierce pride that only a fool would try to tame. And Myles Campbell is no fool. Their marriage was meant to unite warring clans. They never imagined it would ignite a once-in-a-lifetime love….
©2012 Tracy Brogan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
My favorite way to get my reading fix when I am on the move
Sarah Coomes is the best narrator. This and every book I have heard her read just come to life in my head. She does a wonderful job moving from character to character.
Yes. I just hated putting it down.
I just loved this book. Once I finished it, I started it all over again and enjoyed it just as much the second time.
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.
Wonderful love story.
Fair to compare this book to other romance books of this type. Story is changed up a bit but alas is typical.
I loved the way she could switch accents with fluid transition.
This book is not film worthy.
It is a book that I would read again.
Working mom (HRMgr/healthcare) in western Michigan. INTJ. Red Vines. Disneyfreak.
The reviews had described that it is more than halfway before the heroine Fiona even begins to thaw towards her hero husband Miles (?Myles). I could not make it that far. She came across petty, stupid, and unworthy of her situation, much less his constant devotion and lust. If there had been a better backstory for the first half of the book, perhaps I could have lasted through her neverending tantrum, but the sub-plots were just not all that interesting. The characters were not all that interesting. I was seeking a diversion from reading some books on the financial crisis, and historical fiction such as Phillippa Gregory. I think this may just have been too big of a culture shock. It doesn't help that Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) has ruined me, of course, haha.
Say at home mom/ wife.... Children are grown. Have 4 Grandchildren. Like to listen to books while I quilt.
This was such a good find!! Story line was all you wanted it to be. But what was so wonderful was the performance!! I will be watching for Sarah Coomes as one of my favorites!!
I got this one on sale & I'm glad I did. It had a good plot that was a bit different and had more twists and turns than the average Highland romance. And the person who turned out to be the murderer was a surprise, so it wasn't entirely predictable. At first, I really couldn't stand either of the two main characters and it took me several hours in to like either of them at all but by the end, I was rooting for both of them.
The narrator wasn't my favorite, but she wasn't in the "so bad it's distracting" category either. At the beginning of the book, she read so slowly that I almost sped up the recording. During the steamier parts, she overdid it. But overall,she did a decent job.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
I think I would like to give this story 3.5 stars, but that is not an option. The narration was excellent. The story was about an arranged marriage between two unwilling participants who eventually fall in love. There are some twists toward the end and it was entertaining. I got this during one of the $4.95 sales so I was not disappointed.
Tracy Brogan did a wonderful job of mixing story line with "internal conversation". The characters were believable and the story lacked for nothing... except maybe a sequel?
I love Sarah Coomes perfect for this story. Her intonation and inflection were wonderful and her portrayal of each character was superb. Thank you, Sarah!
I absolutely couldn't stop listening and found myself wishing the story would continue without end.
I love stories set in Scotland. This is one of my all-time favorites!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
It is pretty much your usual highland romance with strange man marrying strange clan girl, of course they fall in love and have amazing castle sex. It is a little boring at times but did have some unusual twists along the way. The narration was beautiful. I enjoyed for a change from my usual listens.
Hey, I am Hiva I love listening while I am driving
Nice performance and readable story line
No, it was my first time
Laugh and also I couldn't put the book down
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