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.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
I enjoyed this book, but I must say that I have been thoroughly spoilt by the Outlander series. So this is sepia water cloured version of the full blown colourful Outlander series. Nothing compares to that series and any book is a hard act to follow.
But overall, a nice romantic novel, authentic, with one or two historical mistakes, but not a bad read.
Bodice ripping , soft porn junk don't bother even going there . I thought this book was a historical novel but naa just trite yuck
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical romance. The characters are interesting and not over done. The story stole my attentions continually.
Vivian - what a michevious person! Her humor and methods made me laugh several times.
The best scene was when Vivian and Fiona were sneaking into the scacrilege. There were many to chose from
I came close to crying once. Laughter and mild suspense mostly.
Historical Romances are new to me, I've enjoyed this book more than most in my favorites list. Cannot wait to listen again!
I listen to audio books and knit. Usually at the same time.
Fiona's talk with the king in the garden.
The "I love you" scene was very sweet. It developed so naturally and was just such a lovely statement of fact. No angst. No drama. So simple. So sweet.
The sexual relationship between Fiona and Myles developed in a respectful, realistic way. She wasn't forced amidst a (ridiculous-for-the-character) BDSM subtext. Don't get me wrong. Power exchange fantasies can be fun! But it has to be right for the character, or I just can't buy it. Also, he wasn't the most perfect lover giving her the most perfect sex on their very first most perfect night together. If you have read enough historical romance -- chock full of virgin brides and their reformed rakes -- you know exactly what I mean. Tracy Brogan found a middle ground that maintained the sexual tension, but also allowed for the characters to very naturally fall in lust and love. I could relate to that relationship, and that was very refreshing.
The book, Highland Surrender, is set back in the 1500's in the Scottish Highlands. Normally I'm not that crazy about books from this period in time (maybe because I'm not really good with European history before Jane Austen), but this book grabbed me and really made for a captivating getaway from the 21st century. I have to give the narrator credit for much of my enjoyment - her Scottish and French accents were dead on and I found myself mimicking that lovely Scottish lilt. I don't know if this book is part of a series, but I will definitely look for more books by this author and this narrator.
None in particular I liked them all. I think the narrator did a decent enough job
Not really but I did enjoy the book
I love romantic historical novels.
It is one of those books that might seem a bit long at times. But it is a heartwarming book that follows one of the more trationelle stories from that time. A young girl gets married off because of a political alliance.
Fiona is married to Myels, but she is afraid of him and his clan. And Myles is not particularly fond of her. But as it always happens, they see sides of each other, that they did not believe existed, and their hatred for each other becomes a love stronger than anything else.
I like this book. It gives the feeling that love conquer all.
Sarah Coomes does a ok job. Sometimes it's as if she draws the words out. But it's something you can survive. The book is good fun and worth the money. But do not use your credit, save it for an expensive book
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I loved the storyline and Sarah Coomes does a fantastic job. She's a bit over dramatic but I much prefer that to no voice inflection at all. She does a good job distinguishing between the characters. I would love to listen to more by this author and narrator.
This story snaked around on a slippery path to its proper conclusion. .. all of which I truly enjoyed.
I found that the performance was superb. Each voice distinct the emotions apparent and the male and female voices entirely believable. Sarah Coomes brought this story to life. I enjoyed her so much that I went in search of more books with her as narrator.
I was inspired to FEEL the story and the tensions, emotions, etc... etc... but no, I did not sob or laugh aloud. .. not to say it did not inspire those feelings.... few books or movies get that from me....
I have to say that this was a very enjoyable listen and it goes on my list of ones I might listen to again... but not at the top of that list. The performance was impeccable and the story complicated enough to skirt expectation while still delivering what one expects in a Highland Romance....
I would because I loved the way it played out and I loved the accent as well. I found myself toying around with the accent because I became so wrapped up in it. I don't always take to varied accents in the performance factor.
Loved the strength of the main character and the fine character of the main man.
Accent was such a plus
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