Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan

Title:  Highland Surrender
Author:  Tracy Brogan
Narrator:   Sarah Coomes
Published:  December 4th 2012 by Brilliance Audio
Length:  12hrs 27min/369pgs
Format:  audio book
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  bought
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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. Although the spirited Fiona is willing to sacrifice her freedom to protect her kin, she vows to never surrender her heart.

As eldest son of a clan chief, Myles Campbell is accustomed to having his own way. But when the Scottish King commands he wed a defiant Highland lass instead of the French mademoiselle who holds his heart, 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 dismayed to learn she’d just as soon kill him as kiss him.

And thus begins an uneasy alliance.

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.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

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.

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