Saturday, March 23, 2013

Highland Surrender by Tracy Brogan

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

As the eldest son of a clan chief, Myles Campbell is accustomed to having his own way. But when the king of Scotland commands he wed a defiant Highland lass instead of a French mademoiselle, 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 she quickly proves she’d just as soon kill him as kiss him.

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.


Oh, how I enjoyed this story! A great romance, some humor, some steam, excitement and a solid plot… Highland Surrender grabbed hold from the start and didn’t let go!

This is my first taste of Tracy Brogan’s writing and I was more than pleased. Highlanders are my favorite genre within the historical romance genre, so I’ve read many takes on these lusty men… different settings, different eras, different situations… I'm sure I've read them all. I can’t say that this storyline is all that unique, but Ms. Brogan gave it a fresh voice and it was definitely entertaining.

Our hero and heroine, Myles and Fiona, are what/who drove the story for me. Their actions, their honesty, their hopes and dreams... I adore them both. And with amazing secondary characters, my only question is… when do they get their stories??

This is a solid I LOVED IT! read, and had there been more Scottish brogue, more authentic dialog, it would have been amazing! But that’s my pet peeve – I need the “och” and “aye” and “dinnae” and the other words that give the stories a distinctive Highland feel, but that said… Highland Surrender is a truly wonderful story.

My thanks to Ms. Brogan for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review!

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