Fiona Sinclair, is duty bound to marry the enemy of her clan, who was responsible for their mothers murder. The last thing she wants to do is marry the murders son, but King James has commanded it to happen, so in order to protect her clan. So Fiona goes ahead with marrying the enemy, never realizing that the enemy, Myles Campbell is not what she expected. Myles is frustrated that he is forced to marry a woman from a enemy clan, when he would prefer marrying a woman that he cares for. But when the King commanded this of him, he knew he must obey his King's decree, no matter how much he doesn't want to. his wife, Fiona, is furiating, stubborn and willful. She has a pride streak a mile wide, and is quite resistant to him, but he can't resist her, she is feisty and passionate. Two warriors of two seperate clans, forced into an alliance, and a union that will test their loyalty and honor and will the matters of the heart win...
Myles Campbell is his fathers son, and as the eldest has always done what was commanded of him. He grew up with love from his parents who taught him honor and courage. Myles is a man that has been taught to lead, and takes command of every situation, and when he marries a willful lass, he is determined to reign her in. But he soon learns that his wife is not the typical highland lass, that she despises him, but there is a desire he feels for her despite her hatred of him and everything Campbell. Myles was a magnifiscent hero, and what a character he was. He was so patient with Fiona's antics, and loved seeing him so patient and understand of her, despite her "willful" nature. He is hardworking and has integrity.
Fiona Sinclair, has grown up with the hatred with the Campbells, even though she was once betrothed to Myles before her mother was killed. She is furious that her brothers are forcing her to marry a man she despises, and that they would throw her to the wolves. Fiona hates Myles and doesn't hold back anything from him. She is full of pride, willful and stubborn, and sees a traitor around every corner. She is quite hard headed at times, but she is also honest to a fault and acts on what she believes is the right thing. I had some issues with the heroine, but her actions were quite entertaining, and her character is definitely very spitited.
Plot and Story Line
This is the first book that I have read from this author, and I was able to read it in audio book format. It has been a little while since I have had the chance to read a audio book, and now that I have started it up again, I want to continue, I had forgotten how much I enjoy listening to audio books, especially since I do a ton of walking, but I decided to try this story out, and I just have a incredible weakness for a sexy highlander. I had no problem reading this one, and it didn't take me very long to get through it, and as a whole, I really enjoyed this one, but I did have some issues with it. Numnber one is the heroine, she really bothered me quite a bit. Now I love angsty romances, but this one I had a more difficult time with. She was pretty conceited, and not willing to compromise or work with Myles very well, and he was a angel compared to what she dished out. I just had so much sympanthy for the hero, because he was trying so hard to forget about the hatred between the clans, and accept their marriage. He understood that it wouldn't be roses and daisies, but he never gave up trying to make their marriage work. And even though he could get a bit impatient at times, he still came through as a honest and loyal soul that you just admire from the beginning. She does have hard feelings, and I understood why, but I had the hardest time fathoming why she could be so harsh at times, but don't worry, she isn't like this through all of it. She does redeem herself to me, and proves to be quite the heroine, and by the end I just ended up loving her character. What I found admirable about this story and the way that the author writes it, is the way she protrays human faults and attributes, how you see the positive and the negative. Other than this heroine, I had quite a fun time with this story. The narration was done really well, and she is very talented, and I loved the way she put in place the scottish brogue, which was a delighful touch. Highland Surrender is a love story that is about facing your fears and finding love when you least expect it. A story that test the dedication and loyalty to ones heart. If you love a good historical romance, with a fresh voice, this is a story you need to put at the top of your list. I do hope this author plans on more historical romances,
I adored this cover, and ever since I first saw it last year, I wanted to pick up the story. I love her dress, so elegant and classy. And her hair is such a beauitful golden red, if only I could make my hair look that well done. I love the pose of the hero behind the heroine, and those shoulders--delicious.
Highland Surrender is a riveting love story with the passion and history of the medieval time period, a time of war and mistrust, and passion of a people wanting their freedom. This is a tale of fierce desire, with vibrant charcters, and a plot that is packed with intigue and a sensuality you don't want to miss out on. INTOXICATING!