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Highland Surrender

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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.

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Paperback, 359 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Montlake Romance
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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!
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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 v
Jonel Boyko
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...more
Romily Bernard
An unwilling bride and sexy Scottish accents? Yeah I'm so there.
What a wonderful heartwarming story!

It has been some time that I have read such a sweet story. So full of intrigue, but so tender all the same!

At the beginning I was slightly annoyed with Fiona because she was so convinced of her hatred. She was taught by her whole family to hate all that was Campbell, so when she's force to wed one she devasteted - after ll they brutally killed her mother! So I could understand her anger.

She's a strong woman and she doesn't have any problem saying what's on he...more
Imagine being raised to hate a man who was responsible for the violent death of your beloved mother, only to be forced into marriage to his eldest son, and swept away to live among a sworn enemy…..This was the fate of Fiona Sinclair, eldest daughter of deceased Laird Sinclair.

Fiona was ushered as the sacrifice for peace between the Campbell and Sinclair clans, by decree of King James. Laird Campbell and her two older brothers, John and Laird Simon, follow the orders of the king in agreeing to t...more
It started a bit slow for me, but then turned quite enjoyable.
It has the often used trope of "Marriage by King", which I love, and the characters "hating" of each other for a while.
Thankfully it didn't have the screeching annoying bratty heroine you also find a lot in same type books, and it didn't have a total arsehat hero either. Both quite nice actually. So I enjoyed it very much.
It was a refreshingly smart highland romance.
Kathy Altman
Highland Surrender is Brogan's first historical, and it makes for a dazzling debut. If you think the cover is gorgeous, wait until you check out what's behind it. Brogan's writing weaves a 16th-century Scottish spell that long outlasts the final page. She provides a fresh and endearing slant on the arranged marriage plot, the history laced into the story intriguing and never intrusive. But it's the well-motivated, well-rounded and pleasantly unpredictable cast of characters that makes this book...more
This story grabs you straight out of the gate, and doesn't slow down until the last twenty percent. This is a lovely story of a strong young woman who is wed against her wishes to a dashing young man of her clan's enemy. Fiona does not meekly accept her fate and proceeds to get her self in a pickle in a hurry. Myles, her husband didn't ask for this thankless duty either and is much put out at having to leave a love in France to return to marry this prickly, shrewish woman. The villains were Fion...more
Sandi Layne
Oh my word. I had to actually LIKE a CAMPBELL. *smile* For this girl, bred from old Highlands families, that took some doing. But, Myles Campbell made it a good and necessary turnabout.

Fiona Sinclair, Our Heroine, is frustratingly stubborn and foolish at the outset. I didn't sympathize much with her at all, but I appreciated her perspective. Myles, also stubborn, was much better able to touch me, since he made regular efforts at being pleasant, which was all one could have asked for in the begi...more
Yes!!! Finally a good historical with a normal writing style and nice not annoying characters.
The characters were well written and the plot well thought out. If you like Highlander romance then this is a must read. The story was fast paced and interesting.
Fiona Sinclair has been taught all of her life to hate the Campbell clan and the king. Fiona believed the clan responsible for her mother’s death and the king sided with clan Campbell justice was never served for her mother’s murder. The highlands are full of treachery and the king has had enough so he orders a marriage between clan Campbell and Sinclair. Fiona feels betrayed by her brothers for forcing her into this marriage. Meanwhile Myles Campbell, eldest son of the Campbell clan is none too...more
Nikki Wilde
Quick plot overview. We open on Fiona Sinclair's wedding day. She has been betrothed to her most hated rival since birth, Myles Campbell. Their clan's have fought over the current King and the rivalry grew worse since the day of Fiona's mothers death. Fiona believes that Myles father murdered her mother.

I'm sixty percent into this book and Fiona has yet to even show a slight defrosting towards her husband. He has been nothing but patient and kind. Her insolence is grating on my nerves. **(This m...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Sep) I saw this discussed on a GR thread here a while back - checked it out of the library - and kept it sitting in my car for about 4 months before I finally decided to crack the cover - and boy, I'm glad I finally did. I liked this book very much. I was expecting a typical Medieval filled with a marriage not wanted on either side (check) a sweet heroine who everyone in the keep learns to love (nope), a fight scene or two (nope)and a HEA (yup). Fiona is traded to the hated Campbells in marriag...more
Heather  * lost in her own world*
Ok bear with me I finished this a few days ago so some details are blurry.

This comes off as your average historical read. Political marriage of two feuding clan the Sinclairs and the Campbells. You get a little bit of mystery as well as a reluctant romance between two people raised to hate each other but forced to marry.

I have to say the story did drag on at times, but the couple did give me a few giggles, and the author did surprise me. Her mother's killer had me guessing and when everything u...more
Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
I really want to rate this book 4 stars but just can't. Blame it on my heroine hatred syndrome. Fiona and her attitude towards Myles was acceptable, in the beginning, but not for over half the book. I think she was trying to be tough but, to me, it came across bitchy, annoying, and delusional. Finally, at 65% she saw the light. (Thank Christ!!!)

I enjoyed the premise and supporting characters, Myles and Vivi. If Fi hadn't been a judgmental wench for over half the book, I'd easily rate this 4 sta...more
The story was a little too much on the predictable side for my tastes. I was in the mood for some historical romance and this book scratched that itch, but it's not one that I can really see myself going back to read again.

The herione, Fiona, was a little too stubborn and blind, and it took her too long to even start to meet the hero, Myles, half way in offering at least friendship in this undesired marriage. In fact, it isn't until beyond that half way point in the story that she climbs off her...more
Wonderful Highland historical romance. When Fiona Sinclair is forced to wed one of her family’s enemies, a hated Campbell, she vows to keep fighting every step of the way. She won’t accept her husband Myles, or his sweet words, handsome face and fine figure. Myles is thrilled with his beautiful wife, but not her sharp tongue or rebellious actions. Once Fiona and Myles reach the Campbell home, and she begins to learn more of the history of her family and his, there may be a chance that these two...more
Caryl Brown
Fiona's gradual realization that her childhood indoctrination of hate against the Campbell Clan is all a big lie made her eventual capitulation to her husband Myle's charms all the more satisfying. And the revelation of her mother's real murderer took me completely by surprise.

Tracy Brogan won me over with her hilarious contemporary debut; how can it be fair that's she's just as good at writing historical romance? Well done!
Christine Caragher
Fantastic book- The author kept me completely enthralled....I did not want to put it down! I typically read to relax and go to sleep and I found myself up reading until midnight each night. I highly recommend you pick this book up, take it on vacation with you or just curl up on the couch and let yourself drift back to old Scotland when there were Kings and Queens and treason and hot guys in kilts!

HIGHLAND SURRENDER was a pleasant read. It was an impulse buy that actually turned out well.

Highlander books interest me, but I feel picky in whether I’ll like it or not depending on how much history facts are thrown in. HIGHLAND SURRENDER was pretty simple when taking in the history parts.

Fiona Sinclair was betrothed to Myles Campbell from birth, but when her father turned from the allegiance from the king, most thought the allied clans, now enemies, would forgo the marriage.

Kimberly Kincaid
I had the pleasure of reading this before release day and it is an amazing book! The story is well thought-out, the characters are finely crafted, and the action and romance balance out, with just a touch of humor to make this the real deal. A perfect Scottish historical. Loved every word!
Ashlyn Macnamara
Action to make your heart pound, intrigue to keep you guessing and romance to make you swoon. What more can you ask for? Fiona and Myles are required to marry to lay an old feud to rest. I loved watching these sworn enemies discover each other while healing past wounds. Awesome debut!
My first time reading anything by this author and was pleasantly surprised. There was hate-love-suspense and humor.
Brittany B.
Fresh and smart highlander story. With intense passion and a wonderful cast of interesting side characters!
A better title would have been "A Thousand Kisses."
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What an adorable love story!

It was so nice getting back to on my of my favorite reads, Scottish Highlander love stories!

Fiona Sinclair has been raised to loath the Campbells. After the arranged marriage between her and Myles Campbell to set up a truce between the two families, she does everything in her power (in the 1500's mind you) to drive Myles mad and let him know she hates everything about him.

After secrets are revealed, Fiona starts to give in to her attraction to Myles and they quickly...more
In the reign on James V (son of Margaret Tudor, the sister of Henry VIII, and father of Mary Queen of Scots) Fiona and Myles, representatives of two feuding clans, are told by the King that they must marry and form an alliance.....

Sadly, Fiona, the heroine, appears as a right Little Madam for most of the first part of the book. Even after feeling betrayed by her brothers, she is unable to reasonably question anything beyond the clan indoctrination and acts simply like a spoilt child. It's quite...more
Angela Smith
For the genre this book is, it delivers. If you dream of gruff but sexy Highlanders with a good heart then you will like this book. I had read reviews on other sites about the sexual content being over the top. Sorry, but this is a bodice ripper genre and it comes with the territory and it was pretty tame and tastefully written. I have read much steamier than this (Try Amanda Quick & Lisa Kleypas for comparison)

The heroine perhaps does come across to some as a bit spoiled, but she is only 1...more
I listened to this book on audio and I LOVED the narrator! She did wonderful with the accents!
The book is about Fiona Sinclair all based in Scotland. Fiona Sinclair has been taught all of her life to hate the Campbell clan and the king. Seven years prior to the book Fiona believed the Campbell clan responsible for her mother’s murder. The Campbell's were faithful subjects to the king where the Sinclair clan was exiled to the Highlands. Fiona feels betrayed by her brothers for forcing her into a...more
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Past or present, Tracy Brogan loves romance.

She writes funny contemporary stories about ordinary people finding extraordinary love, and stirring historical romance full of political intrigue, damsels causing distress, and the occasional man in a kilt.

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