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Highland Surrender

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  4,547 Ratings  ·  314 Reviews
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 ~ BlithelyBookish

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
Jan 02, 2016 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
I'm just going with a mini review on this one:

A forced marriage between two opposing clans. Misinformation and lies make for an adversarial relationship to start. As the truth comes to light and Myles and Fiona get to know (yum!!) each other, the marriage becomes very dear to both. Political intrigue, danger, and revelations make for an exciting read!

I highly recommend the audio version! Accents are lovely and the performance enhances this wonderful story. Steal of a deal: If you buy the Kindle
Aug 26, 2015 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlanders
I loved this book from start to finish. I really liked how it started and loved how it finished.

This story is told in three points of view, which was a great way to break up the story, and gave us a look at all sides so you knew what schemes were being made.

Myles is forced into a marriage and therefore forced into forsaking the woman he thinks he loves. This Union with Fiona is to secure a truce between both of their waring clans. Little do they know their both being used in an evil scheme.

I ha

RATING: 4 "Delicious & Swoon Worthy Myles" HEARTS!! :)

Unconventional relationships are one of the most fun, and angst-filled romances. And a forced marriage between two belligerent clans, and two very opposite people, is as unconventional as it gets – Tracey Brogan giving us a very entertaining read. I just loved Highland Surrender from beginning to end!

This has so many of my top favourite Historical Romance elements, which is why I really enjoyed its plot. It has a simple, quick flow and is
Jonel Boyko
Jan 11, 2014 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Romily Bernard
Aug 02, 2012 Romily Bernard rated it it was amazing
An unwilling bride and sexy Scottish accents? Yeah I'm so there.
Dec 04, 2013 Liv rated it really liked it
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
Rachel Regina
Jan 20, 2015 Rachel Regina rated it really liked it
Overall rating: 4.25 stars! I felt like it needed a little over 4 stars, but not quite 4.5? I know, I am weird LOL

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My review:

If you like historical romance, enemies to lovers type of story, then this is your book.

This couple started off with a rocky star
May 07, 2014 Mei rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
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
Chris K.
This is an example of how my favorite books are written. I don't have much to say about this book.

There's nothing I didn't love about it Plot, Writing, Hilarious Lovable Characters, Scotland, Seduction, Romance and Action

Every body should give this book a chance
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.
Feb 19, 2014 Yona rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, highland
Yes!!! Finally a good historical with a normal writing style and nice not annoying characters.
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Book Review-Highland Surrender Summary
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
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
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
Kathy Altman
Jan 08, 2013 Kathy Altman rated it it was amazing
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
Sandi Layne
Dec 22, 2012 Sandi Layne rated it really liked it
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
Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
Aug 11, 2016 Amanda (.---.--.-...-) rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
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
Feb 03, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
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.
Nikki Wilde
Nov 03, 2012 Nikki Wilde rated it liked it
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
Feb 25, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
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
Apr 27, 2013 Rea rated it liked it
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
Jan 24, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
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
Jul 20, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
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
Caryl Brown
Mar 06, 2013 Caryl Brown rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 15, 2012 Christine Caragher rated it it was amazing
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!
Val ⚓️ Shameless & Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
I borrowed this book free from Amazon Prime on my Kindle. It was a cute quick read, and is getting 3 stars only because the price was right... You never really get to know the characters that well and Fiona is kind of fickle and quick to change her mind. Similar stories have been done better before by other authors, but if you are looking for fun and quick at a good price, this is a good option.
Ashlyn Macnamara
Aug 21, 2012 Ashlyn Macnamara rated it it was amazing
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!
Kimberly Kincaid
Aug 13, 2012 Kimberly Kincaid rated it it was amazing
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!
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Three times nominated by Romance Writers of America for the prestigious RITA award for Best First Book in 2013, and Best Contemporary Romance in 2015 and 2016, Brogan has received the Amazon Publishing Diamond Award, the Booksellers Best award, has been on the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers
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