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Untamed (MacKinnon’s Rangers #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  3,196 Ratings  ·  276 Reviews
After he's captured by the French and threatened with being burned alive by their Abanaki allies, Morgan MacKinnon becomes a spy within their camp, never realizing just how treacherous his conflicting loyalties will be when he falls in love with an innocent yet alluring mademoiselle.
Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2008)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I'd like to begin this review by listing some reasons that Morgan is a Hero to Die For:

1)Gorgeous, sexy, virile, delicious, with long dark hair and dark blue eyes, and a big, hard-muscled body. (Swoon).
2)He's an immensely capable warrior, a much-loved leader to his men.
3)His unimpeachable sense of honor, even when it put his life in jeopardy.
4)The gentle, loving way he treated Amalie.
5)The fact that he wasn't going to let anything stand between Amalie and him.

Aah!!! Okay, I admit that Iain is st
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy historical romance, sexy highlander heroes, & star-crossed love stories
Recommended to Shawna by: Several GR friends
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Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, but mostly fans of a hot, romantic historical
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Opening Line: “Major Morgan Mackinnon lay on his belly, looking down from the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain to the French fort at Ticonderoga below.”

Och lassies, Pamela Clare has done it again. Tis no fair, I dinnae ken i twas possible for her to top the sheer bonnie-ness of Surrender (I’ll stop now) or that she could possibly create another hero capable of capturing my heart the way Iain did (yes Iain of the hundred lashes Iain) but then I hadn’t properly met his brother Morgan yet either and
Huge 5+ stars.

I honestly didn't think I would like Untamed, the second book in Pamela Clare's MacKinnon's Rangers trilogy, as much as I liked the first book Surrender. Boy, was I wrong!

Once again, Pamela Clare took me on an exciting journey replete with adventure, suspense, and intrigue, coupled with a beautiful and passionate romance.  I can easily say that everything I look for in an historical romance is in this book. Excellent writing, a tight and riveting plot, lovable and engaging characte
The MacKinnon brothers story started in Surrender continues with Morgan’s story in Untamed.

Morgan MacKinnon takes over as captain of MacKinnon’s Rangers after his older brother Iain is allowed to leave the service and return to the family farm with his wife Annie and their son. Morgan gets captured by the French at Fort Ticonderoga after he is gravely injured while helping save the life of one of his men. The French intend to try to save his life so he can be interrogated then given to the Abena
♡Karlyn P♡
2012 --Wonderful reading it for the second time, cried like a baby at the end! Heart melting, intense, and steamy -- what a perect kind of romance. Now let's bring on Connor's story!!!


2008--- Read it yesterday and absolutely loved it. It's the sequel to Clare's book `Surrender' and tells Morgan's story, the middle of three MacKinnon brothers. In short, it is an incredibly compelling, heart moving story that at times makes you feel as if a happy ending is simply impossible.

The romance
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This is the 2nd installment of the MacKinnon's Rangers trilogy and was every bit as good as the 1st, if not better!

In this story, loyalties are tested and we learn that not everything is as it seems.

The characters are people I care about and the storyline is, once again, unique to the Highlander genre.

Untamed is a fast paced, funny and sexy read!


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Beanbag Love
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story. Morgan and Amalie are great leads, even though I sometimes worried she was going to become TSTL or mewling. She didn't. She reasoned things out and came to correct conclusions almost every time. And had incredible faith in Morgan.

Usually I know pretty much how a story is going to work itself out. There may be a few surprises here and there, but mostly I know the path it's going to go. I really didn't know what was going to happen next with this, and yet, every part of
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release Dec08

Want to know a secret? My least favored romance genre is historic American. Why? I have no idea! I’ve wondered about it time and again, but still haven’t been able to figure it out…they just don’t ‘send’ me. I say this as an explanation for why I was a bit worried about reviewing “Untamed”, but with Pamela Clare as the author, I really should have known better than to be concerned. She managed to make even my least favorite genre exciting and int
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 1/2 stars

I think i may have liked this one just a tiny bit more than the first book. I really liked Iain and Annie's love story from book one but there's just something about Morgan!! He was strong, courageous, sexy and soooo sweet with Amalie...not only did he display these qualities in his own book but we were reminded of everything he did in the first book for Annie...

'Twas Morgan who held me when Iain was flogged. 'Twas he who bought my weddin' gown. 'Twas he who sheltered me when Iain fac
After reading Surrender, the first book in Pamela Clare's MacKinnon's Rangers series, I quite honestly fell completely and hopelessly in love with the MacKinnon brothers. I thought Iain from Surrender was amazing and he and his brothers stole my heart and I knew from the start that I was lost to them! Morgan, the brother featured in Untamed, was just as to-die-for as Iain and his book was just as spectacular, if not even more brilliant than the first!!! 5 big stars (but in my head I'm giving it ...more
I didn't enjoy this one as much as "Surrender" (book #1 in this series). The characters weren't as compelling and it dragged in places. Having said that, the author did a nice job changing the plot around for Morgan (brother #2). Having him captured by the French and held prisoner, how he met Amalie, courted her, etc was vastly different from the first book. Kudos!

However, the characters just did not hold my interest and I was upset with how the plot unraveled. I did not care for the ending--at
A heartwarming wonderful historical romance, 4 1/2 Huge Stars.

This series belongs to the very best. Every time I opened this second book in the series, I realized I love everything in it. The author, Pamela Clare, has given me wonderful main and second characters. I also enjoy to read the scottish/english speaking in the dialogue and of course all about the brave MacKinnon's Rangers.
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This book was about the bullet-wounded Scottish Morgan MacKinnon who is captured by French troops. In captivity
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R by: Rhonda
Astounding roman bien écrit! (Astounding well written novel)

Pamela Clare has done it once again! I loved the first novel she wrote in this series Surrender and this one "Untamed" is yet another enthralling story. I fell in love with Morgan MacKinnon,when reading the previous book continued to enjoy him even more in this novel. It's hard not to fall in love with these Scottish manly warriors.Let me just say, I’m a sucker for tortured hero's. Morgan definitely plays that role.Loyalty is what gets
Kübra Yağmur
MacKinnon kardeşlerin üçüne de ayrı ayrı bayılıyorum ama Morgon, bende bambaşka bir etki bıraktı. Çünkü o ölümcül yarasıyla hayatta kalma savaşı verirken bir yandan da ailesi, dostları, verdiği sözler ile aşk arasında kalan bir savaşçı. 😍

Bir klan şefinin Amerika’ya kaçmış torunlarından ikincisi olan Morgon, tehditle dahil oldukları savaşta ağabeyinin bıraktığı yerden komutanlık görevini üstlenmişti ilk kitabı bıraktığımız yerde. Burada da başarılı bir lider olarak silah arkadaşlarını korumak içi
Pamela Clare is by far one of the brightest stars in the romance firmament. Every single thing a reader could want is contained in each one of her books, and "Untamed" is the perfect example.

Do you like realistic historical? Clare envelopes true, sometimes gritty historical facts, events and people in a fictional story so deftly that one doesn't even realize there is learning taking place. Do you like strong characters that stay true to the nature written? Her characters are some of the most su
Untamed, the second in her MacKinnon Rangers trilogy continues soon after Surrender- the first in the series- left off. Morgan, Ian MacKinnon's younger brother (Surrender), is now leading the Rangers- that band of Scots and Irish warriors who have learned to make war like no other in the colonies before the establishment of the United States. A band impressed into service by the sneaky Wentworth- King George's grandson- to fight for the Brits during the French and Indian Wars, even though, as Sc ...more
Feb 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure why but I just didn't like this one as much as I did book 1.

Possible reasons:

1) Probably because I started it right after I finished book 1 and for this very same reason everything just seemed more of the same... I should have left some time in between or read a book from another genre before starting this one.

2)I completely adored the hero and his family but this heroine was not of my favorites... She was just too nice and goody-goody while he was the warrior type, the one who got
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is good follow up. However, due to the fact that I read Surrender and Untamed back to back, I can't help but noticed some similarities, especially a few dialogues and phrases that were spoken between both the H/h. This also make a lesser impact to me than Surrender because it lack momentous scene. There were a couple of scene from Surrender that etched in my mind, but Untamed didn't have that. Nonetheless, Morgan still deserve a 4 stars. I think is unfair that I keep comparing him to his el ...more
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥ by: Carolyn
Another wonderful story that I couldn't put it down

After reading two books from MacKinnon's Ranger series, I'm asking myself.."Why did it take me so long to read her books?" I never thought I would love her books. Frankly speaking, her previous cover art make me turn off to read it. Again, I'm wrong. She is a wonderful storyteller.

I loved everything about this book! The author makes you feel as if you were there.

Strongly recommended.
Yomi M.
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating Clarification: 3.5 stars

I knew from the start that I was not going to like this book that much. I thought Amalie was annoying and she irritated me with with what she asked of Morgan. Morgan was alright, I did hate him but I didn't love him either. There were some part where I also find myself skimming because I just wanted to get the story over with. With that said, Pamela Clare's writing was superb and I look forward to read Connor's story.
Bk 2 in MacKinnon Ranger trilogy. Morgan MacKinnon (A Scot) is now in charge of the Rangers (Ian wed Annie and quit the Rangers). He is captured by the French and forced to help them and while he is there h falls in love with a convent-bred French girl Amalie. He wants her, but he must find a way to get back to his post. Great love story. And another hot one too. Looking forward to more of Pamela's stories.
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
Audio Book, narrated by Kaleo Griffith.

Another fantastic Pamela Clare book!! I love how her brilliant writing ability transport's us to another time and makes it feel like realtime.

I love and adore the MacKinnon Brothers!!!! Morgan is sweet, sexy, loyal, fun, and did I say sexy and absolutely yummy. Looking forward to Defiant, I preordered my audio book and can't wait for KG to read it to me!!

As much as I love this, Surrender and Iain are my favorite in the MacKinnon trilogy...So far.

I loved this one as much as Surrender. The author has done a great job of using the same setting and characters and using a slice of action of actual events as the backdrop for a great romance, involving two intelligent, lonely people.

There is so much about these stories I love, from the characters (the heroine is innocence itself, but handled in such a way as to not irritate), to small details and descriptions of fortifications, armoury, to plot development (it's small but I really like that h
Duchess Nicole
Great story about the middle MacKinnon brother, Morgan. Smoking hot love scenes, (one includes a mirror, whew!) One thing that I love about all of Clare's books is that they show the good and bad side to many of the characters. The 'villian' of both the first book in this series and this book is an extremely multifaceted character. And I love how involved you become in his decisions. I find myself rooting for the bad guy almost as much as Morgan and his lady love. This may not make sense unless ...more
Miss Kim
Dec 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Auntee
Och! Satan's arse! This made me laugh every time!

I really liked this sequel to Surrender, however, I think it was a bit dragged out and could have been 50 pages shorter. Morgan was an endearing hero. I can't wait for Conner's story. Highly recommended!
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado un montón.
Me gusta mucho Pamela Clare, adoro la serie Team I. Quería ver qué tal escribía Pamela en romántica histórica y me ha encantado.
To sum it up: MacKinnon's Rangers- They were a band of brothers, their loyalty to one another forged by hardship and battle, the bond between these Highland warriors, rugged colonials, and fierce Native Americans stronger even than blood ties...

Though forced to fight for the hated British, Morgan MacKinnon would no more betray the men he leads than slit his own throat- Not even when he was captured by the French and threatened with an agonizing death by fire at the hands of their Abenaki allies
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had I not read Surrender first, this would've been a total 5 star read. Unlike Surrender, in which I was completely captivated by the story from the beginning to the very end, in this books while many scenes were simply un-put-downable, there were other scenes when I found myself drifting off.

Morgan is like the mirror image of his brother Iain, he is a fierce leader and a passionate lover. However, in Iain's book where EVERYTHING he did was out of love of Annie, Morgan here still loved Amelie wi
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USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, she was honored by the Colorado Pro ...more
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“Only a Mahican would bring a comb to war." Connor rolled his eyes, then leaned in as if about to tell Amalie a great secret, lowering his voice to a whisper. "It helps them keep their feathers pretty."

-Connor about Joesph”
“Joseph grinned, his teeth bright white in contrast to the dark paint on his face. "Somewhere inside Wentworth's body is a man fighting to come out."

"So it seems, brother."

-Joseph and Morgan”
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