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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.

As eldest son of
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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 v
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♥Rachel♥
Sep 09, 2014 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
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Alex
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad

Interesting and captivating book, though but this is my first highlander book. I wish Fiona had more spirit and ferocity but still very enjoyable.
Mei
May 05, 2014 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
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Jenn
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 they're both being used in an evil scheme.

I
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Cathy
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
She is not too silly (but a little simple most of the time) and he is not too alpha-stupid. There is a forced marriage-of-convenience, a conspiracy plot and a past, unsolved murder.

The enemies-to-lovers storyline is a little uneven in its pacing, the point where they finally fall for each other is a little too sudden. There is the usual to-and-fro and misunderstandings. But all things considered the love story is ok.

I don‘t expect historical accuracy from a romance read, so I am not too fussed,
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Lindsay
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Interesting historical piece set during the rule of James VI as the King of Scotland that gets let down a bit by characterization of the leads.

At the command of the King the loyalist Campbell and highland Sinclair clans are to form a truce, sealed by the marriage of Myles Campbell to Fiona Sinclair. The problem is that Myles's father has been accused by the Sinclair clan of murdering Fiona's mother, one of the main reasons for the feud between the clans. In the wake of a mother's murder Fiona an
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Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»

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 ful
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Jessica Gadziala
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was amazing. Why aren't there like five more books in this series? Can we petition Tracy Brogan to get on that ASAP?
Jonel
Jan 05, 2014 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
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Romily Bernard
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An unwilling bride and sexy Scottish accents? Yeah I'm so there.
Rachel
Jan 18, 2015 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

Triggers:
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)

HEA: (view spoiler)

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
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Chelsea
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
2.5 - 3 STARS

It was an okay read.

Nothing spectacular happened.

No tug of the heart moment as you would normally expect from an arranged marriage.

No misunderstanding which was what I was hoping for upon reading Odette's name. It's like she didn't even exist. He was having a relationship with her but suddenly, she was out of the picture. No news or whatsoever.

The mystery behind her mother's death wasn't even intriguing. The suspect? meh.

The act treason was not hugely dealt until the last few ch
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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
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Rated 4.5 stars

Loved this book. I so want me a highlander.
**Nicole
This one had it all!!!!!

A love story... or at least eventually a love story.
A runaway bride.
A warrior groom.
An unresolved murder.
Feuding clans.
Treason.
A murder plot.
A flirtatious king.
Some seriously huge secrets.
Adultery.

And one amazing plot!!!

What happens when you're wed to you're enemy? To leave the security of your clan and you're family only to secure a truce, but you can't stand the enemy/groom and want only to run away and kill his murdering father?
That's the task that Fiona Sinclair had t
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Janja
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kinda boring on the moments.
Liv
Dec 02, 2013 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
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Silver Thistle
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, historical
This has such a lovely cover and I was hoping that the story inside would be equally appealing. Turned out that it didn't really do a lot for me though, unfortunately. Overall I'm left with a feeling of frustration.

Historical Romance, set in Scotland in the reign of King James. First problem: considering it's a period piece there doesn't seem to be a lot of actual History here. If the romance had been stronger I might have overlooked this but at least give me one or the other, if not both

Bigge
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☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
Rated 4.3 Stars

This was a very well written story. It was a Historical Romance. Gotta love those big, burly, & sexy Highlanders. So, two clans were enemies for many, long years. They decided they should finally try to make peace with one another. One clan offered the oldest sister to the other clan to be the Laird's bride. They both agreed and the two married. Surprisingly, the Laird accepted the situation and was really trying to make the best of it. She, however, would not allow herself to acc
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Atunah
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.
Yona
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, highland
Yes!!! Finally a good historical with a normal writing style and nice not annoying characters.
Sangria
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How did I ever miss this book?

2012? Also, why only one? Where has this author gone. This was great! It had romance, mystery, stellar historical settings & history & the characters were realistic for their times and it was steamy!

Fantastic KU find. I’m giddy, I read it in one sitting.

We meet the Cambells and Sinclair’s in the mid 1300s.

They despise each other. From a long ago love affair gone wrong to two clans vying and backing different kings.

But marry off these two King James does.

I loved Myl
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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 marryin
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Sabina (Whatsername_reads)
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Refreshing historical romance, I really enjoyed in reading!
Steamywindows♥♫
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 07, 2013 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 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
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Amanda (.---.--.-...-)
Feb 19, 2014 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
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