Highland Surrender features plenty of action, romance and sex with well-drawn individuals — a strong, yet young heroine and a delectable hero — who don’t act out of character. The story imparts a nice feeling of “you are there,” with a well-presented look at the turbulent life in 16th-century Scotland.
Fiona Sinclair is forced by her brothers to marry Myles Campbell, son of the Earl of Argyll, the man believed to have murdered her mother. Unbeknownst to her, her brothers have something more planned for this union than safety for their clan. When an ambush that badly injures the earl also points a finger at the Sinclairs, Myles seeks to discover who wants to destroy the peace their marriage was to ensure. Fiona comes to appreciate her husband and his clan. However, she is reluctantly drawn into a plot that may destroy the Sinclairs and endanger her new family. (MONTLAKE, Dec., 288 pp., $12.95)