Surrender by Pamela Clare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 20 June, 2016 by Amanda / 2 Comments

Surrender by Pamela Clare {Amanda’s Review}Surrender by Pamela Clare
Series: MacKinnon’s Rangers #1
Genres: Historical, Romance, Historical Romance, Colonial
Pages: 355
Format: eBook
Source: Library

A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they hold the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men...MacKinnon's Rangers

Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is...Surrender

I guess penises make everything better.

My Thoughts on Surrender

If there’s anything I got from reading Surrender, it’s that my reading tastes have changed over the years. It was an odd realization, even though it seems obvious, given a little bit of thought. (Apparently this is not the kind of thinking I do regarding books.) (I’m fine with that.)

Iain was larger than life (incredibly strong and resourceful), Annie depended on him almost exclusively (I guess penises make everything better), their “fights” always coincided with other people attempting to get them apart. It wasn’t a bad book. I just skimmed over parts. Even over some of the sex scenes because my WORD those two get it on quite a bit. Like, seriously. How many times do you have to get it on in a book before it becomes gratuitous?

It always seems wrong when I have to point out gratuitous sex as a bad thing.

Anyway. Surrender feels “old school” historical romance, but it’s probably only “old school” in that it’s the type of romance I used to love but don’t anymore because I’ve changed. I did like that Surrender’s set in 1750s in America, but would have liked more American-ness. If that’s even a thing. Iain and Annie were both from Scotland, so it still had that vibe.

I don’t have much else to add beyond this—I’d actually forgotten I hadn’t finished it some time during the week, if that’s any indication how of gripping the book was. I’m vaguely curious about the rest of the MacKinnon brothers, but not, at this point, enough to pick up the rest of the series.


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2 Responses to “Surrender by Pamela Clare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I’m sorry this didn’t leave much of an impression on you. The setting sounds intriguing to me, but the premise doesn’t do much for me. I tried a Pamela Clare historical a few years ago and DNF’d it so I probably will skip this one. Hope your next read is better!

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