Saturday, May 20

Book Review: Surrendered Love by Sondra Grey

Author: Sondra Grey
Title: Surrendered Love (Rogue Highlander #2)
Genre: Historical Romance & Short Stories
Pages: ebook
Published: May 2017
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Amazon Freebie)

Isla MacLeay was forced to flee from her village and into the arms of the notorious Wolf of Dundur, Calum the Black. 

While captured by him, Isla falls in love but is rejected after a torrid and forbidden night together. 

Calum won't marry her and make things right, so Isla is forced to flee once more to find her long lost family and the love she so desperately craves. 

I found this randomly on Amazon a couple of days ago. It was a freebie. Now...I didn't realize that this was a sequel, so I was confused. I went back and read a little bit on the first book, so that got me track. Reading the first book or at least the summary is essential to fully understand the characters and the situation. 

The story follows Isla and Calum. Isla went through some crappy stuff with losing her parents, getting called a witch, running away, being seduced by Calum, and then rejected. After ALL that she finally goes to her aunt and uncle to live. And of course she is preggo, so her uncle demands Calum marry her. Calum does, but it is not a happy marriage at first.

Calum is a total asshat. I wanted to kick him. Isla deserves better, but she is stuck with him because she is all preggo. Yes, yes, Calum has some reasons for having to reject Isla, because he thought she was just a villager. And yes...Isla lied to him, so he is all pissy. He does get a wee bit better at the end.

I am glad it took FOREVER for them to get their HEA, because they had a lot of stuff to sort through. 

I did want more from this. I felt like there was something missing from the story and characters. However, it was pretty good. 

I'll stamp this with 4 stars. A quick read, decent characters, good plot, but there was something missing. 


Blodeuedd said...

I love quick reads :D

Melliane said...

I didn't know about it but it's nice to see you had a good time with it

Carole Rae said...

B, me too!

Melliane, it was a random good find.

Anachronist said...

That cover would put me off efficiently.