Defiant

Defiant Charged With A Crime They Didn T Commit, The MacKinnon Brothers Faced A Death Sentence Until They Agreed To Serve The British Crown In The Colonies And Take Up Arms Against The French Allied With The Indian Tribes Who Lived Beside Them In The Wilderness, The Scottish Highland Warriors Forged A New Breed Of Soldier MacKinnon S Rangers Major Connor MacKinnon Despises His Commander, Lord William Wentworth, Beyond All Other Men Ordered To Rescue Wentworth S Niece After The Shawnee Take Her Captive, He Expects Lady Sarah Woodville To Be Every Bit As Contemptible As Her Uncle Instead, He Finds A Brave And Beautiful Lass In Desperate Peril But The Only Way To Free Sarah Is For Connor To Defeat The Shawnee Warrior Who Kidnapped Her And Claim Her Himself Torn By Tragedy From Her Sheltered Life In London, Lady Sarah Is Unprepared For The Harshness Of The Frontier Or For The Attraction She Feels Toward Connor When They Reach Civilization, However, It Is She Who Must Protect Him For If Her Uncle Knew All That Connor Had Done To Save Her, He Would Surely Kill Him But The Flames Of Passion, Once Kindled, Are Difficult To Deny As Desire Transforms Into Love, Connor Will Have To Defy An Empire To Keep Sarah At His Side

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

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  1. says:

    UPDATE Congratulations RITA finalist, Pamela Clare Those who have read the MacKinnnon s Rangers series will not be surprised to learn that DEFIANT has been given the honor of being a RITA finalist And if you haven t yet read this amazing series what are you waiting for Get with the program You won t be disappointed Check out Pamela s blog post about getting the call own foreword I first want to say thank you, Pamela, for giving me the opportunity the excitement and honor of reading this book, chapter by chapter, as it was being written, then again once it was completed I m not in the least embarrassed to say that even after that, I read it again, twice in its entirety, and still knowing what was coming, what to expect, I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I was angry, my hands shook, my heart raced you name the emotion and while reading this book, I felt it, again and again Such an incredible experience So yeah, thank you, Pamela, truly.Now, let s move on to the reason you re all here Defiant is the third book in the MacKinnon s Rangers series and one of the most beautiful, amazing, heartbreaking, joyous, poignant, exciting, perfectly wonderful romance novels I ve ever read No, I take it back, that s not what it is calling it a romance novel doesn t do it justice What it is, is a true love story, in every way imaginable I adored Iain and Annie s story, and Morgan and Amalie s, but Connor and Sarah my absolute favorite of the three It s such an adventure An incredible journey from letting go of the past to embracing the here and now, and the future Connor and Sarah have so many things to overcome, and I don t just mean Indians, murder, kidnapping, pissy, asshat relatives and gossip and rumors I mean, yeah, those things are there, but nothing compared to what they had to overcome within themselves their own personal demons anger, betrayal, hopelessness, a need for revenge so consuming it can destroy one s soul such a powerful story.Okay, some things you need to know Before you begin this book, stock up on the following 1 Snacks and beverages that don t require refrigeration You ll be needing plenty of these because you re going to want to lock yourself away somewhere nice and quiet, and once there, you will not want to leave in search of sustenance Trust me on this.2 Tissues Boxes and boxes of tissues Don t skimp, you ll need them.3 And girls, cuz I love you and I got your backs, this is critical make sure you ve got your significant other on standby, or a stockpile of batteries Just sayin Some final thoughts There are so many things to love about the MacKinnon brothers Their passion, their sense of humor, their honor and need to always do what s right, the way they take care of their women and this quote from the book sums them up so, so well Joseph speaking to Sarah You are new here, so I will explain In this land, nobility comes not from one s fathers or a title or from the land one owns, but from one s actions His voice was hard edged, and his words seemed harsh to her The MacKinnon brothers are the highest nobility to those who live on the frontier true warriors, men who know how to fight and survive, men who put the lives of others before their own Your family s wealth, your title, your virtue they mean nothing out here They won t fill your belly, and they won t keep you alive What matters most right now is your survival And one of the most beautiful, romantic lines I ve ever read, and when you read this story you ll understand why it had me in tears Och, Sarah, how shall I call augh beautiful again unless it be the sight of you Yeah, not just in tears, sobbing so hard my chest hurt.But this wouldn t be a MacKinnon s Rangers story without those laugh out loud scenes we ve come to expect, those moments that bring some light to the darkness and this exchange is one of them Joseph and Connor Joseph stood, his gaze traveling over Connor s clean shaven face and hairless chest, his lips curving in a grin What s this The cub is not so furry That devil woman s granddaughters waylaid me, took me to her lodge, insisting they had to prepare me for the ceremony They bathed and oiled me, shaved my face, then plucked every hair out of my chest and belly God s blood, it was torture Connor s skin still smarted.Joseph chuckled You look good just like a human being should look Only animals have hairy faces and bodies This was a familiar disagreeance, one they d debated many times afore Real men have hair on their chests, Connor fired back You look like a lass wi smooth paps But this only made Joseph laugh harder.Connor s temper snapped Dinnae be laughin at me They went for my cods, so they did I had to thrust them away, else they d have plucked me bare there, too I willna submit my bollocks to such abuse Joseph bit his lip, clearly trying to rein in his mirth So you prefer to make women search the bush to find the snake My snake is no so small that the lasses must search for it So yeah I could go on and on and on, sharing quotes and telling you how much I love every single word of this book, but I won t do that, I won t deprive you the pleasure of experiencing the story for yourself and discovering all the amazing little gems that make Defiant one of my very favorite historical love stories ever.And great news for all us MacKinnon fans, Pamela has promised at least two full length books in the series YAY And she just confirmed that Joseph will be the hero for one of those books Edited to add The trailer has finally been released the live action book trailer for DEFIANT is out And totally awesome, I might add you re already a Pamela Clare fan, or interested in learning about her and her books, be sure to stop by our Pamela Clare Fan Group here on Goodreads

  2. says:

    REVIEW EDITED COMPLETED JULY 5, 2012 Remember this night Remember me Yes, Pamela, I sure will Always Unforgettable Enthralling Emotional Beautiful. Simply amazing Defiant is a masterpiece written by the truly gifted Pamela Clare Kudos Pamela s beautiful and stunning prose is simply outstanding She knows how to paint a vivid yet believable picture.Ladies, you all know what has to come kissing Connor kissing my Kindle does the happy dance Pamela put my humble soul right into readers heaven March 1760, Northwest of AlbanyLady Sarah Woodville had been sailing with her chaperone and her lady s maid from New York up the Hudson river toward Albany to her Uncle William Wentworth She needs his help because her parents sent her away after she allegedly scandalized herself and her family Her chaperone had been unable to tolerate the rocking of the ship and to help ease her seasickness, the captain had rowed her, Sarah, and the lady s maid ashore, together with a few other passengers Shortly afterwards they were attacked by painted men with muskets, knives , and hatchets Most of them were killed Sarah, her lady s maid, and a young boy were held captive and Wentworth sent his best men to free Sarah Connor and Joseph The plot is very engaging and I don t want to give away since I would spoil your reading experience When Connor saw Sarah for the first time she seemed to be so young and fragile, and yet also defiant Yes, Connor, you re in for a surprise.Sarah is a strong and defiant character and the perfect match for the equally strong Connor I loved this phrase She, Lady Sarah Woodville, great granddaughter of His Majesty King George II, fell in love with Connor MacKinnon, colonial Ranger and son of Jacobites. smiles Therefore, I found Connor calling her Princess so suitable It was a very sweet endearment Never reveal your true self to those who do not truly love you. Connor is a hero in every sense of the word He is a fierce, tough, and smart warrior Moreover, Connor is an incredibly honorable and loyal man and treats Sarah with gentleness He is very protective and he cares deeply for Sarah even before he knows that he is in love with her Joseph explained it wonderfully In this land, nobility comes not from one s fathers or a title or from the land one owns, but from one s actions The MacKinnon brothers are the highest nobility to those who live on the frontier true warriors, men who know how to fight and survive, men who put the lives of others before their own. BTW, I cannot wait to read Joseph s story As a matter of fact, I already adore this man He is such an interesting and complex character, and I truly hope that his love interest will be a white woman A mixed race romance I m so game Here is a rather hilarious scene between Joseph and Connor You look good just like a human being should look Only animals have hairy faces and bodies This was a familiar disagreeance, one they d debated many times afore Real men have hair on their chests, Connor fired back You look like a lass wi smooth paps But this only made Joseph laugh harder.Connor s temper snapped Dinnae be laughing at me They went for my cods, so they did I had to shove them away, else they d have plucked me bare there, too I willna submit my bollocks to such abuse Joseph bit his lip, clearly trying to rein in his mirth So you prefer to make women search the bush to find the snake My snake is no so small that the lasses must search for it There s so much to love about this book The characters are wonderfully drawn, they are multifaceted and very adorable I loved the banter, the dialogue, and Connor s absolutely endearing accent and the many obviously historically accurate details You can expect a very good plot, action, drama, and beautifully written and very sensual love scenes Connor s love making was incredibly tender, considerate and yet very passionate The love between Connor and Sarah is truly beautiful, fierce, full of passion, hungry, and all encompassing It s everything I could ever wish for because that s romance at its best And yes, I will shamelessly admit that I m such a hopeless romantic There s a name for what you re feelin , Sarah Do you ken what it is Sarah shook her head She was not sure she wanted to know Connor, I Tis desire She shook her head, took a step backward Nay, I Shall we put my supposition to test I was wondering why Pamela would match Connor with Wentworth s niece, Sarah I mean Connor and Wentworth hate each other, after all Then I had this inkling Maybe Pamela wants us to come to gradually like Wentworth before his story will be told Having said that, this could be a very smart move All in all, there were some signs in Defiant that showed us that Wentworth seems to have a heart gasp , even though it s deeply buried, frozen under his armor Beyond doubt Wentworth is an intriguing secondary character However, I have such a hard time to get past his evil deeds His allegedly selfless act rubbed me the wrong way I certainly don t love this man and I don t even particularly like him Here comes a pretty huge spoiler view spoiler He did something that came kinda unexpected it was out of character when he stayed to fight against the Wyandot and told Sarah, Connor, and Cooke to flee Then again, I want so much than what he did for Sarah and Connor Had he done a single selfless thing in his life He very much doubted it.Perhaps this would make up for a lifetime of laziness in that regard. I just felt that he had the perfect occasion to position himself as the martyr Having said that, martyrdom doesn t suit you, Wentworth It was not only about saving Sarah Essentially, I felt that Wentworth wanted Sarah to remember him as the man who gave his life to save hers He wanted her to forget his cruel deeds Kind of Let s make some good and worthwhile memories and forget the bad stuff I m very sorry but that s not good enough, Wentworth I want you to suffer Well, it s possible that he had to endure torture while he was held captive.To top everything off, Sarah s anger toward Wentworth turned to regret and guilt Seriously Sarah, I believe that your uncle deserved every sharp word of yours You shouldn t beg for forgiveness that s entirely up to him to do so hide spoiler

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    Review Update July 27th I was recently made aware of a deleted scene from Defiant The scene includes Nicholas, the main hero from Ride the Fire Here s the link Enjoy DEFIANT Deleted SceneHuge 5 starsI can t begin to express my love for this book I m sitting here writing this review with tears in my eyes and happiness in my heart Defiant is everything, and then some, that I ve come to expect and love from a Pamela Clare historical romance It s full of action, adventure, suspense, intrigue, romance, passion, family, friendship, honor, humor, sorrow, and happiness Connor and Sarah have a powerful love story and I became teary eyed when they finally found their much deserved happily ever after I want to take this opportunity to express my love and admiration for the MacKinnon s Rangers series as a whole, and pay tribute to my favorite historical romance novelist, Pamela Clare She has created an engaging historical world where I can completely immerse myself in the time period and fall in love with her brave, honorable, swoon worthy heroes and her steadfast, admirable, and endearing heroines I will alway treasure and hold dear to my heart the unforgettable characters of Iain and Annie, Morgan and Amalie, and Connor and Sarah I am sad their story is over That said, I was excited to learn this series isn t fully completed yet Pamela Clare has announced she plans to release a few books for us to enjoy One for Lord William Wentworth and one for Joseph I can not wait to find out what actually happened to Lord Wentworth view spoiler during his captivity at the end of this book hide spoiler

  4. says:

    There s nothing I can say in this review, no amount of superlatives I can use, to convey how much I adored this book Och, I didn t want it to end I am going to miss these characters so much Pamela Clare did a magnificent job bringing them to life it s like they stepped off the pages and were right in front of me Or that I was along with them on the journey No one can paint a picture with words quite like Ms Clare From the very first page I was immersed in the story, and spent one hot July Saturday reading the book cover to cover, only stopping briefly to wipe away my tears and collecting myself For me, I think this was the most emotional story of the series, not just for the story itself, but also because I had to say goodbye to the most swoonworthy heroes in all of Romance God do I love those honorable, passionate MacKinnon brothersNo recapping of the plot, the book blurb does a good job of that Just some random thoughts and favorite passages I ve dog earred a lot of pages The book wasn t all drama There were than a few humorous scenes, especially between Connor and JosephJoseph s reaction to Connor s depilation You look good just like a human being should look Only animals have hairy faces and bodies Real men have hair on their chests, Connor fired back You look like a lass wi smooth paps But this only made Joseph laugh harder.Connor s temper snapped Dinnae be laughin at me They went for my cods, so they did I had to shove them away, else they d have plucked me bare there, too I willna submit my bollocks to such abuse Joseph bit his lip, clearly trying to rein in his mirth So you prefer to make women search the bush to find the snake My snake is no so small that the lasses must search for it I loved Connor s Scottish voice Connor, preparing himself for Lady Sarah I love PC s attention to detail view spoiler The morning after birth control scene regarding the dogbane leaves Of course I had to google that and read all about dogbane I always appreciate Ms Clare s thorough research I m a detail junkie and any little bits and pieces that are included in a story, especially when I can learn something, that just makes a good story great hide spoiler

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    5 stars Passionate, rich in historical detail, a riveting adventure and sensual love story So young and fragile she seemed, and yet also defiant.In 1755, Connor MacKinnon and his brothers Iain and Morgan, were falsely accused of murder The charges against them were dropped on the condition they form and lead a unit of Rangers against the French and their allies First, eldest brother Iain led the Rangers, then Morgan and now five years on and it s youngest brother, twenty eight year old Connor s turn.Lady Sarah Woodville, niece of Lord William Wentworth, the MacKinnon brothers accuser, has been kidnapped by Shawnee Indians Desperate for the safe return of his beloved niece, Wentworth sends Connor and Joseph,the MacKinnons Indian blood brother, to rescue her Very few authors write historical romances set in this era, 1750 60s Colonial America This setting during the French and Indian War is rich in history and Pamela Clare has made use of this in a story filled with action, adventure and romance As befitting the time, this is not always a gentle read Connor is forced to fight to win Sarah from the Shawnee intent on making Sarah his wife, and their journey to safety is perilous.The MacKinnons are passionate, protective, honorable men Born in Scotland, immigrants to the colonies when children, these men still retain some of their Scottish brogue and all of their Highlander spirit Sarah, at eighteen is a stranger in this new land Having disgraced her family in England she has been sent to the colonies Her strict father, her pious mother are keen to see her wed to a man she doesn t want Unmoved by her pleas she seeks help from her uncle, William Wentworth but on her way to Albany is taken by Indians As in the previous books William Wentworth plays a pivotal role He is one of the most interesting and intriguing secondary characters in this series His despicable acts are countered by some surprising, redeeming qualities As a nemesis to the MacKinnon brothers, he is all that a villain should be, yet he is not a caricature His morally ambiguous decisions make him an unpredictable and realistic character.Ms Clare has incorporated some interesting facts into the story a female as a chief of the Shawnee Jonathan Edwards preaching to Joseph s tribe and the ritual plucking of hair from the body by the Shawnee This story is imbued with these types of interesting historical details, fleshing out the story, giving it depth and substance and than just a historical romance There are quite a number of scenes with Iain and Morgan, and their wives and children Joseph, who has fought beside the MacKinnons for five years, gets his story in an upcoming book If you re keen on detailed history in a different setting to the usual Colonial America in 1760 that s balanced perfectly with romance, then Defiant is a story you cannot pass up Along with the previous books Surrender and Untamed, this series is an outstanding example of romantic historical fiction A gifted writer, Pamela Clare s research and attention to detail, combined with a riveting story and an unforgettable romance makes Defiant a highly recommended read.Steam 3.5Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers blog in conjunction with Emery Lee, blog diva ARC courtesy of Pamela Clare

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    Minus the Outlander series, this was my first foray into early pre American Revolution historical romance Not that the main plot depends much on knowledge of that historical setting It primarily focuses on a story about how Conner, a Scottish immigrant who was somewhat raised by some local Native American Indians and who was later forced into British service via blackmail, is now being forced into rescuing the niece of his blackmailer The niece, Sarah, turns out to have some family ties to British royalty but is in the colonies for reasons she wishes to keep hidden for fear of public scorn I did not read the previous two books, so there was definitely some back story I was missing However, I don t think it took too much away and could still be read as a standalone.

  7. says:

    5 stars Colonial American Frontier Highlander Historical RomanceI m a huge MacKinnon s Rangers fan, and I ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Defiant ever since I squealed like a fangirl when I heard Connor would be getting his own book I swooned hard and irrevocably for his brothers, Iain in Surrender and Morgan in Untamed, two of my all time favorite romance keepers and heroes, and it seemed only fitting that brooding, enigmatic youngest brother, Connor, should get his own HEA And after nearly two years of anticipation since I read the first two books in 2010, I m happy to say that the brilliant and incomparable Pamela Clare not only exceeded my super high expectations but blew this right into the stratosphere Brava I feel frustrated and inadequate writing this review because there just aren t sufficient words to convey how much I loved this It s complexly A mazing, powerful, emotive, thrilling, sensual, and heartrending with an unforgettable hero and heroine whose journey will leave you breathless, speechless, and deeply inspired It s the epitome of what I love about romance and a story of substance that I d recommend for all those book snobs out there who look down their nose at romance authors and readers.Defiant is a truly astounding, utterly enthralling, and beautifully moving read that will stay with you long after you ve finished Having read roughly 1,300 romances, Pamela Clare s MacKinnon s Rangers still holds a place of honor on my treasured keeper shelf Huge 5 stars On a side note, Pamela Clare is not only a superb author goddess, but also an amazing person who genuinely cares about humanity and her fans And I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for that So, thank you, Pamela, for giving so generously and joyously of your talent, dedication, and friendship I highly recommend checking out the live action trailer for Defiant for visual inspiration.http www.youtube.com watch v nYQA2WAddendum I m beyond excited that Joseph will be getting his own book YAY happy dance and fangirl squeal MacKinnon s Rangers is one of my top, all time favorite romance series and the MacKinnon brothers Iain, Morgan, and Connor are some of the best, most swoonalicious heroes in all of Romancelandia

  8. says:

    5 HEART POUNDING, BREATHTAKING STARS SWOOOOOOOON I don t care if you ve read this book, take the plunge and get the audio version this is a MUST LISTEN What the brilliant Kaleo Griffith does with Pamela Clare s epic, emotional story and her beautiful words, is an experience like no other Anger, passion, hate, fear, lust, humor and love it s all here, in this captivating, exceptional book by the talented Pamela Clare and it comes through loud and clear with Kaleo Griffith s intense, powerful narration I m still having trouble wrapping my head and heart around what I just heard Pamela Clare Kaleo Griffith INCREDIBLE One of my favorite scenes Joseph stood, his gaze traveling over Connor s clean shaven face and hairless chest, his lips curving in a grin What s this The Cub is not so furry That devil woman s granddaughters waylaid me, took me to her lodge, insisting they had to prepare me for the ceremony They bathed and oiled me, shaved my face, then plucked every hair out of my chest and belly God s blood, it was torture Connor s skin still smarted Joseph chuckled You look good just like a human being should look Only animals have hairy faces and bodies This was a familiar disagreeance, one they d debated many times afore Real men have hair on their chests, Connor fired back You look like a lass wi smooth paps But this only made Joseph laugh harder Connor s temper snapped Dinnae be laughin at me They went for my cods, so they did I had to shove them away, else they d have plucked me bare there, too I willna submit my bollocks to such abuse Joseph bit his lip, clearly trying to rein in his mirth So you prefer to make women search the bush to find the snake My snake is no so small that the lasses must search for it Connor was in no mood for foolishness Och, Joseph, for the love of God, stop your bloody jestin I adored the relationship between Connor and Joseph oh how I loved the two of them, and I was so pleased to have so much Joseph As much as I love the MacKinnon brothers, my heart belongs to Joseph Review to follow or maybe not this book undid meI think I might have said it all Thank you to my sweet friend Dorsey, who took the Defiant journey with me You re rightI shouldn t drive and listen

  9. says:

    Lady Sarah Woodville is sent to the American colonies in disgrace over a scandal she doesn t even understand Once in Albany, she plans to beseech her uncle Lord William Wentworth for help but along the way to visit him she is kidnapped by Shawnee Indians and her entire future changes.Major Connor MacKinnon is now in charge of MacKinnon s Rangers after Iain retired to take care of Annie and their children and Morgan was kicked out for his marriage to the French Amalie Connor is in a bad place emotionally, he feels a lot of guilt for his harsh actions to French soldiers while he believed his brother Morgan to be dead Lord William commands Connor and Joseph, his Mahican friend, to find Lady Sarah and rescue her They go searching for her expecting to find a spoiled princess and instead find a courageous young woman.Connor and Joseph arrive at the Shawnee village and go thorough some trials to save Lady Sarah, who impressed them with her strength and bravery in the face of her captors abuse Connor wins her freedom, but not without consequences which bring him and Sarah together Over the long, dangerous trip back to Fort Edward, Connor and Sarah forge a relationship based on mutual attraction and admiration but know there is no hope for a future between a high born English lady and a Scottish frontiersman But then a surprising turn of events causes Connor, along with help from his family and friends, to fight to have Sarah in his life forever no matter the danger and obstacles.I loved Connor s book What I love about all three MacKinnon brothers books is that they are wonderfully written romances that are actually romantic and a joy to read The hero and heroine are both good people who stand together despite what the world throws at them This setting and time period American colonies during the French and Indian War fascinates me and the author has a way of bringing it to life so I feel like I am hiking through the forest, running from danger along with Connor, Sarah and Joseph.Connor is a great hero who rescues Sarah from a harsh fate then finds himself falling in love with his worst enemy s niece He tried to do what he thinks is the honorable thing and let her go, but fights for Sarah view spoiler and his unborn child hide spoiler

  10. says:

    WOW Romantic, sexy, riveting and completely addictive read Connor McKinnon, is loving, loyal and protective of his loved ones He s no saint and he constantly feels remorseful of the things that he has done, in order to survive the war You can t help but love him He s a gentleman and a strong sexy warrior to boot.Lady Sarah Woodville is strong, compassionate and courageous and I admire her She has endured a lot in such a short time and she evolves into a mature person for it She finds her strength and peace in Connor and would love nothing than just be just Sarah and not some high nobility, which is her life Loved the connection between the H h, and the sheer love they share Not to mention the secondary characters which make up the Rangers This is beautifully written, wonderfully emotional and romantic that will certainly have your little heart fluttering.A favorite quote Och, Sarah, how shall I call augh beautiful again unless it be the sight of you Connor Pamela is truly a wonderful story teller and this book is just stellar Loved it

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