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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: Scotsman of My Dreams by Karen Ranney

Scotsman of My Dreams (MacIain, #2)Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0062337513
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Highlander
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In USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s second novel in her breathtaking series, an unconventional woman and a former scoundrel embark on a daring mission of desire.

Once the ton’s most notorious rake, Dalton MacIain has returned from his expedition to America during the Civil War-wounded and a changed man. Instead of attending soirees, he now spends his time as a recluse. But Dalton’s peace is disturbed when Minerva Todd barges into his London townhouse, insisting he help search for her missing brother Neville. Though Dalton would love to spend more time with the bewitching beauty, he has no interest in finding Neville-for he blames him for his injury.

Minerva has never met a more infuriating man than the Earl of Rathsmere yet she is intrigued by the torrid rumors she has heard about him…and the fierce attraction pulling her toward him.

Dalton does not count on Minerva’s persistence-or the desire she awakens in him, compelling him to discover her brother’s fate. But when danger surrounds them, Dalton fears he will lose the tantalizing, thoroughly unpredictable woman he has come to love.

My Review:

Intro: I am so sorry for my absence on the blog. My dog, Rambo, had a bit of a health scare. I was terrified. He was fine. So to distract myself, as usual, I read and I read a lot. I’ve been reading many Highlander romances—because I have also become obsessed with Outlander both the TV show and the books. And I did love Scotsman of My Dreams. Quite a bit.


Heroine: Minerva-I really liked her. She was so lively and opinionated. She never bored me which I can’t say about many heroines. But she had layers and I found her very complex and interesting to get to know.

Hero: Dalton-I absolutely loved him. He was a rake and a bit of a scoundrel who came back wounded from the Civil War. I found him to be one of the more interesting heroes that I have come across in a good long while.

Chemistry: They had a little bit of the Beauty and the Beast type storyline going. And I am a huge fan of that. They weren’t quite angsty but had a sort of “hate to love” thing going and it really worked. They started in a bad place but grew to love each other.

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Conclusion: I absolutely loved this book. As I do many of Karen Ranney’s books. It was the perfect distraction during a particularly difficult time and I think that made me love it even more. I am a particular fan of the “hate to love” romance trope so this one was just perfect.

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Author Info
Karen Ranney began writing when she was five. Her first published work was The Maple Leaf, read over the school intercom when she was in the first grade. In addition to wanting to be a violinist (her parents had a special violin crafted for her when she was seven), she wanted to be a lawyer, a teacher, and, most of all, a writer. Though the violin was discarded early, she still admits to a fascination with the law, and she volunteers as a teacher whenever needed. Writing, however, has remained the overwhelming love of her life.

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