Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blog tour: The Virgin of Clan Sinclair (Clan Sinclair #3) by Karen Ranney + giveaway

The Virgin of Clan Sinclair (Clan Sinclair #3)
by Karen Ranney
Historical romance/Regency
Mass Market Paperback/eBook, 384 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Avon

The third sizzling romance in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's Clan Sinclair series

Ellice Traylor has a secret. Beneath her innocent exterior beats an incredibly passionate and imaginative heart. She has been pouring all of her frustrated virginal fantasies into a scandalous manuscript. But when her plans for her future are about to be derailed by her mother's matrimonial designs, she takes matters into her own hands.

Ross Forster, the Earl of Gladsden, has spent his life creating order out of chaos. He expects discipline and calm from those around him. What he does not expect is a beautiful, thoroughly maddening stowaway in his carriage.

But when Ross discovers Ellice's secret book, he finds he can't stop thinking about what other fantasies the disarming virgin can dream up. He has the chance to learn when a compromising position forces them to wed. But can the uptight Earl survive a life with his surprising new wife? And how will the hero of Ellice's fantasies compare to the husband of her reality?

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Living under the shadow of a beloved sister now gone, Ellice has to deal with her mother's constant reminder that she is not like Eudora, the perfect sister in The Virgin of Clan Sinclair. Ellice is outspoken, doesn't want to settle for a man or someone else's idea of marriage. She's written a steamy novel and wants to find true love. When fleeing a party, she winds up in the carriage of Ross Forster, an Earl whose family is barraged by recent scandal. The last thing he needs is to find a stowaway on his carriage. When he faces Ellice, demanding to find out why she's in his carriage, the sparks fly. Will either take the time to see what may come of their apparent chemistry?

As much as I did have a hard time believing a virgin would write an erotic novel in the Victorian time period and have it ring true, the characters grew on me as the story progressed. Ellice gets carried away quite literally in her fantastical stories but nothing in a book compares to what she must endure: a marriage to a man she doesn't know nor love because both families don't want the threat of the scandal which is sure to come from their actions. Ross is a workaholic and too much work can make a man boring but with Ellice around he finds life is far from mundane when he has a beautiful woman in his home. I loved the setting of Scotland which added to the romantic feel of this love story. There was humor, mystery, tension and two main characters to root for.

By the epilogue, I was glad to see these two share something wonderful--true love. I enjoyed The Virgin of Clan Sinclair.

Rating: 3.5

Cover comment:
Goes well with the story. Steamy!

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About Karen:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney was first published in 1995. Since then, she's gone on to write dozens of historical romances, most of them set in Scotland.

Her books have been described as evocative, intensely romantic stories featuring characters who leap off the page.

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  1. The last book that I read and loved was Gone by Lisa Gardner. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  2. i read read write love by melissa foster thanks so much