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ARC Book Review-The Virgin Of Clan Sinclair

The Virgin Of Clan Sinclair
Clan Sinclair (3)
Karen Ranney
Avon Books
E Book
Published May 27 2014
384 Pages
Scottish Highlands Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-224249-5
Authors Website

Synopsis
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?

My Review

Ellice has devoted hard work and dedication to writing a book, and one of a more sensual nature, and is determined to see that it is published. When her mother informs her that she would like to start seeing her set about in Scotland’s Society, she is determined to escape, anything from marrying someone she doesn’t love. She she hides in a carriage, hoping that its heading for Edinburgh, but then the handsome stranger, he decides to stay overnight, because of a horrid storm front approaching. So she finds herself with cobwebs in her hair, and trying to escape unnoticed, when Ross shows up right in front of her, demanding to know who she is thinking she is some servant making mischief, when she is the sister of the Macrath Sinclair. Both Ross and Ellice end up working together to save a village when its about to flood, and passions ignite, and desire flames between them, and when a scandal threatens, will Ross and Ellice be able to give into the love that is waiting just around the corner for them to grasp and take hold?

the Virgin Of Clan Sinclair is the third book in this Clan Sinclair series, and its probably my favorite book!!! Oh boy did I adore this one, I stayed up super late last night, so I could finish it, and its been a while since a story has done that for me. There was just so many things I loved about this installment, and I just hope that I can cover everything without spoiling the story too much for you folks!! 🙂 So this heroine, Ellice, she has spunk. What didn’t I love about her? nothing, I adored her character, and the personality that is just so heartwarming and infectious and utterly captivating. She is exactly what you are looking for in a solid heroine character. Ellice has a creative side, and despite writing a sensual work of art, she is a virgin and has zero experience when it comes to making love. However she does have quite a imagination, and I loved how this author added a few snippets that were so addicting that I just wanted more. Ellice knows that she won’t settle for anything less than passion and love. She sees what her brother has and craves it for herself. She is very independent, sweet, and fun loving. Now the hero….sexy Scot, who wears a kilt at times, and takes up the steam level a few notches. He is sensuality personified. He is alpha, likes to be obeyed, and refuses to answer questions unless he wants to. I loved how determined he is, and I wouldn’t mind having this man at my side any day of the year.

Their relationship was fun and playful at times, and others very intense. I loved the variations in the story that just kept me engaged, and at the same time keeping me flipping through those pages as soon as I had read them. The story just came alive with stunning scenes, heart wrenching characters, and a story that stole my breath and tugged at those heart strings. Emotionally riveting from beginning to end, a romance that I never wanted to end!!! A enticing mixture of passion, witty humor, and adventure. SIMPLY MAGICAL!!! I just dare you to pick this one up and NOT adore it!!

Received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review!! 
 
My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
The Devil of Clan Sinclair
The Witch of Clan Sinclair

ARC Book Review-The Witch of Clan Sinclair

The Witch of Clan Sinclair
Clan Sinclair (2)
Karen Ranney
Avon Books
Published April 29 2014
384 Pages
Scottish Highlands Regency Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-224246-4
Authors Website

Synopsis 
The next sizzling romance in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s Clan Sinclair series…

Logan Harrison is looking for a wife. As the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, he needs a conventional and diplomatic woman who will stand by his side and help further his political ambitions. He most certainly does not need Mairi Sinclair, the fiery, passionate, fiercely beautiful woman who tries to thwart him at every turn. But if she’s so wrong for him, why can’t he stop kissing her? He is completely bewitched.

Mairi Sinclair has never met anyone like Logan Harrison, the perfect example of everything she finds wrong with the world. He’s also incredibly handsome, immensely popular, and impossible to resist. His kisses inflame her and awaken a passion she can barely control.

Can two people who are at such odds admit to a love that would bind them together for life?

My Review
I received a ARC copy in exchange of a honest review. 

Mairi Sinclair is a very independent and strong willed, and when she goes to hear a lecture that only “men” are allowed to see she is outraged. She then meets Logan Harrison, who is temptation itself, but even he refuses her entry. So she declares war on the Lord Provost, which is practically suicidal considering practically everyone in the city of Edinburgh worships the ground he walks on. Mairi is editor of a newspaper, and practically has spent years building up its reputation hiding herself behind her brothers name. Now she is determined to see that women get the same rights as the men including the right to vote. Logan Harrison is on a hunt for a wife, someone that would be a advantage for his career, and could be be diplomatic, but all thoughts of a wife go out the window when he meets this fiery temptress that makes him want to kiss her soundless. Mairi and Logan are verbal enemies, but are magic in the bedchamber, and soon will either be able to resist the love that is just waiting for them to embrace?

The Witch of Clan Sinclair is the second installment in this most recent series by Karen Ranney. I haven’t read a ton of her books, but every time I have read her I have fallen in love with every one of her stories. Plus I really loved this cover, so gorgeous, don’t you agree? I have enjoyed the setting of this latest series of the Clan Sinclair. It is set more in the regency period, but is set in Scotland which I can’t resist. I have a fascination with the country and its people. The year is 1872, and it begins with seeing a instant connection between Mairi and Logan. From the first chapter there are sparks in the air, without either of them talking much. I love the way these two are connected from the beginning. I felt like the story picks up quickly from the beginning, which is refreshing since that doesn’t happen too often, especially with historical romances. However with this story I felt like the story started off with a quick pace that compels the reader to read more.

The plot was ongoing, and didn’t seem to slow down much. Although there were periods where I felt the steadiness of the story took stops, and I felt like the flow of the story could have been a bit more consistent. I felt like a yo yo at times, and at times I was fully into the story and a couple other times I would have to force myself to keep reading. I don’t know if it was just me or the way the story was written, but I couldn’t have a full grasp on the story as I would have liked. I will say I thoroughly loved this story and it was fun seeing characters from the first book as well.

The characters in the story were so different from each other, but in the end they matched perfectly. Logan is a politician, and is out to further his ambitions in the political arena. Logan is much loved by the people because of some reforms he has set to accomplish, but he never has thought about women’s rights, he just figures they are content to marry and have many babies right? Mairi has a brother that has always encouraged her to go after her dreams. She has spent more time and effort on the newspaper than anything else. It is her passion and she loves writing and sharing ideas with others. From the moment she meets Logan she realizes that she wants to focus her energy and time now to women’s rights. When she practically attacks Logan in written form, her newspaper takes the brunt and soon she starts to realize how sensitive this subject is. Mairi goes about things with full purpose and full speed without thinking things through. At times I loved how rash she is and how passionate she can be with her ideas, which tends to get her into trouble. Logan is more logical and rational, but he can’t resist his attraction to Mairi. Their relationship is full of strife and struggles, and plenty of verbal wars. At the same time we see how much these two care for each other, and as you progress more into the story you see how they compliment each other, in ways that only cement their relationship.

Overall a fun and witty historical romance that won my heart from the very beginning. This author has created a story full of zest and passion and a tale to steal your heart!!! MAGNIFICENT!!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books in Series 
The Devil of Clan Sinclair
The Virgin of Clan Sinclair

ARC Book Review-The Devil of Clan Sinclair

The Devil of Clan Sinclair
Clan Sinclair (1)
Karen Ranney
Avon
E Book
Published July 30 2013
384 Pages
Scottish Highlands Historical Romance
ISBN 978-0-06-224244-0
Author Website

Synopsis
For Virginia Traylor, Countess of Barrett, marriage was merely the vehicle to buy her father a title. Widowhood, however, brings a host of problems. For her husband deliberately spent the money intended for Virginia and her in-laws, leaving them penniless—unless she produces an heir. Desperate and confused, Virginia embarks on a fateful journey that brings her to the doorstep of the only man she’s ever loved…

He’s known as The Devil, but Macrath Sinclair doesn’t care. He moved to a tiny Scottish village in hopes of continuing his work as an inventor and starting a family of his own. He bought the house; he chose the woman. Unfortunately, Virginia didn’t choose him. Macrath knows he should turn her away now, but she needs him, and he wants her more than ever. Whatever game Virginia’s playing, Macrath intends to win—one wickedly seductive deed at a time..

My Review 

I have really enjoyed this author over the years, and even though I haven’t read too many of her books, I was very delighted to get a chance to get a copy of this ARC through Avon and Edelweiss. I think out of all of books I have had the pleasure of reading from this author, this one would be at the top of my list. I would recommend it to anyone, it does have a bit of betrayal and distrust between the couple especially with how they began. However I found that from beginning to end I was entertained and there wasn’t one moment of boredom. I could honestly conduct a hour or two long conversation about this book, but I wont take that long LOL

It begins with when they first fall in love, they start to slowly court, and their relationship is sweet and tender and innocent. Virginia is a American, and has come to England with her father to find a husband. Macrath has worked hard his whole life to get as accomplished as he is now. When Virginia’s father demands that she marry a Count, she realizes that she will have to give up the man she loves. A year later  Virginia has just recently become a widow, and according to her mother in law, she must get pregnant immediately. Knowing she has no other choice, she decides to go up to Scotland to find Macrath, and seduce him. Virginia’s feelings for him coming washing back the moment she is back in his arms and then leaves him again. Macrath isn’t one to be used, or to give his heart twice to the same woman. So he decided to leave for a while, and heads down to Australia for a year. When he returns he decides to visit Virginia on a impulse, but he finds that she is barely recovering from a deathly sickness, and finds out that he has a son, that she never told him about. So deciding to turn the table on her, and before Virginia knows it she is chasing after Macrath, only to find herself in a situation where she could lose herself in him, and doesn’t know if she could have the strength to leave or stay with him forever.

The Devil of Clan Sinclair is quite a sensational story that swept me off my feet. I loved how their sweet romance turns into a vital love story where the focus is about the love that lasts. This couple goes through quite a bit of hurdles, and at first I didn’t like Virginia, I had a hard time getting used to her character. She seemed to me to be the type that would be not willing to fight for who you love. She seems to be lacking some spine, she could have been a bit more bolder. However I had no issues with Macrath, he never gave up on Virginia no matter how much she hurt him. I loved his strength and perseverance. In the end though, I enjoyed seeing how the story plays out, and it ended up be a endearing story that won my heart over in the end!! A story I would recommend to anyone that enjoys a sensually filled romance that is bound to endear you.

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy