Thursday, 29 May 2014

Blog Tour: The Virgin of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney; Review + Giveaway

The Virgin of Clan Sinclair (Clan Sinclair #3)
Author: Karen Ranney
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: 27 May 2014

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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The Virgin of Clan Sinclair is the third book in the Clan Sinclair series, and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

Ellice is an absolutely delightful heroine, and so utterly relatable. She's intelligent and has a vivid imagination, which leads to her writing a rather erotic book and she dreams of publishing it. Ellice is used to being scolded and lectured by her overbearing mother, who unfavourably compares Ellice to her deceased sister, Eudora. This affects how Ellice sees herself, but doesn't stop her from being the funny, insightful and passionate woman she really is when she meets the right man- Ross.
Ross is a man with tight control on his emotions and avoids scandal at all costs to try to restore the reputation of his title after the tarnishing his father gave it. Ross was hurt in his previous marriage and has no inclination to remarry, until he's caught in a compromising situation with Ellice. Ross is a passionate man, who can be gentle and teasing when his defenses are lowered. He doesn't want to be ruled by his carnal urges and end up following in his father's footsteps, which is something he fears with Ellice.

I loved the chemistry between Ross and Ellice. They steamed up my kindle when they were together and even surprised themselves with the force of their passion. I loved how Ellice is so innocent sometimes but this sensual side of her is released around Ross.

This is a delightful romance that I had really been looking forward to, and is a great way to finish off the series. I loved the glimpses we get into the lives of Mairi and Logan, and Macrath and Virginia, who were in the previous books.
Karen Ranney does a wonderful job of bringing life to these characters and making them so darn likable. I can't wait to see what is next from this author.

*I received a review copy from the publisher, via Edelweiss, for my honest opinion. Thank you!

About the Author

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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