A Scandalous Scot Reviews

Ranney’s newest is definitely everything readers could ask for, only better! With an emotionally riveting plot, where believable characters virtually jump off the page, A Scandalous Scot is deeply romantic, fraught with sexual tension and impossible to put down. 4.5 Stars, Top Pick RT Book Reviews

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I always look forward to Karen Ranney’s wonderful Victorian Highland novels. A SCANDALOUS SCOT does not disappoint. Beautifully drawn characters, a logical, realistic story line, and the gorgeous backdrop of the Scottish highlands are highlights of this book. Jean and Morgan both have lives that need sorting out. Morgan simply could not abide the lies and adulterous behavior of his first wife, and trusting another will not be easy. For Jean, it’s all about honesty, but also making sure that others know she is not ashamed of her past, but must eventually have to face it. Catriona is a self-absorbed young woman who will need to be taught a lesson eventually. The secondary players, especially Jean’s aunt and Morgan’s steward, play important roles in this wonderfully fulfilling tale of justice, honor, and love. Romance Reviews Today


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Morgan MacCraig is a stunning hunk of a man and Laird to Ballindair Castle.  Having returned from London after a scandal between him and his ex-wife, Morgan just wants to be left alone and enjoy the peace and quite of his Scottish estates.  Unfortunately for Morgan his guilty conscience gets the better of him and his much wanted peace and quite elude him at every opportunity.

I absolutely loved this one by Karen Ranney.  This is an author who I have read a few times and always have enjoyed what I’ve devoured.  Yankee Romance Review

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I love, love, love, A SCANDALOUS SCOT! It is filled with so much emotion, so much drama, and such a lovely unconventional romance. Excessive use of the word love? Perhaps, but it’s the truth as this story contains the very essence of the word.

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I am a Karen Ranney fan, there is no mistaking that, but A SCANDALOUS SCOT is an exceptionally good read. The scenes are beautifully orchestrated, with several characters interacting in the way of Downton Abbey. Perhaps this isn’t the same setting, but it has the same warm feel. The dialogue and character development is amazing, and the more I read, the more happy I became. I know these people, and I think they know me!

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Anyone that can write a story that transports me to the exact time and place they describe, leaving me imagining the sights, smells, and sounds, is one gifted writer. I have said it before, but it is worth repeating: Ranney is in a league all her own.

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Romance Reader at Heart