Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams by Karen Ranney

In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams
The MacIain Trilogy #1
By: Karen Ranney
Releasing January 27th, 2015
Avon Romance

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's first novel in a brand-new series spins the intriguing story of a beautiful widow and a devilishly handsome shipbuilder...

Seven years have passed since Glynis MacIain made the foolish mistake of declaring her love to Lennox Cameron, only to have him stare at her dumbfounded. Heartbroken, she accepted the proposal of a diplomat and moved to America, where she played the role of a dutiful wife among Washington's elite. Now a widow, Glynis is back in Scotland. Though Lennox can still unravel her with just one glance, Glynis is no longer the naïve girl Lennox knew and vows to resist him.

With the American Civil War raging, shipbuilder Lennox Cameron must complete a sleek new blockade runner for the Confederate Navy. He cannot afford any distractions, especially the one woman he's always loved. Glynis's cool demeanor tempts him to prove to her what a terrible mistake she made seven years ago.

As the war casts its long shadow across the ocean, will a secret from Glynis's past destroy any chance for a future between the two star-crossed lovers?

My Thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams. I love the inner dialogue Glynis and Lennox have during this story. It was a lot of fun to read. So, we have Glynis and Lennox and they have both loved each other for a long time, but pride seems to get in their way. Since the pride is the big issue, neither one of them wants to admit mistakes. Terrible downfall that pride. A wounded Glynis runs off and marries another, and she eventually comes back after seven years. By the way she comes back a widow and she aims to stay far away from Lennox no matter what her heart says. Lennox was hurt when she up and left another, and he never understood why. However, he vows to stay away from her.

Love this story, because we watch these two try everything to stay away one another. Yet, they seem to be in the same area. Fate is a fickle bitch. So, we have that going on, and we still have more to story. In the blurb it talks about Lennox helping the Confederates cause by building ships. He decides to try to protect Gavin Whittaker and his wife by taking them in. First off, Gavin's wife is not very pleasant. Wait, she's downright awful, and she has nothing nice to say about anything. Kind of important to remember Gavin and his wife. Then we have another key player in the story Mathew Baumann and he's sniffing around for the union army.

Overall, In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams is a fantastic story about second chance love. I found myself not wanting to stop reading for anything. I kept telling myself one more chapter. I'm excited to see what direction the story goes. Lennox and Glynis are wonderfully stubborn. I love Glynis character the most, because at the beginning the book you see her as this wild and freed person. However, life's circumstances changes her, and you wonder what went on in her marriage with her first husband. So, we slowly got to see glimpse what she went through. She had a lot of courage, which I admire. Lennox is lovable. Yes, a page turner and I can't wait for more.

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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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  1. Thank you for hosting! So happy you enjoyed!

  2. Yes, as the reviewer says, "pride goeth before a fall." Their stubborn pride prevented Lennox and Glynis from enjoying each other for seven long years...and even now their HEA is delayed because of their pride. But, no doubt Karen has written this story so as to finally let the two lovebirds get together for a final curtain. Thanks for the post.