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A Borrowed Scot
     

A Borrowed Scot

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by Karen Ranney
 

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“Karen Ranney writes with power, passion, and dramatic flair.”
—Stephanie Laurens

No one does Scottish romance quite like Karen Ranney. Follow her now, back to the Highlands, as the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author introduces you to A Borrowed Scot—a man of mystery, the new Lord Fairfax of

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“Karen Ranney writes with power, passion, and dramatic flair.”
—Stephanie Laurens

No one does Scottish romance quite like Karen Ranney. Follow her now, back to the Highlands, as the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author introduces you to A Borrowed Scot—a man of mystery, the new Lord Fairfax of Doncaster Hall, who saves a young Scottish beauty from disgrace and ruination by marrying her. Read one chapter of A Borrowed Scot and you’ll be hooked, a forever fan of this remarkable historical romance talent whom Judith Ivory calls, “a rich, rare find.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061771880
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
293,697
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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Borrowed Scot 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Irene_M More than 1 year ago
A Borrowed Scot, the final book in her Tulloch Sgathan trilogy, is probably my favorite story to date by USA Today Best Selling Author Karen Ranney, and that's saying a lot since I love her thoroughly eloquent style of in writing and the heartwarming, emotional tales she tells. But there was just something uplifting about this story that tugged at my heartstrings and left me feeling wonderful. It included several of my favorite subject themes: a marriage of convenience, culturally diverse people of different backgrounds and traditions, a heroine that's a bit unusual, the poor relation and the reluctant hero ~ that the author neatly blended together to make for a terrific storyline. I find a good reluctant hero simply irresistible, especially when they're the type of guy who's willing to step up to the plate and "do the right thing" whether they want to or not-because the core of their being is bound by firm moral principles, honor and integrity. They're perfect husband material. Montgomery Fairfax was a solid and honorable guy and a great reluctant hero. He was a southern gentleman that came from a well respected Virginia plantation family, but who had suffered through unforgettable life-changing events and terrible personal loss as a direct result of the American Civil War that had finally ended after 4 years of turmoil and devastation. Yet now, after the ink has scarcely dried on his claim to the title of Lord Fairfax and through no fault of his own, marriage to a total stranger was suddenly being thrust upon him; and because he is an honorable man, he reluctantly accepts the responsibility of saving a woman from social ruin or worse. He never planned on the marriage so in the beginning he's a little cranky and resentful about his sacrifice and not above voicing his irritation to Veronica. At the start, Montgomery and Veronica have some trouble settling into their unexpected marriage, but as the story progresses we witness the characters slowly starting to grow closer. The author shows us how they're first drawn together by physical attraction, with a healthy dose of lust, but the blazing heat of passion and desire gradually melds into something more, and we see it give rise to deeper feelings of tenderness, devotion, and love. Veronica learns the secrets of the marriage bed under Montgomery's passionate, but gentle tutelage, and finds them to be exciting and wickedly delightful, unlike anything her aunt had told her to expect. Montgomery learns he's married to a woman of surprisingly fiery passions and also finds solace in Veronica's warm, welcoming embrace. Ms. Ranney writes her character's physical intimacies and love scenes, or as Veronica calls it "relations" in a way that is completely and superbly romantic, refreshingly honest and tasteful, yet, substantially detailed to satisfy the more sensualistic of readers. I can tell you Montgomery and Veronica weren't thinking of England or the Queen while they were making love, and neither was I. :) With each other's help Montgomery and Veronica face their personal demons and begin to heal old wounds. Soon their sense of anguish, guilt and sorrow starts to fade, and as hearts begin to mend, hopefulness gently tiptoes into edge of their consciousness allowing them to see a light at the end of the tunnel. a flicker of optimism and the twinkle of a brighter future together as man and wife. We readers are there for that too and we revel in their happiness.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Veronica lost her parents in a tragic accident and is living as a poor relative with family. Montgomery is an American who served honorably in the Civil War. He is tortured by memories of his family who were torn apart by the same war. He has come to Europe to claim his birthright. The two meet when Montgomery "saves" Veronica's reputation. Thru lusty adventures, the two find themselves and each other. It's well worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1866 is a very good year. A BORROWED SCOT takes us from the streets of London to the beauty & wilds of Scotland. We meet Veronica Moira MacLeod and Montgomery Fairfax in a most unexpected and intriguing situation. Veronica quickly became a favourite of mine. She is adventurous and spirited. While Montgomery is bold and direct, though troubled and haunted by his past. The interactions between the two are honest, amusing, frustrated and seductive. The story dips into some very interesting areas of history which I relished. A BORROWED SCOT is a delicious read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Karen Ranney. Really enjoyed the book. It was a great read!
onmtntime More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Read it many times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel had it all and then some. I am so glad i read it
AAR More than 1 year ago
A BORROWED SCOT by Karen Ranney is a exciting historical romance set in Scotland. It is a wonderfully written story of love and romance. It has romance,love,forgivness,sorrow,hope,guilt,sweet sensuality,honor,mending hearts one emotion at a time, hopelessness and becoming "A Borrowed Scot". This is the story of a Virginia man who becomes a borrowed Scot. Montgomery Fairfax,has just become the 11th Lord of Fairfax,through his grandfather,but he is a native of Virginia,he is a civil war hero,loves aircrafts,stars,lost not only family but also his home in Virgina.He has much guilt,many memories,and loves stars and aircrafts. He travels to Scotland to claim his inheritance,finds more that he wanted,including a new wife. Veronica MacLeod,is a bonny lass of Scotland,who lost her family to a tragic fire,is a poor relation to her mother's brother's family,who lives in England,she longs to go back to Scotland.She also has a "gift to be able to read other's emotions".Due to a misunderstanding Montgomery is forced to wed Veronica.While Veronica hopes for love,and happiness,Montgomery wishes to be left alone with his memories,guilt,sorrow and his aircrafts.But danger lurks in the background for Veronica but affects Montgomery,as the attraction grows between Montgomery and Veronica.They will have to learn to trust each other. This is a wonderful story.Wheree hopelessness grows into happiness,peace and true love. What a heartwarming,passionate story of love,forgiveness,and a call to the land...Scottish land that is."A Borrowed Scot" is a must read that is fast paced,while the characters capture your heart.Some of them anyway. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher.Details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing and My Book Addiction Reviews.
gincam More than 1 year ago
"A Borrowed Scot", by Karen Ranney, begins with a daring rescue, and the story line remains well-paced. Montgomery Fairfax, native of Virginia, now finds himself the reluctant 11th Lord of Fairfax. When a mission to find information suddenly becomes a rescue mission, Montgomery has no honorable choice other than to save lovely Veronica MacLeod from her own dangerous misstep. He soon finds himself a disgruntled bridegroom, pressured by Veronica's family into making her his wife. Veronica has long wanted to escape her suffocating and controlling relatives. Marriage to Lord Fairfax is a way out of her situation, but what issues will she face as the wife of her sometimes silent and secretive new husband? Veronica's "gift", her ability to read the inner emotions of others, shows her that her husband is a man in deep emotional conflict. She is as attracted to Montgomery as he is to her, and his passion as a lover makes her long for a deeper connection with the man she has married. Will the "borrowed Scot" stay in Scotland and claim his heritage, or will the call of the land of his birth be to strong to resist? Karen Ranney has written a passionate and touching romance. Once you have your "borrowed Scot", you will be most unwilling to let him go!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good........but........way to much sex !!!! It just was not needed with such a good story. d
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the way she develops the story & characters. Im a huge new fan!
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kaseysmom1 More than 1 year ago
Book pulls you into the story so that you want to be there. Highly recommend if you love Scotland Highlander stories or just Karen Ranney. Must read to all Karen Ranney fans.
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