New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s third book in her Duke series spins the tale of a reluctant duke who must choose between his life in America—and the Scottish woman he’s destined to love…
As the ward to the late Duke of Lothian, Elsbeth Carew resides at the ancestral estate of Bealadair. Fiercely attached to the manor, she loves it more than anyone else. When Connor McCraight—the new Duke of Lothian—arrives, Elsbeth does not quite know what to make of the American who has inherited the title but has never even set foot on Scottish soil. The tall, ruggedly handsome Texan sweeps through Bealadair with an air of authority Elsbeth has never encountered.
Connor has no intention of making Scotland his home and hopes to sell the estate as soon as possible. But his plan is jeopardized when he meets Elsbeth. A sweet, gray-eyed beauty, she tempts him in ways no other woman has. As word spreads of Connor’s intention to sell Bealadair, his life is threatened—and the only woman who can save him may be the one he has hopelessly lost his heart to.
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About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Conner inherits a Dukedom in Scotland which he never new he had family or that his father was from there and he was a twin. Elsbeth had lived as a ward of the 13th Duke since she was 8 years old. When they find out the new 14th Duke is from America a Texan and they are worried on what he might due. When someone shoots Conner, he and Elsbeth believes he’s being targeted for selling the Scottish Estate. A wonderful book where it seems it took him coming across the ocean to find love with a wee Scottish lass.
This book did not hold my attention, not very much of a romance and quite boring at times. I skipped through most of the last half, just to get it over with.
I really liked Connor and Elsbeth's story, even though OMG he waited until the last possible minute to make his big move. (Seriously, dude, what were you thinking???) Still, the story of the ward of the 13th Duke of Lothian and the 14th Duke kept me turning the pages, wondering how they could possibly manage to be together yet each still get what they wanted and take care of the people they cared about. Ms. Ranney did an admirable job of resolving their problems--I'll freely admit that I didn't at all see one of her bigger solutions to their problems coming, but it worked out well. Though this is the third book in the Duke Trilogy, it--like the other two--really is a standalone that just happens to be about a duke. Don't let the fact that you haven't read the other two keep you from picking up this one (but seriously, read the other two. I really enjoyed this series!) Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
The mass of emotions illicited by The Texan Duke is breathtaking. With a steady hand and a vivid imagination Ms. Ranney turns chaos into serenity. The tawdry tale of lust, intrigue, dangerous liaisons and emotional upheaval can turn on a dime. Connor and Elsbeth are thrust into a world where nothing is what it seems. As the tension loosens and the links in the chain are exposed, a sweetheart of a romance takes hold and stakes a claim on the most priceless of treasures. A reader's heart. (3.5 stars)