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BOOK REVIEW: To Bed the Bride by Karen Ranney

Title: To Bed the Bride
Author: Karen Ranney
Publication: November 26, 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Romance
Pages: 384

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney’s captivating series concludes with a tale of opposites whose attraction scorches a trail from the Highlands to the glittering halls of London—and courts scandal at every turn . . .

Politics has introduced MP Logan McKnight to many fascinating people, but the lady he encounters on the lands bordering his ancestral Scottish home outshines them all. Eleanor Craig of Hearthmere seats a Thoroughbred like a queen, knows as much about world events as any of his colleagues—and is engaged to one of the worst men Logan knows. She also seems lonely, so Logan brings her a friend. Thus should their acquaintance end, yet it’s only just begun.

The puppy Logan delivers is every bit as irresistible as the man himself. How could this stranger sense the isolation Eleanor suffers among her scheming, snobbish extended family and fiancé who control her life? It’s even worse in London—until she begins meeting Logan secretly in a secluded park. Their passionate connection frees Eleanor, body and soul. But discovery threatens disgrace—or worse.

REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

I was so excited when I saw that a new Karen Ranney book was available for review.  I have read a few of her books and have a few more in my mountainous stack of romance books.  Yes, I keep my books separated.  Romance in one section and everything else in another.  Once I received the book I couldn’t wait to read it.  

The premise of this book is something that I have never encountered before in a romance novel.  Eleanor runs into Logan herding sheep in Scotland.  Logan thinks she looks lonely and gifts her a puppy.  From there, their relationship only escalates.  The romance slowly starts out for them.  Then blooms into something wonderful.  Eleanor’s written in such a way that I felt sorry for her.  Her parents are deceased and she has been taken from her home.  She wilts in London society.  I could feel her pain, being taken out of someplace that she knows and loves and thrust into a place that she doesn’t know and love.  

The book reads quickly and is easy to understand.  The fact that it is Historical Fiction makes it even better.  I instantly fell in love with the characters.  Logan because even though he was an MP he didn’t give up who he was.  Eleanor because she was so refreshing and honest when she felt like she could speak out.  I loved Bruce, the dog, I think because well I have a soft spot for animals.  He has a central part in the book until they begin their romance he is the key that ties them together.   I will be moving the books I have by her to the top of my stack of to be read books. 

STAR RATING: 5/5

Pick up your copy of To Bed the Bride by Karen Ranney on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can check out more from author Karen Ranney on her website HERE.

About Elizabeth Cole

Stay-at-home mom to two children and one toddler. I love to read, travel (haven't done it in a while), and cook. Born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan and currently, reside in Northern Michigan. Can't wait to start sharing my book thoughts/ reviews with you!!

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