To Bed the Bride
by Karen Ranney
Series All For Love Series
Genre Adult Historical Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date November 26, 2019
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.
Nothing mattered but looking into Logan’s eyes. . .
. . .keeping his gaze as he placed his other arm around her, fully embracing her.
She didn’t say a word of protest as he bent his head. Nor did she move away when he kissed her, his arms pulling her even closer. For a matter of seconds, perhaps minutes, she lost her sense of self, the apartness she’d felt for years.
Her hands grabbed his jacket, holding on as her knees nearly buckled. Her heartbeat escalated; her breathing grew tight. Blood heated and pounded as her skin warmed. She wanted to be closer, for this feeling to continue, to never end. He was no longer a stranger or quite a friend. Instead, he was more than that.
To Bed the Bride is a sweet addition to Ms Ranney’s All for Love series. Eleanor and Logan are wonderful characters who it’s easy to root for, and goodness–that puppy!
I honestly wasn’t 100% sure why Logan was so convinced that he and Eleanor couldn’t be together–even before he knew she was already engaged he wrote them off. Maybe I missed something? All’s well that ends well, at least–he got over whatever his concern was pretty quickly at the end (which was fortunate, because by that time Eleanor really didn’t need to live through any more difficulties and I might have had to hurt him otherwise. Okay, Bruce probably would have done it for me, but still) and we got to an HEA that was very sweet and very “H,” if just a little abrupt.
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
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 an overwhelming love of her life.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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