In New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's second novel in her breathtaking series, an unconventional woman and a former scoundrel embark on a daring mission of desireOnce the ton's most notorious rake, Dalton MacIain has returned from his expedition to America during the Civil War— wounded and a changed man. Instead of returning to his old haunts, he now spends his time at home. But Dalton's peace is disturbed when Minerva Todd barges into his London townhouse, insisting he help search for her missing brother Neville. Though Dalton would love to spend more time with the bewitching beauty, he has no interest in finding Neville, whom he blames for his injury.Minerva has never met a more infuriating man than the Earl of Rathsmere, yet she is intrigued by the torrid rumors she has heard about him . . . and the fierce attraction pulling her toward him.Dalton does not count on Minerva's persistence, or the desire she awakens in him, compelling him to discover her brother's fate. But when danger surrounds them, Dalton fears he will lose the tantalizing, thoroughly unpredictable woman he has come to love.
Some authors write their novels, almost as a catharsis of whatever is happening in their lives at that moment. They write no matter what is happening around them........sickness, good or bad weather, a death, flood.......you get the idea. Such are the writing habits of author, Karen Ranney.
Author Ranney has a solid foundation of goodness, believing that we should treat others as we ourselves wish to be treated. It is rare to find an author with such integrity. She believes in the transformative power of niceness and love.....that we have more nice people than ugly ones. She knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a writer. She carried around a big blue book the same as other little girls might have carried a doll.
We all have many conflicts in our lives every day. To be able to defuse those conflicts through the written word is very special to author Ranney. She enjoys throwing her characters into the deep end, showing their flaws, but never having them whine, or having strong women who are not expecting a man to rescue them. And, the men do not blame women for everything wrong in their lives. The author says.......hopefully, my characters always have a deep core of beliefs, but they do not always act in perfect ways...... they are like real people.