In the second in New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney’s scintillating series, society’s most coveted duke finds the one thing wealth and position cannot buy—the perfect partner…For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she’s never met—Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father’s last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke’s scientific mind belies a deep sensuality…Jordan was determined to complete his prototype alone, but it’s impossible to resist the alluring young woman who shows up at his door. Working together, they grow ever closer, until a case of mistaken identity leaves him bound to another. A woman’s heart may be more complex than the most intricate invention, but Jordan must find a way to win Martha’s, or lose the only woman who can truly satisfy him…
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.