I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Witch of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney
Also in this series: The Virgin of Clan Sinclair, Return to Clan Sinclair
Series: Clan Sinclair #2
Published by Avon on April 29th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands
The next sizzling romance in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's Clan Sinclair series...
Logan Harrison is looking for a wife. As the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, he needs a conventional and diplomatic woman who will stand by his side and help further his political ambitions. He most certainly does not need Mairi Sinclair, the fiery, passionate, fiercely beautiful woman who tries to thwart him at every turn. But if she's so wrong for him, why can't he stop kissing her? He is completely bewitched.
Mairi Sinclair has never met anyone like Logan Harrison, the perfect example of everything she finds wrong with the world. He's also incredibly handsome, immensely popular, and impossible to resist. His kisses inflame her and awaken a passion she can barely control.
Can two people who are at such odds admit to a love that would bind them together for life?
Mairi Sinclair is a very independent and strong willed, and when she goes to hear a lecture that only “men” are allowed to see she is outraged. She then meets Logan Harrison, who is temptation itself, but even he refuses her entry. So she declares war on the Lord Provost, which is practically suicidal considering practically everyone in the city of Edinburgh worships the ground he walks on. Mairi is editor of a newspaper, and practically has spent years building up its reputation hiding herself behind her brothers name. Now she is determined to see that women get the same rights as the men including the right to vote. Logan Harrison is on a hunt for a wife, someone that would be a advantage for his career, and could be be diplomatic, but all thoughts of a wife go out the window when he meets this fiery temptress that makes him want to kiss her soundless. Mairi and Logan are verbal enemies, but are magic in the bedchamber, and soon will either be able to resist the love that is just waiting for them to embrace?
The Witch of Clan Sinclair is the second installment in this most recent series by Karen Ranney. I haven’t read a ton of her books, but every time I have read her I have fallen in love with every one of her stories. Plus I really loved this cover, so gorgeous, don’t you agree? I have enjoyed the setting of this latest series of the Clan Sinclair. It is set more in the regency period, but is set in Scotland which I can’t resist. I have a fascination with the country and its people. The year is 1872, and it begins with seeing a instant connection between Mairi and Logan. From the first chapter there are sparks in the air, without either of them talking much. I love the way these two are connected from the beginning. I felt like the story picks up quickly from the beginning, which is refreshing since that doesn’t happen too often, especially with historical romances. However with this story I felt like the story started off with a quick pace that compels the reader to read more.
The plot was ongoing, and didn’t seem to slow down much. Although there were periods where I felt the steadiness of the story took stops, and I felt like the flow of the story could have been a bit more consistent. I felt like a yo yo at times, and at times I was fully into the story and a couple other times I would have to force myself to keep reading. I don’t know if it was just me or the way the story was written, but I couldn’t have a full grasp on the story as I would have liked. I will say I thoroughly loved this story and it was fun seeing characters from the first book as well.
The characters in the story were so different from each other, but in the end they matched perfectly. Logan is a politician, and is out to further his ambitions in the political arena. Logan is much loved by the people because of some reforms he has set to accomplish, but he never has thought about women’s rights, he just figures they are content to marry and have many babies right? Mairi has a brother that has always encouraged her to go after her dreams. She has spent more time and effort on the newspaper than anything else. It is her passion and she loves writing and sharing ideas with others. From the moment she meets Logan she realizes that she wants to focus her energy and time now to women’s rights. When she practically attacks Logan in written form, her newspaper takes the brunt and soon she starts to realize how sensitive this subject is. Mairi goes about things with full purpose and full speed without thinking things through. At times I loved how rash she is and how passionate she can be with her ideas, which tends to get her into trouble. Logan is more logical and rational, but he can’t resist his attraction to Mairi. Their relationship is full of strife and struggles, and plenty of verbal wars. At the same time we see how much these two care for each other, and as you progress more into the story you see how they compliment each other, in ways that only cement their relationship.
Overall a fun and witty historical romance that won my heart from the very beginning. This author has created a story full of zest and passion and a tale to steal your heart!!! MAGNIFICENT!!