Catriona Cameron was once famed for her seductive beauty and charm. Now she saw no one, hiding from the world . . . and no one dared break through her self-imposed exile.
No one, that is, until Mark Thorburn burst into her home, and Catriona's darkened world began to have color again. Thorburn, secretly the heir to an Earldom, claimed he was a footman. But Catriona didn't care about the scandal their passion could cause . . . for his very touch sparked her back to a life of sensuality, one she thought she'd never have again.
Little does she know that Mark is part of a masquerade. One that will end when they become the target of a madman set on revenge. Mark realizes he will have to do more than win her love . . . he will have to save her life as well.
Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.
Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.
I've read a number of Karen Ranney's book and this one was definitely a disappointment. The backstory for Catriona was identical to the backstory given to another one of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Samantha Jeans
The book was slow paced and dreary at times. The main characters were just too fragmented for my tastes in romance..Published 3 months ago by Lydia Kristie Ball-Arthur
have always enjoyed ranney's writings. this is one of my favs as it shows character development of the heroine, who is initially quite self-absorbed with her own unfortunate... Read morePublished 7 months ago by rushie86
I think this book was about a very shallow, selfish beautiful women who becomes grossly disfigured, come to terms with how horrible of a human being she was. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fluffy
Extremely enjoyable book - loved the writing - loved the romance - would highly suggest reading! I would suggest reading A Scandalous Scot first -Published 12 months ago by Sherry Weitz
Why did the Lass wear black? Because she was in mourning. Endlessly, tirelessly, annoyingly mourning the loss of her own physical beauty. Read morePublished 14 months ago by A. McNulty
This hit all the right spots with me.
The beauty and the beast like story where we have the heroine and not the hero badly scarred. Read more
Loved this book. I enjoy reading historical romances. This one is a little different than the norm. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joy F
In 1862, following a dinner party in London, the life of Catriona, a glamorous socialite, takes a turn for the worse. While travelling home, there is an accident. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Waheed Rabbani