A Highland Duchess Author:Karen Ranney The beautiful but haughty Duchess of Herridge is known to all the ton as the "Ice Queen." But to Ian McNair, the exquisite Emma is nothing like the rumors. Sensual and passionate, she moves him as no other woman has before. If only she were his wife and not his capitive.... — Little does Emma know that the dark and mysterious stranger who burs... more »ts into her bedroom to kidnap her is the powerful Earl of Buchane, and the only man who has been able to see past her proper facade. As the Ice Queen's defenses melt under the pwerful passion she finds iwth her handsome captor, she begins to believe that love may be possible. et fate has decreed that the dream can never be--for pursuing it means sacfificing everything they hold dear: Their honor, their futures...and perhapes their lives« less
Awful! Talk a weak spineless dish wrag of a female character. The is nauseatingly sordid with the woman mindlessly doing what the male characters tell her. I know that was the lot of the women of that age but yeesh!!!! The whole story is a sad and pathetic. I used to love Karen Ranney and haven't read her in a couple of years. After this book I'm done with her books.