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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1) The Year Is 1881 Meet The Mackenzie Family Rich, Powerful, Dangerous, Eccentric A Lady Couldn T Be Seen With Them Without Ruin Rumors Surround Them Of Tragic Violence, Of Their Mistresses, Of Their Dark Appetites, Of Scandals That Set England And Scotland Abuzz The Youngest Brother, Ian, Known As The Mad Mackenzie, Spent Most Of His Young Life In An Asylum, And Everyone Agrees He Is Decidedly Odd He S Also Hard And Handsome And Has A Penchant For Ming Pottery And Beautiful Women Beth Ackerley, Widow, Has Recently Come Into A Fortune She Has Decided That She Wants No Drama In Her Life She Was Raised In Drama An Alcoholic Father Who Drove Them Into The Workhouse, A Frail Mother She Had To Nurse Until Her Death, A Fussy Old Lady She Became Constant Companion To No, She Wants To Take Her Money And Find Peace, To Travel, To Learn Art, To Sit Back And Fondly Remember Her Brief But Happy Marriage To Her Late Husband And Then Ian Mackenzie Decides He Wants Her The First Of A New Historical Series. 2.5 stars view spoiler I m rounding up to prove that I m not a complete asshole all the time hide spoiler So, first things first The male lead in this book, Lord Ian MacKenzie, has Asperger Syndrome I just set you on edge, didn t I You re having flashbacks to Real, aren t you Go ahead and release that breath you didn t realize you d been holding, because I m here to tell you that this aspect of the novel is handled very well Ian hyper focuses on objects, he s obsessed with patterns, he 2.5 stars view spoiler I m rounding up to prove that I m not a complete asshole all the time hide spoiler So, first things first The male lead in this book, Lord Ian MacKenzie, has Asperger Syndrome I just set you on edge, didn t I You re having flashbacks to Real, aren t you Go ahead and release that breath you didn t realize you d been holding, because I m here to tell you that this aspect of the novel is handled very well Ian hyper focuses on objects, he s obsessed with patterns, he doesn t always like to be touched, he has issues with eye contact, and he Edited to add a note from the author which can be found at the end of this review Review contains minor spoilersThis is my first read of any of Jennifer Ashley s works and I was not disappointed, in fact, I was very, very pleased I found her writing style to be flowing and well thought out, and her ability to weave a tale that kept me wondering, sighing and hopeful through the entire novel made this, for me, a story that was un put downable Yep, I made up that word grins This is one o Edited to add a note from the author which can be found at the end of this review Review contains minor spoilersThis is my first read of any of Jennifer Ashley s works and I was not disappointed, in fact, I was very, very pleased I found her writing style to be flowing and well thought out, and her ability to weave a tale that kept me wondering, sighing and hopeful through the entire novel made this, for me, a story that was un put downable Yep, I made up that word grins This is one of those times that, even though much of the story is based on Ian s past, we didn t need to have it all laid out in a prologue Instead, we learn through flashbacks told from his brothers points of view, as well as Ian s, about the youngest Mackenzie being instit Almost everyone who s read this book loved it to pieces, so my expectations were pretty high when I started it High expectations can be a blessing or a curse Now that I finished this read, I can t help wondering what is wrong with me because, I m sorry to say, I don t understand what all the fuss is about.I liked Ms Ashley s writing this was my 1st book by her and I thought the premise the hero is mad was interesting and unique, but the romance didn t work for me Lust was very Almost everyone who s read this book loved it to pieces, so my expectations were pretty high when I started it High expectations can be a blessing or a curse Now that I finished this read, I can t help wondering what is wrong with me because, I m sorry to say, I don t understand what all the fuss is about.I liked Ms Ashley s writing this was my 1st book by her and I thought the premise the hero is mad was interesting and unique, but the romance didn t work for me Lust was very well depicted and the sex scenes were steamy hot, but love was nowhere in sight, IMHO How can you fall in love with someone you only meet between the sheets Ian and Beth had barely exchanged a few conversations before they found them 5 Wickedly Sinful StarsI ve never been with a lady before.I don t know the rules Lord Ian MacKenzieLord Ian is mad Or at least everyone thinks he is But there is so muchto him than meets the eye He is a collector of precious things and he wants Beth in his bedWhen I saw you, I knew I had to take you away from him He had no idea what you were worth BethBeth may be a beautiful, rich lady, but she s no angel From the moment Lord Ian Mackenzie catches her eye, she is 5 Wickedly Sinful StarsI ve never been with a lady before.I don t know the rules Lord Ian MacKenzieLord Ian is mad Or at least everyone thinks he is But there is so muchto him than meets the eye He is a collector of precious things and he wants Beth in his bedWhen I saw you, I knew I had to take you away from him He had no idea what you were worth BethBeth may be a beautiful, rich lady, but she s no angel From the moment Lord Ian Mackenzie catches her eye, she is lost to desire Her late husband taught her to enjoy making love But Ian wants so much I want to see you bare and I wish to kiss your cunny Are you wetI love Ian s dirty mouth and he loves to talk during sex Ian is the prime suspect in a murder i The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie established to me that it would be a great read from the first page Ian is such an unusual hero, and he is thoroughly lovable And Beth is one of those rare heroines who really does deserve a hero like Ian Their relationship felt right and it felt meant to be Watching them grow closer, to acknowledge their unique, rich relationship, was very gratifying Their bond was emotional, sensual, spiritual, and intellectual Although there were parts of each other tha The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie established to me that it would be a great read from the first page Ian is such an unusual hero, and he is thoroughly lovable And Beth is one of those rare heroines who really does deserve a hero like Ian Their relationship felt right and it felt meant to be Watching them grow closer, to acknowledge their unique, rich relationship, was very gratifying Their bond was emotional, sensual, spiritual, and intellectual Although there were parts of each other that they didn t fully grasp, they kept their hearts open to coming to accept and understand each other There were no judgments against each other given Romance stories like this are my favorite kind where two people can find love with each other, without judgments or the fear that they have to let go of who they are or lose who they are to be in a fulfilling relationship with each other.Ms Ashley did a wonderful job of showing me who Ian was Ian cannot do something so simple as hold a woman s hand He moves his thumb up my wrist and under my glove, finding points that shoot wild heat through my body He caresses the inside of my palm with soft fingers, and then he threads his fingers through mine and holds hard, as though teaching me that my hand belongs there with hisI am simply in love wi FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDIt s beautiful It s thoughtful It s special Love you The man who couldn t look anyone in the eyes was making himself do it, no matter what the pain He was giving her a gift, the greatest one he could, straight from his heart.4.5 stars London, 1881Ian had lived with a raw pain for so long He doesn t always know how to express his emotions, but that doesn t mean he doesn t feel them deeply Ian is a special man He avoids to look people into their eyes and his attention FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDIt s beautiful It s thoughtful It s special Love you The man who couldn t look anyone in the eyes was making himself do it, no matter what the pain He was giving her a gift, the greatest one he could, straight from his heart.4.5 stars London, 1881Ian had lived with a raw pain for so long He doesn t always know how to express his emotions, but that doesn t mean he doesn t feel them deeply Ian is a special man He avoids to look people into their eyes and his attention wanders when he is spoken to, and he interrupts conversations with inappropriate comments or questions that have nothing to do with the topic at hand He can t follow a conversation when he s with a crowd Further, he can t read hints from others A person has to tell him a thing plainly During Ian s stay at the asylum, he had to undergo a horrible treatment Obviously ice cold baths, beatings to supp Is this what love feels like he whispered to her I don t like it, my Beth It hurts too much This is one of the best books I ve read This is one of the best historicals I ve read This book has one of the best heroes I ve ever read This book has one of the best heroines I ve read This book has a fantastic story This book has made me love two women This book made me love four men This book made me want to read five books at the same time This book is in my heart and it will never gIs this what love feels like he whispered to her I don t l Book 1 in the Highland Pleasures series A gem The most amazing, memorable and special hero, Lord Ian Mackenzie I was not a GR member when I read all my historical romances Thus I never wrote a review, only rated each book Lord Ian Mackenzie 27 years youngest son of a Duke dark brown auburn hair amber eyes Beth 29 years widow dark brown hair blue eyes Ian is on my list of top 100 heroes For me he is unforgettable Beth was wonderful everything Ian needed She not only settled Book 1 in the Highland Pleasures series A gem The most amazing, memorable and special hero, Lord Ian Mackenzie I was not a GR member when I read all my historical romances Thus I never wrote a review, only rated each book Lord Ian Mackenzie 27 years youngest son of a Duke dark brown auburn hair amber eyes Beth 29 years widow dark brown hair blue eyes Ian is on my list of top 100 heroes For me he is unforgettable Beth was wonderful everything Ian needed She not only settled all his demons, but she anchored him.It s such a treat to get to follow Beth and Ian through this series I find myself basking in those moments that Ian reappearsIf you are into alpha males


About the Author: Jennifer Ashley

NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance, historical mysteries, and urban fantasy as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner Jennifer s novels have won RWA s RITA and RT Reviewer s Choice awards, have been translated into many different languages, and earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher s Weekly More about her b NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance, historical mysteries, and urban fantasy as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner Jennifer s novels have won RWA s RITA and RT Reviewer s Choice awards, have been translated into many different languages, and earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher s Weekly More about her books at and


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