Apr 2, 2010

#29 - "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie" by Jennifer Ashley

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 more 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. 

My thoughts on the book:
This is the first book in the Highland Pleasures series & I really loved it. I found it hard to put it down until I finished it and when I did, I've wanted more, so I'm really looking forward to Mac & Isabella's story, and the other books in the series also. This is the first book from this author that I've read & I'll probably read some of her other books, too. I recommend it to every fan of historical romances.

My rating: 4.5/5



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