Title: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Series: Highland Pleasures
Genre: Historical Romance
Summary: 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.
Thoughts: I hadn't planned to pick this one up, but since it was highly recommended by KristieJ and AmyC, I thought I'd give it a try. It was an enjoyable read. I didn't think much of the heroine Beth, she didn't really stand out for me. But Ian and the rest of the Mackenzie brothers were very intriguing and boy do they have some issues. Lucky for us each of the Mackenzie brothers will be getting their own book.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.jennifersromances.com/
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