I love it when an author provokes you to think outside the box. I loved Ian and Beth and while the HEA is a given, I never found this boring. The dialogue and characters are intelligently written. This is the favorite of the MacKenzie series for me...but I do like books 2 and 3 almost as well. I am so tired of cookie cutter, black and white romance, this author explores a disability (a level of autism) which certainly would have been referred to as "madness" in that time period. I am certain many disabilities existed and many abusive situations that are not discussed or necessarily known about in Austen's books. Much ignorance and tolerance was afforded the elite since they "deserved" to do what they wanted to. The MacKenzie's father was a case in point. I found this quite interesting, I'll listen to this again.
Yes I would. It was a very unusual story. Totally unexpected.
The Lord of wicked intension.
Every scene with Ian's man servant.
Oh yes, found it hard to put down.
It think every one should read it.
Ok, I tried to enjoy the book. It is really boring. I returned it because I just could not get through it. I've read historical romances before and enjoyed them but this was just fluff. The storyline was boring and the characters were not engaging. I can do slow storyline if the characters are exciting but you got neither with this book. Even purchasing the book from the first book sale at a discount could not make me finish it. I would rate this as a pass. To me if a book does not capture your attention 4 chapters in then it is not going to.
Book addict, romance lover, sometimes blogger, and everyday librarian!
There were parts of this narration that I enjoyed and there were parts that ruined my enjoyment of the story. The narrator had an mellowness of tone and pacing that weren't rushed, but there were times when the pauses between sentences and paragraphs were too long. So long that I thought a new chapter was starting only to discover it was still the same conversation. The narration did serve well enough to highlight important parts of the story, parts I may have missed if I had only read the story.
I love Audible!
I never read the print version; I'm glad I haven't read it. this was really interesting...
Ian Mackenzie's character was memorable throughout the whole of the book. A character like his, just show you that all people, no matter what they have that works against them, want to be loved unconditionally. I trully lliked this storyline.
I don't know exactly, except that I can say, she didn't take anthing away from the book.
A good book of unconditional love and how people mental issues or those that are considered as special, need love and someone that will love them without condition.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Intriguing, suspenseful & passionate
It is SO unique in its premise and character execution I cannot think of any other to compare it to. Perhaps others in this series (which I will be getting!)
Sure, but 5 Stars would have been easily earned if there was a stronger accent!
No [I don't react strongly to much], however it was very well written and there were a few instances when I found myself chuckling a bit.
It is very rare that I can stand to listen to 'historical' romances. I took a chance on this one as it was on sale for $4.95 and am so glad I did; I believe it IS 'credit' worthy and I plan to get the rest!
NOTE: Some sexual content
Lost in a good book
Definately! It is so honest and well written. I decided to trust all the other reviews before me and I am so happy I did! It is hot and enticing, specific, but totally lovely! It is graphic in the most perfect and well written way. The love scense are tasefull and unique. It made me shudder more than once!!
How open and honest Ian and Beth are with each other. There's no games, no wondering how they feel - there's no embarrassment and you can hear that in the way the story is written and the delivery of the narrator. I found myself falling in love with this couple and just rooting for their happiness.
Her voice is perfect! She has a deep voice - never shrill. It is seductive and works perfectly for both male and female. She has a great flow - never too fast, never exaggerated and she speaks each charater in such a way that really helps portray their personalities.
Wicked Hot Indulgence!
Go have a hot, enticing listen that will satisfly all your "great book" expectations! This book feels like a vacation - I hope you enjoy it too!
I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.
Lord Ian Mackenzie loves Ming bowls to the point of obsession. Their beauty kept him from going insane after being put in an asylum by his abusive father when he was a child. He is brilliant but appears to walk to a different drummer. He prevents beautiful young widow Beth Ackerly from marrying Sir Lyndon Mather who is only after her money. It takes little time for Ian to want Beth himself and when she breaks the engagement to Mather and goes to France he follows her. They come home to Scotland married. Ian's brother Hart, the Duke of Kilmorgan is not happy about the marriage and makes life a little uneasy for Beth at first. There is a power struggle which involves a former lover of Hart's that puts Beth in peril and Ian has several setbacks. A well rounded story with great love /sex scenes. Jennifer Ashley writes this type of novel very well. All the books in this series are good and book six will be out soon. Have really enjoyed the stories of the Mackenzie brothers. Well worth a credit. Have listened several times and will again.
I picked this one up because it was on sale but what a pleasure it turned out to be. The character Beth is read out well by Angela Dawe, although it took me a while to get use to her narration. However in the end, I thought her narration was very suitable to the tale to be told here. Ian, the unexpected 'hero' in this book, wormed himself into my heart. I like the detailed description of his thoughts. Jennifer Ashley shown a believable insight in the mind of an eccentric or genius or as a reviewer mentioned, one with slight autism.
Character development of Beth and the Mackenzie brothers unfold quite nicely. Towards the last few chapters, I just could not stop listening. Now I'm going to check out the book version of Mack and Isabella's story. Wish the audio version of these series will be out soon.
The reader has the voices ok.. but reads the book as if it is an instruction book for a toaster or directions to assemble a bookcase. That becomes annoying!
My first... and would like to continue in the series, but if I do I will buy the books, not endure the reader again.
Might as well have been reading a techinal manual.
The story line was good and developed characters.
Different reader would have made a world of difference.