It's not a bad audiobook. Ashley just came up short, because the first book was so outstanding. This is a pretty cookie-cutter historical romance that becomes interesting about the time Ian and Beth show up. And it's interesting because of the characters, not the story. On their own, Mac and Isabella are wonderful secondary characters. Their book just doesn't make the same impact as others in this series. I think you could actually skip this book if you wanted to. Do not skip Cameron's book. We see the whole family, but the story stands on its own and Cam and Ainsley are a strong couple.
I still believe Ian & Cameron had the best stories. This story was good but not as good as Ian & Cameron's.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures Book 1, by Jennifer Ashley and Narrated by Angela Dawe will leave you breathlessly wanting…
This book by Jennifer Ashley, was my first exposure to the author. I enthusiastically must say that before I finished book 1, I had already purchased the entire series, anxiously reading/listening to Angela Dawe’s masterful performance! I am currently in the second half of book 3, and loving it!
Jennifer Ashley has a wonderfully vivid imagination as is reflected throughout the Mackenzie Brother’s series. She artfully illustrates her characters and their environments so that the reader is magically transported into the book to observe each, as their stories unfold.
Each wild and somewhat mad Mackenzie brother is absolutely, and unconditionally devoted to his family, despite growing up with an abusive father. They are all large, and powerful of stature; each one uniquely gifted. They are proud Scotsmen, who live life with a hearty fervor. They are faithful, caring, attentive, and fiercely protective. While they share these traits, as the glue that binds them; they are vastly different in temperament and personality.
The women in their lives are strong, intelligent, and accomplished, making the journey delicious.
A must read for those who enjoy Historical Romance Novels.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
Loved the first book and the narrator. However, this book seemed to drag on and the narrator's anxiety ridden voice the entire book made for difficult listening. I don't know why she changed so much from the first????
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
I just read the second book... The first book still remains my best book..... Despite this I love the story of Mac though he was supposed to be the easily loved of the brother's he didn't get portraited as such.... The story was different....funny at time....but from start to finish we knew what the end would be..... This is a story of fighting for love....hurrying the past and learning to love right. I would recommend to read this book. It's a great series.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
The second in the Mackenzie series follows the second youngest of the Mackenzie brothers, the artist Mac. He has always been the fun, irresponsible one, drinking, traveling between Paris, Rome, England and Scotland and doing things on a dare. One dare was to crash the come-out ball of Lady Isabella Scranton and steal a kiss. Instead of just a kiss, he steals her heart and they elope. Six years later, the two have been seperated for 3 years and Mac, sobered up, is trying to win her back. There's also a mystery in this book as well, involving an art forger. One of the things I really enjoyed about this is how there are snippets of society gossip from the beginning of their relationship to tell the back story, while keeping you in the present of the plot.
Though I am an avid reader and have both e-book and audio of this book....the audio puts you right there into their lives and emotions. Buy the series and just enjoy. The MacKenzies are such strong personalities, but the women really shine.
It was a sweet story and different from most of the 'Scottish or Highlander' type romance novels. The family members and characters in the book are people you will miss. They are a very interesting family.
The say she was whisked away and enticed to elope at her coming out.
Lady Isabella, of course!
The narrator makes this a delightful way to spend time.
Yes, the story was good but long time for characters to be apart?
How close the brother are.
I liked the Narrator
No, I liked the flow of the story for the most part.
I think the MacKenzie series is one of the very best! You are with them each step of the story - amazing!
The other 3 MacKenzie Books - the Madness of Ian MacKenzie is the best of all!
The book is so moving and so well read! Angela Dawe is awesome!
Read them - The best Keeper to come along in a long time - what a fab discovery!