Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed.
©2010 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor
"Ashley works her magic to create a unique love story brimming over with depth of emotion, unforgettable characters, sizzling passion, mystery, and a story that reaches out and grabs your heart. Brava!" (Romantic Times)
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!
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
I gave this book 4 stars because it was good but not as great as the first in the series. It was fun listening to it but not as sit on the edge of your chair, can't put the book down good as I felt with the fist book. The narrator did a good job also though I would have preferred another narrator for this series but well done overall. I look forward to reading other books by Jennifer Ashley.
I found the first book in this series very clever, with good love scenes and interesting story, but sadly the second book was tedious and I couldn't wait for it to end.
The reader got by in the first book because her robotic style of reading fit with an autistic style of speech, but sadly not in the second. I don't think I will continue with the series.
After reading the first book in this series I was eager to hear the next book and it didn't disappoint. Lady Isabella married Mac MacKenzie after knowing him one night. She was young and he was impetuous but now she is older and wiser and knows exactly what she wants and won't settle for less. Mac must go through a journey of discovering who he is and how to win his wife's affections back. This story is touching and human. It shows the flaws we all have deep within us. I love lady Isabella's tough but loving character, she holds her ground and demands that Mac realize how selfish he has been. Ashley's ability to flesh out these two characters and make them interesting is spot on. From beginning to end the listener is drawn in to this story. The complex characters and their relationship to each other and the storyline are enjoyable and I couldn't stop listening. The narrator is good but I wish she could read with more emotion, sometimes she comes off flat and cold. Other than that this is a great listen.
Many things: The narration was awesome, the story was engaging and exciting. I don't believe there is a woman that would not want to be loved the way Mac loved Isabella, and I am sure most men wish they had it going on like Mac. He is magnificent (after he got over his traumatic childhood issues).
The Love story. The strength that Isabella exhibited is the kind of strength women claim to have, but very few actually do.
She has the voices down extremely well. The sexy scottish accent, the British accent, the confident/sexy tone she gives Isabella and the no nonsense masculine twist of all the males, gave me goose bumps.
No. I wanted it to go on... So I tried but failed to strech it out.
The love scenes were HOT HOT HOT.
loved this second novel in the series. I am glad to understand what happened with Mac and Isabella and how it turned out in the end. Another good story.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites! The main reason...IT IS A FAMILY AFFAIR! We get to see the whole family interact in the books. The whole fun group! I enjoyed the first book immensely, BUT this one I COULDN'T PUSH PAUSE!!! I was so looking forward to Mac and Isabella's story and it didn't disappoint.
Their relationship wasn't perfect....so he wants to be a better man. She loves him but can't have him destroy himself and her at the same time. So this is the story of how they fix it!
Way more passion and steam than the first book. VERY HOT!
So much fun! I loved loved loved this book. I actually learned to love Ian (from book 1) even more after this book. I just really HATE the AUDIBLE cover! (I know that has nothing to do with it, but just my thoughts!)
If you like book one - you'll LOVE book 2! I am totally hooked on this series and so far Mac and Isabella are my favorite characters, but Cameron's story is coming up and that could change!
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I enjoyed the first book better than this second installment. At times the story kept my interest but it other times it seem tedious. The conflict was lukewarm and didn't capture any real momentum or excitement. It was OK but you would be fine to skip it.
No, the story can be told by reading the other books in the series.
All of them. She is amazing at making each character have a distinct voice and is consistent throughout the series
When Lady Isabella Scranton eloped with notorious rake and scandalous artist Lord Mac Mackenzie the night of her come out ball, the ton was shocked and captivated. Their turbulent marriage has been fodder for the gossip rags ever since. Under the weight of their heady passions, including frequent rows and reconciliations, and one heartbreaking and tragic event, their marriage collapses into a formal separation. But three years later, Mac has changed his ways, stopped drinking, and returned to London to try to woo his wife back. Though much has passed between them and Isabella guards her heart fiercely against the man who hurt her so badly in the past, she still has feelings for him and Mac will not let her go so easily...
As a study of a marriage in crisis due to ravages of Mac's alcoholism, this novel shines. The issues Mac and Isabella face as they try to rebuild the trust that has been broken and reshape their marriage according to the people they have grown into are handled delicately and sensitively, and are ultimately quite relatable. Unfortunately, while the complication of someone attempting to assume Mac's identity adds drama to the plot, it rings rather false. In the end, while it provides the impetus for Mac and Isabella to declare their true feelings, it is so melodramatic that rather than adding to the novel, in the end, it actually detracts from the beauty of the the love story central to the plot. The performance quality of the audiobook is quite good. Angela Dawe has a pleasant and expressive voice with an impressive range that allows her to imbue particularly the male characters with the deep, rich timbre consistent with the way they are described in the novel, while still giving female leads the softer, more feminine voices expected for their characters.
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