Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.
Despite his decadence and intimidating intelligence, she could see he needed help. Her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was the madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.
©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor
"The Mackenzie brothers will leave you breathless." (Elizabeth Hoyt)
I love romantic historical novels.
On of the best. It kept me awake all night until i was finished.
That must be Ian. He is loyal to his family and frinds, even when everyone think the worst of him. He is a very sensual man, but he is also starving for someone to love and belive in him. Even when he don't belive, that he; him self is capable of loving or other feelings.
She gave the characters a life of there one in the book.
Who can love the mad Lord
Beth and Ian a cupel whit a lot of hurdles in front of them. Ian are questioning himself and his sanity. Beth is struggling wgit her feelings to Ian. Does she stay whit him or not. Is her love strong enough.
I love this book. Worth a credit.
I absolutely love romance stories and this one had an odd twist that made it a nice listen! I would recommend this as a book to listen to.
This book was such a pleasant surprise. Lord Ian is an Aspie and the authors insight's into his thoughts and challenges were wonderful. I listened to this one twice (something I never do) because it was so good. Great story telling, I can't wait to read about the rest of this charming and complicated family.
Yes. If you like regency romance, you will like this series. Strong main characters. Easy to follow storyline with just enough info to lead you into the next book.
She did an excellent job in bringing the characters to life.
Most definitely. Finished the series in a week.
I enjoyed the development of this story a great deal. Since Mackenzie is not your archetypal hero, I truly enjoyed him. Yes, this is a nice romance. Yes, Ashley wrote a pleasant story. But her hero is the best part.
I just did not "buy" this story from the very beginning... I'm all about suspending belief but this was a bit much for me... it seemed like the story was secondary to the sex scenes.. and it's not my personal preference. The narration was fine. However, the last two hours or so of the book were great. I really enjoyed the ending. It was very satisfying. I won't be downloading the other books in this series though. Not my thang.
An avid listener of audio books.
It took me a while to get into this book because I didn't enjoy the narrator. I stuck with it and finally got into the storyline and got used to the narrator's style. I find the narrator got better in subsequent books. Either she improved or she grew on me. Its a great series and I'm intrigiued by the characters.
My tastes vary. I like PNR and some HR. I have been known to like YA and NA just as well as some naughty bodice rippers and other romance books.
This is in my top 5.
I loved almost everything. I loved Ian and his brothers the most.
Ian. Ian. Ian.
When Beth was ill -- Ian was a god.
I will not be trying additional books by these authors. I am very sorry I ever spent the money on this one.
I will be extremely selective of future books...I have always enjoyed romance novels that include A background of Scotland's history. It is a rich environment. Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite authors. This book was a total disappointment to me.
She was not too bad, but not one of my favorites.
Too numerous to mention!
Wish I had not wasted my money!
The fact that you cast a strong male lead with a difference and make him sexy, despite it!
In the Theater when Ian meets Beth.
Have to be honest, I was really bothered by her narration in the beginning of the book. Her voice seemed Whiny. I don;t know if she worked her way out of it or if I just became used to it; because I went on to listen to books 2,3 and 4, without a hitch. In fact by the close of book four I was really enjoying her.
If my life was that simple I surely would have.. however, reality rules my life.
TO AUDIBLE: Please don't partially publish series. There is a book 4.5,5, 6 (6.5 I think) and 7....and I am now left haning unless I want to go to another source to finish the series...which I am in the process of doing. Your business loss Audible!
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