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)
Romantic historical fiction
Loved the accents.
Really becamed involved with characters. Hope there is another in this series.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
The story was okay, its a romance with sex scenes thrown in that are pretty decently written. Not bad, not great, but it was entertaining. The author never says but it is implied that Lord Ian has Asperger's Syndrome. There was no name for it during this time period, but it was viewed as a madness. While I liked the story, it wasn't enough to get me to buy into the other books that follow it. The narrator did a pretty good job too.
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I won't give this a raving review, but it was definitely a decent book. The story line moved along and kept me interested. The characters were unique and had interesting backgrounds. I'm not too fond of the asylum/mental illness aspect of it, but it didn't necessarily detract. I might actually listen to the next book in the series (depending on which character it involves).
Avid reader and Audio books listener
I loved how the author was able to make a reader feel and understand Ian.
Ian, the way he looked at the world and handled it, no to mention he was very passionate
I like it all
The way Ian told Hart to let her be and that she was a MacKenize
This is a great series, a must read.. but this is my favorite
I"m a audible addict. My eyes have gotten really bad so I really hadn't read much in the last 10 years until I discoverd books on CD and Audible. Now I'm a fiend. Other than audio books I enjoy my family, work and dabbling on the computer.
Fascinating men and the women they love. Each book is very different and I've been through the 4 that are available. Book 1 with Ian was very different considering his mental state. A beautiful Story.. Book 2 with Mac the artistic Mackenzie. Book 3 with Cam the horse lover of the family and Book 4 with Hart the oldest and leader of the family. Each book was a wonderful story on it's own..but I love how the series entertwines the family members and they are active in each book. I think my favorites are book 1 and book 4.. but I loved them all. Can't wait for the next three to come.. especially The Other Mackenzie..
I am listening to it again as I type this. I have a very short list of books that I consider better on audio than I think I would enjoy by actually "reading" and I've just added The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to that short list. I thought the narrator did an excellent job of distinguishing voices without overwhelming the story. I thought the scottish burr was very subtle and in my opinion just right, not too strong or over done as some narrators tend to do. I'm not sure I would have the same feeling if I had actually read the book. I fell in love with Ian Mackenzie and am just a little hesitant in reading the rest of the books in this series because I'm not sure I will love the rest of the brothers as much as I do Ian.
Ian, without a doubt, although I loved Beth too. He was a very special charachter with a horrific childhood, but he manages to hold onto his humanity.
Definately worth the credit. buy this book, you will not be sorry!
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Definately, as long as they don't mind steamy romance :)
Ian of course!
Ian, although Mac is actually my favorite Mackenzie brother. All of the books are great and all of they brothers are super sexy.
It was hot.
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I completely fell in love with Ian Mackenzie!!! If I close my eyes I can fully envision him with his flaws and all... and matter of fact his "problem" does add a lot of what I liked about his personality and charms! Oh well... call me crazy! LOL
I loved the story! Yes, it does sometimes happen too fast and maybe making no sense at all... but isn't it how life sometimes is.... I cannot say that everything whether good or bad that has ever happened in my life made absolute sense to me lol
Ian is probably going to be my fave of all the brothers :]
I recommend the reading/listening!
way up there....
Ian's love of vases
Beth telling him he was gonna be a father
...um,m,mm very sexy, I was not disappointed....
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