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 loved this book. The author really did a good job with Ian's character. He and Beth were great together. I would love to read more about them in the sequels. I thought that the performance was very good.
I truly enjoyed the different take on the hero. He is far from perfect which makes him perfect. He comes off as rude and insane but probably has high functioning autism. The characters were very well developed throughout the book. As the book went on there was always more to be added to already likable characters. I did want to kill the duke a few times but at the end of the book I could see being interested in his own book.
The bad guy is pretty easy to figure out with the clues given, but that still didn't detract from wanting to finish it. Narration was spot on. Even though there is a female narrator she didn't make the men sound like McGruff the Crime dog or coping with a bad case of COPD combined with a fatal case of TB. She could keep the attention of a dozen two year old's on sugar highs.
Tree-hugger, Turtle-rescuer, wild-eyed Bead-Babe
This is a delightful story regarding a woman with real life experience and a Scottish lord who has a socially-functional level of autism. Their interactions and the paranoia of the Victorian society around them is interesting and believable. Angela Dawe does a wonderful job with the accents and expressing the tension between the antagonistic detective and Lord Ian as well as the Lady who finds herself in love with the troubled Lord and targetted by an obsessed Scotland Yard detective who seeks to destroy the Mackenzie family. A startling ending, too.
A wonderful story, well-told!
This book was great. I enjoyed it immensely
It was a great love story. People who are different deserves to have someone to love them unconditionally .
Story was really good. Didn't see the end coming. Was over before I knew it!!
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.
Love to read!
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
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