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 picked this one up because it was on sale but what a pleasure it turned out to be. The character Beth is read out well by Angela Dawe, although it took me a while to get use to her narration. However in the end, I thought her narration was very suitable to the tale to be told here. Ian, the unexpected 'hero' in this book, wormed himself into my heart. I like the detailed description of his thoughts. Jennifer Ashley shown a believable insight in the mind of an eccentric or genius or as a reviewer mentioned, one with slight autism.
Character development of Beth and the Mackenzie brothers unfold quite nicely. Towards the last few chapters, I just could not stop listening. Now I'm going to check out the book version of Mack and Isabella's story. Wish the audio version of these series will be out soon.
The reader has the voices ok.. but reads the book as if it is an instruction book for a toaster or directions to assemble a bookcase. That becomes annoying!
My first... and would like to continue in the series, but if I do I will buy the books, not endure the reader again.
Might as well have been reading a techinal manual.
The story line was good and developed characters.
Different reader would have made a world of difference.
Delicious. Love Ian, who is not your typical rogue-turned-devoted lover. He is one of the more complex, well written, and compelling characters in this genre. I look forward to more from JA!!!
This is by far my favorite audiobook, and one I've listened to over and over again. I love all the books in this series, but this one is the best. (Mostly because of Ian!)
Hands down, Ian is the best character in this, and the other MacKenzie books.
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.
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