A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.
©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor
"Ashley's latest flawlessly written historical romance richly rewards romance [fans] with its multilayered characterization; sexy, secrets-saturated plotting; sharp wit; and enthralling writing." (Booklist)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This series just keeps getting better and better. I didn’t think there would be a Mackenzie brother I would love more than Ian, but Cameron sure did come close. He is such a rake but deep down you know there is something more to him than just carnal pleasures.
I enjoyed the love story between Cam and Ainsley and thought she was the perfect match for him. Add to that the side stories of Daniel, Hart and the rest of the Mackenzie clan and you have a perfect regency romance book.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Never judge a book by its movie
Literally ( pardon the pun) #1!!
Cameron, has always been my favourite character, even since book one.
I love her voice, she's perfect.
This is a book, with real feeling. You can imagine yourself in this dysfunctional, but loving family. These 4 men take care of each other, as adults as they had as boys, due to the abusive house they grew up in.
This book is about Cameron, the 2nd oldest. who suffered abuse from his father and also his wife, who had tried to kill their baby son, before she killed herself, years earlier.
Cameron has meaningless affairs, because he believes he is not worthy of anything else, until he meets Ainsley.
Their story is beautiful and heart-warming.
This is one of the best series of books I have read. You will fall in love with these characters, and their families.
Don't miss out, you won't regret it.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Jennifer Ashley has written such an amazing series. Each book has been very different but all of them very well written. The first book in the series The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie was one of the best books I've ever read in my life and made me fall in love with Ian. I was sure no other book could come close to that one. The second book was just ok. But then I listened to this one and I fell in love all over again. This time with Cameron. I had an impression he was a selfish ass who did not care for his son and only lived for his carnal pleasures. Well I was wrong. Very very wrong. Cameron didn't really have that many sins. He was just a very hurt, betrayed and traumatized man. And I love his journey and his change. Ainsley put the pieces of his heart back together little by little. And she was such a good woman. Just an honest, lovable, good woman.
I loved every character on this story. I loved how romantic and sizzling hot the main relationship was. I loved how the other couples were incorporated into the story and to know how they are doing. I loved how the next story was introduced (Hart and Eleanor). I loved the freaking horse Jasmine. I loved Cam's son Daniel. I even loved Angelo the gypsie. Yeah, I pretty much loved every second of this story.
Narration: Angela Dawe did a great job with the story. I gave up trying to hear a british or Scottish accent but other than that the narration was passionate, intense and nearly perfect. Worth a credit? Abso-freaking-lutly!!!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Very enjoyable. I like how Cameron had such a tragic story but found love in the end. Worth the credit. Not a buy but yes to free credit. I mean he is a McKenzie... Loved that...
Still Narrator is really getting on my nerves with her da dee da voice...
I loved both Ian and Mac's story. I didn't think Jennifer Ashley could write another 5star book. But she has. Cam story is sad, passionate and beautiful. Surpassed my expectations, and then some.
Angela Dawe's performance was superb! I want to read the next book, but I'm willing to wait to hear Dawe's beautiful interpretation.
Highly recommended!!! Every book in this series is exceptional.
I love JA's work and the whole Highland Pleasures series has been great so far and this book is no exception. If you've listened to the other 2 books in the series then you know what to expect but if you haven't then what are you waiting for - put them in your cart NOW 'cause you don't want to miss this series.!!
As the blurb in the Publisher's Summary says, it's Cameron's turn to find love but the road to it never runs smoothly (that's why we love them isn't it) Cameron is the scarred brother who loves horses, drink, his son Daniel and of course women. He meets Ainsley (now a widow) again after years have passed since their first brief encounter in his bedroom when she was stealing a necklace.
This time there's an instant attraction between them but again, Cameron catches her in his bedroom desperately looking for something. Coupled with the blossoming romance you get the updates from Ian and Beth and Isabella and Mac and, of course, Daniel who is growing up fast.
I could go on about great characters, good plot, sexy Scottish rake etc., etc., etc., but, if you've listened to books 1 & 2, then you know all that and you know what to expect - a thoroughly enjoyable way to pass 9 hours.
Looking forward to Hart's story next in The Duke's Perfect Wife.
Worth my credit? It's a definite Yes.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
After being swept off my feet with Ian & Beth's story in the first book in the series, my main worry in continuing with the series was that I didn't have a vacation lined up to do some serious marathon reading/listening. However, the second book in the series was a complete disappointment even though I really like Mac & Isabella. Jennifer Ashley really messed up with the second book in my humble opinion and all that did for me was linger and hesitate to read the rest of the series. UGH!!! I LOST SO MUCH TIME!!! Why?---Because "The Many Sins of Lord Cameron" was freaken amazing!!
Let me break it down:
I. A Romance to Savor:
This is a book that I would put in the category of "an author's gift to readers" lol. The reason being that this book delivered at every step of the burgeoning romance between Cameron MacKenzie and Ainsley Douglas.
Now, this couple eased into their romance. First, when Cameron and Ainsley met she was married & refused to cheat on her elderly husband even though there was this crazy-amazing connection between the both of them (ultimately, this was good because Cameron really respected her for it). The second part of "taking it slow" came through the courtship-era...lol..not sure what to refer to it as..um their "getting to know each other stage?" However, there was nothing SLOW about their sumptuous rendezvous that were STEAMY & just fabulous. Why?-- Because there were so many combustible moments between the two...just a few come to mind: wrestling in Cameron's bed, unbuttoning buttons in the woods, stolen kisses and touches in the study, the billiards' room....and that was just in the very beginning! As the story progressed so did the HOT romance. In fact, the romance maintained the main focal point of the book (I know that should be expected, but that doesn't always happen in novels when authors decide to write sloppy).
II. Sweet Moments between other MacKenzie couples:
If you love the MacKenzie clan than this book is going to spoil you! Especially, if you love Ian MacKenzie....
~Loved where Mac surrounded Isabella with kisses and put his hands on her pregnant belly from their second child.
~OMG, there is this scene where Cameron is talking to Ian and Ian walks away without finishing the conversation (typical autism behavior) because he is pulled to Beth whom Cameron describes as Ian's "anchor" and the "conduit" in which Ian is able to understand the joys of life (this was because Beth was radiantly smiling as she enjoyed the fireworks).
~Ian and the honey jar....LOL. I can't say more..that scene was just a treat as Ian ushered Beth out of the dinning room as the complete MacKenzie family were eating breakfast. Haha...LOVE it!
~OK, I had not warmed up to Hart MacKenzie, but this book won me over to him. There is more information about how much Hart has fought and sacrificed and is ALWAYS there for his brothers & family. But, the scene that almost made me topple over in my chair was between Hart MacKenzie and Lady Eleanor Ramsay in the train....whoa, that was just lovely....lovely indeed.
~Ok, Beth Mackenzie is still pretty powerful in my view. There is this part where Ainsley is summoned by the queen & leaves abruptly. She wasn't able to say goodbye in person to Cameron and right before he has a panic attack (well, at least it seemed like he was going to have a panic attack...LOL), Beth gives him the most powerful, soothing words ever..and it completely calms him and feeds his hope and trust in his relationship with Ainsley.
III. Marriage is Just the Beginning
What I really liked and enjoyed was how the story did not end when Cameron and Ainsley got married. They really had to work things out. On a huge positive note, they were able to finally love without restraint...which equals wonderful love scenes. I liked how Cameron gave Ainsley cute nicknames like, "mouse, ferret, devil woman, & vixen." Believe me...in context they are so cute!
Ok, what really made Cameron and Ainsley's story absolutely amazing is the complexity of their persons. Jennifer Ashley really knows how to write characters/leads in which there is a reason for the madness and the connection to a soulmate. Ainsley completes Cameron because she is what he needs due to his traumatic first marriage and fears that he carried into their relationship. Cameron is all the man that Ainsley needs as well. Also, I have to say that I loved the horse Jasmine. And, the ending of the book was perfect. I loved how Ainsley made a way for all of Cameron's dreams to come true (yes, even the unspoken ones).
NARRATOR: Angela Dawe is a perfect narrator for the series. I don't know what people are thinking when they have given her unfavorable reviews. She has created the most sultry, deep masculine voices with a twinge of Scottish accent (because after all these men are English too...or at least educated & immersed in British society). Also, I really like the female voices she creates for each of the characters.
No spoilers from me. I enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, 4 me.I'm running out this typeAudible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery.
I've not read the books. I advise reading them in order, but each one -thus far- is a stand alone.
Ainsley's clever thievery -past and current & learning of how Cameron received his scars.
Yes, she is EXCELLENT in ALL the Highland Pleasures books.
Yes, but it took me several days... oh, to be able to listen to the whole series at once without interruption!
Great plot and sub plot...also glad for the hints of upcoming books in the series.
NOTE: Some strong language and a few sexual 'encounters'.
"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC" ~~ ( 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Poor, 1 = Awful ) ~~ Reviews should never contain "spoilers" ;-)
This is such a wonderful series. Book three in this series was just as good as the first two. This is the story of Cameron and Ainsley. This book is a little suspenseful, sweet, tender, romantic, sexy, and even sad in some parts. I loved how the characters in the first two books appear in this book. Its like old friends that come to visit. if you liked the first two books you will like this one too!
Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?
I read the first two books in this series and was very impressed with the authors ability to write stories of real people with real problems but I was mildly unimpressed with this book. The story felt weak and contradictory. Cameron is a strong gruff man that women want to love and men fear. His strong virile persona is sorely tempted when he meets Ainsley Douglas snooping around in his room. I enjoyed the beginning of the book, the sexual play and dominance of Cam's character was exciting and sexy but as the story goes on we learn about his first marriage and the abuse he suffered at his wife's hand. In a day when men could have a wife committed to an asylum for almost no reason at all, I found it hard to believe that a man would let a woman burn him over and over with a cigar just to protect his child. I also found it hard to believe that a man would let a women beat him not once but twice with a poker. The female character is suppose to be strong willed and self sufficient but she too comes off as kind of stupid when she is duped into attending an orgy while trying to retrieve the queens letters. I also found other parts of the plot thin, although the author struggles to be true to the characters she has invented, she is constantly fading in and out. At times the story line became so thin I almost gave up on it but I stuck through it to the end and was mild appeased. Its not totally unreadable but in my opinion its not as good as the other books in this series.
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