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)
HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. I Enjoy Historical & Inspirational Romances With Great Narration. Oh, And I give Honest Reviews with No 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!
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.
I'm not sure if others do this, but I tend to "cast" every book I read. Mostly with actors, however I have come across certain characters that remind me of people in my life. This book was (for a long time) my favorite I the series. As much as I adored the romance Iain and Beth shared, this book was always "the one". I've listened to this book so often I could not gather a guess at how many times.
I will apologize now for the horrible review I am typing.
Book 3 in the Highland Pleasures Series is a five-star read or listen. Jennifer Ashley has created such a wonderful family of characters. On to the next one...again. (Yep, the whole series is worthy of being heard or read many times over. )
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Many Sins of Lord Cameron was delightfully wicked and emotionally gut-wrenching at the same time!
Overall Thoughts: I think it is clear by now that I am just plowing through this series. I am so in love with it! It is dark, sexy, and wonderfully written. Cameron though is my favorite brother (I can say that successfully now that I have read all 4 + the Christmas Novella). He is damaged, sexy, wicked, and does the biggest bastard to HEA turn in the series. I was rooting for him every step of the way and really only Ainsley could have brought him to his knees. He needed someone who could go toe-to-toe with him and not back down. He also needed someone who could work though his particular damage (it was extensive) and be patient with the quirks that brought to his personality. This also makes me wonder how his son (Daniel--first marriage) will turn out. I can't wait to read his book because he is dealing with some his father's baggage too. *sigh* This was just fantastic!
Narrated By Angela Dawe / Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Angela pulled of Cam and Ainsley with a precision that made me smile. I am really enjoying her narration of this series.
Final Thoughts: I don't know what I will do when I catch up! Probably try her shifter series LOL
The count said in careful English, "That was perhaps not, as you English say, very sporting."
"Games are played to win," Cameron said. "And we're Scottish.”
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.
Home is where my books are.
Cameron McKenzie is sexy and charming, and he goes through women like a box of tissues. He's also hot tempered, given to rages and black moods, and is only happy on a horse. A confirmed bachelor, Cam is so allergic to marriage, the very word makes him ill. But then, he has his reasons.
Then along comes Ainsley Douglas, one of the most interesting female characters in an HR that I've seen so far. Ainsley isn't the typical retiring Victorian woman; there is nothing conventional about her, except perhaps the way she dresses. She picks locks and solves problems as a fixer for a certain royal personage (who makes an awesome cameo).
It isn't long before she sets about fixing Cam -- and she does it the way she does everything else -- with subtly, intelligence, and style. She is a great character, and Ashley gives her great dialogue.
This is my second favorite book in the series, after Ian's, and in fact, the dynamic between the MCs is similar. Maybe that's why this is my second favorite book in the series!
Do not miss it!
(Note: Angela Dawe sounds a little more strident and rushed at times in this performance. Her reading of the text gives a tension and sense of danger, even when there was no danger imminent. Intrigue, yes. Danger? Well, a little.
She over-did it a bit, which caused me to over-think it, and kept me unnecessarily on the edge of my seat. My advice is to try and relax and enjoy the ride, and don't look for boogeymen everywhere. Now that I know where it's going, I know I'll enjoy it even more the 2nd time, and isn't that a great thing to say about any book?)
The Mackenzies are my favorite family behind the Malory's!!! Jennifer Ashley never disappoints and Angela Dawe gives the story great life with her voice tones and smooth reading!
Like all of Jennifer Ashley's historical romances, this story delivers on all fronts. It is a wide sweeping adventure, sensual romance, tinged with secrets, mystery, angst, and triumph. The narrator is superb. The four MacKenzie brothers are handsome and privileged Scottish lords who suffered from painful childhoods at the hands of a self-centered, cruel father. This story is about Lord Cameron MacKenzie, a gifted horseman, single father, and tantalizing womanizer who falls hard when he meets Ainsley. She captures his mind and heart, but runs from him because of her dark past. This is a well written and excellently performed story!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
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 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!!!
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