To redeem her family's disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor.
But Louisa's hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet - and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa's so-called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society.
The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard. He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa-and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she's innocent, he recognizes he's falling for the lovely lady.
Fellows is Louisa's only hope of restoring her family's honor - and it is he alone who intrigues Louisa in a way that may be even more scandalous than murder...
©2013 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Tantor
YES! Refreshingly unique characters. Some twists…didn't see everything coming from a mile away. I like that!
The "medical" exam.
The male lead was wounded but tough…his voice reflected that.
Yes! It's that way with a good book.
More like this!
Meeting all of the characters again is a thrill. The fact that family can exist and overcome dsyfunction is inspiring.
I like getting to know Lloyd and appreciate him.
I love Angela Dawe. She brings humor, and engery to the story.
Yes. In fact, I was sorry it was so short.
The cadence of her reading was terribly irritating. I had to listen to the entire audiobook sped up, to get rid of the lazy intonation. Unfortunately, it looks like she's done all of Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzies books.
Those fascinating MacKenzies!
I enjoyed learning about Lloyd's life. Though he did not have the privileges of the other MacKenzies, he learned how to make his own way in life. What I did not like, the story was a novella. I felt, Lloyd deserved a full length novel. Just my humble opinion, hopefully, we will see more of Lloyd in the future as a spin-off, solving mystery cases. Maybe he and his wife solving mysteries, living between two different societies, a team with the MacKenzie clan constantly interfering. Would like to see the modest lifestyle of Lloyd and Louisa.
Don't have a favorite seen, but I did like when Lloyd met his father and he realized that moment would forever change his view of his father and I liked the scene where Lloyd had to meet with his supervisor in order to remain on the case. It showed a different side of life for Lloyd instead of balls and musicales. I liked seeing him as a working man, his power in a different arena unlike his brothers. I liked how he fit in around his fellow officers and co-workers. Wish there was a Newgate prison scene, so I could get a better understanding of prison life. Another scene I wish Ms. Ashley would have added was more backstory about Lloyd's mother. She is the only female living that knows about the father at a young age.
No. I just enjoy Jennifer's historical books mainly because her Heroes are flawed as well as the women. I enjoy the Victorian era (more political and industrial reform occurring) which is different from the Regency era (party people). I like that she writes her stories during the Victorian era because it provides more opportunities for romantic mysteries and romantic suspense, where those villianous masterminds lurk in the background. I would be moved if more readers would email the author expressing more stories, suggest an idea or a place of travel for the Mackenzies. Just my humble opinion.
Finished this one with the same warm fuzzy feeling that I have after all the Highland Pleasures books. Don't skip this novella! It may be shorter, but is as satisfying as any full-length novel. Great, great story!
The fact that Inspector Fellows is so willing to put everything on the line for Lady Louisa. The fact that he's so much like Hart MacKenzie, it's scary!! But he's so lovable and just a teddy bear in the end.
I would compare this to Hart's book. The similarities of the two men are crazy. The stories are hugely different and that's awesome too. Never a repetitive moment in this series. But the fact that Lloyd is just to impervious to love and being loved, the same way that Hart felt. But they both are so worthy....
Daniel MacKenzie!! Without a doubt!! He's absolutely hysterical in all of the books and in this book, as Louisa's friend, he's still the best!! He makes everything in the world right. But honestly, I think Lloyd Fellows is my favorite character of all yet. He's so hard, but so hot!!
Again, read or listen to this series!!! It really is one of the best ones I've ever read and my personal message to Jennifer Ashely? WRITE MORE!! Ainsly still has a brother who needs a woman!! And Angela Dawe should read all of my favorite books to me!! Love her!
Although this is supposed to be a Novella (6.5 hours long) it does pack an entertaining and enjoyable murder/mystery/romance seamlessly within those hours. For those of us who are avid fans of all the Mackenzie family's dramas then we have heard of beautiful Lady Louisa and Lloyd Fellows before but in this, their own story, we find out just what makes them tick.
Lady Louisa must marry, she desperately needs funds and although she is attracted to, and has been kissing Lloyd in the past, she dare not let herself be tempted (easier said than done). LLoyd is a by-blow Mackenzie and, despite his poor start in the slums, he has worked his way up to the ranks of Detective Inspector but he is constantly haunted by the kisses he's shared with the forbidden Lady Louisa.
Then a message comes in of a murder and Lady Louisa is the only suspect but he knows she couldn't have done it so sets out to prove it before time runs out but along the way he's forced to cover-up clues, plant new ones, give forbidden advice to her as what to say and what not to say and ignore the sizzling building chemistry - all that and find the actual murderer too. He eventually gives in to the passion between them but although he is drawn to and tempted by Louisa he knows, because of the social differences, she can never be his. However, Louisa's heart has already decided that sexy Lloyd is the only one for her after he shows her pleasure and she sees what's underneath his kilt… err no, that's not altogether right…. his tough shell yes his tough shell (minds ladies!!)
Worth a credit? I nearly didn't download this as I dislike Novellas but I'm so glad I did - Although he hasn't got the Scottish brogue he does sometimes wear the Mackenzie kilt and makes up for it in other ways. A sexy, 'who dunnit' romantic love story involving all the Mackenzies which is very credit-worthy.
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