Monday, November 21, 2016

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley [Review]

 The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1) by Jennifer Ashley
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: June 27, 2016

Mackenzies & McBrides
1. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Paperback | Kindle
2. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage
3. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
4. The Duke's Perfect Wife
4.5. A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift
5. The Seduction of Elliot McBride
5.5 The Untamed Mackenzie
6. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie
6.5. Scandal and the Duchess
7. Rules for a Proper Governess
8. The Stolen Mackenzie Bride
8.5. A Mackenzie Clan Gathering
9. Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction
10. The Devilish Lord Will

Jennifer Ashley
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted -- especially with a lady.

Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help- her help.

Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was...the Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.
Thoughts on The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Holy wow, I loved Ian and his single-minded determination to make Beth his. It wasn't in a creepy way, either. He just knew he wanted her and he went for it. Somewhere along the way the want evolved into something deeper and it was GLORIOUS. *fluttery hands*

So, yeah. Ian (and his brothers, come to think of it) hit all the high points with me. While Ian is the one considered "mad", all the Mackenzie men have their obsessions. Ian's differences are simply harder to hide. And it's his differences that draw Beth to him. She likes his brilliant mind and the way he speaks the truth without fail. She likes how straight-forward he is with his desires.

She just likes him. And it was wonderful.

Beyond Ian and his differences, there's also a bit of a mystery Beth stumbles over. Her determination to find out the truth so she can help Ian puts her in a dangerous situation. I liked how all the pieces came together and how the reasoning behind what the different parties did made such intricate sense.

I also loved how vehemently Beth stood up for Ian when she saw him being mistreated. *heart eyes*

I'm looking forward to more time spent with these scandalous Mackenzies and their wicked ways.


  1. This book AND SERIES is amazing. Ian pops up in all the Mackenzie books, too.

    1. I recced this series to my sister after reading JUST Ian's book. I am SO smitten with him. I'm definitely planning on reading the rest of the series.