Date published May 2009
Historical Romance/ Victorian
Mass Market Paperback
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Danny
Rumours of murder surround the dark and dangerous Lord Ian Mackenzie and he is regarded as an eccentric by his peers. Thanks to his father, who thought him “odd”, he spent his childhood in an asylum, till his brother freed him after their father’s death. Ian isn’t mad, but different than everyone else. He has a photographic memory and is a mathematic genius.
Beth Ackerly is a young widow who seeks a quiet life after her beloved husband’s death. She hopes that the marriage to Sir Mathers will be right step to make her wish come true, till she receives a note with a warning from Lord Ian not to marry Mathers.
After her first meeting with Ian, Beth discovers aspects about Ian’s personality that no one else has ever seen before and the feelings for each other are growing, but will they have a chance for a future together, especially when Ian’s past comes back to haunt him?
Ms. Ashley has a gift for writing romances that have not only funny but also very emotional moments. Once you start reading the story you know without a doubt that it was written by Ms. Ashley, because of her unique writing style. Each of her books is a real keeper and THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE is no exception to the rule.
This book was an emotional roller coaster ride for me, because one moment I was laughing and another I was moved to tears. The love story of Ian and Beth is like nothing that I have ever read before. Ms. Ashley created it with two absolutely wonderful and unique characters, you won’t be able but to fall in love with them. Their love story is a true love story, because they stay together through all the good and bad times and overcome all obstacles thrown into their way, no matter how high those are.
THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE is the start to a new historical series by Ms. Ashley and I am counting the days till Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage will be released in July 2010.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW