Book one of Highland Treasures
Date: August 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by Publisher
Mrs Ackerly, a widow, Beth to her friends, is engaged to Sir Lyndon Mather of St. Aubrey’s in Suffolk. When Lyndon boasts about his friendships with Lords and Duke’s, she begins to wonder. When he introduces her to Lord Ian at the opera, Beth’s surprised to find him acting and speaking quite normally. After Lyndon introduces them, he moves to the other side of the box to watch the popular soprano. Ian pushes a note inside the wrist of the glove before leaving, when she opens it while alone she’s shocked by the contents.
Discovering what was in the note is true, she now wonders if Ian is a madman and should have been left in the asylum, or is she safe while being protected by him.
This tale was filled with surprises and kept me turning pages. It’s totally different to any other historical I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot. Lyndon is the kind of man who has two faces, the good and the bad. Suddenly Beth becomes a woman with a mission, as she learns more about Ian, who makes an interesting hero. There are many characters in this book, some who would love to see the hero chained and left to rot. Considering all the Mackenzie brothers are considered to be mad, so maybe is Beth mad as she seems to get on well with them.
The story takes the characters to London, Paris and on to Scotland, with hot sex, a decadent outlook and yet more sex. Meanwhile the evil Lyndon seems to be following them, keen to win his heiress back, with no chance. So if you like your heroes with a brogue and a different set of values, I recommend THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.