Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #1)
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The year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn't be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them--of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.
The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.
Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.
And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.
The first of a new historical series


This truly was a romance novel of a different calibre. I don't believe I have ever come across a tortured hero quite like Ian Mackenzie. Truly tortured, you will have never met an hero like him.
Imagine what it was like back in the 1800's being born with some sort of high functioning autism.
Poor man, ice baths, beatings and electric shocks, what a nightmare. His own brother rescues him from the nightmare after there dad the duke dies,thank goodness, but he still believes himself truly mad and distrusts himself always.
Beth, a wonderful, genuine, caring, heroine seems to understand him as no other does, even his own family.
I do not think of him as Lord Ian Mackenzie, aristocratic brother of a duke and well beyond my reach; not as the Mad Mackenzie, an eccentric people stare at and whisper about.
To me, he is simply Ian.”
This review is going to dissolve in to a gush of feelings, but isn't that in itself a huge compliment? For a book to affect you so? I am not going to be able to do this book any justice going on and on about it, you seriously just have to read it.
Let's just say I fell in love with Lord Ian Mackenzie and his Beth. I felt such happiness knowing that he had found her and with her some comfort and happiness unlike he had never had before. If there ever was a man who deserved it, it's Ian.
This is simply historical romance at its best!
His story is emotional, mental illness is a difficult and misunderstood condition today,let alone in the 1800's. I think Jennifer Ashley did a fantastic job portraying Asperger's Syndrome in Ian, she made it really realistic.
Great read, with great characters and a very different storyline.
I will definitely be continuing this series. I am eager to read of his other brothers Hart, Cameron and Mac
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