Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Review: The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie

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.

Lord Ian is my first buddy review. :) It was such fun emailing back and forth with nath from Books, Books and more Books. We don't always agree on every book (because that would be boring) but we both enjoyed Lord Ian. You can read the review at Breezing Through .

This book pimped by Kristie. Pimping great books one post at a time. :)


  1. Hi Leslie, I'm so glad you decided to do the buddy review with Nat. I'm not reading your review until I finish the darn book -- I'm in the process of reading it... late, I KNOW! I'm enjoying it so far, though. Except for that Fellows guy who is a jerk! So, I'll leave a comment for you there later. :)

  2. I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. It will be recommended to all my romance loving friends!

  3. Hils ~ the buddy review was fun - nath was very patient with me. :)

    That's funny about Fellows - nath and I weren't crazy about him either. lol

    Mari ~ It's a good start to the series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.