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Summary

A woman is drawn to a dangerously intriguing man in this unique historical romance from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Ashley.

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. For the reputation of any woman caught in his presence was instantly ruined.

Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord, whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy. 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.

©2009 Jennifer Ashley (P)2020 Jennifer Ashley

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love it, love the character, and how they develop.

great read..
narrator did a great job. making me enjoy the story more.. I was able to picture each character by the description.

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Romamce with a bit of mystery

This is a new author to me and she does have a different style insofar as there is mystery and  suspense as well as romance.

The hero is the third son who has spent a deal of time in an asylum, with what I would suggest is autism, but in those days was considered mad. This can be seen very clearly early on by his love of Ming porcelain and his love of the widow, Beth Ackerley, who he saves from a disastrous marriage. 

In the meantime, however, there has been a murder for which a police officer is convinced that our hero did it. Added to the mix is Ian' family that to say the least are rather eccentric.

I loved the hero and his love and devotion for the Beth was very touching. I loved his slow seduction and the way that Beth was undaunted by everything that was thrown at her.

There were bits of the book that droned on and a good editor would have been of benefit, but having said this, he was a great hero and if you are after romance, this book has it in spades.

I was also left intrigued enough to read the next book in the series.

The narration was excellent.

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  • Aubree Downing
  • 18-05-21

Love this book and the rest of the series!

At first I was a little unsure if I would like this book. It seemed interesting but did I think that it was going to be one of my favorites no not really. But boy was I wrong. Great writing and you just fall in love with the characters (for me so much so I made sure to read all books in the series) it has a mystery aspect that keeps it from just being another romance novel and the fact that Lord Ian Mackenzie and his family are not the every day make leads/characters in romance book doesn’t hurt either. Angela did a great job narrating she really helped keep you in the book. I say get the book you will love it!

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  • 09-03-21

Perfect

One of the best books I’ve ever read: Ian and his family will break your heart as you fall in love with them. No one writes like Jennifer Ashley; she is an extraordinary wordsmith who crafts luscious characters & stories you won’t soon forget.
Beautifully written, exquisitely performed, this is a masterpiece. Bravo!!

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