“Do you mind my madness? Even if you’re right that I can contain the rages, I will always be mad. I won’t get better.” “I know.” Beth snuggled against his chest. “It’s part of the very intriguing package that is Ian Mackenzie.”
*** ABOUT THE BOOK ***
Title: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1)
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Genre: Historical Romance
*** BOOK BLURB ***
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.
*** REVIEW ***
I really thought I would like this book more than I did. It got 3 stars only because plot was different from usual historical romance - murder mystery and main hero with Aspergers.
The main off putting thing for me was jumping between narrators in the middle of the paragraphs. Also if book has a main character with a mental disorder, you would think it would be explored much deeper. His mental disability and ability to be in a relationships was really downplayed.
Don't think I will be reading further books in the series.