The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

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A woman is drawn to a dangerously intruiging man in this unique historical romance from New York Times bestselling 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.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Sensation,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780425244463
Branch Call Number: FIC ASHLE
Characteristics: 323 pages


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Jul 17, 2017

Very erotic, full of love, and absolutely fun. I like the women in this series. They are all very strong in different ways.

Jan 09, 2017


The Mackenzies are explosive. And there's a lot of shoving and ordering about. With Ian specifically, it was like walking on eggshells. I was exhausted by the end of it all.

I imagine the sequels are a bit better.

Sep 22, 2016

This was a refreshingly unique historical romance trope. I have only read books with asperger afflicted characters in contemporary romance (ie. The Rosie Project.) It was unique in the fact that, unfortunately, Asperger's was not diagnosed at that time and those with it were deemed "mad." Such a sad state of affairs, but handled well in this story. I appreciated the love, care and support by all close friends, staff and family members. Once I started reading I found it impossible to stop and finished it in nearly one sitting. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

Jul 10, 2016

best of the Mckenzie stories. loved it.

Interesting twist on the usual Regency Romance. Main character is high-functioning (brilliant) autistic. Really a delightful read. On the NPR top 100 Romance Book list. Has graphic sex, just sayin'

AskNYPL Jul 30, 2015

Ian McKenzie is peculiar and, more than that, he’s dangerous. But Beth is long widowed and newly wealthy, and an affair with the sexy Scottish Lord might be madness---or it might be love.

booklady1 Dec 04, 2012

Fueled by sizzling sensuality and sharp wit, Ashley refreshingly different historical deftly and re-creates. this story is well done... It so real to me. I dont know that much about autism but after reading this book I have a better insight into the life of a person with autism. Ashley deliver an unforgettable love story...intriguing, daring,exquisitely dark and emotinally riveting.

Jan 16, 2012

I really enjoy the MacKenzie novels by Ashley. The more I read, the more I like the depth of the characters she has created.
This one was particularly good, considering her choice to depict a hero with autism, or Asperger's Syndrome. I'm not sure how realistic the depiction is, but it makes for a most compelling story.
I found the story did get a little long, the mystery gets a little dragged out, but the characters and the wish for the hero to connect kept me intrigued until the end...and interested in reading the rest of the series!

Apr 12, 2011

I loved this book.

For anyone who knows even a bit about autism, it's pretty obvious that's what Lord Ian Mackenzie's "madness" is. His character is written very well. It was realistic and insightful. There's a lot of depth and emotion there. Some of the other characters are actually a little less realistic, but I found the portrayal of a character with autism (particularly in a historic setting) to be both interesting and enlightening.

If you would like to read another romance novel with an autistic main character, try Water Bound by Christine Feehan. I liked it and found the insights into the life of a person with autism to be very interesting – the difficulties they encounter with everyday life and their interpersonal relationships. Though, to be fair, not all autistic people are psychic, as this particular character is. (It is the start of a spinoff series from her popular Drake Sisters series, with some crossover in setting, characters and subject matter.)

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Sep 13, 2017

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