By Jennifer Ashley
"The 12 months is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, strong, risky, eccentric. a woman couldn't be noticeable with them with out wreck. Rumors encompass them--of tragic violence, in their mistresses, in their darkish appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.
The youngest brother, Ian, often called the Mad Mackenzie, spent such a lot of his younger existence in an asylum, and everybody is of the same opinion he's decidedly peculiar. He's additionally tough and good-looking and has a penchant for Ming pottery and gorgeous ladies.
Beth Ackerley, widow, has lately come right into a fortune. She has determined that she wishes not more drama in her existence. She was once raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mom she needed to nurse till her demise, a fussy previous girl she grew to become consistent better half to. No, she desires to take her funds and locate peace, to shuttle, to profit paintings, to relax and fondly take into account her short yet chuffed marriage to her past due husband.
And then Ian Mackenzie makes a decision he desires her.
The first of a brand new ancient series.
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Extra info for The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 1)
I expect you to win, of course. ” He regarded her, more than familiar with her tactics and flattery. ” She tipped her head. ” Her almond eyes were smoky. He lifted her fingertips from his arm, stroking beneath them in a visually apparent way, watching Benedict‟s rage grow from the corner of his eye. ” She sashayed away, and he dealt with a repeat performance from three of the other women. Tiresome. The same faces. The same overtures. The same pat, tittering responses. No risk. No adventure. No challenge.
But for the fire that broke beneath the ice. He knew that her eyes were a tumult of blue and gray. Entrancing. She said something to the heiress and strode off. The meek girl perked up, showing real enthusiasm for once, and followed behind. Lady Tevon looked disgruntled as she trailed in their wake, both attendants to the blonde‟s tow. He smiled slowly, ignoring the other women vying for his attention, picturing that one lock of wavy hair joined by a waterfall of more, pins falling at his feet.
Sloane looked perfectly at ease, which made sense since he lived on the extensive Sloanestone properties. But there was something in his eyes as well. Desire. Or maybe hope. Sebastien surveyed the surroundings through a narrowed view—the gilt knobs, the frescoes that showed scenes of conquering armies and ruling deities. He had been surrounded by gilt and glitter his entire life—never quite touching it, always out of his reach. He had never been inside the duke‟s main country estate, his sire‟s, but he knew it rivaled this one.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, Book 1) by Jennifer Ashley