The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

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Beth, a young widow, is inexplicably drawn to Ian MacKenzie, a Scottish lord who is rumored to be a murderer and who spent his youth in an asylum, and she is determined to prove to London society that he is perfectly sane.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Sensation, 2011.
ISBN: 9780425244463
Characteristics: 323 p.ages ; 18 cm.

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navdamme
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.

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nidofito
Jan 09, 2017

Blegh

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.

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trosado
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.

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winx
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'
~Rose

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.

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Fremocentrist
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!

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Star_Struck
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

navdamme thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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