By Jennifer Ashley
Publication Date: December 15, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and New Year’s in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations for the celebration–the first of Hart and Eleanor’s married life–one of Ian’s Ming bowls gets broken, and the family scrambles to save the day. Daniel busily runs a betting ring for everything from the time Eleanor’s baby will arrive to whether Mac’s former-pugilist valet can win a boxing match to who will be the first of the many guests to be caught under the mistletoe. Ian begins a new obsession, and Beth fears the loss of one of his precious bowls has made him withdraw once more into his private world.
If it wouldn’t send most of you running for the hills, this would be one of those books I could review with nothing but GIFs. I have files of screaming girls, kids flopping on the floor and curiously, a lot of Neil Patrick Harris – all of which I think I could string together to show you how much I love the Mackenzie clan. But my holiday gift to you is that I won’t crash your browsers or cause your Shockwave plug-in to stop working. No wrapping paper to throw away or recycling of boxes needed!
There’s not a single historical romance series I love more than Ashley’s Highland Pleasures and since there are only four books in it and it’s only four years old, I hope that says something. I have a handful of books that have made me wonder if it’s possible to damage them by reading them too often on the Kindle and The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of them. Ian and his Beth are just one of the four Mackenzie couples and assorted relatives at Kilmorgan Castle for the holidays in this wonderful, sweet story.