Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.”
Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another houseparty—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson.
They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the houseparty is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all.
Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie.
But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family.
Point of view:
This is book 3 in Ashley’s Mackenzie’s & McBride’s series, and while the stories of each couple stand on their own – these are best experienced in order.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Book 1) is one of my favorite books ever, but this one comes pretty darn close to being as awesome as that. I loved getting to know Cam & Ainsley better and they were terrific together. Cheeky Daniel (now 16) was a delight as well. In some respects this was a bit of a slow burn as it took nearly half the book to come together, but all the flirting and innuendo was so much fun. Ashley loves to pair all the Mackenzie men with strong and opinionated women – Ainsley was no exception. However she’s equally loving, understanding, and absolutely Cam’s champion.
There was also some fun catching up on Ian & Beth as well as a little on Mac & Isabella. Teasers for what’s in store for Hart and I’m looking forward to The Duke’s Perfect Wife.
Angela Dawe was terrific again. She does a wonderful job with all the accents, voices, and personalities. These are such a treat to listen to.
About the author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.
Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 100 novels and novellas have have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Indonesian, and several other languages.
Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.
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My Favorite Quotes
I never thought you’d be daft enough to crawl around a stall with a half-crazy racehorse! – The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by @JennAllyson #Audiobook narrated by Angela Dawe #HistoricalRomance #Horseman #MackenziesAndMcBridesTweet
Whatever fool had designed bustles had obviously had no interest in women. – The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by @JennAllyson #Audiobook narrated by Angela Dawe #HistoricalRomance #Horseman #MackenziesAndMcBridesTweet
I do not have to be touching you at all to experience what I feel. – The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by @JennAllyson #Audiobook narrated by Angela Dawe #HistoricalRomance #Horseman #MackenziesAndMcBridesTweet