Welcome to CLASH OF THE HIGHLANDERS. As you may have learned, we love highlanders here at UTC (Who doesn’t?) So in celebration of Jennifer Ashley’s latest release, THE DUKE’S PERFECT WIFE, we are hosting a little showdown between UTC and Demonlover‘s. You see, Laura from Demonlover’s thinks Hart, the hero of Ashley’s latest is the hottest of all the highlanders. No, no. That’s not possible because Under the Covers firmly believes Ian, the hero of THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE is the hottest.
So in order to settle this um….misunderstanding, we are taking it to you guys, the readers. YOU DECIDE who is hotter.
But first, Suz is going to try to entice you and list all the things that make Ian yummy.
Here’s what our girl had to say. Take it away, Suz!
It was love at first sight for me. I saw Lord Ian across that page meticulously studying a Ming bowl and was instantly in love. I mean, if he can put that much concentration in to a bowl, then it leads me to believe he may be just as intense in…other places, why must I always be right? Unluckily for me, Beth managed to snag his attention first *sigh* I think I made the right decision in letting her have him.
Clearly Ian is the best of the Mackenzies. He is, after all, the series opener, the one shown to us finnicky readers to entice us in and keep us reading. And it isn’t just that he looks the best in a kilt, leaving a trail of drooling readers behind him hoping to have a quick peek to see exactly what sexy Scots wear under there. For me what makes Lord Ian such an unforgettable character and the best Mackenzie is his contradictions. He is both extremely vulnerable, not understanding all of what is said, done and felt around him even though he hears and sees all of it, and completely impervious, pretty much doing what he likes when he likes. He believes himself incapable of loving yet he feels all his emotions so very intensely, he not only loves Beth, he is consumed with it. Then of course, he is completely hot, no contradiction there he is just flat out gorgeous.
How can it possibly be better than that?
Hart is finally able to express love to Eleanor in ways he never dreamed of. This man, who vowed to never become like his father, in fact had become like him! He was driven to succeed in Parliament and plotted out his whole life! Having El back in his life made him see that he didn’t have to become Prime Minister to be worthy of his title, of El’s love, or of everyone else’s respect.
and I’ll make it a tie on the boys in the kilts ;P
The year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family–rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn’t be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them–of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.
The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He’s also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.
Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama–an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.
And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.
Jennifer Ashley is graciously giving away a SIGNED copy of THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE to one lucky maiden.
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3. Tell us in the comments who you think is hotter! HART OR IAN (It better be Ian!)