ARC Review: The Stolen Mackenzie Bride by Jennifer Ashley

Posted September 29, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Stolen Mackenzie Bride by Jennifer Ashley
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride
by Jennifer Ashley

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 29th 2015
Series: HIghland Pleasures #8
Published by Berkley
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

The Stolen Mackenzie Bride once again has me stroking plaid and longing for someone to call me their bonnie lass.”
~ Under the Covers

In this installment in the Mackenzie series Jennifer Ashley is taking us all to where is started. Old Malcolm, the first of the Dukes of Kilmorgan, of course there is nothing remotely old and crusty about the Malcolm that Ashley presents in The Stolen Mackenize Bride, as Lady Mary Lennox discovers when Mal determines to seduce her and take her as his wife…despite her engagement to another man.

I confess, I have an addiction, an addiction to men in skirts *ahem* I mean kilts. I am a puddle of goo at their feet – which makes it far easier to see what they wear under those kilts. And Jennifer Ashley does a fine job of encouraging this addiction with her Mackenize series, and The Stolen Mackenzie Bride once again has me stroking plaid and longing for someone to call me their bonnie lass.

The romance is set on the back drop of a violent and uncertain times, which really allows you to transport yourself to a completely different century. Although I am in no way an expert on the Battle of Culloden and the events surrounding it, it really felt like Ashley had done her research adding an air of authenticity to the book.

But, in essence, I am reading this for the romance which Ashley delivered superbly. It was hard not to fall in love with the resourceful and ever-charming Mal his strong personality shone through the pages and Mary and I found ourselves unable to resist it. Luckily for Mary, Mal felt the same for her and the romance between them was passionate and tender.

I also loved the characters that were introduced into this book, Mal is the youngest of several brothers and although some of this tale is no doubt bittersweet, I really hope Ashley decides to stick in this time period and tosses out a few more HEAs.

I really enjoyed this book, romantic, sexy and even with a little bit of action thrown in, I can’t wait to read whatever Ashley has next in store for us with this series.

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About Jennifer Ashley

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 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and 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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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Timitra

Thanks Suzanne for the review

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I, too, am a puddle of goo for those scotsmen in kilts

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Sharlene Wegner

I just got started on this series this year. Finished the 4th book. I guess this one can be read as standalone, since it is from an earlier time period. Thanks for the review! Ian and Cam will be hard to top!

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I’m in love with this series and had been patiently waiting for this book to come out. I should be able to start my own reading this weekend! <3

Amy R
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Adding to my wishlist and checking to see if the library has this, it sounds really good.

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I can’t wait to read this!