It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted-especially with a lady. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help- her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…the madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.
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I loved this book. The characters and story line was well-developed. Jennifer Ashley did a very good job of portraying the way society treated those whose had disabilities that they did not understand in that time. He spent his youth in an asylum, until his brother freed him after their father died. Now he has met Beth who he warns not to marry her fiancée and then asks her to marry him. For some reason she is drawn to Lord Ian MacKenzie. This is a dark, passionate story, that at times just pulls at your heart. You see that people truly don’t understand what they are going through, and all that they see is someone who is strange and dysfunctional. It is hard to see someone who has autism go through this and not be able to help them sometimes. When we go out to eat and my niece does not bring her headphones, you can see her get more anxious around crowds. The music calms her.
I can actually relate with what Lord Ian MacKenzie is going through. So I give The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie 4/5 stars.
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