Monday, June 29, 2015

Outlander To Read or Not To Read????

      Outlander to read or not to read?  That is the Question.

 I love reading books,  but I chose my books very carefully.   Why,  because I  have a touch of OCD!   If I start a book it doesn't matter if I love it, hate it, or it bores me to tears I have to finish it.   That is not all either, If the  book  is part of a series I will have to read the whole series, and I have to read them in order starting with the first one.

It doesn't matter if the first book is severely lacking in quality, and I hate ever minute of it.  If started, I will have to finish the whole series or it will eat at me until I go crazy.   In the years I have read, I have only been able to stop one series without reading all of them, and that was almost 6 months ago and It still bothers me.  I might go back some day and read it just to be done with it.   And don't get me started on Amazon's free book.  They are almost always the first book in a series, so I get it and swear to myself that I will just read it as a stand alone and be done, but that never happens!!  EVER!  I always go and buy the damn whole series so I can finish it. 

So needless to say I am careful about the books I chose to read.  I have a whole system I go thought to pick 'em too.   I use Goodreads to keep track of the books I want to read, but I have my own system too.  I have a binder.  In it I have the list of every book I want to read, the Author, Series name,  Cost, and a rating of 10 to 5.  10 being I want to read it so bad that it's next, and 5 being if I every run out of books i wanna read I may pick it up just to see.  We are talking 100s of pages in this binder.  I know right, obsess much?     

 SO HERE IS MY PROBLEM  I don't know if I should read the first book in the Outlander series or not.  I love Outlander the tv show on Stars.  What is not to love? One word: Jamie!
So being the obsessive fan girl I am I learned that the show is based off of the book series.  So I looked them up and was totally planning to read 'em all and see the Jamie Claire love fest til the HEA!  But there is one big problem with that; I am pretty sure they don't really get a HEA.  You see when I am trying to figure out if I wanna read a series I look up each book that series on Goodreads.  I read the Blurb, the ratings,  some of my friends reviews, and then one or two Community Reviews of each book for the series I am considering.   I am looking for my pet peeves, and to just see what a book is about.   When you read as much as I do book cost adds up so if I see a series with tons  of my pet peeves I skip em! 

The following are my pet peeves (things that just ruin a book for me)

1. Cheaters!!!  GOD, I hate fucking cheating in a book.  I don't want to be reminded of my Cheating ass ex- husband nor do I want to relive  that pain you feel when someone betrays you in the worst way!

2. Cowards!  Not fear , but Whiny Cowards !  Hate 'em.  

3. Books that are less than 32 pages. Really even most Children's books at least have 32 pages for God sakes. 

4. The main couple being apart for a lot of the book.  I want to read about a beautiful loving relationship you can't have that if the H & H are never together!

5.The H or H being with someone else after they have met and know they like each other.   

6. H or H with my children's name. I so don't want to read a detailed sex scene with my child's name in it.  

The first book in the Outlander Series sounds so damn good.  That I want to read it so badly, and see if it's better than the Tv series, but when I read the info on all the other books in that series, I about lost my shit.  There are so many things I seen in people's reviews about the other books in the series that are  Huge pet peeves of  mine that I am scared shitless to touch the first book for fear that My OCD will kick in and I will have to read them all.  I think it would gut me to read the love of Jamie and Claire destroyed by the things that happen to them in the other book.  For FUCK SAKE it killed me just to read what happens to them in the reviews.   Claire apparently  goes back to her own time pregnant with Jamies child and raises Jamie and her daughter with her first husband Frank.  WHF????  And she  and Jamie are apart 20 fucking years really??????   Oh and lets not forget that Jamie remarries the bitch that tried to get Claire burnt to death as a witch!!!!!  How could my Jamie ever touch that skanky whore EVER?  No man with soul deep love of his wife would marry the woman who tried to kill her.  Also it seems like everyone is getting raped repeatedly , and Claire remarries a third time thinking Jamie is dead.  OMG Shoot me now, fuck!  Hell I didn't even read any of them just the reviews and I have knots in my stomach.  Damn The author took the beautiful love of Jamie and Claire and just ripped it up and pissed on it over and over and over.  She ruinned it for me. Popped my bubble of happiness.   I don't get it!!  WHY???  

Diana Gabaldon

 So now I am scared to watch the next season on tv because I don't wanna watch the couple I fell in love with be destroyed,  and I don't know if I want to read the first book or not.   Maybe the series finishes up with Jamie and Claire getting their HEA, but I just don't see how the fuck that could be pulled off!  So now I am in OCD hell fighting reading the first book for fear that I will have to suffer through the others which I am almost 99.9% damn sure I will hate.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Wicked Deeds Of Daniel Mackenzie

Book Review of The  Wicked Deeds Of Daniel Mackenzie                             (Mackenzie & McBrides)

Title: The Wicked Deeds Of Daniel Mackenzie

Series: Mackenzie & McBrides/ Highland Pleasures

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Date Published:  October 1st 2013

Date Read:   May 10, 2015

The Blurb:
Second Sight And Seduction…

Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family—he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien—one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England—he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity.

Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

My Review

“I am pleased to hear it, Mr. Mackenzie. However, if you have come tonight to mock me and my work, I will have to ask you to depart. Or at least wait in the hall.” “Why?” His eyes held an impish twinkle. “Does my mockery disturb th’ spirits?”

The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie is the 6th book in the MacKenzies & McBrides series. It is a very good read. I enjoyed it, but something was missing from it , I don't know what, but it just wasn't as good as the first 3 books in this series! I know no book will ever stand up to Ian's , because Ian's book is one of those books that stays with you forever, so it is not fair to compare any others to Ian's , but Mac and Cams books are kick ass 5 stars too and this one just didn't hold up compared to their either. Daniel's book was a good solid 4 stars though. 

“You are arrogant,” she said. “That’s true, but is that the best you can do? I’ve been called far worse than that.” “All right, then you are an insufferable, full-of-yourself, aristocratic prig.”

What this book is about

Daniel Mackenzie is all grown up now. 25 years old and he is living his life, sowing wild oats, inventing new things, and living the good life. One night he meets medium Violet Bastien, and knows two things for sure. She is full of crap and he wants her more than he has ever wanted anyone. Violet had lived her whole life fighting for everything she has. Sacrificing her life and happiness to take care of her mother and herself. She has been hurt very badly at a very young age and she knows she can't trust anyone but herself. She lets no one in, tells no one her secrets, and shows no one the real her. Daniel wants her to let him in. In her life, in her bed and in her heart. He wants to earn her trust. Can Violet let her walls down and find happiness, and if so will Violet's secrets prove to be too much for Daniel?

“You mean you sacrificed yourself for her, just as you sacrificed yourself for Jacobi, just as you sacrificed any chance at a normal marriage because he convinced you to. You sacrifice, and you run, and Violet, you have got to stop.”


Danny was cocky as ever, funny, laid back, and he was like a mixture of all the Mackenzie brothers. Maybe that is why Danny didn't stand out for me , cuzz he was like a mini copy of all the brothers in one. Don't get me wrong he was sweet, charming, and super supportive and understand of Vi and all she was going through. He was a great hero, but a month from now I won't remember him from the sea of 100s of other heroes I have read about. 

“Lass, I’m hungry for you too. Believe me, I am. But I’m not going to fall on ye and devour you. Much as I’d like to. I want to get to know you.” His grip softened, and he drew one finger across her cheek. “I want to know all of you, Vi, my sweet South London Sassenach.”

“I had a mixed upbringing,” Daniel said. “My father didn’t pay as much attention to me as I wanted, but he did teach me good things. How to ride horses, how to take care of them, how not to suffer fools. My uncles had a big part in raising me too. From Uncle Mac, I learned how to appreciate a beautiful woman and how to make her the center of my world. Uncle Ian taught me about aiming for what I want and letting nothing—no person, no thought, no fear—stop me. He also taught me how to outthink opponents without letting on that they’re being outthought.” Daniel smiled a little. Ian had never come straight out and said any of this; Daniel had learned it from years of observing the man. “From Uncle Hart, I learned about ruthlessness. Hart also taught me about cultivating people to have on my side. Money isn’t enough. You need friends, people who believe in you. Loyal ones, so when you need them, they’re right behind you.”

“You are stronger than you think.” Daniel cupped his hands around her elbows. “And don’t worry, sweet. I’ll be right beside you to make sure you don’t fall.”


I like Vi a lot. I thought she had a lot of courage, and strength to face her past. I like that she was into inventing things too like Daniel. Vi is a adventurous lil daredevil. The fact that she is a medium was a two edged sword for me. At times I found it funny, but then at times I would picture the south park episode where they make fun of John Edwards( a Tv medium) and I would have a hard time taken her character seriously.

“If I see him, I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ve tried to understand, tried to reason why he would do what he did to me, but I find no reason. I loved and admired Jacobi—I’d have done anything for him—and in return he destroyed my life. He’s still destroying it.”

“I do not belong to you. I never did. I was afraid to come here tonight, because I was afraid I’d panic when I saw you. I was even afraid I might forgive you, because you’d tell me your remorse, and I’d feel horrible if I didn’t relent. I didn’t want either of those things to happen, so I didn’t want to see you. But he made me come.” Violet didn’t look at Daniel, didn’t point at him. “Because Daniel knew I needed to see you. I needed to see that you’re a pathetic, weak, friendless soul. That you’re base enough to lock a sixteen-year-old girl into a room with a man and walk away, knowing that man was going to rape her. Oh, you don’t like the word?”

“Well, I am here to become unbound to you,” Violet snapped. “Then I will rush to bind myself in truth to Daniel, because he is a hundred times the man you are. A thousand. He knows me better than anyone else in the world, and I’m not afraid to trust him with that knowledge. He is generous, greathearted, understanding, kind—everything you are not. And I love him for it.”

“I’m never going to be free of this, am I?” “The panicking? You are. Because you’re with me now, and I’m going to keep you absolutely safe.”

Vi and Danny's relationship was slow building and very tender. They are very cute together. Vi's mom annoyed me to no end, and I thought Hart was kinda a jerk again. Of course Hart is kinda a jerk in most the books, and I still love him. I would have loved to see more of fellows and see if he and Louisa have had any children yet. Overall a great read. I am on to the next book. Below I leave my favorite moment from this book:

“Do you have a message for Mr. Mackenzie?” The planchette said Yes. Mademoiselle Violette was very good, but Daniel was good too. “What message?” he asked. Ellingham joined them on the planchette again, and it started to move. Around and around it went on the board, back and forth, sliding toward a letter only to slide away before it could stop. Daniel felt Violette’s subtle but steady pull, and he subtly but steadily pulled back. Mademoiselle kept her countenance absolutely still. If the spirit’s indecision vexed her, she made no sign. The planchette at last halted at the letter F. Ellingham said excitedly, “Someone should write this down.” A gentleman obligingly drew a small notebook and pencil from his coat pocket and wrote F. The planchette moved again. It stopped at U, paused for a time, then slid innocently to the letter C. After another pause, it began a rapid journey toward the letter K. Mademoiselle jerked her hand back, and the planchette stopped dead. The room filled with snickers and chortles. “Well,” Violette said, turning to fully face Daniel. “The spirit seems in a mischievous mood tonight.”

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Untamed Mackenzie

                 Book Review of The  Untamed Mackenzie                                       (Mackenzie & McBrides)

Title: The Untamed Mackenzie

Series: Mackenzie & McBrides/ Highland Pleasures

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Date Published:  September 10th 2013 

Date Read:   May 09, 2015

The Blurb:

To redeem her family’s disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family's lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor.

But Louisa’s hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet—and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa’s so-called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society.

The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by-blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard. He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa–and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she’s innocent, he recognizes he’s falling for the lovely lady.

Fellows is Louisa's only hope of restoring her family's honor—and it is he alone who intrigues Louisa in a way that may be even more scandalous than murder…

My Review

     4.5 Highland warriors have gone soft Stars

OMG Lloyd is just as yummy as the other MacKenzie brothers plus he is a cop. Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for uniforms so double yummy! The Untamed MacKenzie was a total hit for me the only reason I gave it 4.5 stars instead of 5 is I needed more. More Lloyd and Louisa. More of their romance. I wish Lloyd would have got his own full novel although I will say this was a bigger novella. Daniel Mackenzie is in this book a lot and I loved the hell outta him. Danny shines in all the books he is in , but he really stood out in this one and I can't wait for his book! Louisa and Lloyd had tons of chemistry. The murder mystery kept me intrigued and the story flowed well. I love the brothers bonding. A great addition to the series!

Below I leave a few of my favorites quotes from this book:

“Then why do I think about kissing you every time I see you? I should be at my sister’s ball, hoping one of the gentlemen I dance with will propose to me and solve my troubles. Instead, I ran off with you the moment you beckoned. Whenever I see you, I know I don’t want duty and properness—I want the wicked things my brothers-in-law whisper to my sisters-in-law when they think I don’t hear them. I want to do those things with you, not with the young men I was raised to expect to marry. Please, explain to me how I can be so innocent with those desires in my head.”

“Listen to yourself. Poor martyred Louisa. I predict that Fellows will solve this murder and then sweep you off your feet.” Daniel shrugged. “Well, the sweeping-you-off-your-feet part might take a little nudge. But he wants to do it. It’s a beautiful thing to watch the way he looks at you. Fellows glared at Gil tonight as though he wanted to find a claymore, learn how to use it, and finish him off. Or just pull out a pistol and shoot him.”

“That and a word with Uncle Hart to hurry Hargate’s chances of getting into the House of Lords. Only room for so many bishops’ bums on the seats there. Someone has to die before another can come in the front door. Hargate wanted to be moved to the top of the list. I told him he was optimistic about Hart opening a way for him. Hart’s harder to blackmail than anyone I know. Trust me. I’ve tried. My ears still hurt from the drubbing he gave me.” Daniel rubbed the side of his head. “Of course, I was only ten at the time and not practiced.”

I am on to the next one :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Seduction Of Elliot McBride

      Book Review of The Seduction of Elliot McBride                                        (Mackenzie & McBrides)

Title: The Seduction of Elliot McBride

Series: Mackenzie & McBrides/ Highland Pleasures

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Date Published:  December 31st 2012

Date Read:   May 08, 2015

The Blurb:
Juliana St. John was raised to be very proper. After a long engagement, her wedding day dawns—only for Juliana to find herself jilted at the altar.

Fleeing the mocking crowd, she stumbles upon Elliot McBride, the tall, passionate Scot who was her first love. His teasing manner gives her an idea, and she asks Elliot to save her from an uncertain future—by marrying her…

After escaping brutal imprisonment, Elliot has returned to Scotland a vastly wealthy yet tormented man. Now Juliana has her hands full restoring his half-ruined manor in the Scottish Highlands and trying to repair the broken heart of the man some call irredeemably mad. Though beautiful and spirited, Juliana wonders if that will be enough to win a second chance at love.

My Review

                   4 sexual healing Stars

“But you’re wicked, lass. You sat on a man’s lap, in a chapel, and told him to marry you.”

The Seduction Of Elliot McBride is the 5 novel in the MacKenzies & McBrides series. And though I will acknowledge this one was not as good as the first 3 books, it was still damn good! Elliot is no Ian, Mac, or Cam, but he was still a yummy Scottish treat.

What this book is about

Juliana St. John has been in love with Elliot McBride since they were young. After kissing her at her coming out ball, Elliot goes off to war. While away he is captured, Imprisoned, and tortured for ten months. When he is found and comes home he never says a word to her, no visits nothing. So giving up hope that they will ever be together Juliana agrees to marry another man. On her wedding day she is jilted. The man she was suppose to marry eloped the night before. Upset over the humiliation she knows she will suffer, she is hiding in the church, throws herself down onto the pew and lands on the lap of her childhood love Elliot. She half jokingly says they should get married. Elliot is all over that and that day they are married! Juliana feels she is so lucky to have married the man she always had feelings for instead of a man she was settling for, but things are not all grant. Elliot is not the same charming light hearted young man that stole her heart, imprisonment has changed him. Everyone is saying she married a mad man. Will Juliana and Elliot have a happy marriage or is the man she married as crazy as everyone says?

“So you came to my wedding to snatch me from the altar?” “I’m a Highland barbarian. We steal our wives, didn’t ye know?”


Eliiot was so messed up. Elliot suffers from PTSD, but back then they just thought him mad. He really has a hard time flash backs, black out moments and sometimes he can't tell what is dream and what is real. What I really like about him was that he never gives up. He is fighting for his life, health, happiness, and marriage. Although most of his fighting is in the form of Sexual healing, because everyone knows that good sex heals all!

“I had to live,” he said. “I was determined to live, whatever the cost.” He released her hands and brushed back a tendril of her hair. “To see you again.” Juliana looked up at him, lips parted. “It’s what drove me to live, lass, every minute of the day or night. To see you again. To hear your voice. To touch you…” Elliot drew his finger down her cheek. “They wondered at my resilience. They called me a demon or the walking dead, because I wouldn’t lie down and die. But I couldn’t. Not until I saw you again.”

“Because what would you have seen if I’d come crawling to you when I came home from India? A broken man, one afraid of the dark and equally afraid of the light. I was nothing.” 


I like Juliana just fine but she didn't really stand out for me. She is very organized, and writes a list for everything. She is suportive of Elliot and she believes in him. I do like that she pushes him to talk to her about the things he suffered, instead of sweeping it under the rug. 

“Even so, you could have said something. When you were captured, when we thought you dead…They were the most awful months of my life. Nothing can compare. I cried all day in relief when I got Ainsley’s telegram that you’d been found and were all right. And then you never wrote, never called on me, never spoke to me, never sent a message.”

“I’m here.” Juliana looked up into Elliot’s anguished eyes, his brows drawn down as though all the fury in the world coursed through him. “I’m here, Elliot. I’ve always been here for you. And I always will be.”

“I’m not who I was,” he finished. “Sometimes I thank God for that. I lost most of myself in those caves as a prisoner. I’m not sure who it was who came out.” “You’re Elliot,” Juliana said. “My Elliot.”

Overall this book was a good read. The sex was hott, and they really lusted for each other. Especially Elliot he was like an animal wanting the sexual healing all the time. The reason this book is a 4 star instead of 5 is there is more sex than character development. McGregor really stood out to me. I enjoy his "I am a old man & I am set in my ways" self. A very entertaining and enjoyable read. 
Below I leave my favorite moment from the book:

“When I was told what happened in the marriage bed, my stepmother mentioned none of this.”Elliot lifted the weight of her breast, caressing the tightness of her nipple. “None of what?” His head was on her pillow, the covers long ago kicked off. “None of what we’ve done today. I was told to lie quietly on my back and let you adjust me as necessary, and then you would come in on top of me.” She smiled at her questions—What will I do in the time between that and when he spills his seed? The whole discussion seemed long ago and innocent now. “You would derive pleasure in the act, but I probably wouldn’t. I was to hold and comfort you when you released, because at that moment, a man was, for the only time in his life, weaker than a woman.” Elliot laughed, a deep-voiced, masculine laugh. “Was this in a book?”

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Duke's Perfect Wife

Book Review of The Duke's Perfect Wife                     (Mackenzie & McBrides)

Title: The Duke's Perfect Wife

Series: Mackenzie & McBrides/ Highland Pleasures

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Date Published: April 3rd 2012

Date Read:   May 06, 2015

The Blurb:
Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

My Review

3.5 stars

I am not going to do a review on this book. I am just going to 

say that it was a good book, but no where near as good as the 

others. Hart annoyed me a lot in this book. I still liked him 

but the things he did drove me batty. I wasn't really feeling 

this couple. Ian is in this book a lot and that made it better. 

The thing that I didn't like about this book was the couple is 

apart for 8 years. They broke up for what I feel is a stupid 

reason and I don't like all the wasted time. Even after they 

get back together they are apart a lot and I don't like that! 

Still a good read and I am on to the next book. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron

     Book Review of The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron                                      (Mackenzie & McBrides)

Title: The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron

Series: Mackenzie & McBrides/ Highland Pleasures

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Date Published: August 2nd 2011

Date Read:   May 05, 2015

The Blurb:
Cameron Mackenzie is a man who loves only horses and women—in that order—or so his mistresses say.

Ainsley Douglas is a woman with a strong sense of justice and the desire to help others—even if that means sneaking around a rakish man's bedchamber.

Which is exactly where Cam finds her—six years after he caught her the first time. Only then, she convinced Cam she was seeking a liaison, but couldn't go through with it because of her husband. Now a widow, she's on a mission to retrieve letters that could prove embarrassing to the queen. Cam has no interest in Ainsley's subterfuge, but he vows to finish what they started those many years ago. One game, one kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. And what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules—and heal the scars of a dark and damaging past...

My Review

5 Tell me how many buttons will you undo for me? 


“I am a bad man, very bad, but in a different way. I want to ravish you until we’re both senseless with it, and then I want to do it all over again.”

These Mackenzie men have me swooning! The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron is another damn good book in a series full of sexy Scots written by the awesome Jennifer Ashley! I love this series. I am 3 books into this series and all 3 are beautiful, touching love stories. There is no pattern or repeat themes to these books, each one is unique and special just like the Mackenzie men are. 

“Exactly like that. Don’t stay here for me, Cam. Go where your heart is, and I’ll follow.”

What this book is about 

Cameron Mackenzie tried marriage once, and he paid dearly for it! His wife was crazy, she beat him, cheated on him, tried to hurt their newborn son Danny, and then she killed herself. Cam hates marriage, and doesn't trust women at all. He will never get married again, because he will never be stupid enough to let a woman close to him again. Instead his life is filled with his son Danny, horses, drinking, and tons of mistresses (most are married). Then Ainsley comes and turns his life inside out, making him want things he swore he would never want again. Will Lord Cameron let another woman into his heart?

"Let me be, Ainsley. Don't try to remake me in one night. I told you, I'm a wreck of a man."


“It hurts, Ainsley. I loathed her, and still it hurts.” He dragged his sleeve back down and flipped the ruined cuff closed. “That’s why I don’t want to talk about it.”

Cam was darker than the other Mackenzie brothers. He has been hurt bad, and is your typical broody, damaged bad boy! Rough around the edges, crude, but he is a good guy. Ainsley does soften him a little, but he is still Cam. He was more of a dirty talker then the other brothers and I liked that! I love that even though Cam is fearful of marriage he doesn't act like a coward. He wants Ainsley, and he marries her. Then he tries really hard to make her happy which was so damn sweet. 

“I don’t want to be friends with you, Ainsley Douglas. I want to be your lover. I want to bury myself inside you, I want to find out whether you taste as good all the way down, I want to feel you squeezing me, and I want to hear your cries as you take me inside you.”

“I won’t promise to be a model husband,” Cameron said. “Home at six for tea and the like. I work the horses all day during racing season and stay out all night in the off season. I drink, I play cards, and my friends are not respectable. I’d treat you like a mistress, a lover, because I sure as hell don’t know how to treat a woman like a wife. If that’s not what you want, tell me now and go back to your queen.”

“My Ainsley,” Cameron whispered brokenly. “I can’t lose you. Never. Never, never. . .” His words moved with his body, Cameron losing control. “My sweet, tight, beautiful wife.”


“I think we should talk about it. It’s our marriage, Cam. It’s our life.”

Ainsley is supportive, sweet, loyal, and very loving. She is very understanding. Slowing healing Cam and showing him that he can trust his heart with her. She is sassy and outspoken, but in a softer way. She is a helper ,and tends to put others needs before her own needs, or happiness. She also has a bit of a playful side. I love the way she brings Cam and his son Danny closer together. 

“And I want to see what you wear under your kilt.” Ainsley wriggled her hips, which stroked his cock. “Little devil.” “I’m not an innocent debutante. I’ve heard much about Mackenzies and their kilts.” “I like you not being an innocent debutante.” He kissed her lips again. “I’m going to thoroughly debauch you.” “Oh, heavens.” She smiled and tapped her fist to his chest. “Oh no, you wicked thing, you mustn’t.”

“It means it’s my opinion, whether you like it or not. So cease trying to insult me, or bully me, or whatever it is you’re doing.”

“I know you don’t wish me to say this, but I’m sorry,” Ainsley said. “I’m sorry about all that’s happened to you. It shouldn’t have.” Cameron rested his big hand over hers. “But it did. And I live with the ghosts.” He looked down at her, his eyes holding more warmth. “The ghosts haven’t plagued me as much lately.”

“I’m not angry with you, devil woman. I’m madly in love with you.” Ainsley looked startled, then her smile blossomed. “Are you? That’s splendid, because I love you too, Cameron Mackenzie.”

Cam and Ainsley have a hot burning passion, and a slow building love. Their relationship was sweet and touching. I enjoyed the way Cam slowly opens up and not only lets Ainsley in , but lets his son in. They heal as a family. Mac, Isabella, Beth, and Ian are in this book a little so you get updates on them. I love any time Ian is in a book , because he is the star of the series!!!! This was a great read. Now I am on to the next book. Below I leave my favorite moment from this book:

“Damn you, Ainsley, I love you so much I hurt with it. I fell in love with you the night I first caught you in my bedchamber, my little thief. I was so drunk, and you were so lovely, and I wanted you like I’d never wanted a woman before in my life. How the hell did I live so long without you?” “About as well as I lived without you.” Ainsley touched his face. “Let’s never live without each other again, all right?” “That’s what I’ve been trying to say.” Cameron straightened from her. “Bed. Now.” Her brows rose. “My, aren’t you commanding?” “I am about this. March.” He slapped his hand to her backside and half shoved, half walked her to the bed, Ainsley laughing all the way.