The Untamed Mackenzie is a very enjoyable book, not quite as 'untamed' as I would have liked but since I love Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzies Series, it was good to return and see Lloyd take his turn and fall head over heels.
I loved the mystery and guessed the motive if not exactly who did the ghastly deed before the end. I would have loved to see more breakdowns in Lloyd's iron control with regards to Louisa. Louisa is more than another Victorian Miss, but a realistic portrayal of a woman who though constrained by society is stronger and more confident than she outwardly appears, a worthy partner for Lloyd.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is still my favorite however.
A WOMAN OF BREEDING MEETS A MAN OF NO STANDING…
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…