The Stolen Mackenzie Bride is definitely one of my favorites in the series. I absolutely loved it!
This story spins a wonderful tale of love at first sight. Malcolm Mackenzie was a swoon worthy hero who needed to take care of everyone close to him. One look across a ballroom and the handsome Scottish rogue was instantly smitten with Lady Mary Lennox. Oh but they had some serious obstacles standing in the way of true love.
"Ye are for me, Mary", he said in a quiet voice. "And I for you. And this always will be."
Malcolm and Mary were devoted to each other right from the beginning, but family means everything to them. There were some emotionally raw moments as best intentions were swept away by family loyalty and political turmoil. This story is set amidst the bloody and ill-fated Jacobite Uprising. Ms. Ashley pulled me in with the weight of that and the complex relationships between the characters.
"Nothing will ever keep me from you. Not death itself. I promise ye that."
Jennifer Ashley brought to life a new set of rakish Mackenzie men in this story, and she did it so vividly, even as the situation took a tragic turn that took my breath away. I really enjoyed her seductive writing style, compelling characters, and passionate love story.
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride is a sinfully sexy historical romance. I enjoyed every page and suggest that everyone else will love it just as much.
The New York Times bestselling author of Rules for a Proper Governess returns with an engrossing tale that promises to delight lovers of Outlander.
1745, Scotland: The youngest son of the scandalous Mackenzie family, Malcolm is considered too wild to tame…until he meets a woman who is too unattainable to resist.
Lady Mary Lennox is English, her father highly loyal to the king, and promised to another Englishman. But despite it being forbidden to speak to Malcolm, Lady Mary is fascinated by the Scotsman, and stolen moments together lead to a passion greater than she’d ever dreamed of finding.
When fighting breaks out between the Highlanders and the King's army, their plans to elope are thwarted, and it will take all of Malcolm’s daring as a Scottish warrior to survive the battle and steal a wife out from under the noses of the English.