After more than three years apart, Lady Isabella and Lord 'Mac' are slowly gravitating back towards each other in this delicious romance novel—because, as one knows, its hard to control the flames when they burn this bright between two souls. And perhaps a fair dose of love lurks in the flames? Only time will tell...
The second in the Mackenzies' Highland Pleasure series, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage is a wonderful novel, filled with sweet, tender love that has long been denied, fiery passion, and a good dash of witty humor. And as if that were not enough, add into the mix a collection of interesting characters-- from Mac's roguish and artistic ways, to his brother Ian's unique perspective and troubles. Together, it makes for one spectacular novel, and one I am sure you will love!
I very much enjoyed watching Isabella and Mac reconcile after the years apart, to see the flames between them quickly rekindle and flare up. After being hurt by one another in the past, they each had much to change and work through, along with countless pieces of old baggage to get rid of, but that only added to the story—and character—development, making their love very believable and that much more sweet!
4.5 STARS! As much as I loved Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, I think I will always turn back to Ian and Beth's story (The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie). There is simply something deliciously tempting about Ian, what with his truly tortured hero persona and unique troubles, which dear Beth has begun to help him to over come. It's not that I didn't love Mac and Isabella's story—I did!—but Ian holds a very dear place in my heart. However, Mac has now become a close second—at least so far! After all, we've still got two more brawny Scottish lads to marry off in this family... In short, for a rollicking good time, sexy Highland heroes and touching romances, you just can't beat Jennifer Ashley's novels!
Six years ago, eighteen-year-old Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized all of London by eloping the night of her come-out ball with the notorious rake, Lord Mac Mackenzie. After three turbulent years of marriage, she scandalized London once again--this time by leaving him.
Now the reformed Mac has returned, and he wants one thing: Isabella back in his life, his house, his bed. He'll do anything he has to, play any game, as long as he gets her back. Isabella resists, but when she agrees to pose for erotic paintings he's been working on, she realizes her body has never stopped craving her husband’s very skilled touch. Mac is determined to show Isabella that he's a changed man, but three years without her has only increased his hunger for her.
When an ingenious forger with designs on Mac's paintings, and Isabella herself, comes dangerously near, Mac sets himself up as Isabella’s protector and vows to never leave her side, whether his independent and proud lady likes it or not.