The Untamed MacKenzie
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 hop ...more
first read 5/9/2015
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 n ...more
"You are the beauty I’ve been seeking all my life. My existence was dark, grim, full of struggle, until you. You are the light that pushes the darkness away. When I’m with you, I can see my way, and I can breathe again."
A short review for a shortie :D
Well, Fellows was never one of my favorite characters in this series, but he warmed up to me here :)
It was a lovely romance, though the three stars go to the uninteresting story/mystery.
Oh, and it was wonderful to see everyone from the previous ...more
illegitimate MacKenzie, Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows
Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows is the illegitimate son of the Duke MacKenzie. He thinks his life was bad. Growing up poor, and envying the life of his brothers and their wealth. Little did he know the brothers he envied were being beaten by his dad every night. Lloyd grew up to hate his brothers to point of obsession. But life is full of surprises. And his brothers have far more love in their ...more
Such a wonderful, hard earned, well deserved, happily ever after!
The Untamed Mackenzie is a novella, book 5.5 in the Highland Pleasures series. This is Inspector Lloyd Fellows’s story, the Mackenzie by-blow of the late and not-so-great Duke of Kilmorgan. Lloyd has had to fight his way through the streets, through hunger, through all the things no child should have to deal with, but he did it and came out on top, as one of London’s most distinguished, successful, inspectors.
To redeem her family’s...more
I adore the Mackenzies, so there was little doubt that I would enjoy this novella featuring Chief Inspector Lloyd Fellows, illegitimate half-brother to Hart, Cam, Mac, and Ian. We've had glimpses of him before; in The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, he was something of a villain, determined to pin a couple of murders of prostitutes on Hart and Ian. But when Ian's new wife, Beth, figured out that Fellows was a Mackenzie by birth, the fam ...more
I was very happy to see Lloyd and Louisa find their HEA. They'd been dancing around each other for a bit. Mr. Lloyd Fellows, the unclaimed Mackenzie of course thought Lady Louisa Scranton was above him; so he had to try very hard to resist. Plus there was a nice little mystery to solve.
I do love these Mackenzie men. Their passions are unrestrained; and once they decide on a lady they are done. I'm diving right into Daniel's story because he reminds me of Ian in some ways. ...more
I was wondering why Lloyd’s story was a novella because he’s technically half of a Mackenzie, but after reading The Untamed MacKenzie I was really disappointed in this book.
I was really excited for Lloyd because he has been in the previous books a lot and there was a huge scene with him and Louisa in the Christmas novella. I wanted this book to be super romantic and have it show a side of Lloyd we didn’t see, but it didn’t.
Louisa is in trouble and only Lloyd can solve the case and save Lo ...more
Lady Louisa Scranton needs to marry well. Her family seem to create scandal wherever they go, her sister Isabella eloping with a Mackenzie only to separate from him and her father robbing half the ton of their money only to be found out and leaving her and her mother almost destitute. Marriage to a respectable gentleman seems the answer, even if the only man she dream of, who she shared two passionate kisses with is the man she wants, so when the Bishop of Hargate asks for her hand, she almost ...more
Jennifer Ashley is back to her solid Mackenzie writing in this lovely book where Lloyd Fellows -- the bastard Mackenzie -- finally gets his HEA. Those who have read the Christmas novella know he's got a thing for Lady ...more
There are some series that are totally addictive and Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures is one of them. The Mackenzies have completely woven their way into my heart and I am always eagerly waiting for the next book!
Ms Ashley certainly captured my interest with the intriguing developments between Inspector Lloyd Fellows (the Mackenzies' illegitimate half-brother) and Lady Louisa Scranton (younger sister of Isabella, Mac Mackenzie's wife) in the previous books. They had shared two passionate ki ...more
My first Mackenzie and almost certainly not my last!
I'm a novella lover who often complains (rather vociferously, in fact) that the majority of today's romance novels are of a pointlessly, frustratingly excessive length. This is one of those very rare cases, however, when I found myself wishing the author had written a bit more. With both a murder mystery and a romance to present to us in relatively few pages, neither seemed quite as richly developed as I might have hoped. I a ...more
The story was good, however, the pacing was off and there was a lot of over description that became repetitive. I found myself skimming when the characters would think things - the same things - over and over.
It's a story about solving a murder case and Louisa is a main suspect and Fellows has to prove her innocence.
Things I like:
The mystery and puzzles. Very intriguing.
Fellows and Louisa are surprisingly hot couple.
Things I dislike:
Why the hell this book has to be anthology/short story because damn it, I want more!
The first 50% of the story was terribly slow and had no initial lead it was both frustrating and boring at the same time.
And suddenly, the answers were all out and it happened so f ...more
Fellows is a detective for Scotland yard and half brother the the Mackenzie’s. While Fellow is quite good at his job and he appears to have a simmering anger that he keeps in tight control, i found him unemotional a ...more
I like Louisa, too, and have done since she and Isabella were reunited after the Earl's death. I've delighted every time she and Lloyd have sneaked kisses.
But. BUT. I'm quite disappointed in their story. They deserved a full length novel, not just a novella. I wanted to get to know his mother better. Because of the shorter format ...more
I always feel that in novellas I am rushed to a happily ever after. How can they know love in such a short time? So far no novella has given me the impression that it was not being cut too short. This book is no exception.
But other than that, this romance is sweet and a joy to read. Lloyd Fellows is the born-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-blanket version of Hart. As much as I love my lords, I have just that much more respect for a man who earned his place ...more
You don't need to have read the prior books, but it helps to understand the supporting characters.
Thr mystery isn't really that central to the story, but it's faithful to basic tenets of mystery requirements, and I'm embarrassed that I didn't figure out "who done it?". (Not that I was trying - I was focused on the romance.)
I wish the uppity socialites could get their comeuppance - wish tha ...more
I still do not like the narrator. If you have the option, read instead of listen.
For those that mind, there is an age difference. Lloyd is older than Hart; and Louisa is younger than Isabella, probably about a 15 year age gap. It didn't bother me. Lady Louisa has been out for ...more
Lloyd Fellows is the bastard son of the deceased Mackenzie Duke, a former pain in the Mackenzie's side, and now a reluctant member of the Mackenzie clan. Though he wasn't given the best beginnings, he's made a name for himself—Lloyd has a stellar reputation as a policeman. Which is why he's not surprised his vacation is put on hold because he's been specifically requested to a crime scene. What he doesn't expect is for the suspect to be Louisa Scranton.
Louisa is sister...more
Favorite Quote: “I wish you didn’t hate me for it, but if the price of keeping you free is hatred, so be it.”
I’m a sucker for romance, highlanders, and stubborn men so this series is nothing but a win-win for me. We have all been impatiently waiting to see what would happen with Lady Louisa Scranton and Inspector Lloyd Fellows after their shared kisses. Louisa needs to secure a proper marriage to counteract the damage her father did when ...more
She has just received a not particularly flattering offer of marriage that she was trying to politely refuse, when the man offering for her hand dropped dead right in front of her. Lloyd, who is one of the best detectives of Scotland Yard, is sent to the scene to solve the crime and make a quick arrest that will pacify the nobility.
Despite all evidence pointing to Louisa, Llo ...more
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Wow I couldn't put this e book kindle edition down. The story starts out fast and the pace never stops. I have been waiting for Lloyd Fellows and Louisa story for a while. They have been quite smitten with each other in the last 3 or so books in the M ...more
Since the beginning of the series, we have known about the illegitimate Mackenzie. Though Lloyd Fellows was the bad guy chasing after Ian and Hart in the first book, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, he has grown on the readers and the Mackenzie brothers. He grew up in poverty jealous of his half brother ...more
This story was focused on Louisa, Isabella's sister and Lloyd Fellows, Hart. Mackenzie's half brother.
In a strange turn of events Louisa who was out and about to find a respectable husband, finds herself standing over the dead body of a bishop. With all fingers pointing out to her, she has has no one to turn to, except Fellows who has been assigned this investigation.
Fellows believes that Louisa's innocent and he will move heaven and hell to prove that. But th ...more
This was a good story. I enjoyed both Louisa and Hugh, though I do wish they'd been a bit more clear with each other (not that the story really allowed for that, but still). It was good to learn more about the bastard Mackenzie as well as see inside Louisa's head. Their romance was sweet and satisfying.
Jennifer's novels have been translated into many different languages, and earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly. More about her books at http://www.jenniferashley.com, http://www.all ...more