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I'm a re-reader. When I give a book 5 stars, it means re-reading it is not an option - it's a demand. Because it's that good. This little feature is for whenever I re-read, to let you guys know if I still felt the book was as good as I thought before!
The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie is one of the best historical romances I've ever read. It's got real characters, woven together by beautifully threaded words into a plot that captures you attention, your heart and your soul.
If you haven't read this one yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up. I reckon you won't be disappointed.
The Story starts with Lord Ian MacKenzie buying a Ming Bowl. I know, I know--say what?! but the odd beginning gives as a valuable insight into Ian's character, and outlines it straight away. It also introduces Beth and how they're going to meet. I found the start quite charming and I fell for the dear lord almost immediately. There's just something about him.
The plot itself revolves around Ian and Beth's relationship, of course, but it also combines a murder mystery inside!
Ian MacKenzie, the main male character of this book, is a person with a form of autism previously mentioned by the author to be Asperger's. But living in an era no one knows about the existence of such illness, he's viewed as a mad men. He, himself, believes that he's mad.
Ian can't look you straight in the eye. He doesn't understand jokes. He can't lie. He'sblunt and honest and doesn't understand subtlety. Sometimes, he's prone to ever-consuming rages that he fears will make him hurt his loved ones.
In other words; he's completely swoon worthy.
I know, I know; what? But...
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