Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.”
Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another houseparty—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson.
They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the houseparty is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all.
Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie. But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family.
Oh yes, Cameron's got many sins, alright. There was an excerpt of the book at the end of Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, and though I typically avoid reading such tidbits (for the untenable eagerness they induce), I had to know what was in store for the next mackenzie. The opening scene was gripping, and I was unsurprisingly begging for more. Thank goodness book three will be released soon; really, August cannot come fast enough! But until then, there's the wealth of information available on Jennifer Ashley's website: the author has an entire section dedicated to the Mackenzie clan, one that includes a family tree, character biographies, and book release information. That all comes in handy, given the complex histories that each of the Mackenzie brothers has endured.
And as for the cover? Well, now. The cover is just peachy keen by me. ^_^ Not much particularly unique about it, in general. But it is worth noting that it is the first cover of the series to feature only a male on the cover. Makes me think (and hope) that the story will focus more on Cameron's life and development. The previous books have only alluded to a very scarred and tumultuous history for both him and his son. Here's to finally finding out why he's so...out there! lol
Jennifer Ashley's book, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron, (Highland Pleasures, #3) will be released on August 2 by Berkley Sensation.
Books in the Series
(from author website)
Book 1: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Ian) Leisure, May 2009; re-release August 2011
Book 2: Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Mac) Berkley Sensation, July 6, 2010
Book 3: The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Cam) Berkley Sensation, August 2, 2011
Book 4: The Duke's Perfect Wife (Hart) Berkley Sensation, April 2012
Book 5: The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Elliot) Berkley Sensation, Jan 2013
Book 6: The Life and Love of Daniel Mackenzie (Daniel) Berkley Sensation, Oct 2013