The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley

August 22, 2011

The MacKenzie brothers are back! Yum!
I can't say how much I love the MacKenzie brother series. What a great series! And what a bunch of hunks! At last we have Cameron's story. And, I have to say Ms. Ashley has found the perfect match for him in Ainsley Douglas.

Now, because Cameron is one of the MacKenzies, he's a tortured hero; and what a horrendous past he has. Fellow readers, these women who are the MacKenzie brothers' soul mates must be some kind of super-heroines. These guys would give any normal person a headache - so many problems, so much to overcome. It's a good thing they're built! While I liked this book and loved seeing the others from the previous books, I did have a few issues. There were so many things going on that I felt not enough time was spent on the budding relationship of Ainsley and Cameron. There were the horses, the sleazy photograph guy, the blackmail of Queen Victoria, the story of the blackmailer, the creepy guy that owned the horse. I understand the letters/Queen Victoria/blackmail plot were the means for throwing Ainsley and Cameron together; however, I thought this was the weakest part of the book. I was irritated when Ainsley ran off toward the end of the book because of the Queen. I also had a problem with this incredibly strong hero, Cameron, putting up with the insane atrocities of his horrible wife. Yes, I understand he was protecting his son, but still to let someone who was obviously deranged continue didn't quite fit with what we know of him. He was such a strong, protective, alpha male, I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't have dealt with the problem of his lunatic wife differently. Minor quibbles.

Cameron was a wonderful dark, tortured hero and extremely sexy guy. To be in a room with the MacKenzie men would have been downright steamy. All that testosterone! Fan please! The sex scenes were downright yummy. Cameron and Ainsley make a wonderful couple. I did wonder about Cameron's Mr. Toad. You see, he is a large man, and mention was made that he had a rather long Mr. Toad. Now, whenever an author says the hero has a long one, my mind always wanders down that road. Long... how? Like freakishly long? Like Ichabod Crane long? Throw it over the shoulder long? And does the girth match? All these questions are important to me. I can only assume that since it is mentioned a number of times, that the girth was a match for the long... and Cameron didn't look like someone on steroids with a skinny long Mr. Toad.

Daniel. Was I the only one that felt like an overage pervert? What a hot sixteen year old - the scene when Daniel helps Ainsley with her dress was an eye-brow raiser. I can hardly wait till his book in 2013 - maybe then he'll be the legal drool-over age. We also get to have catch up with the other MacKenzie and a little sneak peak at Hart's story - coming to a store near you in April of 2012. I'm really looking forward to that one - it will be interesting to see how Ms. Ashley changes Hart into hero material and still leaves that dark edge to him.

I have loved all of the MacKenzie books but Ian's is my favorite. However, this one is a solid read and not one that should be missed. I think I'll go back and read the others before Hart's story comes out. This is not a fluffy tale, but dark, sensual and at times very disturbing. It is also a great addition to a wonderful series.

Time/Place: Victorian England
Sensuality Rating: Hot!!!Hot!!!Hot!!!


Delia said...

You write really great, funny, cut to the bone reviews! Kudos!

Melissa said...

Loved the review! Oh my! I was laughing so hard. I enjoyed Cameron as the dark hero, but I agree with you over his allowing the ex's torturous acts against him. Oh well! It didn't detract too much from the story.

Tracy said...

Ian's my fav too but Cameron comes in a close second. Great review - glad you like it. :)

SidneyKay said...

Hunka Hunka guys