The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Highland Pleasures, #3)

 
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The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
Pub­lisher: Penguin/Berkley
Pages: Mass Market Paperback, 298 pages
Series: Highland Pleasures
Pub­li­ca­tion date: August 2nd 2011


He is a man of simple tastes - and complex pleasures...

Cameron Mackenzie is a man who loves only horses and women - in that order - or so his mistresses say.

Ainsley Douglas is a woman with a strong sense of justice and the desire to help others - even if that means sneaking around a rakish man's bedchamber.

Which is exactly where Cam finds her - six years after he caught her the first time. Only then, she convinced Cam she was seeking a liaison, but couldn't go through with it because of her husband. Now a widow, she's on a mission to retrieve letters that could prove embarrassing to the queen. Cam has no interest in Ainsley's subterfuge, but he vows to finish what they started those many years ago. One game, one kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. And what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules - and heal the scars of a dark and damaging past...

After being immensely disappointed with Mac and Isabella's story, I wasn't sure what to expect from The Many Sins of Lord Cameron. It could easily be as epic as Ian's book or as predictable as Isabella's.

After finishing the story, I think it falls somewhere in between the two, meaning it's a great step up from Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage but still not as amazing as The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie was. In fact, nearly everything about Cameron's book falls somewhere in the middle of the first two.

Cameron Mackenzie is neither as cool and calm as Ian nor as hot-headed as Mac. He's better at dealing with emotions than Ian, but still less passionate than Mac. And then there's that broken, lonely air about him that's all his and the main reason I fell in love with him initially. Especially after finding out about what Elizabeth used to do to him. *spoiler* Highlight to read!I can't believe her! SHE's the one who should have been locked away in an asylum, not Ian. That woman was raving mad! She deserved a way more tortuous death than the one she got. /end spoiler

Similarly, Ainsley is neither as gentle as Beth nor as wilful and reckless as Isabella. She's a fantastic heroine and absolutely perfect for Cam, but not really that memorable as a character.

Watching Ainsley and Cam rediscover love was a beautiful, heart-warming experience. I also enjoyed seeing the previous two couples interacting with each other, especially Beth and Ian. Ian has come a long way from the man he was at the beginning of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and I like how Ashley's tastefully keeping us updated on his, and Mac's, life.

Now, onto the last and most delicious Mackenzie brother!

 

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