The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Mackenzies/McBrides Series #3)

The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Mackenzies/McBrides Series #3)

by Jennifer Ashley

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Overview

A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.

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ISBN-13: 9780425240496
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Mackenzies & McBrides Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 141,267
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author and winner of RWA’s RITA award, writes as Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats and spends most of her time in the wonderful world of her stories.

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"Ashley's latest flawlessly written historical romance richly rewards romance [fans] with its multilayered characterization; sexy, secrets-saturated plotting; sharp wit; and enthralling writing." —-Booklist Starred Review

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The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Highland Pleasures Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Renowned rake Lord Cameron Mackenzie loves his son Daniel and his horse Jasmine. His myriad of mistresses feels good about him as he treats them well. The only setback in his womanizing lifestyle was six years ago when he caught Ainsley Douglas in his boudoir and though the kiss was earth shattering she refused to cheat on her much older husband John with him. He did not push a tryst between them, but now learns she is a widow; so all bets are off. He catches her in snoop mode as he did six years ago and this time he goes all out to seduce her. Ainsley has never forgotten the spark that threatened to engulf her the last time they met. However, she is a on a mission for Queen Victoria to obtain some potentially scandalous letters so she has no time for the sinful Lord Cameron even knowing she will regret it later. She pretends to accept Cam's seduction so she can accomplish her task, but love enters the equation. The third Highland Pleasures Mackenzie brothers' Victorian romance (see Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage) is a wonderful somewhat zany tale as the rake catches the heroine in his bedroom for the second time. The lead couple is a delightful pairing as he has baggage while her love for him is not quite the remedy to end his turmoil, but her caring with her heart for his son and his horse clinches the sure bet of their love leading to much more between them. Fans will enjoy the romance between the sinner and his angel. Harriet Klausner
chelleyreads More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the wild and tortured and oh-so-sexy Mackenzie brothers after reading the second book in the series, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage. I quickly devoured The Many Sins of Lord Cameron once I got my hands on a copy. As soon as I started reading I was reminded once again that Ms. Ashley can pen a damn excellent romance. A hero to die for? Check. A strong heroine who can hold her own? Check. A wonderful cast of secondary characters? Check. A heart-melting story that will make you happily sigh, laugh and cry? Check. A book you won't want to end because you'll have to say good-bye to the characters you've grown to love until the next book? Check. Yup, as expected (and I had high expectations), this novel is one of the best romances I've read this year. Cameron is the most tortured and scarred hero I've read in a while and is pretty much the opposite of fun-loving, laughing Mac from Lady Isabella. As you learn more about his past and his deranged first wife, which was painful to read, you come to understand why he is the way he is. Ainsley herself has her own painful past and after her much older husband dies she went to work for Queen Victoria. She hides herself in drab gray clothing but she is a lot more than what her mouse-ish façade lets on. She is strong yet gentle and can stand on her own not just with Cam but also with the wild and eccentric Mackenzie family. She may be my favorite heroine in the series yet. These two had chemistry crackling from chapter one and a combination of their mutual desire, lust and genuine love makes this novel a steamy (you're going to want to turn up the fan for this one) yet surprisingly sweet romance. Some of favorite scenes, though, were ones with Cam's son Daniel. He is a bit wild, having grown up with the Mackenzie brothers and often gets into scrapes. But Daniel is growing up fast. There was this scene towards the end when Daniel and Cam really talk pretty much for the first time. Cam realizes that his son, despite everything that happened in the past and being raised by him and his brothers, is okay and turning out to be quite the strong, confident young man with a good head on his shoulders. This scene made me cry and it's not very often (hardly ever) a romance novel can do that to me. Besides Daniel, the whole Mackenzie clan is back and growing. There was also a scene between Hart and Eleanor, whose book is the next in the series, that just about killed me because I have to wait another year for it to come out. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron is another winner from Jennifer Ashley. It's well-written with interesting, multi-dimensional characters that you won't soon forget. It's romantic and heartfelt, steamy and sexy with just the right amount of humor. I absolutely love this book and I cannot get enough of the Mackenzies! I highly recommend you pick up this novel next week Tuesday (August 2nd) when it comes out in stores.
EKD More than 1 year ago
I give Cam and Ainsley's story 4 stars - Book #3. It's another great book in the continuing Mackenzie series by Jennifer Ashley and I'm glad Cam was given such a great love interest. Ainsley is no shrinking violet and has a few interesting secrets in her closet too. Cameron was attracted to her 6 years ago but could not "seal the deal" and now Ainsley is a widow and just happens to be sneeking about his bedchamber once again. What ever is the confonded woman up to this time? Well whatever it is he's determined to finally have her and does everthing in his wicked power to get her to agree to an affair with him; but fate has a different ending in mind for this couple. As in all the Mackenzie stories there is plenty of titillting scenes including an erotic masquerade party at a neighboring estate and a little game Cam likes to play whenever he corners Ainsley alone. There is also a great scene where Ainsley decides to be a bit wicked herself and turns the tables on him in a rather public place. We still get some interaction with characters from the previous books (Ian, Beth, Mac, Issabella and Hart) and we get some new ones as well; including a glips at Harts love interest Lady Eleanor Ramsay. There is a teaser of a scene with a chance encounter between Eleanor and Hart that just makes me want more. I'm so glad I will get to start Hart's book "The Duke's Perfect Wife" tonight! I've enjoyed all the books in the Mackenzie series and am glad there will be several more to come later on down the line. I do suggest that you read the books in order to get the best experience from them. Here are the order of the books so far Book #1 - "The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie" (Ian and Beth's story - I give it 5 Stars) Book #2 - Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage ("Mac" and Isabella's story - I give it 4.5 Stars) Book #3 - The Many Sins of Lord Cameron ("Cam" and Ainsley's story - I give it ) Book #4 - The Duke's Perfect Wife (I am excited to finally dig into Harts sorted past and learn all his secrets).
TJBooklover More than 1 year ago
Another author I've recently discovered. I love Scottish historicals as it it, but this one above and beyond. The characters are real and well written, the story line kept me going, turning each page, wanting to know more. I shall be reading the next in the series and the next, and the next...oh and the covers are to die for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love, love, loved this book. loved Cameron and Ainsley and the story, all of it. Each Mackenzie book is better than the last
Sueb85 More than 1 year ago
This on and ok out of the three so far. Left me seriously wanting for book number four, Hart's story, Had a little tease and the end and I hope to have Daniel story somewhere down the line. All three are great reads.
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
Jennifer invites you into the world of the Mackenzie family and you find that you don't want to leave. I am truly enjoying this series and have added it to my to be read again and again collection. The only problem is the next book is not out until April of next year.
Romance_luver More than 1 year ago
Nothing better than a man who loses love from the wrong person but finds it again in the right person who turns out to be Mrs. Ainsley Douglas....If you haven't fallen in love with a Mackenzie by this 3rd installment by Jennifer Ashley, you will after reading this
BeguileThySorrow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one lived up to book 1 in the series, but even though I wasnt wild about book 2 it did set up more about Ian (from book 1) and Cam's story. And the ending had a great lead in to oldest brother Hart's story! Looking forward to it and this definitely one of my favorite historical romance series:)
dkthain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest here and say when I read the first two books of this series, Cam didn't make that big an impression on me. And my main thought was that I would have to read his story before I got to Harts' the one I wanted most after reading all about Ian and the rest of his MacKenzie brothers. So going into this one I wasn't expecting a whole lot.I don't know if that's the reason or what it might be, but this one turned out to be, as Tony the Tiger says, GREEEEAAAATTT!! I LOVED it - almost, but not quite as much as Ian and Beth's book.It starts out with a bang when Ainsley is scoping out Cam's bedroom for some missing letter stolen from the queen when in walks Cam and the thieving woman who is using the letters to blackmail the queen. She has hidden them with Cam, though he doesn't know it and as one of the queens lady's, Ainsley is trying to find them and give them back. Cam of course, discovers Ainsley's hiding place and is wickedly delighted. You see, they had a similar kind of meeting six years previous when Ainsley was trying to find something in Cam's room. They had an immediate attraction to each other though Ainsley refused to act on it as she was married and while not in love with her much older husband, respected and cared for him a great deal. But neither has forgotten the other over the year and now that Ainsley is a widow, Cam is determined to 'get in her skirts' this time 'round.For not being a character who made me sit up and take notice in the previous books, with his own story it was an entirely different matter when reading it. Cam is a man who was betrayed beyond belief by his first wife. Not only did she take many, many lovers over the time they were married, but she also tried to kill both Cam and their son Daniel and indeed ended up taking her own life. She was clearly mad but that didn't keep her from leaving deep, deep scars on Mac, both physical and emotional. He uses his gift with horses and meaningless sex to try and escape his demons. But when he's with Ainsley, he feels a deep sense of peace though it takes him a while to recognize it as love he is feeling. I just loved this poor tortured man to pieces and pieces. He loves his son deeply, and Daniel is a wonderful secondary character by the way who will be getting his own story, but doesn't really understand how to be a father. His own father was a monster and all the MacKenzie heroes have a lot to overcome with their horrific childhoods.Once he gets Ainsley into his orbit again, he is so gone for her. I've said on many occasions I love a hero who is so gone for the heroine.And Ainsley is exactly the kind of heroine I enjoy. She's sharp and she's funny and she's intelligent. No false miss is she. After a bit of hesitation and then consulting with friends, when Cam wants to take their relationship much further, she goes for it, with no second thoughts. She has very fond thoughts of her first husband and admired him even though he was much, much older than her.I love that the author didn't go down the cliched route and make her first husband evil. Even the character that was blackmailing the queen didn't turn out to be evil, evil. She just wanted the money to desperately escape an unhappy marriage. The most evil person in the book was Cam's first wife Elizabeth and her evilness was needed to turn Cam into the kind of person he was.I finished this book in a very short amount of time as I couldn't bare to put it down. I, um, ah, may have taken longer breaks and lunches than I'm allowed as work since I really didn't want to stop reading this Very Enjoyable Book. I still like the first one better, but just by a shade. But this one also is getting very high marks!
Jaitai16 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much I wrote Jennifer Ashley a fan letter. I couldn't put it down. I too, was wondering how Ashley was going to make Cam's story as intriguing as Ian's story but she did it. My mouth actually dropped open in parts. I recommend getting this book. I can't wait for Hart's book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite so far!
BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed The Many Sins of Lord Cameron. Shocking I know. It has the characters that I love from the series and a few new ones. I've been waiting for Cameron's book since The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (my favorite Mackenzie). I have a soft spot for fathers that are raising their children alone. From book one you realize that life wasn't easy for the Mackenzie boys. They went through hell and came out the other side with a ton of issues. Cameron unfortunately found love where it wasn't and soon found himself raising his son Daniel alone. Or as alone as one could be in this family. You will love the interaction between Cameron and Ainsley. She is very good for him and Daniel. She completes them. Of course their road to happiness isn't a easy or smooth one. Lots of ups and downs but they make it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Cameron in books 1 and 2. I gave it 4 stars. This book felt a bit rushed and details were glossed over. Really love the series. Ian and Beth is my favorite so far. Looking forward to Hart and Eleanor in book 4.
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Katia-Drugs_Called_Books More than 1 year ago
This book was so good! I can't think of one complaint - Cam and Ainsley's story was as amazing as the first books in the series, and I loved every second of it. The heroine, Ainsley, is a compassionate and strong woman who's been through quite a bit in her life. She is perceptive and opinionated and never shies or hides her feelings for Cameron in front of him, or to herself. She is loyal and wins over everyone who comes her way. Cameron is a sexy, kind person wrapped in a harsh exterior and a mask of indifference. He's a wonderfully scarred man, both inside and outside (and girls - we all know how much we love emotionally scarred men), and there is something so endearing in seeing a man so big and strong feel fear like that. The deal with his wife is revolting. It's amazing a cute person such as Daniel can come from the woman. Speaking of it... Daniel is Cameron's son and I enjoyed seeing this child grow. He's definitely turning into a Mackenzie hunk, and he might be one of the smartest Mackenzie's out there! He's got wisdom beyond his years, and I can't wait for his story, The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie. I simply adore Jennifer Ashley's characters. They are always so real, so human, and you can't help but get attached to them and experience all their feelings. I just love it when it comes to a point where I pray they'll be together and find happiness, as if they're real people, and I always experience these feelings with Ashley's books. The romance in the book is impeccable. It's believable, builds over time and is just so sweet it hurts. They just fit together so perfectly!! There is no big anguish this book, no bad/super villain towering over our characters and making their life miserable - just two people who find each other and are getting a second chance at love and happiness, and their sweet and wonderful story. If you have not yet tried of one of Jennifer Ashley's books, you ought to do so right away, especially if you like historical romances and delicious men in kilts...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago