The McKenzie Brothers
Genre: M/F, Historical Romance
The Pursuit, Book 1
Born into privilege, Katherine Bainbridge never thought the day would come when she would be happy to find work as a maid. But having fled London to avoid being tried, convicted and hanged for murder, she will take whatever work she can get—even if the offer comes from the most beautiful man she has ever seen.
Garrett McKenzie needs to staff his new home, but when he sees Katherine the position that comes to mind does not involve mops and buckets. Determined to woo his lovely new maid into his bed, he will do whatever necessary to keep her there.
But when Katherine’s past comes back to haunt her, Garrett will do whatever he has to in order to prove that she can trust him with her life, as well as with her love.
My Review: 4/5 Stars
Katherine is on the rub from the law for the murder of her uncle. Now she works as a barmaid, keeping her low and defending unwanted advances from customers.
Garrett McKenzie is your average playboy (no matter what time period you’re in), until he meets Katherine. Unable to help himself, Garrett offers her a job is home as a maid, but he also wants other things from her.
Katherine is not weak willed and won’t take any crap from Garrett. She gives him a run for his money. But will she do when her past comes knocking on the door?
Now this is my kind of historical romance. I loved the connection between the MC’s and that Katherine didn’t fall into line the way Garrett wanted her to. Sometimes you gotta put up a little fight. The story flowed together, catching you in it’s grasp, making you crave more. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Playing With Fire, Book 2
The last place Heather Morgan thought she’d find herself was in a house of Eros. There she waited to be sold to the highest bidder as a way to pay off her father’s mountain of debt to the proprietor of the gaming house holding the auction.
Drew McKenzie had no intention of buying a mistress. But something about the delicate beauty with chestnut hair and gold-flecked dark eyes stirs something inside him. He’s been hurt before and isn’t willing to risk his heart a second time.
But when Heather’s scandalous past is exposed, Drew must choose between his love for Heather, or his family’s honor. Caught between the two, Drew realizes what it means to be playing with fire.
My Review: 4/5 Stars
Heather is auctioned off to pay off her fathers debt.
Drew Morgan is the lucky winner, who bids on her, though he hadn’t planned to be there that day. Lucky for Heather that he was. Though I’m curios how you explain how you they come to meet to their children.
Drew has been hurt by another and has sworn off women. Though when it comes to Heather he finds out that he will do anything to keep her safe. When Heather’s past comes back for her, will it tear the apart or pull them closer together?
I was a lot peeved at the father, but after I got over my mad I enjoyed the book. Though the silver lining in all of this, is that Heather found a man who she can love and he will love her in return. You go through the journey of how Heather and Drew fall in love though Drew tries to fight it. Sometimes men are just to stubborn for their own good.
Now that I have started the series I can’t wait to keep reading it.
A Perfect Lady, Book 3
When a night of passion leads to scandal, Rebecca Alexander has but one option; marry the man responsible for her downfall, or be cast from her prominent family. Unfortunately, all she can recall from that fateful night is the man’s name, and the memory of remarkable seductive skill.
American sea captain James McKenzie is no stranger to scandal, but this one comes with an angry father. One with the means to make James right his wrong. Faced with the choice between marrying Rebecca or being pressed into the Navy, James reluctantly takes a wife he neither wants nor needs.
As they journey from the West Indies to America, Rebecca and James realize there is something between them, something even stronger than their desire for one another. And if James’s past doesn’t come back to haunt him, he might even discover that his wife is indeed, a perfect lady for him.
My Review: 4/5 Stars
What do you do when the father of the girl you got pregnant on a drunken night demands you marry his daughter?
Well in Captain James McKenzie’s case, you marry her and be happy about it.
Though they can’t remember much from that night, they both try to make the best of the situation. I liked James and Rebecca as a couple, though she need a slight attitude adjustment. The were great together.
This was yet another page turner for me and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. To know if they truly could make their marriage work and be a happy family together. Though I didn’t doubt it one minute.
Now off I go to read the next book.
Windemere, Book 4
Thou shalt not covet thy best friend’s sister. For Julian McCallister, those words are easier said than done. But no matter how much he might wish otherwise, he is determined to keep Emma at arm’s length.
However, Emma McKenzie believes arm’s length is too far. For as long as she can remember, she’s been in love with Julian. It’s unfortunate he sees her as nothing more than Garrett’s younger sister. Not to mention, she doesn’t believe the gossip that surrounds him, or the rumors of madness and murder regarding the tragedy in his past.
But that tragedy haunts Julian and when he and Emma are caught up in a scandal, it threatens not only the peace he’s finally found in her arms, but quite possibly her life as well.
My Review: 4.5/5 Stars
Emma has been in love with Julian since she was a teen, but there is this unwritten rule that you do not go near, touch, or think un-pure thoughts about your best friend’s younger sister.
Julian failed on that one. Having secret rendezvous, when she came of age, of course. Though Julian wanted to be with Emma, he was around of the being like the men his family. Killing himself and his wife, deciding he won’t have any kids, so he can’t pass it on to them.
Emma doesn’t care about the rumors, she only wants to be with Julian and when her brother finds them together she will get her wish. Now she has to help Julian get over his fears.
This tale was very heartwarming and emotional. By far my favorite in the series. Now are there going to be more? Maybe about some cousins? I can live with that.
Kim fell in love with historical romance when she was sixteen, and blames Kathleen Woodiwiss for that, since it was her The Flame and the Flower that got her hooked. Not long after finishing it, she sat down to write one herself and now, many years later, here she is.
Kim lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two children. When she’s not pounding away at the computer keyboard, she does crossword and Sudoku puzzles, knits, breaks up the occasional wrestling match between the kids, and whenever she can find a few free minutes, she reads. She’s also an avid fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the New York Rangers. She also loves Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.