Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review of The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie (+Giveaway)



Blurb: Second Sight And Seduction…

Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family—he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien—one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England—he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her.

Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity.

Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

Review: So, I've been a followers of this series from the first book, The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie. Typically, series will fizzle out for me, but not this one. Still going strong, baby, still going strong.

I've spent the entire series teetering between my two favorite MacKenzie brothers, Ian and Cameron, unable to decide which one I loved more. Then... then, along came Daniel MacKenzie, the reckless teenager we first met in book one of the Highland Pleasures series. The perceptive, intelligent younger MacKenzie who traipses all over Europe looking after his uncle and aunties, living up the wicked MacKenzie name. Daniel MacKenzie, my new fictional love.

Since the reader is so well acquainted with Daniel throughout the whole series and watches him grow into manhood, I knew this author would have to make his story exceptional, with a rocking heroine and all that. I mean, she had to! This is Daniel we're talking about. Daniel, Danny boy, with a father who doesn't know how to take care of him, a mother that tried to murder him in the cradle, and member of a family that is full of tormented, troubled men. Of course, she had to give him a happily ever after with a heroine who deserved him.

Task accomplished.

I've officially dubbed this book my favorite in the series. Yes, I'm gushing about the book, but I can't help it.

I absolutely loved Daniel. He is not unlike his uncles. When he sees something he wants, namely Violet, he goes after it. And he doesn't stop until she is absolutely and completely his. Our Danny boy is a fabulous hero who has no difficulty recognizing the woman he wants to spend his life with, and he doesn't mind facing her demons together with her, all in the name of love.

Now, our heroine, Violet. I can honestly say this author doesn't tend to disappoint with her heroines either. These MacKenzie men need a strong, determined lady by their side. The conventional miss would not do for any of these men. Violet is a wonderful heroine for Daniel. Able to read anyone, it made sense she had no idea just what Daniel was thinking most of the time. And it was because he was actually being genuine with her. No artifice, no ulterior motives. He just honestly wanted to be with her, and she had no idea how to react to him.

Overall, I'm one satisfied reader after reading The Wicked Deeds of Daniel MacKenzie. For ages, I waited for this book, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. This will be one I reread many, many times.

Available for purchase atAmazon

***Since I love the series so much, I'm offering a digital copy of The Untamed MacKenzie to one lucky commenter who leaves me their email address and tells me if they've had a chance to read this series yet.***

15 comments:

  1. I am definitely reading this series. Just started Daniel's story on my lunch hour. The only one missing from my collection in this series is The Untamed MacKenzie. Ian is still my favorite. Bonnie (bonnieblue at wowway dot com)

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  2. Oh that's awesome Melissa. I love when an author really knocks it out of the park like that and can really sustain a series as it goes along. I have got to find the time to read her historicals. She did a killer job on her paranormals so I'm guessing I'll love these too :) Fab review :)

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    1. I agree, Anna! I love her paranormals, too. She's a great author in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  3. I am just finishing up another series and this one is next. Most likely starting tomorrow. Love this author's other series and expect this one to be just as great.

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    1. Hurray!! So glad to hear you are starting it soon. You'll have to let me know your favorite MacKenzie. :)

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  4. Wow - this is a series to look for and the cover is spectacular.
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    1. I agree, Victoria. The covers are awesome and this is one of my favorite historical series. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Haven't read the series, but it does look really good.
    divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a great series! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I just discovered this author a couple of weeks ago and read everyone of her books. I'm reading Daniel and Violet's story now and loving it!! Great review Melissa. I tweeted.

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad to hear that, Ella. I have been in love with this series since book one's release. I've waited for Daniel's book, and I'm so happy it met my expectations. We'll have to compare notes when you finish. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  7. Great review! The book sounds awesome!!

    Gosh, I need more time to read. I haven't even started this series, yet.

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    1. Oh Stacey, you have to give this one a try. You just have to! LOL. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. Oh, yay! This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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