The Untamed Mackenzie is a short story by Jennifer Ashley. I was excited to read this story because I was looking forward to reading about Inspector Lloyd Fellows. As the bas son of the Duke I was hoping for his own story I must say that I was disappointed in its length. I felt that the book was to short and rushed.
Finally knowing the members of the Mackenzie family Inspector Lloyd Fellows is slowly starting to join the family gatherings. He is widely known around London as a competency and intelligent police officer. His newest case involves Isabella’s sister Louisa Scranton. Having an attraction to Louisa he determines to find her innocent. Louisa Scranton is accused of Murder at a tea party…she turns to Inspector Lloyd Fellows. Louisa is attracted to Lloyd and hopes that he will assist her in proving her innocence. Because Louisa is such a high profile suspect and Lloyd’s family is involved his supervisor gives him a time frame to solve the case or he will be removed. Lloyd and Louisa are now racing against time to solve the mystery. What follows is typical for the Mackenzie family as many families members get involved, especially Daniel and things get a little rowdy at times.
Again I must say that I really wanted a full length novel for Lloyd. I really thought he should have had one. There was so much more to him than what we saw in this short story. Louisa was an ok character she was a sweet girl but there was nothing striking about her. I did enjoy that Daniel was more in this book, he will definitely be a character to read about. All in all not a bad book but nothing like the Jennifer Ashley Mackenzie books I have come to love. If you need a filler in between your next book this is it.
From the Author:
A WOMAN OF BREEDING MEETS A MAN OF NO STANDING…
To redeem her family’s disgraced name, Lady Louisa Scranton has decided to acquire a proper husband. He needs to be a man of fortune and highly respectable in order to restore both her family’s lost wealth and reputation. She enters the Marriage Mart with all flags flying, determined to find the right bachelor.
But Louisa’s hopes are dashed when the Bishop of Hargate drops dead at her feet—and she is shockingly accused of murder! Soon, Louisa’s so-called friends begin shunning her, because the company of a suspected killer is never desirable in polite society.
The problem comes to the ears of Detective Inspector Lloyd Fellows, by-blow of the decadent Scottish Mackenzie family and an inspector for Scotland Yard. He has shared two passionate kisses with Lady Louisa–and vows to clear her name. For not only does he know she’s innocent, he recognizes he’s falling for the lovely lady.
Fellows is Louisa’s only hope of restoring her family’s honor—and it is he alone who intrigues Louisa in a way that may be even more scandalous than murder…
INCLUDES A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING NOVEL THE WICKED DEEDS OF DANIEL MACKENZIE