Top Off Tuesday: THE UNTAMED MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley

Posted 30 July, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

Started by FeliciaChristi and Amanda, Top Off Tuesday is where a bunch of us share hot-hot-hot book covers (some we’ve read, some we’ve just drooled on). Head over to Felicia’s blog to share your ToT link and see what everyone else is swooning over.

I’m still on a Scottish kick (Did you know that July 27th was Bagpipe Appreciation Day, aka “Men in Kilts Appreciation Day”? I heartily approve.). So, despite the HUGE author name obscuring way too many muscles (why you gotta be so mean, cover artist?!?), and the fact that the model is wearing the kilt backwards (pleats in the back, people. Pleats in the BACK.), I had to share the hottie highlander.

THE UNTAMED MACKENZIE (Highland Pleasures #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley
Historical romance
paperback, novella
Expected publication: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Berkley

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…

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12 Responses to “Top Off Tuesday: THE UNTAMED MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley”

  1. Agree completely on the author’s name. Throw us a bone cover designer! And I had no idea July 27th was bagpipe/kilt appreciation day. I approve as well! I also didn’t know the pleats were supposed to be in the back. Huh. Learn something new everyday Mary! He could just take the kilt off if he wanted, I could help him…

  2. Hm… I agree. The authors name might be important, but really THAT important??? 😀

    Well, you could either help him to right his kilt *waggles eyebrows* or find a reason why the pleats are in the front. ;D

  3. How dare they put so much font in front of his muscles – don’t they know that we readers like to stare at the muscles?!

    Oh my gosh, is the kilt really on backwards? Hmm, somehow, I don’t seem to mind too much…. 😉

  4. I don’t like it when they make an author’s name huge like that. I understand why they do it, but the covers usually end up looking cluttered or messy. And in this case it’s covering the goods on the hottie highlander, who is definitely more eye-catching.

  5. Ooh I love when ToT includes a hottie highlander! Can’t believe I missed scottish hottie appreciation day! I shall celebrate anyway by staring at this for way too long. 🙂

  6. I’ve always said that I didn’t find Scottish guys hot. And then I discovered David Tennant… Kilts seem so much more appealing now. I’ve seen a photo of him wearing one to the BAFTAs some years ago.

  7. I had no idea July 27th was Bagpipe Appreciation Day, aka “Men in Kilts Appreciation Day”!! I’m marking my calendar and buying my plane ticket for next year, lol! I’m right there with you about the authors name being a bit large. I mean how can we fully appreciate it?! I love the sound of the story as well. Thanks for the eye candy, Mary! 🙂