If you have been following this blog you know that I am a big Mackenzie fan and read all the books the moment they come out. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie was no different. I began reading the moment it arrived on my Friendle (Kindle) and it didn’t disappoint.
Daniel Mackenzie has had the best examples in his father (Cameron Mackenzie) and Uncles (Hart, Mac, Ian & Fellows) to be a man full of passions love and madness. He delivers on all fronts. Daniel loves machines and how they work. It’s 1890 when the industrial revolutions is going full steam and Daniel is in the middle of it. He is confident and handsome with wealth and intelligence. He is traveling living his life, enjoying his mechanics and family.
Violet is a young woman that has had to use her talents as a medium to support her mother and companion. Her mother has the real talent but Violet is often left to pretend to have the gift and talk to people on the other side. She has a brilliant mind as well. She makes inventions to make sounds to enhance their readings. Violet hasn’t had an easy life; she can read people but she learned these tricks at the cost of something more valuable…her youth.
When Daniel and Violet meet there is comedy among the skepticism. I enjoyed reading Daniel and Violet banter and work together to help one another. Also, Daniel lives up to the Mackenzie name when he falls in love. They fall hard and love harder. It is wonderful see what was the young wild boy in The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to the strong confident man in this story. I have to say when Ian Mackenzie was mentioned in this story I had a rockstar fangirl moment! Not only do we have a visit from Ian but from all the Mackenzie’s and you can’t help be giddy when you see them all appear. It’s like coming home. This story captured my attention to find out who Violet really is and there are a couple of moments where you will say, “GAME CHANGER”. I do enjoy the moments where Daniel is very blunt at the risk of losing everything. Oh and I must say Uncle Hart (the Duke) sometimes doesn’t learn lessons well the first time! It was a fun fast read and I enjoyed every moment of it. I hope to see more Mackenzie stories.
-Romance Reader Girl