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The McKenzie Brothers Series by Kimberly Nee


Series: The McKenzie Brothers
Author: Kimberly Nee
Genre: Historical Romance
Tour Host: DRC Promotions

About The Series

The Pursuit, Book 1
Synopsis:
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.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Katherine Bainbridge was raised into a life of wealth but now as an adult she is lucky to be a maid.  Having to flee from London or else be caught and tried for murder, she is in no position to say no to be a maid to a very attractive man.

In steps Garrett McKenzie who needs staff for his new home.  When he meets Katherine he knows he wants her more than just a maid as he hires her.  Sparks fly between them, as they both want each other and they cannot deny their want.


When Katherine’s past comes to a head, he marries her to protect her.  Can they move pass her past and share their future together?  Will they be able to risk their love on each other?

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Playing With Fire, Book 2
Synopsis:
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.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Heather Morgan finds herself being auctioned off to the highest bidder to pay off her father’s debts.  She awaits her fate where she will become a whore to the highest bidder.

Drew Morgan did not plan to attend the auction.  He had no need for a mistress on his life as a Captain of a ship going back and forth to America and England.  But when he sees her, he is struck by more than his beauty as he feels the need to rescue her.  He is weary of females as he had his heart broken before.

He takes her on his next journey and along the way they slowly fall each other.  One point he risks his life to save her from one of his crew men and she ends up attending to his injuries.


When her scandalous past comes out and destined to destroy their fragile relationship, what will he do?  Does he risk his love with Heather and possible happiness with her and their upcoming baby or his family’s name?  Will they be able to handle the scandal or will it doom them?

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A Perfect Lady, Book 3
Synopsis:
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.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

A one night of drunken passion leads to pregnancy and an unwanted marriage on both parties.
Rebecca Alexander has no choice to reveal  the party of her downfall or else become an outcast by her family.  She barely remembers the incident but only remembers who she lost her virginity to and that he was a skillful seducer.

James McKenzie an American sea captain who has his own scandals.  He finds himself with an angry father weeks later who wants him to marry his pregnant daughter or face joining the Navy.  He has no choice but to marry Rebecca despite his plan to marry.

As they travel from the West indies to America, they find themselves drawn to each other more than physical as they learn more about each other.  Can these two people who were thrown together after one night indiscretion find what they need in each other or will his past come back to haunt them?

Can she be the perfect lady that he needs in his life?

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Windemere, Book 4
Synopsis:
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.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

She loved him as a teenager.  

He wanted her but she was his best friend sister.

A stolen kiss that was witnessed.

Shotgun marriage giving them what they wanted.

Emma McKenzie has always been in love with her older brother best friend Julian McCallister but he has always treated as more of a sister.  Even at twelve when she confessed to him, he was just kept her at arm’s length.

Julian has his own secrets.  Rumors surround his family with the death of her parents and the scandals that his family is insane and murderers.  Emma has never believed in them as she has always seen his good side.


As his past tragedy haunts him, Emma becomes his solace as he tries to keep at bay.  Will he able to admit his feelings and tell her the truth?  Will they get to be happy after everything is played out?

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About The Author

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.

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