Reviews for The McKenzie Brother Series by Kimberly Nee
Series: The McKenzie Brothers
Author: Kimberly Nee
Genre: Historical Romance
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About The SeriesThe Pursuit, Book 1
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.
“The Pursuit” is the first book in the McKenzie Brothers series by Kimberly Nee, and I loved it! Out of all the books in the series this is my favorite. I love how Katherine is such a strong woman who has overcome so much, such as living a privileged life in London to becoming a barmaid living in a foreign land, yet through all of that she keeps her feisty spirit and self-respect. As for Garrett, well I don’t think funny, sexy and smart can even begin to describe him. He knows what he wants and is determined to get it. To be honest I’m not really big on historical romances but Kimberly knows exactly what to do to keep her readers happy, like putting some suspense in her books! I cannot read a book if there isn’t some kind of something going on besides the love. This book has it all for me; a great love story, hot & steamy love scenes, a little action & humor with great lovable characters. All in all I think this is a great story and the prefect way to start off a series.
5 out of 5 stars
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Playing With Fire, Book 2
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.
“Playing With Fire” is the second book in the McKenzie Brothers series by Kimberly Nee. Kimberly did another great job with this book, it kept me just as hooked at the first one did. Like Katherine, Heather too came from a privileged background and was thrust into a life she never expected to live. She may not be a strong, feisty female at the beginning but she does prove herself to be a very loving and devoted woman who defiantly grows to be the strong woman you only get a glimpse of in the beginning. As for Drew, I think funny, sexy and smart are in the McKenzie men’s DNA because even with a little pain in his past he is just at delicious as his brother. How any girl could just want him for his name is beyond me. As a couple I think they are my favorite out of all four books. With their struggles to get beyond their pasts and the devotion they have for each other, you can’t help but love them. Just like with the first book Kimberly did a great job keeping the reader entertained with action, humor and of course love scenes. She is defiantly on a roll with this series.
5 out of 5 stars
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A Perfect Lady, Book 3
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.
“A Perfect Lady” is the third book in the McKenzie Brothers series by Kimberly Nee. Kimberly sure is a smart writer, I was really nervous that we would have yet another damsel in distress where the handsome McKenzie man came along and rescued her….. That did not happen in this book. I am glad too because you can wear that out when writing the series and if each book is almost exactly like the last I get bored easily, so I was super happy to see a change in this book. This story is actually about the McKenzie brother’s parents, James & Rebecca, and how they came to be together. Rebecca is such a great character with her ability to stay strong while facing a marriage and child when neither was planned. When you meet James you will definitely know where his sons Good looks, humor and smarts come from along with their nobility. Once again we have a great love story with two strong characters that do amazingly well together despite the predicament they are in. You have humor, sorrow, sexiness, suspense and just an all-out great story, like I am coming to expect from Kimberly, with these two. I just wish more was done with her father, maybe James could have taught him you don’t hit women, but either way, once again, great job on this one Kimberly.
5 out of 5 stars
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Windemere, Book 4
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.
“Windemere” is the fourth book in the McKenzie Brothers series by Kimberly Nee and we finally get to find out about that scandal with Emma & Julian that is mentioned in previous books! the writing of this book was just as good as the last three but I just didn’t like it as much.The “Scandal”... So her mom caught her making out with a guy. Yes I get that in those times it was scandalous, but it was her mother, how did anyone else find out about it? And after what Rebecca & James did and the way Rebecca’s father treated her you would think they wouldn’t be so harsh it’s not like she caught them in bed. As for their treatment of Julian, they treat him like part of the family but after they force him to marry their daughter they act like he’s a disease. Rebecca even goes as far as telling him she was always scared of him falling for Emma… So you make him marry her? None of it makes sense to me. But other than that it was a great love story. I absolutely love Emma and her “Take no crap” attitude. Julian could have been a little stronger though, but considering what he went through I think he turned out to be an amazingly strong character and I was glad when he got over the past and embraced his future with Emma. Like all her books Kimberly was able to bring suspense, humor and sexy love scenes into a historical romance that leaves you hooked from the beginning and hoping for another book.
4 out of 5 stars
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About The AuthorKim 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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Email - Kimberlynee@gmail.com