Mr. John Parker-Roth, 1800's, England, and Meg Peterson. Meg is determined to get married this season and is making a concerted effort to interview prospective husbands in the shrubbery at each ball this season. When one gets too amorous and rough she is saved from being raped by Parks. They had met at the scandalous house party where Westbrooke and Lizzie got engaged and married, and Meg has been smitten with him since, but didn't believe he was interested. When she and Parks are caught in the shrubs, after he saved her, the towns biggest busy body stumbles upon themâ¦.and spreads the word that Parks has ruined Meg, and everyone expects them to marry, but Meg refuses his suit thinking he didn't really want to marry her, but he was being forced. It all turns out in the end, and it could have been a merry chase but there are so many characters in the story I easily got confused and had to keep looking back to see was whom, and which earl she was referring to,it was very confusing, and she had some good story lines to go from but never pursued them, in the end the story fell flat for me, especially since our Gentleman in question was never found naked.
What a disappointment! I eagerly awaited this book after reading "The Naked Earl" and "The Naked Duke, which were both very entertaining. MacKenzie dithered through the book, with not a lot to hold one's interest. The ending was predictable and not worth the read. I won't give up on this author; the "Earl" & "Duke" were enough to keep me interested in reading more of MacKenzie's work.
I'm glad I read the reviews here first; otherwise I would have been so disappointed in this entry to the series. I liked the heroine, even if she was a bit of a dunderhead; the hero was too weak, and the story was a mess--it consisted mainly of the heroine refusing to marry the man she's in love with and the hero bullheadedly saying he doesn't ever want to marry because he was embarrassed years ago when his first fiance stood him up at the altar.
I like the plot a little bit but it never seemed to expand. It was very basic and ended rather quickly. I could never figure out why they were so against marrying each other. I stayed up until 1 am to finish and totally regret it. I liked the other books in this series and this one had a good opening, but went down from there. There were funny parts but they were fleeting. I can't believe how many extraneous characters thought's we were privvy too and sometimes I just skipped them because they were unnecessary to the story line.
Like the other in her Naked series, a great read & lots of laughs.
Another great book in the 'naked' series!
Good reading, funny. You never get lost in the storyline with the main and supporting characters, it all tied together very nicely. I recommend this book for some fun reading!
John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shares his passion for flowers-a level-headed, calm sort of female-he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor. To begin with, she is a true English rose, blushing a delectable pink. And she is not entirely clothed. Her full mouth begs to be kissed. If only she would not wriggle so...oh, dear. He cannot ignore the sudden vision of her in his bed, but he must.
What? Is Meg actually asking him to kiss her? Well, well, well. John Parker-Roth is a gentleman, first and foremost. And he cannot turn down a lady's request....
I really enjoyed this story, love couldn't have happened to a better man! Funny, exciting and with lots of interesting situations.
This is only my second book by MacKenzie and I absolutely hated it. Meg was so dumb I wanted to slap her and yell at her to stop acting like a 2 year old. Here is basically 100's of pages worth of Meg's thoughts summarized: I am willing to marry someone with nice plants so let's go tease some dirty old men. John is perfect, but I can't marry him even if I want to because I am being told to. It's my second season but no one is going to gossip about my scandalous ways because I'm telling the truth about the events. Moron.
I only read a few chapters before I decided I would regret wasting time on the rest. John was decent but not enough to carry the book.
Skip this one.
I really enjoyed this book.. lots of hot, passionate encounters, overcoming past traumas... great read!!
Where was the naked part??? I thought that's what they all have in common. He never gets naked until the very end! An entertaining read, but still a little hard to believe that the heroine can go from clueless virgin to lusty adventurer on the first time. Really?!?