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The Naked Duke

The Naked Duke The Surprise Of Her LifeSophisticated Scandalous In fact Miss Sarah Hamilton a proper Philadelphian finds London society altogether shocking How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent sl

  • Title: The Naked Duke
  • Author: Sally MacKenzie
  • ISBN: 9780821778319
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Surprise Of Her LifeSophisticated Scandalous In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome and exceedingly naked man The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lThe Surprise Of Her LifeSophisticated Scandalous In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome and exceedingly naked man The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lunatic cannot be a duke, as he claims She is compromised though she most certainly will not marry him The Sweetest Moment Of HisJames, the Duke of Alford, is enchanted by his unexpected bedmate and not at all afraid of her pink cheeked fury True, the circumstances and place of their meeting are most unusual, but the spirited American who s pummeling him with a pillow is an incomparable beauty If Sarah will only listen to his perfectly reasonable explanation, James is sure that he can capture her heart rever.

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    1. This story as a whole wasn’t bad, it was just… boring. Nothing really stood out about it, the heroine, Sarah, wasn’t annoying or bitchy or a doormat; she was just average. Same goes for the hero, James, who was just average (except for the whole virgin thing). Then there’s the villain, who is James’ cousin and is just an average mustache twirling villain who’s out to kill James so he can become the Duke of Alvord.The most disturbing thing about this book was all the rape. If it wasn [...]

    2. First paragraph: The devil was still asleep.Sarah Hamilton squeezed closer to the stagecoach window. The farmer next to her grunted, shifting his considerable weight to take over the small space she'd made between them. The movement sent yet another fetid blast of yesterday's fish and sweat her way.With that lovely aromatic opening, our book begins with penniless pseudo-aristocrat Sarah Hamilton traveling to her English uncle's estate after the death of her father in America. Arriving late, Sara [...]

    3. I had this book for some time, read a few pages, lost interest and then lost the book. And i found the book again recently. I figured that it must be a sign that i should make the effort to finish the book and find out if it's any good.I have to say that it was a meh kind of book. Not so bad that i would shelf it again as a DNF but not something that would give me a post-reading buzz. To make it easier, i'll list down why:1) The hero, James Runyon aka Duke of Alvord, is a complete darling. He's [...]

    4. Although this book did have some good bit and some humourous situations and dialogue, I can't rate it more then a 3 Stars, as for me it was just a bit average, I didn't hate it and I didn't love it and I will probably forget about it fairly quickly. Everyone was very pleasent in it, and it was very lighthearted, I was hoping it would be a it like Julia Quinn's style of romance; humourous and romantic and with no real angst in it. However, it was no where near as good. The hero James, the Duke of [...]

    5. What a great story! I want a James for myself! *whispers* And he was a virgin!!! This had some definite funny moments, but don't think this was all roses and smiles. James had a nasty cousin, who made his nastiness known, loud and clear. Other than the ending being a bit abrupt for my taste,(I would have liked to have an epilogue) this was a great read:)

    6. This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The RomanceaholicI am a huge fan of the “marriage to avoid scandal” plotline in my regency romances, because there’s something supremely romantic to me about two virtual strangers who are forced to forge a marriage of convenience due to society’s dictates, and yet find a deep and abiding love together.Overall, I did feel that the positive points outweighed the negatives, though there were a few things that seemed to be at odds w [...]

    7. Sally MacKenzie begins her "Naked" series with James Runyon, Duke of Alford, and Miss Sarah Hamilton, the poor American cousin of the Earl of Westbrooke, Robert (Robbie) Hamilton (James best friend).Synopsis: Miss Sarah Hamilton leaves Philadelphia for England when her father, an English second-son transplant, makes her promise on his deathbed that she will return to her Uncle's, the Earl of Westbrooke, house. Tired, poor, and having lost her luggage in the bay by Liverpool, the red-haired Sarah [...]

    8. A cute story, with one or two interesting characters, but nothing particularly fascinating or original. James, the Duke, is guaranteed to sweep girls off their feet with his charming manners and determination to convince Sarah to marry him. Sarah's supposed naivete and lack of understanding in the social life and rules of her class in England are bordering on unbelievable, however. I found it hard to seriously believe that she couldn't understand the danger that James' brother and his hirelings [...]

    9. Kitap çok hoş başladı değişik bir konu diyerek okumaya devam ettim ve sayfalar ilerledikçe bazı bölümler ciddi anlamda rahatsız etti,özellikle kötü karakterin yaptığı şeyleri okumak sinirlerimi bozdu açıkçası.Hadi dedim takılmamaya çalış devam et ama baş erkek karakterin bir anısıda beni iyice gerdi,açıklama yapmak isterdim ama okumayanlara haksızlık olur diye yazmıyorum ama ben cidden etkilendim özellikle titiz biri olrak bazı şeyler beni etkiliyor:))Kısaca [...]

    10. I would have given this 4 stars except for the fact that it wasn't intense enough. The hero is such a normal guy, nothing special except for the fact that he knows what he wants. The heroine is from America and doesn't like British lords. But at the end she loves him anyway.The interesting fact is that the hero is a virgin. There are less stories of Virgin hero's and this is my first :D . Love, Villain, Fight, Jealousy, Murder, Rape it has all the factor except for the fact that it wasn't intens [...]

    11. Meh there were parts I liked and parts I didn't. More parts I didn't like though. It was just kind of boring and creepy and cheesy and not for me. I might read the next one eventually maybe.

    12. This is the first one in the series (I read it second). It's a bit darker, which did surprise me.It starts off with James (a Duke) finding Sarah (an American, but cousin to an Earl) in bed together. Sarah has just gotten off a long ship journey followed by a long carriage ride and is exhausted when she is turned away from the inn. She is then shown up to a room by a gentleman (who thinks she is the trollop he hired for his friend and she thinks is giving her an empty room) to rest. She is grubby [...]

    13. I thought this was going to be one of those lighthearted, frothy regency romance novels, with lovable mains & giggle worthy situations & perfect for a poolside read. Not so much. Once we get beyond the initial misunderstanding anchoring the plot. It honestly felt like the author couldn't decide if she wanted to go with lighthearted or something more. Richard & Phillip killed any real levity there could have been to be had in this story, so vile were they. Sarah Hamilton lost me prett [...]

    14. This book had a great beginning. That is the only good thing I can say about it.The heroine, Sarah, was junior highish, to the point that I didn't want to read sex scenes with her. I never did figure out why the male lead, James, liked her. Or why she liked him for that matter. James was just blah. After about the dozenth time of him calling Sarah 'sweatheart' or 'love' I wanted to punch him in the face, if only he were real. Now on to the thing that irritated me the most. The author made a poin [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this more than most any other regency era romance (and I've read A LOT of those). I know it took some hits in the reviews because the H/h were "average". I thought they were real and likable, something I am more used to thinking after reading a contemporary romance. I especially liked James. Very funny, and a guys guy without being all broody alpha male. I'm not a huge history buff, so I'm not nit picky about details. but one thing I noticed about this book was that I felt like [...]

    16. This is a light and entertaining read. I love humor in a novel and this one makes me laugh; I don't find a lot of that in the historicals I read. The characters are very likeable as well as the secondary characters. The reason I didn't give this a five star is because I got a bit annoyed at Sarah when she keeps refusing to marry James. I mean, she was thoroughly compromised, hopelessly in love with the man,and her reputation was ruined. Also, he is a DUKE!! with power and wealth and he completel [...]

    17. Every once in a while, a girl needs a little bit of junk-food. The Naked series by Sally MacKenzie is my literary version of a three pound box of cheese-its. What is it about Victorian Romances that whip women into a tizzy?Any-who, I can happily say that The Naked Duke, the first book of the Naked series, is full to bursting with scandalous situations, hilarious encounters, and of course, gossip mongers of the worst sort. Once you pick it up, you can't help but read through to see if the courage [...]

    18. I am usually a fan of regency historical romance novels, but somehow I did not enjoy this one very much.(view spoiler)[James is the the Duke of Alford and a war hero. He is also a virgin?!? It's not that I need for the main male character to be a rake and sleep with everything that is female, but this is going to another extreme. I don't think that it is possible for a handsome, wealthy 29-year old male to be a virgin. Whores are described as filthy, full of vermin and smelly in this book. Ok, m [...]

    19. What I liked about this different take on the forced marriage due to scandal was that the Duke allowed Sarah time to adjust to the idea before they were forced to the altar which I haven't seen often. This was a quick, light read with a typically evil baddy heir who wants the dukedom at any cost so no surprises there (except for his loyal lover/manservant which was interesting). A good start to the series and I enjoyed the supporting characters, especially the Aunt and her companion.

    20. Niveau sensualité on repassera et pour celles qui ont l'habitude des A&P, ça peu dérouter mais finalement j'ai passé un très bon moment de lecture. Le style de Sally MacKenzie est léger et sa manière de dépeindre la société Londonienne du 18eme siècle, douce et empreinte d'une certaine pudeur.Les héros sont sympathiques avec un gros plus pour le héros que j'ai trouvé tout mimi et assez surprenant ^^.

    21. I loved this book!!A beautiful historical romantic comedy.This book tells the story of Sarah Hamilton who finds her love story when she entered the wrong bedroom,James (Duke of Alford) bedroomAnd this book made me laugh a lot although there was a "dark moment",when Sarah nearly raped by James cousinI really could imagine this story because Sally McKenzie described it well.One of my favourite book.

    22. Hisrom yang satu ini paket lengkap. Romance-nya hot, humornya dapat, ada intrik, suspense jg ada. Senang bisa baca buku ini.Suka dengan James yang adorable. Jarang tuh Duke yang masih perjaka di atas 16 tahun. Trus ketemu dengan Sarah yang lugu dan polos soal kebangsawanan di Inggris. Penasaran deh sama Robbie dan Lizzy.

    23. A very enjoyable read. A few shocking and very unexpected occurances Out of the norm for a typical romance and I must admit they were rather diverting compaired to the "same-old same-old" in most romance books.Because of the "OMG what the heck did I just read?" this book held my interest and I applaud Mackenzie for writing certain sections that I never dreamed I'd ever read in a romance.

    24. L'ensemble est maladroit, on sent que c'est un premier livre, et j'ai du mal à comprendre l'engouement autour

    25. Meh. "Insta-lust" is not romantic.Could have been much better if the author had spent some time on character development. The most-developed character was the villain & he was too creepy!

    26. It's better than The Naked Viscount. But, seriously MacKenzie, try to write some real bad boys like Sebastian St.Vincent and Gavin Byrne.

    27. Aduh. kenapa belakangan ini saya baca tokoh cowoknya sweet gitu sih ._. James wawIni Hot dah untuk ukuran saya -___-v

    28. MacKenzie's books are generally very silly and this one was no exception. My only quibble is that her villains are not silly. The very evil villain and the silly story conflict a bit.

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