Review: The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie

Posted July 14, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie
The Naked Duke
by Sally MacKenzie

2 Stars


Released: February 1st 2005
Series: Naked Nobility #1
Published by Zebra
Pages: 317
Format: eBook

Although this book did have some good bits and some humorous situations and dialogue, I can’t rate it more then a 2 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 pleasant in it and it was very lighthearted, I was hoping it would be a it like Julia Quinn’s style of romance; humorous and romantic and with no real angst in it. However, it was no where near as good.

The hero James, the Duke of Alford (the Naked Duke of the title!) seemed a bit lecherous most of the time, all he seemed to be thinking about was the quickest way to see the heroines breasts! For me it wasn’t very romantic, they didn’t seem to have a single conversation where he wasn’t talking about getting her naked. There was also a slight discordant note to this book, as one minute you are reading light-hearted banter and the next it cuts to a scene where his evil cousin rapes and strangles (simultaneously) a girl, which just completely threw me off!

But it was a light, easy read which although I may not seek another book out I would pick it up if it showed up in my library.

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About Sally MacKenzie

USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie writes funny, sexy romances set in her favorite time period (other than the present): Regency England. Her novella, “The Duchess of Love,” was a 2013 RITA® finalist, and two of her books—The Naked King and Bedding Lord Ned—made ALA Booklist’s top ten romances for their respective years. Many of her books are available in audio format, and her stories have been translated into Czech, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Sally graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in the first class of women. She’s a Cornell Law School dropout, former federal regulation writer, recovering parent volunteer, mother of four grown sons, and middle-of-the-lane Masters swimmer. She loves to travel, especially to England to research historic sites and hike through—and frequently get lost in—the English countryside.

A native of Washington, D. C., she lives with her husband in suburban Maryland, not far from her childhood home.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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