Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Naked Gentleman

After the last book, I needed a quick and sweet read. So, I took my chances on The Naked Gentleman by Sally MacKenzie. I've read the previous books in the series, and I've enjoyed them all. Plus, it's like revisiting old friends, what could possibily go wrong...

Here's the blurb:
He Couldn't Refuse

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 shared his passion for flowers--a level-headed, calm sort of female--he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young 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...

Just what I needed! Quick, sweet and full of humour. And just a little sexy...

Meg has a little habit of dragging gentleman in the bushes, she searching for the "one". And one evening one of these eligble gentleman gets a little too fresh with her, and along comes our hero, John. John is a true gentleman, stiff and proper and maybe just a little too dull for Megs liking. John dispaches the "cad", but one thing leads to another and John and Meg are found in a compromising situtation. But this is just one of many other situations with these two...until they need to get married.

My only complaint is that I found the ending a little rushed, but otherwise it hit the spot.

The Naked Gentleman by Sally MacKenzie (4/5) Historical Romance; Published: Zebra Books (4/2008); Series: # 3, Naked series; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (64);

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