The Naked Laird

The Naked LairdLady Kilgorn and Lord Kilgorn have been estranged for ten years. Then one night at a house party they will find themselves assigned to the same room even though they have not shared a bed since they separated. They will soon find that maybe a mistake happened and they should not give up on each other.

The Naked Laird is a novella from the Naked Nobility series by Sally MacKenzie. This is the last book to the series which I needed to read. I liked the novella. It was quirky and entertaining with the hostess who was playing matchmaker. As I read and heard their thoughts that drifted through their minds I wanted them to find that happiness together, like they had when they were younger.

Now I will say that although the situation was humorous I felt that they forgave each other very quickly on their past. She made a mistake with bottling up her feelings and he made a mistake having sex with many woman. I kinda thought that she should not forgive him that easily. Although this is a novella so the forgiving was done quicker than a regular novel. Now I am not saying she was not to blame at all because she should have tried to forgive earlier and not shut him out of her life completely.

Overall I thought the series Naked Nobility was a fun series to read with the quirky humor that Sally MacKenzie writes well.

The Naked Prince

The Naked PrinceJosephine “Jo” Atworthy was a twenty eight year old woman and according to her father needed some fun. She will be forced into going to a house party where she expected there would be nothing to do until she meets her prince that she had been corresponding with. Jo will find herself wanting to experience the house party and join in on the scandalous behavior if Damien was with her.

The Naked Prince is a novella that is part of the Naked Nobility series by Sally MacKenzie. This novella is book number 6.5 to the series. I have read this out of order as I have already read the complete series with the exception of the 2.5 novella (I will be reading that one next). Well I liked this novella. I thought it was very much like the other novels. There was some humor, scandalous behavior and two characters that you couldn’t help but like.

I liked Damien’s character. He was a scholarly type but also the Prince of Hearts. He was a man who liked pleasures but he was not as lustful as the other men at the party. I liked that he was reserved but not when it came to Jo. With Jo there was that passion that was between them and it as sweet at the same time because of her innocence. I liked that the novella wasn’t just about the lust as Jo and Damien had to work together to stop Stephen from being trapped by a woman into marriage who he did not love (Stephen’s happy ending will come in the last book of the series).

I am reading The Naked Laird next which will complete the Naked Nobility series.

The Naked Marquis

The Naked MarquisCharles Draysmith has become the newest Marquis of Knightsdale something he never expected or wanted to be. He would do his duty and take the title along with finding a wife which the process he is not looking forward to. He will find his luck turning when he meets up with Emma Peterson once again.

Emma Peterson has taken over for caring for these girls temporarily as the governess. She will soon come face to face with her childhood crush and find that she still loves him. The only problem is he wants to marry her but for practical reasons not love.

I am brought back to this series Naked Nobility by Sally MacKenzie and finishing the series with The Naked Marquis. As the rest of these novels there is wit, charm, a little humor and characters that you liked. Charles was not looking for responsibility but took it. It was humorous as he pursue Emma in all the wrong ways. I did chuckle as well when Emma would let her temper loose which usually meant throwing things at Charles because he would say the wrong thing.

Overall I liked this book it was a good addition and fun to revisit with all the characters that have been talked about or had their own story which I read.

Bedding Lord Ned

Bedding Lord NedMiss Eleanor “Ellie” Bowman has been told over and over to find a suitor. It’s a problem though the one suitor she wants doesn’t even see her, or sees her only as a friend. Ellie this year will try now to find a suitor as she wants children, but as she does Ned will start to notice her as a woman after all these years.

Lord Edward “Ned” has been out of mourning and knows its time to find another. He never thought that his attention would drift towards his childhood friend, but since finding those red bloomers he has been seeing Ellie in a new light.

Bedding Lord Ned is the first book to Sally MacKenzie’s series the Duchess of Love Trilogy. Reading this book certainly brought on tons of emotion throughout the entire book. There was laughter, frustration, sadness, love, anger and lastly hope. MacKenzie does a fantastic job on this first novel. You get to know the characters very well  and find out what makes them tick. Ellie and Ned of course were the majority of the book as it was their story. At times I wanted to put the book down thinking that MacKenzie will never put them together as they were both cowards to admit their feelings or in Ned’s case to dense to comprehend his love for Ellie. But nevertheless there is a happy ending even with all the suitors at this house party.

The villains are not really villains only social climbers who turned out alright in the end, well expect for Percy who deserved what he got from Ned.

Now the matchmaking work of Ned’s mother, Venus was something I really enjoyed. She is a wonderful character full of life and mischief. She is calculated knowing what is going on in everyone’s life and uses that to twist the situation. At the end she gets her way the middle child. I am assume Jack will be next in the book as Ash is already married. MacKenzie does a good job at getting you interested though in Ash. He has been separated since the night of his marriage. I want to know what went wrong and why. Was Percy part of the trouble? Were lies being told. I hope that Ash’s story is being worked on as I really want to know what happened. Or maybe with Jack’s story we will know more.

As I was finishing up the book I noticed that there were about 90 more pages. There was a prequel, Duchess in Love, to this series staring Venus and Drew, the parents of Ash, Ned and Jack. It was a very quick to read but fun as it followed the same pattern but this time we got to read about the matchmaker when she was very young and meeting her match.

The Naked Baron

Glancing over the racks of books I found myself wanting to read Sally MacKenzie. Her Naked Nobility series is very funny and entertaining to read. I have read most of the series but two of the books. One of the books I have not read is The Naked Baron.

The Naked BaronGrace Belmont is having her first season at twenty five but it is not to find a husband. She found out that her father has already gotten her engaged to her neighbor. Grace will do her duty but it will be difficult when she finds herself attracted to the Baron.

Baron Dawson “David” is on the lookout for a wife and no one would do that is before he saw Grace. Everything about her called to him and he wanted her to be his but there were obstacles in the way.

The reason I did not want to read this book in the beginning was because Grace was the woman who jilted John which was stated in The Naked Gentleman. You start to read the book and it completely changes my opinion as you get to know her character. She is fun, passionate, awkward, and has a warmer personality then what you are lead to believe from the previous book. I liked that now you understand the struggle she went through to do the right thing the best she could. This helped me like her a lot more. Now David was funny as well but his mind was solely on lustful feelings which were how his thoughts tended to drift every time he was around Grace. It was entertaining to read.

A second story was being told at the same time with Kate (Grace’s Aunt) and Alex (David’s Uncle). Their story was about second chances. I loved how MacKenzie did not make it easy on the couple but she threw in a couple twists that had you hoping for a happy ending finally for these two, and she doesn’t disappoint.

There is no real villain in this story but those of society are of course cruel and spiteful. Grace’s father does do a good job at imitating a villain as he wants to force Grace into a loveless marriage as he had to do. There is no real saving that relationship but MacKenzie will give insight as to why the father acts as he does.

The Naked Baron is full of laughs at what happens and a lot of playful passion which arises in the book. Only one book to go for the Naked Nobility series, The Naked Marquis.

The Naked Duke

After I had finished the last book of the Naked Nobility series I decided it was time to go and read the very first book which started it all. The Naked Duke starts the series which Sally MacKenzie created.

Miss Sarah Hamilton lost the last of her family and had promised to find her uncle. Sarah travels from the colonies to London only to encounter more problems. Her uncle no longer lives and she has a cousin but worst is when she winds up naked in a bed who is also naked.

James, The Duke of Alvord, should have known Robbie would bring a whore to him but for some reason James did not kick her out. Waking up naked to a naked woman stirred James but quickly he found she was not who he thought. James is thrilled at the prospect of marrying this fiery red head but problems will occur when the girl does not feel the same except her action tell a different story.

I was impressed with the plot of the story and the hidden secret which the Duke carried. It was a twist that you wouldn’t think was possible with all the available women which were out there.

Sarah’s character you will love as she is the fish out of water in this society and you fall in love with James when he finds passion with her.

The villain of Richard was dark and disturbed which made the book all more appealing. And of course from reading the books before hand I got to see where characters came from.

The Naked Duke is an excellent novel to begin with the Naked Nobility series and I recommend reading this humorous series.

Spend Some Time With The King of Hearts

The Naked King is the last book of the Naked Nobility series as of right now. Picking random books to read from the series I am always surprised by the turn of events and the last one of course continues that tradition. MacKenzie took the plot another direction I wasn’t expecting. She will keep the reader fooled by the turn of events.

Stephen Parker-Roth is known as the King of Hearts. Stephen doesn’t like the following but he deals with it. But one morning got him in trouble as lust got the better of him and found himself betrothed to a woman he just met.

Lady Anne Marston is a fallen woman but no one knows. Anne lives her life with no drama with the exception of two brothers and a sister. Anne has hidden her pain for ten years but now a man threatens to break that silence.

Stephen and Anne will find themselves in a situation that cannot be broken according to Stephen. Anne thinks he is not serious but finds herself falling while avoiding the clutches of the one man she wishes dead.

Stephen was a complete delight as he is not the playboy of the ton and he is a noble rake which will always keep his word. Him as a protector was thrilling to read.

I loved Anne’s character. MacKenzie had her given up on life, really broken. But little by little Anne developed the strength and courage she hid.

As a last story of the series I definitely want more of the stories MacKenzie has developed. So we will only have to wait and see if more will be written.