The Naked Marquis [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Man Is Practical

As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar's daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he'll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.

But The Lady Is Passionate

There's something ...

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The Naked Marquis

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Overview

The Man Is Practical

As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar's daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he'll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.

But The Lady Is Passionate

There's something about a woman throwing pottery at a man that piques his interest. Perhaps his proposal lacks grace, Charles thinks. But it does seem a perfect solution. He acquires a wife;his young charges have the mother they so desperately need, and Emma gains security and position. You see? Simple. Practical. Sensib--oh no, not the ceramic dog. . . He will have to confess the truth to calm her down. And the truth is, he's madly in love. . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420114201
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Naked Nobility , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 123,238
  • File size: 638 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2006

    Sexy & Heartwarming!

    In this, the second in 'The Naked' aristocrat series, Charles Draysmith, handsome rogue, becomes the Marquis of Knightsdale after the death of his brother and sister-in-law. He needs to marry soon to acquire the necessary heir and spare and is hounded by marriage minded mammas and their daughters. He has little interest in their pursuit and escapes to his country estate to handle estate business and reunite with his nieces, Claire and Isabelle. Little did he realize that he would be reunited with his childhood friend and vicar's daugther, Miss Emma Peterson, who is now Claire and Isabelle's governess. He has immediate lust for Emma and decides she would be the perfect escape from the marriage mart. As his wife, Emma could stay at home and tend the children while he was off in London at his usual rogue pursuits. Emma, who has loved Charles since the age of six, is outraged at his plan. As Charles plans his seduction, Emma desiring to be more than a breeder, is more than reluctant to any advances. His pursuit is a hilarious romantic romp. The sparks fly and each page is a sensual adventure, but this romance has so much more! Ms. MacKenzie has a talent for writing such warmth and depth to each character that the reader is utterly captivated. Claire and Isabelle are a joy. As marriage minded ladies of the ton and their mamas arrive at the estate for a house party, Claire, Isabelle and Charles's Aunt Bea join forces to do away with Emma's competition and play cupid in order to bring Charles and Emma together. Their antics will make you laugh out loud. As Charles realizes he truly loves Emma, as well as his nieces, his antics to get Emma to accept his marriage proposal are even more entertaining. There is suspense as well, as Charles and Emma are in danger and the story builds to a suspenseful ending and a murder is also solved. This story has it all and is so entertaining and fun to read. It's the perfect summer romance! I look forward to the next in the series, The Naked Earl. I also recommend the first in the series, The Naked Duke.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    Nice with a Touch of Zesty

    The Naked Marquis is a fine read but it falls into the trap of being predictable. The characters are likeable and the plot is paced to where you are not bored. However, the story line is one that romance readers have read over and over. The love scences are very sexy with a dash of humor. Ms. Mackenzie is a new writer with great potential. I look forward to future books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Fun witty read

    Mackenzie always provides a fun wild ride with her novels. This one is no less exception. She excels in writing sassy fun heroines!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Fun series

    Very entertaining story. Great characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Extremely funny. Loved it.

    One of my favorite series.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Rainy day read only.

    This is the 2nd book I've read in this series and it was not as good as the first and better than the 3rd & 4th. These books are written out of order and can be read out of order. As for the characters, it was good to see a male lead, Charles, be the man he should be. It got a little tedious with Emma being in constant denial to the point it made the reading frustrating and a tad boring. As for the overall plot, it was pretty good but the subplots took over and drew more attention than the main story line. Would I recommend this book to others, possibly. Wouldn't hurt to add to one's collection, but, I'd hesitate to say it would enhance one's collection. Ms. MacKenzie writes in a off-handed, round about way that can be entertaining if one has enough imagination to keep up with all the subplot story lines. Overall a good read on a rainy day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2011

    Yuck

    Porno by any other name is porno, and not particularly well written porno.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Really enjoyed this one

    I like this book, and am planning to buy the others as well. It had all the stuff I like, amusing, good story, good ending looking forward to reading the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2006

    Wonderful! I couldn't put it down!

    After sorting through his late brother's affairs, Charles Draysmith returns home with his new title Marquis of Knightsdale to find that his childhood playmate is no longer a child. She is in fact a woman. A woman that as his wife could solve many of the new problems facing him in his new role. He sets his sights on Emma, but Emma wants more from Charles. She wants love! Charles, being a man, doesn't see anything wrong with letting Emma know that she is the perfect solution, she could be a mother to his young niece's, he would be off the mariage mart, and she could provide an heir. Emma responds to Charles by hurling a ceramic dog at his head!!! As she should, what woman wants to be told that she would make a practical choice when she has been in love with the man since they were children? This book is wonderful, it is fast paced, humorous, and hard to put down. Find out if Emma and Charles can come to terms with what is expected in a marriage. I can't wait to read her next book in '07, if it is half as good as this one I may just have a new favorite author!

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