The Naked Marquis

The Naked Marquis

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by Sally MacKenzie
     
 

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The Man Is PracticalAs 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

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The Man Is PracticalAs 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 PassionateThere'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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ISBN-13:
9781420114201
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Naked Nobility , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
144,959
File size:
624 KB

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4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 195 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Mackenzie always provides a fun wild ride with her novels. This one is no less exception. She excels in writing sassy fun heroines!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining story. Great characters.
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