"an enjoyable Regency romance"
Margaret "Meg" Peterson is on the hunt for a husband, and
Viscount Bennington has one of the finest gardens in the
sets her sights on him. Unfortunately, the Viscount
doesn't know how to
take the word "no", when they are alone in a darkened
garden at a party.
Fortunately, Mr. John Parker-Roth comes along and saves Meg
Viscount's advances. When Meg and John are caught in a
position, John is forced to offer for Meg. However, Meg
proposal and sets herself up to be ruined in the eyes of
THE NAKED GENTLEMAN is an enjoyable Regency romance with
humorous moments. Unfortunately, Meg, who is called
times, doesn't show that quality often enough. Meg shows
awareness of the mores of her time or the consequences her
cause. When Meg leads men into darkened gardens, she
that her reputation will be ruined. Then, Meg refuses
after she has been compromised. These are not the actions
of a sensible
Miss, more the actions of a Lydia-like character from PRIDE
PREJUDICE. With that said, I did enjoy THE NAKED GENTLEMAN
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted June 1, 2008
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...