9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A pretty good read with some steam!,
This review is from: The Naked Duke (Zebra Debut) (Mass Market Paperback)
I liked this book. The hero, a 28 year old duke whose evil cousin Richard was trying to eliminate him, rather obviously I thought, needs to get married and procreate rather quickly.
Enter the heroine, an American whose father having died, requested that she return to his homeland England and ask his brother to further look after her.
From one romp to the next, the story is often incongruent but James and Sarah feel real. I love the fact they come across as very honest with each other as well. Sarah has her moments of doubt, but usually being the good American girl that she is, she voices them and resolves them.
The murder attempts on James' life could be cut back, I think I counted 6. The reason given was that the Duke wasn't taken seriously when he tried to convince everyone that Richard was trying to kill him. I found it hard to believe that no one would believe a Duke if he told them anything. Especially in the regency period.
The writing was solid and correct for the time period, something that I have found is increasingly not the case lately in many so- called regency romances, which made the book also more believable for me.
The only downfall is that the Duke at 28, was supposedly still a virgin. I can't imagine it. In any way, shape or form. But still, it didn't detract too much from the story and I managed to finish it in a day anyway.