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The Naked Gentleman (Naked Nobility #6)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,120 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
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 po
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Zebra
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I can list up to 1,000 ways this book could had been better. But that'll take too long so I'll list the ones that annoyed me the most.

1--What the hell was up with all the secondary characters that had their own plots? I don't care about them; I only care about the main characters! MacKenzie ruined the first half of the book by popping up people that seem to be from her other books (TNG is my first read from her so I don't give a crap about them at this point.)

2--She made the heroin
The wafer-thin plot of this Regency romance is crushed under the weight of subplots, extraneous characters, cliches and anachronisms that overload it. There's about 30 extra characters and we get a glimpse into the sex life of almost every one, lucky us. The main plot, what there is of it, concerns a woman who steadfastly refuses to marry the man who compromised her--the only reason, as far as I can tell, being that she actually wants to marry him. An almost astonishingly tedious book.
Katherine 黄爱芬
Karena menyelamatkan miss Meg Peterson di kegelapan semak-semak, John Parker-Roth malah jadi "kegep" dlm keadaan tidak senonoh dgn gadis tsb.

John sdh berusaha menjadi pria sejati. Apa daya, Meg menolaknya krn dianggap hanya keterpaksaan dan kesopanan. Dan sepanjang novel ini baik John maupun Meg seperti kucing dan tikus, kejar-mengejar, saling menghindar, yg ujung2nya mereka tetap saja harus menikah karena keadaan terpaksa utk menghindari skandal yg bisa menghancurkan reputasi John.

Novel ini ter
The absurdity of this whole story just continues to build. Not only are all the situations experienced by Meg highly inappropriate but ludicrous to consider. Not only does she go for strolls in secluded gardens repeatedly with several men, with everyone talking about her, then get caught a couple of times. There are too many sub plots going on to keep track of, all kinds of extra characters getting busy in the gardens. It was hard to remember who the main characters were. Meg acted like an idiot ...more
Elaine Mcdonald
The book drags, but what really drives me crazy about this book is the way she rewrites every occasion from anothers point of view. For instance the heroine was rushing through the garden trying to avoid the hero. The author writes the heroine's thoughts, then when they do get together, she starts the scene over again to let us know what the hero was thinking as he chased her. The book could have been half as long.

Don't waste your time it is just not that good!
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Julie (jjmachshev)
I love Sally MacKenzie's books. The passion and laughter just jump off the page. However, this was not one of her best tales. If you haven't read her books before, I suggest starting with the Naked Earl or the Naked Marquise as both are much better.

The passion was there, the humor was there, but there were too many issues that could have been solved with ONE conversation...that should have taken place WAAYYY earlier in the book!! The secondary story also just confused me rather than added any va
Meg is caught trying out husbands by dragging them out to the garden at every ton ball and everyone has started to notice. When one potential gets too handsy she is saved by Parks who she has been attracted to since they found a mutual interest in botany at a house party. When he in turn compromises her she refuses to trap him into marriage and they both try to deny their mutual growing attraction.

This installment in the series was not as funny as the ones that came before and I had trouble wit
If you like a racy story full of sex and sexual innuendos and spicy anatomy descriptors and did I mention sex, then this is the book for you. When the characters weren't having sex or speaking about sex or the opposite sex, there was some quite humorous and witty situations and dialog. It is a very light-hearted romantic story, that makes me glad I didn't live during this tale's era or I'd be too exhausted from all the societal posturing (I guess that may be taken a couple of ways and both fit)t ...more
Nov 27, 2009 Diana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Such a shame. As a secondary character in the other books, Meg seemed so promising-- geeky about plants, intelligent, insightful. I was rather disappointed in this book, because it made her do wildly inappropriate and (frankly) stupid things... all with the explanation of being in love. Bah humbug.
Mucho mejor que el anterior de la serie, pero estas historias de Sally Mackenzie siguen teniendo muchas falencias, sobre todo porque tiene que hacer uso del morbo y la chabacanería al desarrollar las historias de sus personajes, tanto los protagónicos como los secundarios; No entiendo cómo un personaje femenino que como secundario (en otro de los libros) era absolutamente genial (inteligente, graciosa, fuerte), la autora al darle un papel principal la convierta en alguien disoluta, ingenua (tira ...more
Wendy Tavenner
Jun 01, 2016 Wendy Tavenner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emma's sister Margaret has been taking men into the bushes seeking kisses during the balls. She trying to find a compatible husband. She takes the wrong gentleman and he tries to compromise her but John Parker-Roth comes to the rescue. They are unfortunately noticed by the biggest gossip in all of England and because of that he proposes but Meg refuses. So much happens when John is accused of kissing a young man, but in reality it is Meg dressed up in men's clothing. In order to save John she mu ...more
Jul 09, 2015 Maliha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meg: I won't marry him.
Her friends/sister: You have no choice you, HAVE to marry him.

John: She said no so I won't marry her.
His friends/mother: You HAVE to marry her.

Repeat 20 times until it makes up 50% of the book.

Meg and John find themselves in a compromising position and now they have to get married or have ruined reputation according to their associates.

They choose not to and to risk the ruined reputation but then they mess up again (mess being a nicer word for what I want to use) and ge
Aug 26, 2008 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good, but the heroine bordered on the TSTL. The unique plot kept me reading to see how things worked out.
Cindy Woods
Aug 08, 2015 Cindy Woods rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best yet!

Oh this book is funny! I loved it start to finish. The repartee between characters is refreshing and comedic. This is a great romance...sweet, funny, anxiety-ridden, sensual, erotic and entertaining. I've read several of the books in this series and must say this is the best yet! Meg is so naive and wrongheaded, blustering her way through the gardens if the town husband searching with all the situational missteps and misunderstandings that result. This author truly has a gift.....a
Blodeuedd Finland
I liked it, but at the end I went, would I read more? No, not really. Oh well I guess it was just ok then.

I had problems through out the book. First, Meg drags men into the bushes..ok, that is beyond stupid. And it seems everyone knows about it! Ok that is not even funny, she would be ostracized and ruined. Who cares who her friends are then. You just do not drag men into the bushes! I think she told us why but I forgot. To get married? Stupid girl.

So she is a stupid girl who samples kisses and
Andrea Jackson
This was a fun story. the author has a good hand with creating a scrumptious situation and likeable characters. The draw backs for me were: too many characters. I don't know why there were so many characters in such an ordinary sized book each with their own storyline. Some of them were only loosely connected to the main hero and heroine. Some of them were obviously going to have their own novel if they hadn't already. Some of them seemed to be the typical Regency villains: the societ matron who ...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Wuih,,gw akuin ini novel lbh bagus dari the naked baron (cerita Grace-David),ga ngebosenin alurnya tapi bikin gw gemes karna hero&heroine-nya rada "bloon" sama plin-plan bgt jd orang,,,,ihhh bikin gw mikir klo ada org kyk gini disekitar gw bakal habis gw omelin trs:-)

Berawal dr niat Meg Petterson, adik dari Emma, utk mencari suami di season 2-nya,,,tapi yah bo cari suami ga mesti ke semak2 kali. Ngegambarin heroinenya itu cewe gampangan banget:-( tp krn kejadian semak2 itu lah, Meg bertemu d
Mar 10, 2012 Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-have-in-ebook
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Yulia Anggraini
2,5* sajoooo(saja ;p)

buku setebal itu tp pertemuan antara john n meg cuma bisa dhitung dengan satu tangan j...dikit bangeet...yang ad para tokoh utama dibuku sebelumx yang sibuk meyakinkan mereka berdua_secara terpisah tentux_ agar segera menikah...sedangkan jhon dan meg cuma cuek bebek aja...

satu skandal saja tidak cukup untuk membuat meg dan jhon menikah,perlu yg lebih ekstrem seperti insiden "sodomi" d jalanan umum... ;p
asli,scene itu yg mendongkrak penilaianq am ni cerita...klo tidak ad itu
i didn't read this series in sequence because I read the naked earl first and because there is Parks in it and he was so taken by Meg, I'm very curious about their story, so I just jumped and hmm, not bad. :D

but the pull and push play is a bit too long. and the end is just too fast. only 4 pages for them to confess to each other that they love each other and it only take one action which is by Meg to seduce Parks! ughh, still, I want a longer execution. >.<
Apr 30, 2014 Liçou rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
J’ai enfin mis la main sur ce quatrième tome ! Je l’ai lu en suivant.

Je ne savais pas trop à quoi m’attendre comme nos héros s’étaient rencontrés dans le tome précédent. Je redoutais qu’ils se mettent en couple rapidement et que le reste du roman soit « plan-plan »…

Mais je me suis bien trompée ! Le couple met assez longtemps à se trouver. Ils sont aussi mignons que bornés !

Ce tome reste sur la même trame que le premier : le couple se marie sous la pression sociale après avoir échangé quelques ba
Dec 21, 2012 Wii rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seperti mendapatkan beberapa jawaban dalam satu buku. Kenapa aku bilang begitu? Cos, dari buku 1 yaitu The Naked Duke sampai buku ke 5 yaitu The Naked Viscount, hampir semua tokohx ada, meskipun hanya sebagai cameo. Dari James dan Sarah yang memiliki 2 putra, Charles dan Emma yang jg mempunyai 2 putra, Robbie dan Lizzie yang mempunyai 1 putra dan pernikahan Edmund (Motton) dan Jane yang bahagia yang diceritakan disini Jane melahirkan seorang putra untuk Edmund. Dan 2 tokoh wanita yang dulux jaha ...more
Aug 26, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Uhmmm como que Meg hubiera sido más interesante si la autora lo hubiera enfocado de diferente manera, como más despistada en la materia de romance porque es asi como la describia en los libros anteriores y no como atrevida y seductora no encajaba, como lo que ya imaginaba de ella, no la cuento como mis favoritas y bueno yo como que no dio la talla. :C
Tokoh ceweknya konyol lucu tapi kuat dan nggak menye-menye. John Parker juga asyik, penyuka tanaman, kolektor, dan memiliki kebun yang paling luas di wilayahnya. Asyik ceritanya, sayang di bagian menuju ending saya agak bosan. Jadi, 2,5 bintang aja deh untuk dialog-dialog-nya yang lucu.
May 29, 2016 Andita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Little bit...

Less than the other books in this series. I'm not sure why exactly. I enjoyed the characters. It might be the heat and passion isn't that strong between the two because they are fighting it. I'm still going to get the next book in the series.
Mary Wyman
Oct 18, 2015 Mary Wyman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was great. It made me just want to read the rest of the books in the series. Other than that, I got nothing else to say because I read this 2 years ago and I can't remember all the details from then. But I do remember that it was a good book.
Jan 19, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favorite book in the complete series, as well as a top favorite in all the romance genre books I've read. However, The Naked King, The Naked Prince (in the anthology An Invitation to Sin), & The Naked Viscount are all very far up my list of favorite romances as well. This is a great series! Sally Mackenzie is greatly talented to bring together all of these romances that tie into the friends & families of each character. This book has a wonderful build up of the romance & ...more
Nov 01, 2010 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 * I thought this book looked like a cute story, it didn't hold my attention so I was going to put it down but then I just kept reading and eventually finished it. I didn't love it but it was kinda funny, the dialog sometimes had me chuckling and I liked the main characters quirks. This is part of a series but since I picked it up on a lark I didn't look that closely. The book revisits previous stories again and again but it wasn't that difficult to follow along even without the entire back s ...more
Liz Stevens
I've loved the Naked Nobility series, although I've read them out of order. This one, eh. It was cute and funny, but the stubbornness dragged. Not my favorite of the group, but I'm glad I read it.
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Sally MacKenzie decided to become a writer in grade school when she read one of her stories to the class. Her classmates laughed and she was hooked. She sat down immediately to pen her first novel.

Well, not exactly.

The hooked part is right--cursed might be a better description--but the sitting down and writing part came later. Much later.

Sally eventually went on to college, majoring in English, a
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