The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie

I seem to be having a good reading day and the day's not over yet. Finished up The Naked Duke. It's a pretty good book. It started out light, so it was a surprise when it got rather dark. The duke's cousin wants the dukedom (or whatever) and is rather unhinged (and bisexual). It's also interesting to see that rare find, an inexperienced hero (okay, no experience at all). I guess I would've liked it more if it was lighter in tone. Not that I dislike a darker tone, but it was just rather unexpected. There was so much going on trying to keep the villain away, I didn't feel that the H/h got to know each other as well as we're supposed to think. Still, Sarah, the heroine, is definitely no wallflower and held her own in some very difficult situations.

So...I liked the book, but I wouldn't say it was a keeper. Not quite sure why. But I do think I'll look for more books from Sally MacKenzie. I like her style. This is a Zebra Debut, so it's only $3.99. I've been trying to read a bunch of these Zebra debs and most of them have been pretty good.


Alyssa said...

I had a different reaction to this book--I liked it less than you did, although I noticed the same things. I thought the characters were a bit shallow, however. I noticed the light/dark contrast too.

Anyway, glad you liked it.


Nicole said...

Yeah, the characters were a bit shallow.