Books by Sally MacKenzie

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What Ales the Earl

Sally Mackenzie’s new series – about a group of widows and other fallen women running a brewery out of their home  – gets underway with the ridiculously titled What Ales the Earl, a tale of former lovers thrust back together. Harry Graham, Earl of Darrow, former agent for the Crown, has re ...

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Surprising Lord Jack

I snapped up Sally McKenzie's lastest, Surprising Lord Jack, because although I haven't read her books in a while, I remember her Naked series as being light and fun. Unfortunately, this book has little of the charm that marked the author's previous efforts and an unlikable heroine that made it less ...

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Bedding Lord Ned

Sally MacKenzie's Bedding Lord Ned is a sweet, prosaic sort of love story with a single sour note running insidiously throughout. Though I enjoyed the slow-burning friends-to-lovers romance between the hero and heroine, as the hero comes to notice his old friend in a new light, I ultimately found my ...

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The Naked King

With The Naked King Sally MacKenzie brings her Naked series to a close. I’ve read most of the books in this series and point to them as good examples of light historicals done right. The characters are likable, the plots move quickly, and there’s a nasty villain to add a bit of darkness. I had a ...

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The Naked Viscount

"Excitement shivered up her spine. She had to get her hands on that penis." When the first chapter of a book ends like that, chances are you are either reading a guilty pleasure or a total disaster. The Naked Viscount is more the former than the latter, but be warned: In order to enjoy this book at ...

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The Naked Earl

Sally MacKenzie's The Naked Earl has a nice cover. When I looked at it approvingly, opened the novel and began to read, I had no idea this was to be the last moment I unconditionally enjoyed the book. My problems started in the novel's very first scene, and in the end I had to take the book as my on ...

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The Naked Marquis

Sally Mackenzie is gradually undressing the peerage. First we had The Naked Duke, now The Naked Marquis and next year we'll have The Naked Earl. If this title trend continues, we may end up with The Naked, Untitled But Wealthy Man Of Property. Charles Dalrymple, the younger son of a marquis, ...

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The Naked Duke

To a casual browser, The Naked Duke looks like a light Regency-era historical romance, and it does have its share of witty banter and eccentric characters. But it also hearkens back to the old fashioned bodice-ripper, especially when it comes to the villain, who is a skanky piece of evilness wit ...