After spending three wonderful years sailing and treasure hunting with him, Gabrielle is dismayed when her father decides she must return to London to find a proper husband. His old friend James Malory will sponsor her in polite society.
In London, Gabrielle is escorted to balls and parties by James' wife, Georgina, and her brother, Drew Anderson, a dashing American sea captain who is visiting.
Though drawn to Gabrielle's fiery beauty, Drew, a fun-loving rogue, wants nothing to do with a young woman hunting for a husband. Incensed by Drew's indifference, Gabrielle is determined to win his attentions. But when Drew embroils her in a scandal the night before he's to sail back to America, Gabrielle vows revenge.
Enlisting the help of her father's pirate cronies, Gabrielle commandeers Drew's ship and takes him prisoner. But as passion runs high on their sea voyage, it becomes difficult to tell who is truly the captor and who is the captive.
The saga continues: listen to more romatic tales of the Malory family.
©2006 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Lindsey adds a generous soupcon of swashbuckling action and adventure to the latest captivating addition to her wickedly witty, lusciously sensual Malory series." (Booklist)
"Merlington instills the love scenes between Gabrielle and Drew with captivating realism, not only by employing expert accents, but also by using intensity of tone, capturing the sizzling emotions between them." (AudioFile)
Although a bit unbelievable in places, this book kept me up late listening to the adventure and sensual innuendos. Quite fun listening and good for the libido.
My total attention was captured by this book!
I love this series. While it's predictable it's also fun.
NARRATOR: The horrendous laugh... "ha ha ha" (pronounced like " ho ho ho") was SO AWFUL! Not as bad here as on some recordings but still BAD! And it's a shame since the performance was otherwise very good. Yet even a excellent narrative can't make up for that 'awful, make me cringe, teeth on a chalkboard, wake me out of the story, want to scream' LAUGH!
HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!
Quintessential Johanna Lindsey. A great listen that invites engagement from the first chapter forward, this book stands on its own while providing a much anticipated addition to the Malory series.
This story contains a thinly veiled rape. The main character is assaulted in her sleep. The writer tries to justify the rape by having the victim claim responsibility for it. Because the victim is later convinced she "wanted to be loved". Then the rapist puts her in chains and convinces her she was to blame for the loss of her virginity.
I should have realized the story was going to go like this when he deliberately gets her drunk and try's to take advantage of her earlier in the story. But again the writer writes that she wanted it all along.
I was so enraged that I could not listen to another word. I would give this book zero stars if I could. Unfortunately, the website is for selling books and not protecting its members.
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