The black sheep of a proud, tempestuous family, Malory soon sees through Georgina's masquerade and is enchanted by the courageous, high-spirited lady he has forced into intimate servitude. But though he has sworn he will never be enticed into matrimony, Captain Malory has finally met his match on the high seas - undone by the passionate heart of one remarkable beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own.
The saga continues: listen to more romatic tales of the Malory family.
©2008 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"A dreamspinner extraordinaire." (Romantic Times)
"High quality entertainment....The charm and appeal of her characters are infectious." (Publishers Weekly)
I loved this book when I read it a few years ago. This is one of my favorite out of Johanna Lindsey's Mallory series.
the story was a bit far fetched and some of the events were ridiculous but looking past that it was really entertaining and there were many instances where I thought the dialog extremely amusing! the only issue I had with the narration was that the main character's voice was too guttural and got on my nerves and the narrator's laugh for the men sounded more like someone making fun of Santa Claus but instead of saying "Ho Ho Ho" she said "haw haw haw"
otherwise - moderate spice, slightly frustrating love story but the characters were great. this was a test to see if I could get into this series and I will definitely read another.
Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.
I really liked this one by Johanna Lindsey, and I think I'd rank her among my favourite Romance authors.
The performance was great! It must have been hard to find someone who could speak with an American, English as well as a Scottish accent! The accents may not have been perfect, but I personally did not notice if they weren't.
This novel can easily be read without reading the others in the series. I haven't read any other of Lindsey's 'Malory' novels, but was perfectly able to follow this one on its own.
I enjoyed the story, writing and characters but the narration really got on my nerves. Her attempts at male voices is seriously distracting. The main male character, James Mallory comes across like a 75 year old geezer. The narrator voices male laughter in a completely unnecessary and truly annoying way.
After reading "Love only Once" the 1st book in this series, I could not wait to read "Tender Rebel". I liked Regina in the first book but the character development of Anthony her Uncle made be rush to read the book about him, #2 the Tender Rebel. After reading that book I thought how could it get any better than this; and I was not in Love with Regina's other uncle James, also Anthony's brother. However; I committed to read the entire series and I will, I'm on the 4th book now. I was wrong in my assumptions of "how could it get any better than the story of Toni"? Well needless to say I loved this book, and this was my favorite so far. This love story was much different than most I have read, and it had a lot of humor along with steamy love scenes. I would recommend all 4 books so far.
Enjoyed this book although "A loving scoundrel" is my favourite in the series. Story was good, athough some parts were implausible but it's romance after all. Narrator did a good job as well.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
I adore the Mallorys ! And this book did not disappoint me :) although I feel that with another narrator it might have been perfect ! Laural Merlington is Ok but she did not perform James Mallory well . But still this book is lovely :)
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
Intriguing, provoking, amusing, sensual & loving. Hard to top.
The games of James Mallory can't be beat. I do believe he is the most interesting & irresistible character I've ever come across in all my books. I simply adore him.
This is Laurel Merlington's best performance of the Mallory series. She delivered this story with an amused tone and tenderness. Well done!!!
I find it difficult to pick only one moment in this story. This is my favorite of the Mallory Series.
This should be a movie. James & Anthony need their own series. I don't want to ever say goodbye to them.
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