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Love Only Once: A Malory Novel | [Johanna Lindsey]

Love Only Once: A Malory Novel

The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton. is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay...with his heart. A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him.
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Publisher's Summary

The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton, is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay...with his heart.

A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him.

Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings...and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.

©1985 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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"[Johanna Lindsey] creates fairy tales that come true!" (Romantic Times)

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    Elizabeth Atlanta, GA, United States 06-08-08
    Elizabeth Atlanta, GA, United States 06-08-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Love Only Once"

    This story is wonderful! I laughed, I cried, and could not stop listening to it until it was finished. It's about time Johanna Lindsay's books were narrated.

    This narrator is excellent, she brings it to life with her wonderful voices. I plan to keep a hopeful watch out for the other Malory family books to become available in audio, as well. Thank you for the great listening experience!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    CSK Herndon, PA, United States 06-25-12
    CSK Herndon, PA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love the Malory Family!"

    I really liked this entire series. This was the first in the series, so it was unexpected for me. I enjoyed meeting the Malory family and learning of the traits that each brother posessed! I also loved how they all watch over Reggie and come together to help her throughout! Laural Merlington has a fabulous voice and I could really escape the perils of a hectic day. I have never enjoyed traffic jams so much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha Normal, IL, United States 03-13-12
    Marsha Normal, IL, United States 03-13-12
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    "I love her books!!!!!!!!!!"
    Where does Love Only Once rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have followed the Malory clan from book one, this one is as good as the others, as audiobooks goes this is number one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reggie, because of her spunk.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Nicholas found out that the woman he thought was his aunt was really his mother.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne 03-05-12
    Deanne 03-05-12
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    "Fun read. I enjoyed it!"

    Johanna Lindsey always spins fun tales. This was a quick and easy read. I read when I'm doing my 30 minutes of eliptical/cardio and I couldn't quit reading it. I actually got in a 1 hour work out because I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't notice the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Oshawa, ON, Canada 03-05-12
    Colleen Oshawa, ON, Canada 03-05-12
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    "Grabbed me in the first minutes of listening!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable story. I love all the Malory's. Laural Merlington catches your ear from the beginning.Have read all the series but there is something about the spoken word that brings the story to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 09-15-11
    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 09-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "FANTASTIC"

    Loved it from start to finish, was actually sad to finish. Loved every character. It has a bit of everything, drama, love, secrets, interfering family members that make you laugh alot, misunderstandings, triumph. The main characters are great, actually all the characters are great. Some of the voices are shrill but there are so many different characters the poor narrator probably was unable to talk for a few days, lol. I loved it, hope you do.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kate St. Paul, MN, USA 06-17-08
    Kate St. Paul, MN, USA 06-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book, right amount of smut to story.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Englewood, FL, United States 03-12-12
    Debra Englewood, FL, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Captivating story"

    Johanna Lindsey always delivers an appealing story. I always look forward to her next book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-10-12

    Fantasy and romance junkie!

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    "One of my favorites by Johanna Lindsey"
    What did you love best about Love Only Once?

    Love the characters....good development


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the interactions between the main characters...very entertaining.


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job differentiating characters. very talented lady!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 07-28-13
    Laura 07-28-13
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    "UGH! Read it rather than listen to it."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i would recommend someone read this book. the narration detracted from the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The hero of the book sounded like an old woman -- as did every other man. And every now and then I'd detect a bit of "less than proper aristocratic" accent on the hero as the narrator was affecting a British accent (it was not natural). I may have enjoyed the story more with the right narrator. As it is, this is the first Johanna Lindsey book I've listened to (I've read and enjoyed her stories) and I'm seriously doubting I can get through the series with this narrator. What a shame as the reviews indicate the series is a good one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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