When Sir Anthony Malory's young daughter is abducted from London's Hyde Park, her kidnapper mistakenly sends the ransom note to the home of Sir Anthony's brother, James. With James and his wife, Georgina, in the Caribbean, the demands are received by their houseguest - Georgina's youngest brother, Boyd Anderson. Searching for the girl with Anthony, the notoriously hot-headed American sea captain fully intends to make the foolhardy villain pay. But he hardly expects to find exquisite Katey Tyler, recently a passenger on his ship, at the center of the plot!
Little does Katey realize that in having caught the attention of Boyd Anderson - and in meeting up with the Malorys - she's about to experience more excitement than the typical young lady encounters on a grand tour, and her life will never be dull again. For a multitude of surprises await Katey, from the startling truth about her mother's early life. . . to the lengths a man will go to win the affections of a lady who has every reason to despise him - but who can't resist the seductive, impassioned love he has to offer her.
©2008 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
Johanna Lindsey has written some really good romance novels a la "Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Carribean". You know the story is far fetched, the characters are cartoon like in the fact that her hero can take on a half dozen men without a scratch and the heroine is always the most stunning beauty, but she is the last to know that. Nevertheless, I have loved most of her books as the characters were likeable and the rogues always fell head over heels in love and became model husbands. With regards to the Anderson family, my favorite story of course is that of Georgina and James in Gentle Rogue (coming on audiobooks this month). I also thought she found an excellent match for Drew in Gabi in Captive of My Desires and that Amy was what Warren needed to cure his broken heart in The Magic of You. This book however is a huge disappointment. Boyd, sweet gentle Boyd deserved better than a whiny, vindictive, lying woman such as Katie. I listened to the audio and turned it off 2.5 hrs before the story was over as I could no longer stomach this idiot woman. One moment she is having sex with Boyd and the next, she is furious with him. How many times is a person supposed to apologize before you give him a break. Her constant humiliation to him in public made her rude, lacking class and tact in my opinion. She was just very unsympathetic for me to root for her. If you want to read a good Lindsey book, grab "A Loving Scoundrel"; "Captive of My Desires"; "The Magic of You"; "A Gentle Rogue"; or "Marriage Most Scandalous". Hopefully audible will have them all on their list soon. Stay away from "A man to call my own"; "the Devil who Tamed Her'; "Home For the Holidays"; and "No Choice But Seduction". They are not Lindsey's best work.
Johanna Lindsey's No Choice But Seduction wasn't just another Mallory story, although the Mallorys were certainly a major part of the story. This time it's Boyd's story and the object of his interest, Katey Tyler, has a story that affects not only Boyd's life, but the Mallorys as well.
There were more twists and turns in this novel and my only negative is that Katey seemed to hold her resentments a bit too long. Otherwise, I enjoyed both the novel and the narrator.
I put my Ipod on the Faster speed, in order to get through this. The heroin was the bubbly headed silly girl, and the hero the strong silent type who couldn't control himself around his dream girl. Don't waste your time unless there's nothing else to read.
What a great read. I truly enjoyed the book, couldn't wait to listen again!
The build up on the characters was good, the story line although predictable was really good with a decent twist.
Truly enjoyed this read!
This is one of my favorites of Johanna Lindsey's books. I guess it seems more plausible than some of the others; also, the different sub-plots have happy endings.
This is another story of the Mallory family. It is alot like all of the other Mallory family books. Spends too much time talking about the history of the other characters. I would like something new from Johanna Lindsey. It has been a long time since she has written something original.
The narrator was pretty good but, the men sounded like gravel voiced seamen and the women were whiney sounding.
I love the Mallorys and the Andersons; however, Katie got on my nerves. She was a pain in the kiester right until the end. And the narrator was a disappointment. The women's voices were okay, but she really mucked up the men, especially James and Tony. They, especially James, sounded like short, ragged dockworkers, who spent too much time in smokey bars. Voices were bad, rough. And the chuckles we can do without. Also story was too predictable, especially Tony's "surprise." I figured that out near the beginning. It's sad to think Ms. Lindsey may be running out of plot ideas. She's been one of my favorite authors for years. I DO appreciate her restraint in sex scene descriptions. Some authors give so much info that the reader feels he is in the room with the couple. Totally unnecessary. Imagination is good.
Sorry I couldn't give this book a better review.
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