Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's high-spirited niece. Still tormented by an unfaithful former lover's past treachery, he is determined to resist Amy's charms. But an overpowering yearning for the enchanting minx threatens to defeat his defiant heart and force its sensuous surrender to a love that could stoke the fires of a perilous family feud.
©2005 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It's been years since I read all of the Mallory books by Lindsey and listening to them is even more fun. Warren's story has a few twists and turns and you wonder whether or not he'll ever give in....but Amy is a wonderful character and she wins in the end.
This reader is great. She captures the personalities of all of the characters without making James and Anthony sound like old geezers.
Even though I read the reviews, I thought maybe some were just exaggerating, but they were right on the money! I forced myself to finish listening to this one. Amy is a stalker and a naive and foolish one at that! I think Warren took way too long to beat her butt, it was long overdue.
I am a big fan of JL books and the Mallory series but this one was bad. Amy is beyond annoying, she is like a modern day stalker. It is beyond unrealistic to be rejected so many times and yet remain so confident you are going to get your way. That plus the entire book hyped up all of the other characters more than the two stars of this one.
It is not the absolute worst read but it was close
I'm writing this review in a state of total confusion! Johanna Lindsey is great as usual, But that's not what this review is about.
I usually like Laura Merlington as a narrator. But this performance seems a total aberration!!! I think I would have noticed before if every laugh sounded like Santa Claus in one form of HO HO HO or another. HA HA HA, HE HE HE, HM HM HM, .... WHAT?! I REALLY mean WHAT!
I have never heard a more blatant performance mistake, forget one so often repeated that I cringed every time I thought a laugh was coming. Even giggles ended up being a feminine Santa parrody!
What really surprised me was that I had just finished a book which was beautifully narrated by the same performer and did not hear that flaw even once. I'm sure of it, I could not of missed hearing it, it is THAT bad!!!
So.... is it just this performance? Was this a early affectation that she corrected? I'm obviously confused.
I did something I never did before.... I skipped most of the book! We all know how a HEA historical romance ends.... but this time the last 45 minutes were important as I skipped the previous few hours...( I am planning on giving up or trudging through if I ever have that urge again.)
LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
HEAT FACTOR: Steamy!
It's hard for me to give a point value to this audiobook.
I love the Malory Family series. I love the characters, Johanna Lindsey's writing style, the dialogue. I was conflicted a bit by this story.
Let me say, I enjoyed Amy. The way the narrator portrayed her was great. And I liked Warren. But I was concerned by her forwardness and the age difference. Not enough to dislike the book. It was quite fun. But I had to drop my rating down about half a star. Still, it was quite good and I enjoyed it.
I have read and listened to this book, both wonderful
Amy and all her way to get warren attention.
Amy and James
yes and i have great light heart book
Just like all the other Mallory books I've read or listen to, The Magic of You is a wonderful story, and definitely up there among my favorites.
The character Amy, you can't help but love her, even if she's a bit crazy at times.
Consistent, fun, enjoyable
If you've never listen to Laural Merlington narrate before, you probably won't super like her, but she's never bothered me, and now I'm used to hearing her voice(s). If you're already a fan, I'd definitely recommend this, but if you've never heard or read a Mallory novel before, I'd suggest starting with one from earlier in the series, just so that you'll understand the background better.
I was hooked on the Mallory books after book one "Love Only Once". I would highly recommend to anyone looking for high romance and interesting twists in the story.
I loved the way the characters continue to interact and weave throughout the books.
My husband says I'm "hooked" and is sometimes jealous that I would rather listen to these books than watch TV with him. He does benefit from the amorous mood these put me into afterwards! ♥♥♥
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