Book Reviews of Love Only Once (Malory Family, Bk 1 )

Love Only Once (Malory Family, Bk 1 )
Love Only Once - Malory Family, Bk 1
Author: Johanna Lindsey
ISBN-13: 9780380899531
ISBN-10: 0380899531
Publication Date: 12/1/1985
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 317 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
It was a good read like the historicals I read so long ago...the fighting between the h/h got a bit tiring though.
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Helpful Score: 1
When Lord Nicholas Eden grabs his mistress off the street and takes her to his home, he is shocked to find he has abducted the wrong woman. Regina Ashton had just left her uncle's home when someone threw a blanket over her and swooped her up onto his horse. Now Nicholas and Reggie are laughing about it as he returns her to her uncle's home. They aren't laughing the next day when the gossip has made it's way around town and Reggie is on the verge of ruin. Nicholas has no alternative than to ask Regina to marry him; even though he knows a secret in his past could make her hate him.

I read this book when it first came out approximately 20 years ago and loved it. I thought I'd revisit it by listening to the audio book on my commute to work. This time around I still like the story, but I had a very hard time with Nicholas' idiotic actions throughout the book. I just wanted to hit him over the head and knock some sense into him. What I still enjoyed about the book was the banter between Regina's uncles and their united front against Nicholas. Characters like Tony and James are what made this series so popular. Since I like this series so much, I am still rating this book 4.5 stars. If I was reading it as a standalone for the first time, I probably would not be rating this book so high.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Malory novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Her life changed forever the night she was abducted from a dark London street and carried to a stanger's townhouse. At first Regina Ashton was amused, then outraged at the arrogance of this bronzed, golden-curled seducer who so deftly taught her a woman's passion...and a woman's shame. Though he had dragged her good name through the mud, Reggie knew she would never be able to forget Nicholas Eden. A painful secret from his past hardened his heart against Reggie completely. They faced tragic misundersandings and storm-tossed dangers that almost destroyed everything they once shared.
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He knew love was only a dream, she knew it was only forever....
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Another good Mallory story.
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I have all her books in hard back but 2, There is nothing better on a rainy night than a warm cosy fire and a Johanna Lidsey Book. They are must reads all of them over and over again.
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I really liked this book - the lead characters were fun, the love scenes great. Nicholas abducts Regina, thinking she is a woman he's done with - but Reggie is furious and decides she'll make him pay for her humiliation. Her brothers defend her but cannot prevent the marriage because her reputation has been compromised. Finding the happy ending takes a bit of trouble for both Nick and Reggie.
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I liked the story, JL is a good writer. This is the frist book I have read from this author. I really did like the story except that Nicholas was a jerk and didn't deserve Regina. Even the ending didn't have a POW I am such a jerk I am so sorry, it was a little mild of what should have happened. All in all, it was a good story, I am looking forward to reading more of the Malory family.
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interesting love story
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Beautiful love story, will take you away
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One of the marlory novels very good read if you don't know the malorys you should read this
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Malory/Anderson novels. Features Regina Aston (a Malory) and Nicholas Eden.
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Johanna Lindsey is a wonderful author. All her books are great!
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Loved this story!
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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 paywith his heart.

A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And know that he has besmirched Reggies good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirl Nicholas as no woman ever has-and the rake arouses Reggies passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandingsand, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.
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He knew love was only a dream---she knew it was only forever.
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Passion and romance...
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Early Lindsey. Malorey family story. Enjoyed this addition to the books.
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Ahh the Malory family, to love one is to love them all! I couldn't put it down. The twist she always inserts is always worth getting to the end for.
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Romance Historical
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This is the beginning of the "Malory" series and what a beginning it is!!!!
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Fun story!

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.
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I love Johanna Lindsey and this book is fantastic.
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A fun, quick read!
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The exquisite niece of Lord Edward & Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - & is determined to make the rogue pay, now that he has ruined her name, by making him marry her.Their uncontrolled desires lead to misunderstandings. Sparks fly...
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older book style in good shape
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Regina and Nicholas are great. This is a wonderful book and the first out of now 10 in the Malory series. One of Lindseys best. Read it, you won't be dissapointed.
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Different cover.
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The first of the Malory series
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The Malory Series.
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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.