I couldn't put it down! GENTLE ROGUE is definitely one of the best romance novels that I've ever read! James and Georgie are endearing protagonists; I fell in love with them instantly! Their story is full of passion and humor; and the love scenes are very sensual and tastefully written. You won't get bored while reading this novel. It's fast-paced, contains a good plot, interesting characters, witty dialogue, and most importantly, excellent romance! There are plenty of wonderful and lighthearted moments, as well as some heart-wrenching scenes. I especially love the repartee between James and his George. They are hilarious! Although I've read a few other Lindsey novels, most don't compare to this one.
A little slow in the beginning but definitley got much better! Couldn't put it down! James is a jealous and loving man who doesn't believe in marriage. Georgina is a loving female who is determined not to show her feelings until James does. Only through the interference of families and brothers do they find each other.
This book was wonderful! It started off a little slow, and I felt like a bit of a book snob not wanting to it. BUT, once I got past that and the ship set sailed, boy was I in for a ride! It was funny, adventurous, witty, and just a great, enjoyable read. We meet American Georgie on a mission to find the loser she's been betrothed to for the last six years. She wants to know what happened to him, taking the bull by the horns- she goes to find answers herself in England. In doing so, she meets the brick wall a.k.a. James Malory. What she doesn't know is that when she tries to return to America, the ship she signs up to be a cabin boy on, is his ship. But he knows! When James can't keep up the charade any longer and reveals that he knows she's a girl it's a spectacular moment to read. Although they didn't verbalize their feelings until the very end, you can just feel how each one feels about the other. What a fantastic story told on the high seas, and a happy, rewarding ending. Johanna Lindsey has definitely captured my attention for Warren's story.
Very predictable lovestory-hatestory- lovestory on and on until "I love you even though I said I never would marry or love anyone", you know the kind of story I am talking about. Shallow me, I did enjoy the story, but it wasn't very deep in development. I read it because of a recommendation for a strong alpha and bodice ripper. The recommendation didn't lie, that is exactly what it was with a sassy virgin heroine who didn't mind giving it up even though she had been saving it for 22 years. The hero was a total rascal with seduction on his mind the whole time. There was a lot of fist fights and stealing/kidnapping between her brothers and the hero. It seemed repetitive. Other books from this series were recommended to me as well, I don't think I will move them to the top of the list at this point. I might have made a mistake of not reading the books in order, but it was pretty easy to determine the previous stories.
The Malory novels are those types of books that stay with you and the characters become "old friends" This is my favorite one in the series - I have read and re-read this one many times over, and my 20 year old, at first skeptical has come to love them as well. James and George are lovable characters and appear in future Malory novels as well. I love the humor in their relationship. I would clasify this book as an "old school" romance novel - Privateer + girl disguised as cabin boy = lots of heat! But what I really love is that this is a good story with lots of humor - one that makes you need to read all the Malory books over and over again.
I love the Malory's- this is James's story. James swore he would Never get leg shackled by any woman- Never say never James. Loved it-great bantering and humor. Introduces the Anderson's as Georgina's 'not happy at all with James' big brother's.
A Mallory novel - a young woman seeking to return to America from England disguises herself as a lad and takes a job as a cabin boy. Unsuspecting Captain James Mallory finds himself with a manservant who is anything but!
This was the first Johanna Lindsey book I read and I was hooked to the Malory family. Captain James Malory is the quintessential male lead role/hero. Every man should be like him...tough on the outside and soft on the inside...He is a man who can take care of business and love his family with a passion like no other. Georgina Anderson is our female lead/love interest to James...and what a pair they make. They first run into each other in a previous book named, "Tender Rebel" (#2 in the Malory Family series)and James tries to find her after she kicks him in the shins and dashes away. Only later hiring her on as his cabin boy, knowing all the while who she really is and here she is thinking she is disguised so well. Once desire strikes their blood... full sails ahead. I most definitely recommend this book--read and be swept into the passion of James and Georgina's love story.
American Georgina Anderson can't wait to get out of England. After finding that her fiance has married someone else, she just wants to go home to lick her wounds. Without money for passage, she decides to work her way home and signs on as a cabin boy on the "Maiden Anne". She is shocked when she meets the captain...a man she ran across in a tavern while searching for her fiance. Georgina hopes he doesn't see through her disguise and recognize her as the woman who slipped away when his back was turned. But James Malory recognizes her immediately. Deciding to have some fun with his cabin boy, he immediately sets out to seduce George right out of her disguise.
This book is one of my favorite Johanna Lindsey stories. I was thoroughly entertained by James and George. I thought parts of the book were hilarious, especially James first meeting with George's five older brothers.
I first read this book 20 years ago and decided to listen to the audiobook this time around. The story is read by Laural Merlington who does a decent job. It is very much in line with the books written in the early 90's. If you're not a fan of those books and are expecting a historical romance more in line with today's published stories, you will probably not like this book. But, since I was already familiar with the story and the characters, I totally loved this addition to the Malory family books. My rating: 5 Stars.
Of all the Malory books I have read, this is by far my favorite. Everyone loves an alpha male but when confronted by an alpha female the sparks fly! James and Georgina are just as memorable as Rhett and Scarlett. You will NOT be disappointed with this one.
Regency romance - part of the Malory Saga.
Georgina Anderson seeks passage on "The Maiden Anne" as a cabin boy, but the captain, James Malory, ex-pirate & rake, sees through her, & they embark on a tempetuous affair, a war of wills.
Hear heart trampled and torn, Georgina Anderson was desparate to return home to America. Leaving her sorrows on England's shores, she defiantly boarded the "genntleman's ship" disguised as a cabin boy. Guess what happened. A handsome ex-pirate, the black sheep of his family, Malory swore no woman alive would entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas, how could it not happen. This book is great Joanna Lindsey.
Heartsick and desparate to leave her sorrows on England's shores, innocent Georgina Anderson seeks passage on the "gentlemen's ship", Maiden Anne, disguised as a cabin boy. The ca[tain, however, is no gentleman; he's the ex-pirate and irresponsible rake, James Mallory. Very good reading. A wonderful book.
Heartsick and desperate to leave her sorrows on Englands shores, innocent Georgina Anderson seeks passage on the "gentleman's ship" Madame Anne, disguised as a cabin boy. The captain, however, is no gentleman; he's the ex pirate and irrepressible rake, James Malory.
If you love The Mallory family, one in a series of Mallory books, then you will love this story. Its romantic, and funny and it will make you laugh and cry all at once.
Heartsick and desperate to return home to America Georgina Anderson boards the Maiden Anne disguised a a cabin boy--never dreaming she'll be forced into intimate servitude at the whim of the ship's irrepressible captain, James Malory.
The black sheep of a proud and tempetuous family, the handsome ex-pirate once swore no woman alive could entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas his resolve will be weakened by an unrestrained passion--and by the high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own.
JOHANNA LINDSAY creates Fairy Tales that come true!
From the back of the book: Her heart trampled and torn, innocent Georgina Anderson was desperate to return home to America. Leaving her sorrows on England's shores, she defiantly boarded the "gentleman's ship" Maiden Anne disguised as a cabin boy--never dreaming she'd be forced into intimate servitude to the irrepressible rake Captain James Malory.
A handsome ex-pirate, the black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, Malory swore no woman alive would entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas, he would be bested by a high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivaled his own...and by an inescapable tidal wave of passion that threatened to engulf them both.