Tender Rebel - Malory Family, Bk 2 Author:Johanna Lindsey THEIR EYES MET, AND DESTINY WAS FOREVER SEALED... — She was an exquisite Scottish heiress with an urgent need for the safety of marriage -- her only protection from a villainous cousin and every other fortune-hunting scoundrel who coveted her flame-haired beauty and her vast fortune. — He was everything she'd been warned against -- a ruthlessl... more »y handsome English rogue whose brazenly sensual blue eyes spoke of pleasure beyond imagining.
How she wished she dared to love such a man... to believe the whispered murmurings of his passionate promise... and to follow the enchanting dream...« less
I enjoy this author; I like the connected story line of the Mallorys.
But the heroine in this story was beyond stubborn; she doesn't wise up until the very bitter end. I do love the bickering sibling rivalry between the brothers - always entertaining.
Okay... This story lacke a bit for me. First, Roslynn was really self centered and was hard to like, and have empathy for. Anthony was pretty predictable, and was an okay hero. I found myself not being able to fully picture scenes. While the story was okay, it lacked in the telling of the story. After 2 Malory novels, on to a different author. Maybe I'll come back to this family, but I need to read some better stories first.
Maybe because I read all three books one right after the other (which I normally don't do), I wasn't as pleased about this story as the other two. The plot didn't keep me as interested, there was too much of a plodding nature to the story, although the characters were well developed.
This is the second book in Lindsey's Malory series. This one is about Anthony Malory. I have, over the years read many of Lindsey's Malory books and am just now going back through and reading them in order from the first to the new one that is coming out this summer of 2010. I have loved each one and am never dissapointed. This one was no exception. A wonderful historical romance. I would definately recommend.
Confirmed bachelor Anthony Malory is spellbound when he meets Roslynn Chadwick for the first time. The beautiful Scottish heiress is looking for a quick marriage to protect her from her nasty cousin who wants her inheritance. Tony convinces Roslynn that he will help her find a husband among London's eligible bachelors. But Tony's plan is to discredit each man Roslynn asks him about and make Roslynn his mistress. Roslynn is fascinated with Tony, but knows the handsome rogue is not husband material. Yet she is drawn to Tony over all of the single men she meets in London...and time is running out.
I first read this book 20 years ago and remember thoroughly enjoying it. This time around I was a little miffed at Roslynn's stubborn attitude against Tony. I had a hard time with her not believing him at every turn. I liked Tony, but felt the whole book could have been wrapped up quickly if he and Roslynn had actually talked about their misunderstandings. The highlight of the book is Tony's conversations with his brother, James, and nephew, Jeremy. Priceless. My rating: 4 Stars.