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Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3) I really enjoyed Gentle Rogue The image of Georgie disguised as a scrawny twelve year old cabin boy with a temper was so funny She thought that Captain James Malory didn t know who she was but James knew all right She was the wench disguised as a boy he d been looking for since the day she kicked him in the shins and ran off after he carried her out of a Tavern She s been on his mind for days and it was just his luck that Georgie happened to step onto his ship James decides to play along I really enjoyed Gentle Rogue The image of Georgie disguised as a scrawny twelve year old cabin boy with a temper was so funny She thought that Captain James Malory didn t know who she was but James knew all right She was the wench disguised as a boy he d been looking for since the day she kicked him in the shins and ran off after he carried her out of a Tavern She s been on his mind for days and it was just his luck that Georgie happened to step onto his ship James decides to play along with her charade until Georgie admits who she really is Georgie gets so hot and nauseous having to be near James all day and all night She was no idea that these are feelings of arousal so when James kisses her she let s everything go The truth is out and they spend the rest of their journey together in passion, nothingJames has vowed he will never marry and Georgie knows that their time together will end as soon as they dock Too bad Georgie s already fallen in love When Georgie s brothers come into the story it gets really exciting Five strong captains who are very overprotective of their little sister They are so angry when they find out Georgie traveled all the way to England, worked disguised as a cabin boy, shared a cabin with James, realize she s been compromised and that she s pregnant They force James and Georgie to marry but they give James a hard time, get him beaten up in the process and even try to get him hanged Though they forced the marriage they had no plans on letting them be together James had such a hard time admitting he loved Georgie He was such a Rogue, and he never had anything nice or sweet to say He would always yell Georgie is not leaving me rather then tell her how he really felt It wasn t until he finally admitted that she couldn t leave because he LOVED her that Georgie s brothers finally let them be I loved the bantering between the brothers They were just like Anthony and James They were so funny Also I was busting up that nobody in the Malory family believed that James actually married Even when Georgie was right in front of them they thought that she must be his mistress Very good book Strong willed Georgina Anderson is determined to find the fianc she lost four years earlier when he had been impressed into service by the British during the war of 1812 Doing so meant leaving the five older brothers who raised her, as well as her home in America, but she ll be damned if she d let a little thing like war, time, and distance get in between her and her plans for the future.And find him she does However her fianc is married and settled down to someone else and he is baffle Strong willed Georgina Anderson is determined to find the fianc she lost four years earlier when he had been impressed into service by the British during the war of 1812 Doing so meant leaving the five older brothers who raised her, as well as her home in America, but she ll be damned if she d let a little thing like war, time, and distance get in between her and her plans for the future.And find him she does However her fianc is married and settled down to someone else and he is baffled that she actually is still clinging to the hope of marrying him Hurt andthan a little red faced, all Georgie wants to do now is get out of Jolly ol dreadful England but the only immediate way back to America is to work her way home incognito as a cabin boy One problem The Captain of the ship turns out to be the one man who knows exactly who she is.James Mallory cant believe the impish girl dressed as a man he ran into weeks ago and has never forgotten has made her way onto his ship Her cabin boy disguise isn t fooling him but he s not telling her because this is the perfect opportunity to keep the feisty little darling nearby and get her into his bed To keep the game afoot he must keep up an act, pretending that she is what she says she is But the game of seduction he plans backfires, and he finds himself just as trapped into their respective roles as she is Passion burns and all is revealed rather quickly because this temperamental woman fascinates him to no end but he s got an even bigger stumbling block looming unaware ahead of him Her brothers.Written back in the days of big hair and Fabio covers, Johanna Lindsey defined the historical romance genre Why have I clung to the romance genre all these years Because of this book and ones like it Yes the plot is cheesy as all get out but the characters and dialogue are as fresh today as they ever were.Unfortunately Johanna Lindsey s newer releases are decidedly lacking Still, if you want to know why Lindsey s name became legendary or why her books sold and are still being sold in the millions all over the world, read Gentle Rogue Also See Alternate Cover Editions For This ISBN ACEACE Heartsick And Desperate To Return Home To America, Georgina Anderson Boards The Maiden Anne Disguised As A Cabin Boy, Never Dreaming She Ll Be Forced Into Intimate Servitude At The Whim Of The Ship S Irrepressible Captain, James MalloryThe Black Sheep Of A Proud And Tempestuous 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 Meh Sexist themes Dominant male Virgin female who was pretty much manipulated into having sex with the sorry excuse of a love interest, and then thought nothing of it BLAH view spoiler Not even good fap material hide spoiler I don t know how many times I ve read this book over the years, but each time I do, I still giggle over it James is definitely my favorite Malory, along with Anthony. This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Georgina Anderson, has been on the hunt for the fiancee that disappeared during the war with Britain Its been four years since he was taken by their Navy, and never heard a word from him After her brother Thomas refuses to go in search for him, Georgina along with a trusted family friend and protector Mac go to England on their own to search for her missing fiancee Malcolm But what she finds is a fiancee that married a En This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Georgina Anderson, has been on the hunt for the fiancee that disappeared during the war with Britain Its been four years since he was taken by their Navy, and never heard a word from him After her brother Thomas refuses to go in search for him, Georgina along with a trusted family friend and protector Mac go to England on their own to search for her missing fiancee Malcolm But what she finds is a fiancee that married a English woman and already had children without a word to her After a long search, and low on funds Georgina misses home and her overprotective brothers and wants to return back to the America s Mac finds passage on a ship heading to the West Indies, where one of her brothers ships is at And so she poses as the cabin boy for Captain James Malory James Malory has been searching for the lady dressed in men s clothes that kicked his shin not too long ago, and shocked to find her dressed as his new cabin boy Delighted and intrigued, he acts as though he only sees a boy, and plays with her But the truth comes out, as does the desire they feel for each other But Georgie will have to face her family that the man she has fallen hard for is the same pirate who sunk one of her brothers ships and has been their nemesis ever sincenot going to go over well The Hero James Malory is a rogue and loves his womenall different shapes and sizes and passions He is known as the gentleman pirate, because he once was rebellious and wanted adventure and captained his own pirate ship But gave that up so he could return home and be with his family once again Especially when he learned that he has a teenage son who knew him upon meeting him He had to turn somewhat respectable but it still chafed at him having to be all proper in society Now James deals in trade, trying to be as good a father as he possibly can James is the king of all rakesI am telling you and boy is he entertaining James might be one of my all time favorite characters of the whole Malory clan He is so lively and entertaining, and very roguish in all so many fun ways You can t take his character seriously, he is very amusing especially when you see the lengths he goes to be with his true love The Heroine Georgiana Anderson has been well loved and pampered by her five older brothers From forty years old to the youngest barely twenty She may have lost her parents at a young age, but her brothers gave her a home and family and love She grew up knowing how to get around any of their family company s ships since she could walk She had a childhood sweetheart Malcolm that her brothers tried the hardest to keep her from falling for But while all had left, she decided to go in search for him after six lonely years, if only to find some closure Georgie is a spirited and care free character She can be willful and impulsive at times, but she has a heart of gold with a bit of a temper I love Georgie so much, so fiercely independent and a fighter Plot and Story Line Gentle Rogue has to be one of my favorite books of the series, and I believe it was my first book I read in this series and got me hooked on this family and their amusing antics In this book though, we are introduced to a new family, a family that will eventually work along side these Malory sThe American Anderson family Now at the beginning of the book here, the Anderson despise anything English literally Then why didn t you leave in the customary fashion, by purchasing passage Because the only ships crossing the atlantic were English I imagine that s supposed to make sense Give me a moment and I might figure it outthen again, I might not What the deuce is wrong with English ships You wouldn t find anything wrong with them, but I happen to despise all things English Do you indeed Am I included in that package When his brow went up this time, she had the greatest urge to yank it back down You were I haven t made up my mind whether you still are But we see these families come together in such a glorious and adventurous way Now it starts off with our lovely heroine Georgie She has convinced a family friend Mac, to go with her to England in search of her fiancee And they go through England searching for news of him She and Mac do get into an altercation with James Malory and his brother in Tender Rebel but then Georgie finds out where Malcolm is and learns the painful truth Now she wants to return home and agrees to be a cabin boy and dresses and acts the part Now this is where the story really gets interesting Because our hero is a devil at times and loves to play games, mostly harmless He has George his nickname for her and continues calling her that for the rest of the series doing all sorts of things for him Washing his back, delivering his food, cleaning his cabin, reading to him erotic stories Yeahhe is totally working the disguise she found the page, Cleared her throat, and began to read.There was nary a doubt that I had ever seen such big ones, round and ripe My teeth ached to bit them God what tripe This would have them both asleep in minutes I pinched one and heard her gasp of delight The other beckoned my mouth, which was panting to oblige Oh, heaven Oh, sweet bliss of those succulentbeasts Georgina slammed the book closed with a horrified gasp Thisthis Yes I know Its called erotica, dear boy , acting like he has a headache and having her massage his scalp and she soon learns that he knows the truth and she also discovers that certain feelings she has had is desire and James introduces her to it So they have a bit of a love affair going on while on his ship But then they land in the West Indies, and Georgie leaves James without a word, to go to her brothers ship before it leaves for the America s And James does what he does, and chases after her not realizing how much he cares about her at this point and there is a intense confrontation with her five over protective brothers Now when reading this you have to understand the personality of James He has a devil may care attitude at times and boldly tells them all the truth Yeah five big muscled over protective brothers don t take the truth very well What has made this a wonderful and most memorable romance over the years is really James Malory and our introduction to the Anderson Clan I love that so many of these brothers become heroes in future books We get to see some of our favorite characters including Anthony and Derek and we can t forget Percy Now we don t get much of Percy until this point reallybut you see a lotof him in Say You Love Me and A Loving Scoundrel His character is so funny a bit silly at times, but he is a charming rascal The romance between James and George isn t conventional or what you expect but this is what I love about Lindsey She can write outrageous and crazy and unique romances that endear you And she does that with Gentle Rogue and I love the way this book was written I was laughing and smiling all the way through the book and I realized why this is one of my all time favorites and had a blast reading it again especially since its been years I can t wait for the next one up, Warren and Amy s book The Cover I just adored these townhouse covers that are in the first half of the series, it has such a calming feel to it.Overall View Gentle Rogue is a romantic tale of adventure on the seas.of unconventional characters, a stunning display of humor and charm and a book that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and wantingof these delectable characters that are beyond memorable Click To Buy Onfoogallery id 19026 James Malory, rogue, rake, and pirate And very sexy guy This guy is an original You know he s something special when you meet him in Love Only Once, and I was eager to read his book Well I definitely enjoyed seeing James meet his HEA with Georgina This was a fun, sexy book I tell you, James Malory is a guy who goes after what he wants Once he figures out that his cabin boy is a girl, she s in his bed a very short time later Little does he know that she has lots of big, strong, angry brot James Malory, rogue, rake, and pirate And very sexy guy This guy is an original You know he s something special when you meet him in Love Only Once, and I was eager to read his book Well I definitely enjoyed seeing James meet his HEA with Georgina This was a fun, sexy book I tell you, James Malory is a guy who goes after what he wants Once he figures out that his cabin boy is a girl, she s in his bed a very short time later Little does he know that she has lots of big, strong, angry brothers But he s not about to let them take about the woman that he has claimed all for his own.James is such a funny guy I love his rivalry with his brother Anthony, and his comraderie with his crew It was nice to see him get to know his long lost illegitimate son, Jeremy, who resembles the Malory clanthan he does Actually Jeremy looks a lot like his brother Anthony I love his raunchy nature, but how he is actually very gentle and loving with George.The love scenes in this book were singe worthy back in the day Nowadays, I think they would be tame as far as how explicit they are not But I feel the attraction and chemistry between James and George make this book sizzle for me Gentle Rogue is a winner 5 Old School stars I m doing the Running Man thanks to all this delicious 90s goodness This book had everything fabulous in early romance books without any of the crap the rapey rape James is a pirate, Englishman, rake, lord, and douche Georgie is a sassy ass who pretends to be a cabin boy on his ship He half tortures her and cocks his eyebrow a lot She runs her mouth and does goofy things and loses her temper Man, plot doesn t matter What matters is that James is the most perfect 5 Old School stars I m doing the Running Man thanks to all this delicious 90s goodness This book had everything fabulous in early romance books without any of the crap the rapey rape James is a pirate, Englishman, rake, lord, and douche Georgie is a sassy ass who pretends to be a cabin boy on his ship He half tortures her and cocks his eyebrow a lot She runs her mouth and does goofy things and loses her temper Man, plot doesn t matter What matters is that James is the most perfectly awful hero ever Dude is just this side of being unbearable which made him a delight to read So much love hate for his pompous ass And Georgie brought her A Game, took none of his shit, and kicked ass It s been a long time since a book took me this far outside my head space so that I could just read and enjoy I wasn t evaluating it for anything bc I was too lost in the awesome Ugh, I hated this book Some spoilers ahead.The hero, Captain, James Mallory, was a real jerk An obnoxious person He intended to deceive Georgina into believing that he didn t remember her at all in order to get her into his bed Yuck That was disgusting And Georgina was no better than him She was so darn hot headed, impulsive, and way too stubborn in a foolish way She seemed to have a habit of making dumb mistakes and too many bad decisions although her friend tried to warn her and plead Ugh, I hated this book Some spoilers ahead.The hero, Captain, James Mallory, was a real jerk An obnoxious person He intended to deceive Georgina into believing that he didn t remember her at all in order to get her into his bed Yuck That was disgusting And Georgina was no better than him She was so darn hot headed, impulsive, and way too stubborn in a foolish way She seemed to have a habit of making dumb mistakes and too many bad decisions although her friend tried to warn her and pleaded with her to change her mind But did this woman listen No.Moreover, I didn t like that she got all hot and bothered over a man whom she knew nothing about whenever he was around Just one touch from him could make her all but melt into a puddle of lust Seriously She stupidly let him seduce her, coaxed her into giving up her virginity to him I have to say that Georgina definitely wasn t my kind of heroine in every way.For me, this woman came acrosslike a dimwit than a na f I didn t like her whatsoever.Accordingly, it s plain and clear that I disliked both James and Georgina They re one of the worst couples I ve ever read Well, just when I thought this book couldn t get any worse, it could The supporting characters were very annoying They couldn t impress me even a bit Georgina s brothers were all idiots They kept fighting with one another like children I liked none of them.Apparently, there was nothing pleasant about this book for me Even the ending wasn t as good as I hoped it to be Not once did this story make me crack a smile Now I don t think I have enough courage to read anything by this author again.I m obviously not the target audience Re read 7 18 10 Man I think I even liked this audiobook better the second time around Pirrrrrrrratical fun 4.5 5 stars This was my first novel by Johanna Lindsey, though I read a short story of hers in an anthology before reading this book As I listened to the audiobook, I was trying to determine why I was enjoying the book so much, despite numerous bodice ripper type of clich s I made myself a list to justify both my enjoyment and distaste.Reasons I enjoyed this book My love of hi Re read 7 18 10 Man I think I even liked this audiobook better the second time around Pirrrrrrrratical fun 4.5 5 stars This was my first novel by Johanna Lindsey, though I read a short story of hers in an anthology before reading this book As I listened to the audiobook, I was trying to determine why I was enjoying the book so much, despite numerous bodice ripper type of clich s I made myself a list to justify both my enjoyment and distaste.Reasons I enjoyed this book My love of historical romance stories where the heroine has ber protective brothers who act crazy out of love for their sister In this book, Georgina has 5 older brothers Fisticuffs ensue Rinse, Lather, Repeat More fisticuffs 5 on 1 brother against pirate Wheee I m almost surprised Georgina didn t leap into the ring herself I loved the description of sprawled legs and flinging arms Then post fight, the blithe retort of James to Georgie in front of her brothersI don t think they like me, GeorgeOr, how about the silly discourse between the brothersShould we really hang him if he marries Georgie It doesn t seem right, hanging a brother in lawResume fisticuffs My secret obsession with men wearing pirate shirts, tight pants, and an earring Wheeee PIRATE My extreme enjoyment of picturing a gentleman pirate in the spirit of the Pirates of Penzance, not the raping pillaging sort I hate to admit, but I love a gender bender woman in pants pretending to be a guy plotline The audiobook narrator s voice when reading the character of James Mallory reminded me of the audiobook narrator who reads the character of Barrons in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning The narrator also did a good job with the brogue of Ian I like it when audiobook narrators can do different voices and accents References by Americans in the book to London as a den of iniquity People usually romanticize London during books of this time period, so it was fun to see characters hating the idea of England and London Not that I have anything against the UK myself I like characters in books that can raise their eyebrow at something another character says James had a very sexy way of raising his eyebrow in the book and not saying anything aloud, but saying everything with his expression Did I mention I like to picture men with earrings and pirate shirts I might just have to dress my husband up next Halloween Make him swab the deck or walk the plank or something Hmmmm So, what were my issues with the book Despite Georgie as a spitfire heroine with a supposedly hot temper, she seemed rather wimply at times The whole nausea thing annoyed me in the book Dizzyness and urge to faint or something, I could understand But nausea Feeling like throwing up on the Pirate Bah She was ready to jump his bones, not vomit Flippant disregard for chance of pregnancy on a ship in the middle of the ocean Ummmm Seemed a bit unrealistic to me Maybe not for the guy in the 1800s harboring a secret female in his cabin, but I would at least think Georgie would at least have a tinge of worry about it The idea that Georgie could pull off a 12 year old boy when she was a 22 year old female without anyone suspecting Too young and too unbelievable And an icky thought When I pictured Georgie in drag, I saw her as a 17 year old cabin boy in my head Not 12 I was reading along, and suddenly it felt like I was reading The Flame and the Flower by Woodiwiss Except with retired pirates Yes, I know they are really very different books But, I still felt like I was blending the stories together in my head There was no cannon fire at sea when I was expecting it They saw a pirate ship, but instead of fighting, they ran away BOOOOO I wanted battle and sword fighting swashbuckling Lack of sea chanty singing and sea monsters Where there are pirates there should be sea chanties and drunken behavior And large octopi or squids Maybe I ve read too much paranormal fiction recently I doubt that there are many sea monsters in historical romance, other than that recent rewrite of Austen with Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters I might just have to read that Parts of the book were so cheesy that I felt like a voyeur watching a bad Cinemax late night movie At least they were cheesy fun like flaming hot cheesey goo on pizza fresh out of the oven.Would I read it again Raises an eyebrow You question that Of course I would, though it likely won t be for a while until I m in the mood again for a protective brothers of gender bender spitfire heroine who has frisky behavior at sea with gentleman pirate captain storyline Somehow, I doubt this is the only historical romance with that plot, but I could be wrong


About the Author: Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S Army was stationed The family moved about a great deal when she was young Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S Army was stationed The family moved about a great deal when she was young Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife The marriage had three children Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother After her husband s death, Johanna moved to Maine, New England, to stay near her family.Johanna Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 on a whim , and the book was a success By 2006, with over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world s most popular authors of historical romance.Johanna s books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, the American Old West and the popular Regency England Scotland She has even written a few sci fi romances By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory Anderson Family, a Regency England saga


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