Book Review-Tender Rebel by Johanna Lindsey

March 12, 2017   Loverofromance   Book Reviews   8 Comments

Book Review-Tender Rebel by Johanna Lindsey

Book Review-Tender Rebel by Johanna LindseyTender Rebel by Johanna Lindsey
Also in this series: That Perfect Someone, Love Only Once, Gentle Rogue, The Magic of You, Say You Love Me
Series: Malory-Anderson Family #2
Published by Avon on March 29th 2005
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 0380750864
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Scottish heiress Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and from the army of fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth and beauty. And Anthony Malory is everything she has been warned against.A ruthless, irresistibly handsome English rogue, Malory's sensual blue eyes speak of limitless pleasures. How she wishes she dare to love such a man... to believe the whispered murmurings of his passionate promise... and to follow the enchanting dream...

I have been re reading this Malory Anderson series and thought it would be a good idea to review these books as I read them. Tender Rebel is the second book in the series, and what a fun book to read and I loved this one. This is one of my personal favorites to read, although I could say that for many of the books in the series. But I have such fond memories of reading this the first time so many years ago and was quite a blast reconnecting with this couple again.

“Now lower your dress a little-‘
“Anthony!”
“This is no time for offended modesty… You’re the distraction.”
“Och, well, in that case.”
“That’s quite low enough, my dear…”
“I was only trying to help,”
“Commendable, but we want the chap to ogle you, not bust his breeches.”

The jist of the story is that our heroine, is traveling to London from Scotland. Her grandfather has recently passed away, and has left his entire estate to her which is quite a bit of funds. But her cousin Geordie, needs the money and is a bit bitter for not receiving any of it and will force her to marry him if he can. So she needs to find a husband and very quickly before her cousin forces her to marry him. While at a ball, she meets our hero Anthony Malory. Now Anthony is so not ready for marriage. But from the moment he sees Roslynn, he wants her more than any woman he has ever met. Now Anthony is definitely been around the block when it comes to women. He is charismatic and charming. Roslynn has a strong attraction to Tony, but she knows he is Not the marrying type and attempts to stay away from him. And yeah with some hilarious interference from Tony’s brother James, working Tony’s jealousy, Tony marries Roslynn not willing to let her marry another man. A few misunderstandings happens, and Tony and Roslynn work through some miscommunication issues and drama but boy do you love every step of the way these two find on working through a marriage and that finding love isn’t easy or uncomplicated. There are some actions that Roslynn takes that aren’t the most commendable. But what I like about these mistakes is that they make her real and human and see how she pays for those mistakes and learns from them.

“My eyes have been a-wandering, as you put it, for the last nineteen years. Give them a rest, Roslynn. They settled on you and don’t want to move on.”

The ending still brings me to tears every single time, these two are just so right for each other in every way. This is the type of romance that just gives you a smile every time you read it. Love the style of Lindsey in this series and how enchanting they are. And of course we have some witty interactions with some supporting characters and we see the beginnings of James’ story with his future lady who dresses like a boy. Stay tuned for book three.

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About 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, 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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  • Michele H

    Nice review! I’ve skipped around in this series but loved all I’ve read so far. Johanna Lindsey has such a great ability to draw readers in to her stories, doesn’t she? This one sounds so good!

  • It can be fun when a romance has them marry on the force of attraction and fall in love as they go along.

    Ha, fun quotes.

  • Oh the dialogue sounds delightful. I really enjoy Regency era historicals. Wonderful review!

  • Ohh pretty castle

  • You know, I’ve never ever read a Johanna Lindsey book, but she’s been on my list forever. I’m a little nervous that I might struggle with her books. But I’m so glad you are loving re-reading it.

    • I think if I were to choose one book for you to pick up first, it would probably be A Loving Scoundrel, You would get a kick out of it and I think its sweet and light enough for you to get introduced to this author.

  • It’s been ages since I’ve read the Malory series, and this book in particular but I did love it when I read it. Tony and Roslynn were a lovely couple and I remember loving James as well. I’m going to try to get this one re-read soon. My sisters have re-read this entire series this year and loved it all over again so I’m sure it’ll hold up for me.

    Thanks for the review. It was great!

  • I haven’t read a book from this author in years, but boy did I used to enjoy her stuff. I used to sneak it to school for one of my friends, who wasn’t allowed to read those kinds of books at home. So she read all through the school day, and I was her supplier! LOL

    Glad to see you enjoyed this one! 🙂