A cunning, ruthless, yet irresistible rake, Anthony's sensual blue eyes speak of pleasures beyond her imagining - and Roslynn dearly wishes she dared to surrender to such a man. Believing his passionate promises will surely lead to disaster. But denying her heart may cost the exquisite Highlands lady an unparalleled love hotter than flame and more precious than the rarest jewel.
©2008 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"[Johanna Lindsey] creates fairy tales that come true." (Romantic Times)
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The story has some problems but the main issue is Laural Merlington. She absolutely can NOT do these accents. And please, please STOP voicing the laugh! It is VERY irritating, it not only pulls me out of the story, I cringe every time I hear "he/she chuckled/laughed" cause I know that horrible "heh, heh, heh" laugh sound will follow. I have managed to listen to Merlington before. She does the laugh on Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series also. The *laugh* combined with the HORRIBLE accents make this a very unpleasant listen.
The Malory Novels are wonderful. I only wish that Audible would get all of the Malory Novels.
Love Johanna Lindsey but Laural Merlington was not the right voice for her books. In Gentle Rogue she made James/Hawke sound like a troll instead of a sexy pirate.
The narrator does not have the voice or range to play the many male roles in JL's books. I finally gave up and just read them.
When you have a series and the main characters are male, a male narrator or very versatile female should do the narration. It is hard for me to understand how the production staff can allow this quality to come to Audible.
Usually I only remove my ipod from my car when I am close to the end of a book, because then you HAVE to finish, but this one got the best of me - I removed it on Friday and it was done by Sunday.
The Malory family are a great bunch, I love hearing about their antics and the story line; although predictable; is wonderful!
Johanna, lovely writing - Thank you
"Another Fun Mallory Story!"
Enjoyable to listen to.
"Tender Rebel (Unabridged)"
Very entertaining. I listened to this while traveling alone on a long trip. I was so into the story; I didn't mind the empty passenger seat! J.L. is an all time favorite of mine. Thank you Johanna Lindsey for coming along on a cross country trip that would have otherwise been very dreary!
"The Kind Of Man We Dream Of."
Narrator Laural Merlington definitely delivers her best performance thus far. She has gotten much better at the male character voices & has even begun adding soft, tenderness in her delivery of the words we women crave to hear from our leading man. It made my listening experience as real as reading the book & being carried away to England. Johanna Lindsey knocked this book out of the park. Tender Rebel is primarily Anthony & Roslynn's story, but we get to enjoy more of James Mallory's rebellious & quite humorous personality. As Jeremy Mallory (James' 17 year old son) would say..... "Hell's Bell's" this was a great book.
In this book Anthony & his brother James are reunited and seem to pick up right where the left off before James took to the seas 10 years earlier. The brothers amuse themselves with hilarious banter every chance they get. Don't let that fool you though, cause when it comes to family the Mallory men are tender yet very protective & always have each other's back.
I think I had a constant smile on my face throughout the entire story & yes I most definitely laughed.
I have just finished listening to this novel and am now waiting for the 'Gentle Rogue' to download.
At first look, I was uncertain if I would enjoy this series, so I started with this second book 'Tender Rebel' as the synopsis appealed to me the most.
At one point Roslynn began to annoy me, simply because she believed the worse in Anthony with very little evidence to feed her distrust. Personally, I found this frustrating and a little unbelievable that she could be that dim-witted. It distracted me for a while but I've listened to far worse plots with far more annoying female protagonists so I got over it in the end and continued enjoying the story. Apart from this, it was any easy listen and held my interest with everything you look for in a fun, delightful romance story.
I must say, it was very clever of the author to introduce the next novel's plot during this story. I think I may now be hooked on the Malory series.
"good story ruined by an awful narrator"
My title says it all. This is one of my favorite stories and it was ruined. Who picks out these narrators? I don't think these people get how important the narrators are.
"Middle school dramatics and a pedestrian plot"
Ridiculous plot elements as artificial as bad reality TV. She's mad because he won't agree to take a mistress when they marry and other childish dramatics. I need a little more plot in my guilty romances. This was just annoying.
Only from this author. Made the mistake of buying more than one in the series. After listening to the 1st two I am returning them all. Lisa Kleypas's Hathaway series is far superior with richer plots.
The laughing but the dialog was so patronizing and cliche it is hard to blame her.
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