Love Only Once (Malory-Anderson Family #1)
A family of dashing rogues and rakehell adventurers and ladies of uncommon beauty and incomparable spirit, their amorous exploits are spoken of in envious whispers from Regency London to America's shores.
Love Only Once
The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is abducted by Nicholas Eden, an arrogant seducer hardened by a painf...more
I actually danced around my apartment, that's how happy this book made me!
We get to meet Regina aka Reggie who is an orphan with four overprotective uncles. She is strong, beautiful, clever and funny. Add Nicholas Eden who is the worst rake and has a secret. He is a bastard and his "mother" threatens to tell the world. Therefore, he will never marry. Regina borrows Lady Selena's carriage to go to...more
Goodreads should come up with a negative star system.
This book is without doubt the worst book I've ever read. Inconsistent lead characters(Regina trying to be "the cool Victorian lady" and failing miserably, Nicholas Eden who was about as inconsistent and unromantic as they come), awful shoddy writing and a plotline that nearly caused my brain to bleed out of my ears. You might think I'm being extremely harsh because a book is a labour of love and the author probably put a lot of sweat and bloo...more
What saved the book for me was:
- the growth of Reggie, and because she made such a quick path to mother and jilted bride her perspective was broadened.
- LOVE LOVE LOVE her uncles, the set-up for Anthony's book was just good enough I will read it. My only hope is that Tender Rebel will resurrect my faith in the potential of this series.
- The scandal of Nicky's birth, although I guessed it early on, the venom Miriam spewed was fascinating
- The supporting characters, and gra...more
Love Only Once bercerita ttg Regina Ashton, puteri satu2nya dari mellisa mallory, lady penwich, yg meninggal saat regina masih berusia 2 tahun.
akhirnya regina dibesarkan oleh ke 4 pamannya, jason, edward, james & anthony.
dibesarkan oleh ke 4 pamannya membuat regina menjadi pribadi yg sangat kaya.
dia bisa naik pohon, memancing & melakukan hal2 yg bukan dilakukan seorang lady tp regina juga mampu menjadi seorang...more
Nicholas is of course as stated, a very arrogant and it started when he thought he kidnapped his mistress but he kidnapped Regina instead. Things could go worst as he kind of insulted Regina physically and Regina thinks she has to...more
Nicholas is handsome, wealthy, a player... his 'mother' agreed to pretend to be his mother as she could not carry a child, (his sister had a one night stand with her drunk husband).. but her anger leads her to treat him rudel...more
nicholas sendiri berencana ngak mo nikah lantaran ada rahasia dari kelahirannya yaitu : nicholas adalah anak haram, nah si hero kita ini takut klo ntr istrinya nyesal, kecewa, marah pas tau jati diri nichol...more
Her life changed forever the night she was abducted from a dark London street and carried to a stranger's townhouse. At first Regina Ashton was amused, then outraged at the arrogance of this bronzed, golden-curled seducer who so deftly taught her a woman's passion... and a woman's shame. Though he dragged her good name through the mud, Reggie knew she would never be able to forget Nicholas Eden.
Nicholas was intrigued by this fiery, black-haired beauty wh...more
I liked the hero and heroine; he was a charming rake, and she was a beautiful spitfire. His mistaken abduction of her was a fun start to the book. I loved all of the uncles and their backstories. And although a pirate story suddenly appears about halfway into the book, it...more
the way JL brought the conflicts up makes me feel that their love is worth to fight for.
first time, i really hate the way Nicky behaved to Reggie. I was like, what the hell with this guy. if u want, take it. if u don't want, leave it. it was like he just playing around, and i don't like this kind of hero. :( and that kidnapping scene, what the hell, because of jealousy to Anthony? Get real boy! u said u already do not care t...more
I was lucky enough to purchase this book in amongst a pile of others, or so I thought. Settling in for a good read it took mere seconds to realise I'd read it years ago. My reading tastes have changed over the years, no way could I go there again. A very cautious Johanna Lindsey fan I'm reminded with this nero of how closely he resembles some of Diana Palmer's alpha jerks and the crap they deal their heroines. Worse I'm out of patience with authors who drag their heroines through all manner of s...more
Buku ke1 seri Malory-Anderson Family
Kurang begitu suka sama Nicholas yg membiarkan stigma anak haram pada dirinya dan menghancurkan hidupnya selama bertahun tahun bahkan dengan alasan itu juga menghindari pernikahan karena takut wanita yg dinikahinya tahu rahasianya dan akhirnya meninggalkan dirinya karena statusnya itu. But after all like the story and the title is so romantic "LOVE ONLY ONCE".
Regina Ashton putus asa dengan keadaan dirinya yg belum juga menikah setelah melewati 1 seaso...more
The characters were hollow. The conflict was ridiculous and unreal. And there was absolutely no character development. On top of these flaws, the plot was so weak, I am not sure if Lindsey wrote the book while awake.
I was left utterly disappointed by a firecracker heroine who never grows and a whiny male lead whose stubborn ways start to border on lac...more
Another really great book by Johanna Lindsey! I enjoy her romances because they are not filled with only smut (only a few sex scenes) and they have a good story line. There is a good background built for each character. There were a couple of twists in the story that were surprises. Both Reggie and Nicholas were stubbo...more
Regina Ashton, niece to Jason, Edward, James and Anthony Malory is in her 3rd season and is tired of looking for a husband. Nicholas Eden has just tired of his latest mistress – he kidnaps Regina thinking she is his mistress and is surprised to find she is not. He has ruined her and she has decided he will be her husband and with the help of her Uncles he is forced into m...more
The story moved at a rapid pace and I really enjoyed the cast of Malorys and I must admit that I am intrigued by the prospect of subsequent books in this series. But I cannot in good conscience award more than 2 stars to a romance in which the hero was quite so awful. His motivations were so...more
Regina Ashton, keponakan kesayangan kakak-beradik Malory yang terkenal, diculik tepat di depan rumah paman favoritnya, Anthony Malory.
Nicolas Eden, sang pelaku penculikan, sebenarnya salah orang, karena mengira gadis itu gundiknya yang harus diberi pelajaran.
Kasus penculikan itu cuma berlangsung tiga jam, tapi meskipun tak terjadi apapun, cuku...more
Nicholas kidnaps Reggie by mistake, thinking she is someone else. As a result, her brothers force a marriage even though nothing happened. Nicholas didn't commmunicate well with Reggie about his being a bastard. He thinks she won't want to be married to him, so he leaves for the W. Indies for 6 months. Not a good story line, but I did like the way Reggie put down evil Miriam.
Sexual content not evaluated. I read this book before I began counting sex scenes and describing t...more
P.O.V. Alternating between hero and heroine, plus that of some secondary characters at well, but very small little blurbs
Hero: Nicholas 3
Secondary Characters: 3
Likely hood of reading the rest of the series: 4
Hummm... I think I liked all the characters more then I liked the story line of this book. It felt very rushed especially at the beginning. There was not a natural progression of the romance. It all just sorta happ...more
In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom...more