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Love Only Once (Malory Family #1)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  14,524 Ratings  ·  506 Reviews
The Malorys

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 pain

Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published July 28th 2011 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 1985)
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
Double triple Mega Meh.

It's been a while since I read a Johanna Lindsey that wasn't a re-read. But a bunch of her stuff was on mega sale via kindle a while a back so I picked up this little never-before-read nugget in addition to some "kindle replacements" for some of her old paperbacks I have had since I was 12.

Because anytime I can get books with covers like these off my shelves?




And avoid getting this look when hubby's hot friends drop a box of books on moving day and 1980's Fabio and friends
Written July 19, 2015

3 Stars - Charming "oldish" and undoubtedly entertaining sweet

Love Only Once is a quite old (1985) both loved and disliked historical. I couldn't resist when I saw it was just a few bucks for the kindle book including the 7:50 hrs audiobook narrated by Laural Merlington. We'll see if it is a dreadful miss or a happy winner for me.

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LOL!! I'm not sure... was it a miss?
Ridiculously fun - I'm almost ashamed but I actually smiled and giggled in nearly eight hours. This, despite
The story of a pwecious darling orphaned Pooky Honey Boo Boo Starshine who is the apple of her series-bait uncles' eyes, and the pussy "rake" Nicholas Eden who is all wah-wah about being a bastard.

General idiocy ensues.

The heroine's name is Regina, but I got slammed with "Reggie" the entire book. Shoot me.

When I see "Reggie" my mind immediately goes to Upper Class Twit, not Smokey Siren of Seduction.

She really was sumthin' speshul, and her relationship with her uncles was such that, had the auth
I only got a few chapters into this book and set it down. The hero is with his mistress at the beginning of the book and he's decided that he's bored of her. He decides to tell her the affair is over after a big social engagement they're attending. His mistress can tell his affections are waning and tries to bait the hero into marriage which doesn't work. Then it switches to the heroine and her family and all their relatives are listed as they get ready for a big social event. Then the heroine g ...more
Dec 12, 2012 Susanne rated it really liked it
Recommended to Susanne by: Tiko
I absolutely adore the Malory family. Strangely enough I almost love them more than the plots. Lol!

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
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς έχει ως βασικό του στόχο να μας συστήσει όλα τα μέλη της οικογένειας που φαίνεται πως θα μας απασχολεί για πολύ καιρό. Στο επίκεντρο της αφήγησης, η Ρετζίνα Άστον και ο Νίκολας Ίντεν. Η απαγωγή της πρώτης από τον δεύτερο θα τους οδηγήσει σε μονοπάτια σκοτεινά και παθιασμένα, αλλά και γεμάτα αγάπη αρκεί να είναι σε θέση να πολεμήσουν τα σκοτάδια του και ν' αφήσουν πίσω το παρελθόν. Αρκετά ενδιαφέρουσα πλοκή με καλή δόμηση της αφήγησης, αν και λόγω του στοιχείου της επιβ ...more
NiCoLeTa E.
Ειλικρινά μου άρεσε πάρα πολύ αυτό το βιβλίο! Ολόκληρη η οικογένεια Μάλορι είναι συναρπαστική και ολίγον τι... τρελή! Αλλά ήταν απολαυστικοί!!! Όλοι τους!!! Θα ήθελα να διαβάσω όλη τους την ιστορία, του καθένα ξεχωριστά... Ελπίζω η "Διόπτρα" να εκδόσει και τα υπόλοιπα βιβλία, και ας μη ξεχνάμε το δεύτερο της σειράς διότι το ξέχασε και πήδηξε στην έκδοση του τρίτου... Για όνομα του θεού!!!
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance I decided to re read this Malory Anderson series, as I am working on character sketch for this series and I had realized that I haven't reviewed much of the series and somehow Love Only Once fell through the cracks. And boy did I have a wonderful time reconnecting with this fun family and this romance that just gave me laughs and fun times. Love Only Once is the first book of the series and it starts off with Regina's story. Now Regina is ...more
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
2'5 para el primero de los Malory. La historia no está mal y definitivamente Anthony y James son ansñsbsñañskdks pero parece escrita por el mono loco
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Sweet, melted Velveeta, I couldn't help but love this book. Even though it has the dreaded Big Misunderstandings over and over (and over and over) again, the writing is intelligent, the characters fleshed out and likable, the plot engaging, and the romance sort of jarringly sweet without being saccharine. Reggie was amazing, and as someone who grows weary of the female stereotypes in these books (they're either indiscriminate whores or blushing ninnies) I couldn't help but celebrate a virgin cha ...more
Aug 26, 2009 TJ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
No matter how much I may enjoy an author, I just can't stomach a plot where the kind, loving heoine is used, abused and treated absolutely abominably (flaunting other mistresses in her presence, abandoned on his doorstep on their wedding night etc.) by the hero(?)throughout the entire book as this one does. The biggest insult, however, was after an entire book of this behavior, the hero comes into ravish the heroine after a night of drinking, after which both are happy. UGH! The book rated 2 sta ...more
Sabrina Jeffries
Okay, I'm cheating here, and I don't like them all equally, but I do love the Mallory's. They're all funny. I especially liked Love Only Once (the first book), Gentle Rogue (my favorite), and The Magic of You (where the heroine chases the hero shamelessly).
Blacky *Romance Addict*
The first half of the book is 5 stars definitely!! Second half is full of incredibly annoying misunderstandings that ruined it for me. So I settled for 3 stars.
Alice Kellen
Me habían hablado maravillas de esta serie y me he quedado un poco plof. Creo que Nicholas es uno de los protagonistas masculinos que más he odiado y, hasta las últimas 15 páginas de la novela, no tuve la sensación de estar leyendo una historia de amor, sino más bien todo lo contrario. Si no le pongo aún menos nota es porque Regina sí me ha gustado (él no se la merece, jum) y porque los tíos de ella son geniales y la autora te deja con ganas de conocer sus historias (les daré una oportunidad por ...more
Aug 09, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rereading this was a pleasure! <3
Chantal ❤️
Feb 22, 2015 Chantal ❤️ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review in a few!
This one may take a minute. Cause I remember loving it but it was full of things I hated.
Chrissa Vasileiou
Προτού καν ξεκινήσω να διαβάζω το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς,είχα ήδη ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια από τις φίλες μου για τη Johanna Lindsey και τα βιβλία της. Τελειώνοντας το πρώτο,δεν έχω παρά να συμφωνήσω μαζί τους.
Ρομάντζο εποχής,κι όμως τόσο σύγχρονο! Ιστορία αγάπης,κι όμως τόσο περιπετειώδης! Ήρωες που,σύμφωνα με τα πρέπει και τους κανόνες που διέπουν την εποχή τους θα έπρεπε να είναι βαλμένοι σε καλούπια,κι όμως τόσο απελευθερωμένοι! Το βιβλίο αυτό είχε τα πάντα: αίσθημα,αγάπη,χιούμορ,τρέλα,περι
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Vikki Vaught
I thoroughly enjoyed Regina and Nicholas' love story. I did become a bit frustrated with all their bickering. They were at odds throughout most of the book. Nonetheless, I did love getting to know the Mallory characters again. I've listened to many of the other books in this series, but I had missed this one for some reason. My personal favorite of the Mallory family is James' story. He is a marvelous character and he is introduced in this book. Happy reading!
Jun 10, 2015 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
me parto con James y Anthony Malory jajajaaj
RATING: 1.5 stars.

Herói: *embebeda heroína*
Heroína (quando sabe): Uau, ele gosta tanto de mim que até me embebedou para poder ir para a cama comigo. It's luuuurve.

Mar 01, 2017 Bwmurf rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-t-read-again
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Miss Lily
There was a lot about this book that I enjoyed, and I've read a whole lot of Johanna Lindsey's books. However, the further we got into the story, the less and less I liked the male romantic lead-- in theory, there were lots of reasons (insights into his thoughts and reasoning, and so on) that he could be "forgivable," or "understandable," but in all, he really was a jerk. A lot of Lindsey's books have the "main character resists spilling the beans about secret from the past, beyond all boundarie ...more
Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
Lindo!! lol

Ora bem, acho (tenho a certeza) de que a saga Malory veio para ficar e para conquistar um lugar nos corações dos leitores portugueses. Foi, sem sombra de qualquer dúvida, uma excelente aposta da ASA, que já nos habituou a grandes famílias e a grandes histórias, o grande exemplo sendo a nossa querida família Bridgerton.
Regina Malory é, no mínimo, uma personagem *deliciosa*. Tem personalidade forte, tem piada e tem muita inteligência, bem como uma força interior do tamanho da Arca de No
3.5 stars
This is the first book that I have read by Johanna Lindsey and it was a relatively typical historical romance. I probably won't remember it after a few days, but it was quick and entertaining, which is usually all I ask for. Nicholas and Regina's story is very cute though a little exasperating at times. While the characters are great, it's frustrating because there is no communication and a lot of misunderstandings.
I almost gave it four stars, but the vanquishing of the villain was too
Aug 04, 2015 ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
απολαυστικό, ανάλαφρο,καλοκαιρινο!
Titinha Scaeiro
4,5... Ai gostei... Gostei... Boa aposta da ASA!!! ^_^ venham mais! :)
Ahhhh adorei aquela família... ihihihi adorei mesmo, aqueles irmãos... :P
3,5 en realidad
I can't believe I forgot how much I love Johanna Lindsey.
Ioanna Bouna
Jun 07, 2017 Ioanna Bouna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ξεκινησα μια σειρα που αποτελειται απο 11 βιβλια και απο οτι βλεπω θα με απασχολησει πολυ καιρο..Φουλ αισθημα ,Λονδίνο του 1800 και ατμοσφαιρα επόχης ...Το απόλαυσα ..συνεχιζω στο επομενο βιβλιο της οικογενειας..
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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.

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Malory Family (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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