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Say You Love Me (Malory-Anderson Family #5)

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,186 Ratings  ·  299 Reviews
Left penniless and in dire straits, Kelsey Langton realizes that only by allowing herself to be sold at auction canshe rescue her sister's future. So the proud, desperate lady enters the infamous House ofEros, resigned to becoming some well-heeled gentleman's plaything -- and Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder for Kelsey's charms.

A handsome and irredeemable scoundrel,
ebook, 432 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Avon (first published January 1st 1996)
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NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 lovely stars***

For once again the Mallorys were an excellent companion for me...
I love those reckless members of this family, i'm liking their adventures and i can't get enough of them...

The fifth story wasn't an exception for me... even though that this certain Mallory was a little bit different from the rest of his crazy relatives, but he had his moments too!!!
So this was Derek Mallory's story whose fate bound with poor Kelsey Langton's....

Kelsey Langton was very unlucky. Before some
Say You Love Me is my favorite Malory novel so far! I loved Derek and Kelsey and could not put this book down!

Kelsey Langston, a highborn lady, auctions herself off at a brothel in order to save her family from their supposed debt. Derek Malory, unlike his two uncles and younger cousin, has no reason to take a mistress but when he sees his enemy bidding to win Kelsey his first reaction is to out bid him in order to save Kelsey from any harm. Now the most proper of all Malory boys, and heir to th
Rachel (BAVR)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I just didn't care for this one at all. I thought that Kelsey was a real doormat heroine (and I rarely say that). I don't see why Derek thought the only way he could save her was by making her his mistress. I don't like mistress storylines that much anyway, but I especially hate the "I'll save you by taking you as a mistress" storyline with a fiery, burning passion. It's a cop-out. As many female cousins and aunts as Derek has, he could have asked one of them to take Kelsey in and see her settle ...more
In this one I certainly took not just a long while but forever to finish this book, I don't know how many months it has been in the Currently Reading section.

The scenario of a well-bred lady becoming a man's mistress was not a new concept to me, and I have read it twice actually, but the thing is that's the react reason that I didn't instantly read this one, the other ones were somehow grimmer which made me imagine that this one would be much worse considering the circumstances the main couple m
After an amazing journey reading "Once a Princess", I itched for another by Linsey, and looking at the really positive reviews on Goodreads, I tried this book.

I think my concentration levels were pretty low yesterday, but I just couldn't pay attention to the plot, even though I finished the book in a day. I would say the book is rather boring, but maybe I wasn't in the mood for reading and I just happened to start on this one.

The hero is pretty decent here, compared to Stefan in Once a Princes
I know many love the Malory novels, but so far I've been underwhelmed. If I'm going to read a Regency, give me Lisa Kleypas. This one was an enjoyable / stress-free read for a rainy day, but not memorable. In all fairness, I think it was a case of taste. I was expecting/hoping for something a little more edgy and bodice ripper-y. The premise has a lot of potential for it. The virgin heroine is sold to the highest bidder in an auction. However, the relationship between the two is very sweet and l ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η Κέλσι Λάνγκτον βλέπει τη ζωή της να καταρρέει όταν, εκεί που είχε τα πάντα, βρίσκεται χωρίς να έχει απολύτως τίποτα πέραν της αριστοκρατικής καταγωγής της που όμως, από μόνη της, δεν είναι αρκετή. Προκειμένου να διασφαλίσει το μέλλον της αδερφής της, η Κέλσι αποφασίζει ν' αφήσει στην άκρη την υπερηφάνεια της πουλώντας τον εαυτό της σε μια δημοπρασία, μετά το τέλος της οποίας θα βρεθεί στα χέρια κάποιου αριστοκράτη για να την χρησιμοποιήσει ως το ερωτικό του παιχνιδάκι. Και για καλή της τύχη, θ ...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).
Oct 06, 2014 Apple rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am curious what motivates women to like books like this. The so called hero was a man that uses woman purely for sex. All the men in his family had mistresses. Is that romantic? Is that what you want in real life to find a man that only wants to see a woman in the bedroom? Because that was what Derek Malory did - he never spent any of his time outside of the bedroom with his mistresses. He uses them for sex only and then goes about his day.

"Thank you for gifting me with your virginity"
Apr 01, 2012 Charli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Allow me to preface this by saying that historical romance is not my normal genre of books. I tend more towards fantasy, urban fantasy, YA, suspense, mystery, and horror than I do historical romance, although I do enjoy a good romance or romantic suspense novel every now and again.

That being said, when I do read historical romance novels, I rarely, if ever, read Johanna Lindsey's work. The reason for this is that I have picked up one or two that read almost like a grade school reading primer and
Jan 09, 2011 ies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-2011
Ouch... DEREK MALORY... aha, baca terjemahannya dan ternyata emang Derek itu sweeeeeettt banget, mau dong cow kek gitu hehehe
satu2nya anggota MAlory yg normal menurut gw :D
A classic example of why a conflict that could be resolved with a conversation won't sustain a full length romance novel. In fact, there are two ways the conflict would have been resolved with a conversation, and it doesn't make a lot of sense that neither takes place. The premise of this novel is that a lady must auction herself as a mistress when her uncle's debts paupers the family. She's bought by the hero, but won't tell him her true circumstances, even when presented with the perfect oppor ...more
Jul 18, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
I have been a Johanna Lindsey fan for a long time and occasionally I like to re-read a few of her books. The other day, I selected this one and was immediately swept away into a different time.

1844 London
Kelsey is a wonderful character. She is willing to do absolutely anything to save her family from financial ruin. And I really do mean anything - she agrees to auction herself at "house of ill-repute" to a stranger with the intentions of becoming his mistress.
Derek is the average, good
♥ Melody
I would have given this a higher rating if the author delved deeper into the story or at least the main characters. I don't know it was very in-between for me personally. I liked the story but I felt it was missing something. I was interested in the characters but felt they weren't completely fleshed out which was a bummer cause it could have made for a better story and better characters. All the elements were there I just think the author's writing style didn't do it justice. The dialogue itsel ...more
Trang Nguyen
When reading a series there are some readers who liked to be reminded of past heros and heroines from the previous books, I happen to not be one of those readers. Don't get me wrong I don't mind a small re-cap but to go on pages and pages about how Anthony was a notorious rake and how James was an ex-pirate was too much even for me. I feel all this re-capping took away from the romance Derek Malory and Kelsey were going through. Having read the previous Mallery book over a month ago I was hoping ...more
Feb 25, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed Derek Malory's story. I am getting a bit tired of obnoxious James Malory as I read the series in order. His focus on fighting is tiresome and he comes off as an immature low class street brawler.
Sure there are unrealistic aspects of this story--buying a person means they are a Slave--and no one was appalled at that in the Malory family and demanding that Kelsey be released from bondage immediately. But I have now learned to suspend reality and just enjoy the story's which are su
May 09, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this book just disapointed me. I love this series, I love Johanna Lindsey, I just could not love this book. I wanted too though! The plot was great, I was all excited for sparks and romance and all that good stuff. However it let me down, there was hardly any dialogue. This made me sad because the dialogue that was there was great!

Also with no dialogue the story would fly within the space of a paragragh almost giving me whiplash. The ending felt rushed. The last 20 pages have so much going
Nov 14, 2013 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naughty-bits
Really not well written at all, but as Love Only Once was the very first romance novel I ever read, I feel sort of obligated to give the rest of the series a go. This one had a pretty good relationship between the two leads, but the set-up to get them together was contrived, a lot of the "plot" was recycled from old Lindsey books (most notably Love Only Once), and at this point in the series, Lindsey seems increasingly obsessed with bringing the old couples who've already had their books into th ...more
Amelia Fransiska
Derek Malory-the next Marquis of Haverston - 'membeli' Kelsey Langston dalam sebuah pelelangan di rumah b****l, dan akhirnya berniat menjadikan Kelsey mistress nya.

Padahal Derek bersumpah dia tidak akan pernah memiliki seorang mistress. Dia jg brkeinginan menikah pada usia 30 tahun.. Seperti kedua paman nya James n Tony..

Kelsey dan rahasia2nya yg misterius -she looked, acted, spoke like a lady- yg membuat Derek gak bisa ngelepasin dia...

Derek trnyata lebi sweet dr yg gw pikir..
Gw kira dia rake s
Overall ceritanya bikin penasaran banget deh ah.
Bisa dibilang hubungan antar Kelsey dan Derek yang terjalin ribet dan unik malah bikin ceritanya bikin penasaran.
Tapi aku agak sedikit merasa aneh saja dengan Derek yang bisa bertingkah kekanakan tapi bisa mengayomi dan dewasa saat bersama Kelsey, agak aneh seh. Kesannya kaya dua orang yang berbeda dan masih kekanakan.
Derek beda dengan tokoh lelaki lain dalam historical romance. Dia suka merona dan memerah sendiri saat menggoda Kelsey, itu malah
This wasn't my favorite book in this series. While I liked the characters well enough. We had met Derek in the previous books and I had already liked him. Though we still needed to get to know him better. For me that was a big way this book was lacking for me. The characters came across far to flat. The whole of their romance felt like such a brief summery. The conversations were not really in dialogue just given an overview of later. It would have been better if we could have been in the moment ...more
May 10, 2015 Sasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought James was my favorite Malory, but Derek took his place in my heart! I absolutely adore Derek Malory!
Jane Stewart
Very enjoyable story. Good characters and good plot.

The only hesitation I have is a warning that there is a bad guy who tortures women. The descriptions of this were unsettling and stayed with me for awhile after reading the book. However, I am still glad I read it.

Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting: about 1815 London. Copyright: 1996. Genre: regency romance.

For a list of my reviews of other Johanna Lindsey books, see my 5 star review of “Gentle Rogue” posted 6/14/08.
No. No. No.

The whole Mistress scenario is not my thing. I wish I had known that before I started reading.

It just seemed quite amateur to me. I felt nothing for the characters, didn't care how they ended up, and finished it only out of a sense of duty.

I know that the book is in a series about the Malory Family, but SO MUCH of the story contained others besides the two main characters, and that was so, so distracting.

I can't recommend this book. I'm glad others like it. I just can't agree.
Jul 09, 2016 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Έφτασε επιτέλους ο καιρός, που ένα ακόμα βιβλίο της αγαπημένης Johanna Lindsey βρίσκεται στα χέρια και τις βιβλιοθήκες μας. Πρόκειται για το πέμπτο βιβλίο της λογοτεχνικής σειράς ‘Malory-Anderson Family’ με τίτλο «Πες πως μ’ αγαπάς», το οποίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Elxis. Αυτή τη φορά, ερχόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με την ιστορία του νεαρού Ντέρεκ Μάλορι, αλλά και τα κρυμμένα μυστικά της οικογένειας του.

Η Κέλσι Λάνγκτον βρίσκεται σε δύσκολη θέση καθώς, παρά την αριστοκρατική της καταγωγή, είναι απέ
Susan  Burgess-Ryan
Mar 31, 2016 Susan Burgess-Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Will Kelsey tame the scoundrel, Lord Derek Mallory?????

Johanna Lindsey is a truly amazing historical romance author. I fell in love with her Mallory series. The Mallory’s are a tight knit family and are supposed to act royalty. The entire family is always under the scrutiny of the oldest brother, The Marquise of Haverston.

“Say You Love Me’ is the 5th book in the Mallory Series. It is actually one of my favorites in the Mallory Series. I love how Lord Derek Mallory the son of the oldest Mallory
Feb 14, 2016 Belle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The summary makes it sound more exciting than it is. It is, in fact, one of the least exciting romances I've ever read. Derek is not a scoundrel, although by the end of the novel I believed he was. Kelsey is... um, a lady. Kelsey is given no real personality whatsoever. I'm not sure Derek is either. The side characters, Derek's family, are given more personality than them. They also, unfortunately, take up a good deal of time, are confusing to keep track of, and not necessary to the plot.

The dan
Zel Polev
Sep 12, 2014 Zel Polev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 31, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After finding out from her uncle that the family is on the verge of ruin, Kelsey Langton agrees to sell herself to the highest bidder in an auction at a Gentlemen’s club. She hopes to find a man who will treat her kindly and pay enough to cover the family’s debts. Lord Derek Malory isn’t shopping for a mistress when he visits the club with his friends. But when he sees Lord Ashton is the highest bidder, he knows he has to win her. Lord Ashton is a known sadist who uses a whip on his women. Derek ...more
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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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“I find it intolerable that this lord is out there going about his
depravities unhindered. I was hoping you might know some way to deal with the man."
"Oh, Yes," James said with a dark, ominous smile. "I can think of a few ways."
"Short of killing him, that is," Derek felt it prudent to add.
James said nothing for nearly ten seconds, then, "If you insist.”
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