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Tender Rebel (Malory-Anderson Family #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,722 Ratings  ·  275 Reviews
She was an exquisite Scottish heiress with an urgent need for the safety of marriage - her only protection from a villainous cousin and every other fortune-hunting scoundrel who coveted her vast estate.

He was everything she'd been warned against - a ruthlessly handsome English rogue whose brazenly sensual blue eyes spoke of pleasure beyond imagining.

How she wished she dare
Published April 1st 1992 by Corgi (first published June 1st 1988)
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NiCoLeTa E.
Well, well, well...
It was uncle-Tony's turn!!!
And it was really good to see the womaniser Tony to be tamed from a Scottish heiress with quite a temper...

And this book in this series was lovely!!! Even though i still have a preference to Nicholas Eden!!!
I love this guy and the first book was my favorite...

But Tony and Nicholas were similar characters... That's why they don't like each other!!!
And of course the same happened with James... He and Tony are against to Nicholas and believe me when i
Katrina Passick Lumsden
To me, there's nothing at all enjoyable about watching an irrational bitch treat her new husband like shit merely because of the wrongs she's constructed in her head. It goes on seemingly forever, and is justified as her "Scots temper". How thoroughly insulting to Scottish women. There's a difference between having a temper in justifiable circumstances and making things up to justify treating someone badly merely because you wish to. This would have been an enjoyable read if the heroine had been ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This is probably one of my favorite Malory books, although I think that Anthony is an absolute cad. He is a complete rake, and he certainly gets hoisted by his own petard when he decides to pursue innocent Rosalyn, who's on the lookout for a husband, not a lover. He's never met a woman like Rosalyn, who is Scottish to her toes, and not one to fall easily for his charms. However, he is a Malory, so she does fall, eventually. But she ends up getting the husband she came looking for.

This book has s
Chrissa Vasileiou
Κανονικά θα έβαζα 4 αστεράκια,μόνο και μόνο γι' αυτό το κακομαθημένο πλάσμα που είναι η πρωταγωνίστρια.. Δεν μιλάμε απλά για Σκωτσέζα με ταμπεραμέντο,αλλά για στενοκέφαλο,πεισματάρικο ον με κοκκινόξανθο μαλλί.. Παρόλα αυτά,ο Άντονι Μάλορι παραήταν τέλειος για να του στερήσω την απόλυτη βαθμολογία!
Στο δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς,η Lindsey αφηγείται την ιστορία του Άντονι και της Ρόσλιν,ενώ ταυτόχρονα βλέπουμε το πώς εξελίσσονται κι οι ζωές των υπόλοιπων μελών της οικογένειας. Εξαιρετικά καλογραμμέν
Feb 02, 2016 Shelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Oct 23, 2010 Reb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ah, the beginning of a huge love affair for me. This is the introduction to my "guilty pleasures'. Books that are pure escapism, a bit cheesy, a bit bawdy, but intoxicating, none the less. I fell in love with the Malory's (Tony in particular) fact, I want to be adopted by the Malory family. The men, are strong, and a bit unconventional, and their women, equally unconventional and refreshingly strong and independent. Johanna Lindsay is a great narrator, she entwines the reader into the plo ...more
Jan 21, 2016 Lia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historic-romance
I loved the little stubborn scottish !
I was disappointed in this book, I expected more for dear uncle Tony, and I realized from these two first books that there is a pattern, at least one main character is an ass, and in this case it's the dear lady.

I still loved Anthony in here, even thought he acted mean most of the story in retaliation, still I felt him sweet and loving, even in moments when he was giving her a lesson he could help but be tender and devoted to her.

Roslyn in my eyes was a self-centered bitch, I know that I sound m
Why was she always so self-centered, never considering anyone's feelings but her own?

Just what I was thinking for the second part of the book. I am so frustrated with this book! I am so glad this is the fourth Malory book I've read because otherwise I might have given up. How can a wonderful author like Johanna Lindsey take to so lovable character and a great villain and screw up the romance?

I love the Malory family as always and I was bouncing up and down in the first part. Anthony is one hot
Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
RATING: Welp!....It was a great book for something written in 1988. However, the hero is a dick and the heroine is a bitch. The communication issues were petty AS HECK! I just feel like the plot was hellishly lazy and rather bored me at times and dragged on. The characters were not likeable. They were just insanely rich and so they had the time to listen to no one and act selfish as freak. The beginning was so promising! I rather enjoyed her book "The magic of you" ( i think it's called that) H ...more
Jun 29, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το πρώτο πράγμα που πρόσεξα όταν έπιασα στα χέρια μου το βιβλίο της Johanna Lindsey “Τυφλή Αφοσίωση”, το οποίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Elxis, ήταν το συγκλονιστικό εξώφυλλο του. Ιδανικό για την ιστορία του βιβλίου και τους δυναμικούς του ήρωες. Ήρωες που γνώριζα καλά, πολύ πριν τον βιβλίο εκδοθεί στην Ελλάδα.

Η ιστορία του γοητευτικού και άστατου Άντονι Μάλορι είναι τόσο ιδιαίτερη όσο και ο πρωταγωνιστής της. Τον Άντονι τον πρωτογνωρίσαμε, μαζί με τα περισσότερα μέλη της οικογένειας του, στο
Feb 22, 2013 Marlene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Roslyn is one of the most Unlikeable Romance Heroines Ever.

I would have given this a 4 stars but the heroine Roslyn Chadwick was such a shrew that towards the last third of the book end I wanted either Anthony Malory or her cousin Geordie to give her a good Spanking. The premise of her putting stupid conditions on a marriage and then over reacting at the slightest hint of indrescretion was totally unbelievable and extremely tiresome as the book went on. She was childish and her spending the mon
Lee Anne
A pretty cute romance, about a Scottish heiress who flees to London to escape marrying her despicable cousin, and falls under the spell of a confirmed rake. I liked how Lindsey keeps you guessing at what obstacles will keep these two apart; for example, you might think that when the heroine mistakes the hero's nephew for his son, this would cause a rift for a large portion of the plot, but instead the misunderstanding gets cleared up almost right away.

Roslynn has a lot of spunk, though for such
Blech!the most god awful sex scene in existence

Her loins were aching, an inferno of moist heat, and when she felt something touching there for the first time, her body instinctively closed around it, hungering for the pressure in that burning region. And it managed to fill her, a glorious, welcoming fullness that she pushed against, locking her legs around him so she wouldn't lose it, finally feeling she had gained a measure of control. She wouldn't let go, and the pressure built in her, grew, u
Jun 14, 2015 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
me ha gustado muuucho, Tony Malory es... LOVE. Sus discusiones con su hermano James son...
OceMei Belikova♥
Roslynn yang orang Skotlandia bener2 ce yg super duper keras kepala.
awalnya suka si,cuma dia terlalu merendahkan diri nya sendiri dan suaminy Anthony.kalau aja dia mau lebih percaya dgn kata2 suaminya dan gak gengsi gede2an ,maka gak akan ada konflik berkepanjangan yg buat gw sdikit bosen bacanya.
tapi terhibur dgn adu mulut James - Anthony ,Anthony - Nicholas ^^
overall si bagus cuma konflik berkepanjang agak bosenin.hehe.
tp slalu ending nya buat gw yg tadinya rencanya mau kasi bintang 3 jadi ber
Jun 03, 2011 Lelyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Satu lagi kisah seksi keluarga Malory, antara Anthony oh so damn sexy rogue dengan Roslyn Chadwick.
Sebagai playboy paling di minati di Inggris, Anthony bertekuk lutut di kaki Roslyn yg mungil.
Always love malory family's stories..this one was my fave ... love Anthony
Hated this.
Possibly my least favorite of the Malory series.
The heroine is so incredibly annoying that I cannot stop rolling my eyes.
The plot is stale, the dialogue boring -- I had such a hard time getting through this, and this review is a reminder to myself to never read it again as the completely forgettable storyline might make me re-read it by accident.
Diar Dwi Oktasari
Berhubung saya sudah jatuh cinta dengan Anthony Malory disini, apapun yang dia lakukan dan seburuk apapun kelakuannya, saya akan tetap menyukainya. Bisa dibilang, ini berada di nomor 3 daftar Malory series favorit saya.
Ceritanya bagus, tapi kenapa Roslynn nya harus keras kepala banget? Ya ampun, adegan yang paling tidak saya suka itu saat Anthony yang sudah bersungguh2 ingin menjadikan Roslynn istri sahnya dan tidak hanya di atas kertas, tapi Roslynn malah menolaknya. Ya ampun, jelas2 dari awal
Min Li Li
Feb 10, 2016 Min Li Li rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regina gibi bir kadın karakterden sonra böyle aptal ve uyuz bir kadın karakteri nasıl yazmayı başarsın yazarcım çok merak ediyorum.

Bir insanin her hareketi mi uyuz olur.Cidden Roslynn Aşk Affetmezdeki karakterden sonra en nefret ettiğim kadın karakterler listesinde zirvedesin.Malory ailesi olmasa çekilmez bu kitap o kadar yani.

4 puanı da Malory kardeşler için veriyorum.Yoksa iki ya da üç puan verirdim.-_-
Jane Stewart
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Kristal Kitap
Ah uzun zamandır böyle eğlenceli kitaplar okumuyordum. Lindsey bu konuda gerçekten çok yetenekli. Okuduğum her bir kitabını ayrı bir zevkle ve heyecanla okudum. Kadın gerçekten çok güzel yazıyor. Kitaplarında da en çok sevdiğim yanı sanırım kardeşlerin sürekli olarak birbirleri ile didişmeleriydi. Okumak ayrı bir zevk alıyor hal böyle olunca. :) Ayrıca okuduğum her 3 kitabında da delicesine James'i gözüme soktu resmen yazar. Herkesten çok onu okumak istesemde daha Türkçeye çevriilmemiş olması bü ...more
Zel Polev
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Aug 31, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confirmed bachelor Anthony Malory is spellbound when he meets Roslynn Chadwick for the first time he saw her. The beautiful Scottish heiress is looking for a quick marriage to protect her from her nasty cousin who wants her inheritance. Tony convinces Roslynn that he will help her find a husband among London's eligible bachelors. But Tony's plan is to discredit each man Roslynn asks him about and make Roslynn his mistress. Roslynn is fascinated with Tony, but knows the handsome rogue is not husb ...more
Sheila Melo
May 20, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Story of the Rake Anthony Malory

TENDER REBEL is the second book in the Malory Family series. It is the story of the youngest Malory son Anthony Malory. Readers were introduced to Anthony in LOVE ONLY ONCE. Anthony is a cheerful rake and when he firsts sees Roslynn Chadwick he is determined to have her. Roslynn, however, is looking for marriage to save her from the evil plans odds her cousin who is planning to force her into marriage to steal her fortune. When Anthony and Roslynn end up marri
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
One of my favorite scenes is in the beginning when we first meet James. A surprise uppercut from your brother is always funny. No really, who just uppercuts someone out of the blue? Oh the other scene I liked was when they came home drunk.

I did think that her insistence that Anthony get a (view spoiler) was just plain dumb. And then get mad at him for close to a month? That annoyed me so much. It’s what she wanted in the first place! It seems she had forgotten why they w
Jun 04, 2014 Racelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review yang saya berikan sangat subjektif, sangat bergantung pada selera pribadi saya.

Ini adalah novel Malory Family yang paling saya suka. Mungkin karena saya jatuh cinta kepada sosok Anthony Malory. Hahaha! Penulisnya menggambarkan Anthony sebagai sosok yang sangat tampan, berambut hitam, tinggi, kulitnya tidak putih pucat (bule). Ia juga orang yang tidak bisa serius dan suka bercanda, menurut saya, apalagi kalau dengan James.

Hal lain yang saya suka dari novel ini juga karena besar cerita, mun
Aug 21, 2012 Yumru rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap güzel sıkılmadım ama açıkçası Anthony'e daha iyi bir hikaye yakışrdı diye düşünüyorum:)Çok basit kaldı ve bir çırpıda biten bir romandı.Evlenmeye gelmiş bir iskoç kızı zorunlu olarak sözde evlenme olayı ve sonradan gelişen bilindik bir hikaye.Yazarımızı bu kitapla değerlendirseydim sanırım tadımlık kitaplar yazan bir yazar der kitaplarını okur ve ikinci kez okumazdım.Keşke bu kadar beklediğim bir karaktere daha iyi bir hikaye yazsaydı.Umarım sizler daha çok beğenirsiniz...
Apr 27, 2015 Mainer207 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
I am now addicted to Johanna Lindsey's books. I'm sorry it took me so long to discover this series.

This was delightful. Lindsey's books are quite humorous (I sure hope that was her intention) and the characters are colorful and interesting. This book is no exception. I truly enjoyed this.

The one negative I can point to is that the narrator's Scottish accent sounds like an Irish brogue and was a bit distracting. But I've already downloaded Book 3 in this series.
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“Anthony: Now lower your dress a little-
Roslynn: Anthony!
Anthony: This is no time for offended modesty... You're the distraction.
Roslynn: Och, well, in that case.
Anthony: That's quite low enough, my dear...
Roslynn: I was only trying to help,
Anthony: Commendable, but we want the chap to ogle you, not bust his breeches.”
“Anthony grinned at her, knowing that would probably infuriate her all the more. "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.” 32 likes
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