The Magic of You (Malory-Anderson Family, #4)
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The Magic of You (Malory-Anderson Family #4)

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As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, Amy Malory has reached a marriageable age and has set her sights on a most inappropriate mate: the straight-laced American ship captain who once nearly had her Uncle James hung hanged for piracy.

Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's beautiful niece. Though determined to r...more
Paperback, 407 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Avon (first published June 1st 1993)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I absolutely loved this book, although I didn't expect to. First of all, Warren seemed like a jerk when I first met him in Gentle Rogue. He didn't seem like he had a personality or a sense of humor. Secondly, he's so much older than Amy. But I ended up adoring this book and Amy and Warren as a couple. Warren needs a woman like Amy. He's so serious and rather pompous, and she infuses him with life. I know that Amy chases him shamelessly, but I found it appealing in this book. Normally I don't rea...more
Susanne
Some books inspire great reviews and others leave you with a smile on your face but not too much to say. I really liked this book but what I loved the most was the animosity between Warren and Amy's uncles. You have to read Gentle Rogue before this one and I wished I had read all of the books in this series in order. *Running off getting the backlist* The family plays a huge role in this book and the Mallory family is my favorite historical romance family.

What I liked:
1. We got to spend a lot o...more
♡Karlyn P♡
2.5 stars. Listened to this one on audio.

Amy, an 18 y/o Malory neice, has designs on her 36 y/o American cousin-by-marriage and spends much of the book trying to seduce him into marrying her. Cute at moments, but I am not into stories that star a silly girl as a heroine. She is a naive, TSTL heroine who needs rescued from her own stupidy repeatedly. Warren, the hero is a brooding, mean humorless man who thinks taking a switch to someone will cure wilfullness. And yes, he spanks her good in one...more
Sophie ♥
Jul 11, 2013 Sophie ♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical romance fans don't mind the hero being pursued by the heroine
Rate: 5 solid stars

The only other Johanna Lindsey book I've read is Prisoner of My Desire which was a daring bodice ripper set in a medieval era. Even I though was unaffected by the somewhat controversial captivity and 'rape' scenes in the book, I somehow managed to find them utterly boring instead. Even so, I wasn't completely put off from reading another Johanna Lindsey book and I'm so glad I picked up this one next. I was completely blown away by the sheer brilliance of it. After reading just...more
Christine
So Amy, a 17-year-old girl, gets it in her head that she and Warren, a 36-year-old man, are meant to be. It's just destined to happen, they're going to be ridiculously happy together, and she is the only one who can make the miserable Warren into a happy person once again. (He was apparently happy before some chick played him for an admittedly really big fool, and after that he decided all woman...well, you've heard this before...)

The trouble is, Warren is a ship captain and will only be in port...more
Sabrina
So, I'm not shy about how much I love the Malory series! I cannot get enough of them and love the interaction between the Malory family and the Andersons who can't seem to stop marrying their women! The books do such a great job of creating male characters both full of emotion and who are also men of action. We get so much insight into the thoughts and feelings of Lindsey's men and I guess that’s a big part of what draws me to these stories – that I love the outward gruff and toughness of the me...more
Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
The Magic of You: 5 Star Great Read!


Wow. I must say , I really enjoyed that book. I have never had the pleasure of reading a Johanna Lindsey book, (I Think), and it will not be my last time. Her book was a load of fun and I stayed up all night to read it. This book is in a series and the series is very important to the novel obviously by the massive amount of extra but important characters mentioned. However, that didn't annoy me surprisingly. Basically, in this novel, there is an impetuous bold...more
Erin
Some reviewers had a problem with Amy Malory, The heroine's, persistence. But frankly, I found it very refreshing! I don't think Warren Anderson, the hero, would have ever found someone if they hadn't pushed him.
Their story is sweet and romantic, with Warren trying to resist Amy.
Amy has been in love with Warren since she first saw him. She makes no bones about it and tells him--''I want you, Warren Anderson''
She is bubbly, spirted and funny as well as beautiful.
Warren is still his grumpy old se...more
Netha
bercerita ttg lady amy mallory, putri earl edward mallory (putera ke 2 mallory) & lady charlote yg sejak awal perjumpaan sudah jatuh cinta pada warren anderson.

yahhhh si amy jatuh cinta pada pria paling sulit.
jadilah sepanjang novel ini terjadi tarik ulur.
si amy yg berusaha menggoda & membuat warren jatuh cinta padanya sedang warren yg memang sih tertarik pada amy tapi mengingat usia amy yg belum genap 18 tahun jelas warren mundur ditambah pengalaman hidup yg pahit dengan wanita dimasa l...more
Tiko Telia
it was a good book. not as good as first 3 books of the series but still quite delightful :D

i cant truly say that Warren and Amy will ever be my favorite hero and heroine... he was too stubborn and truly i couldnt see much love and romance from his side and she was too stubborn AND too forthcoming... i love when a man chases a woman not vice versa xD she was acting like a high class rake determined on seducing his prey :D

i loooved all of the parts with James, Anthony and George! these are truly...more
Vallsykes
The heroine, Amy, was so unexpectedly bold, fun and mischievous that she easily rivaled Regan, and is by far the best Malory heroine. This Malory novel, introduces martial arts against fisticuffs and a journey across the ocean, sizzling with desire that is enough to unravel the rigid Warren Anderson, a Malory family 'in-law. If you enjoy everything Malory, extended American relatives, the exotic and a little injection of Captain "Hawk", James Malory, then do read, please.(Does my review have eno...more
Lucie "a heart so wild"
Woo Hoo! This is an exciting romance. Crazies' heroine ever.
She pursue the Hero! Oh My...but try it, it so funny, sometimes there is a kind of Hero which need stalkerific Heroine to chase him. To introduced him with love. Finally I'm very excited with this book. Crazy Amy!
Nazia
Johanna lindsey has never ceased to surprise me with her excellent books despite the bold scenes but this time she has completely bowled me over. I am in total awe of this book and can't find enough words to praise this excellent,heart warming and cute love story. This book is so different from rest of her works,it's so special. It's the invincible and pure love story which tugs the strings of your heart and leaves a impression on your mind forever. Reading this book has been an amazing experien...more
Indah Threez Lestari
Warren Anderson bertekad takkan pernah menikah, setelah dikhianati satu-satunya wanita yang pernah dicintainya. Ia bersikap dingin dan tanpa emosi terhadap semua wanita, yang baginya hanya pemuas kebutuhan dasar belaka.

Di balik penampilan luar yang belia dan polos, Amy Malory sebenarnya mewarisi semangat dan tekad khas Malory. Sekali ia menjatuhkan pilihan calon suami pada Warren Anderson, ia bertekad untuk mendapatkannya dengan segala cara, tidak peduli pendapat kedua pamannya James dan Anthony...more
Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
Warren Anderson, seorang bujangan tua yang tidak tertarik kepada pernikahan, mendapati didekati secara terang-terangan oleh Amy Mallory tanpa malu-malu. Tentu saja Warren menolak dengan gigih bahkan menuduh bahwa Amy sedang hamil dan berusaha menjebaknya.
Namun nasib bertindak lain, karena kegigihan dan ketololan Amy utk bertemu Warren, akhirnya menjerumuskan mereka yang akhirnya ditawan bersama dalam kapal menuju Amerika utk mengambil vas dari China. Dan di kapal itu, Amy memanfaatkan semua situ...more
Vasilena
I like these series a lot! So I feel bad rating this one so low. Thought I should voice my opinion on the problems I had and at the same time highly recommend the other volumes of the 'Mallorys'!
The story and the plot lines are fine, the only problem is Amy. She is insufferable in her stubbornness, and its highly unlikely anyone will tolerate her as much as everyone in this book does. At first I was very impressed with the fact that the heroine is taking the initiative, and of course was cheerin...more
Arec
I really wanted to love this book. I really did. As a Malory novel, I was so sure that it would be just as amazing as the others I have read. In fact, when my grandmother gave it to me, I couldn’t wait to read it and bypassed a pile of books I had lined up to read.

Disappointment always leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

While the novel still held Lindsey’s easy straightforward style, lovable characters, and hilarious dialogue, it lacks the magic that I experienced with the others. I think this is...more
Luisa B.
Amo esta saga, aunque este no es mi libro favorito ^^
La actitud de Amy me molestaba por momentos, y siento que el romance pudo ser mejor considerando quién es la autora... Pero aun así fue bastante entretenido.
Jane Stewart
The heroine wowed me. It was hard to put down.

I was shaking my head and smiling at the unbelievable boldness of the heroine Amy and her tenacity, even though she was repeatedly rejected. It was interesting for a change to have a hero who was arrogant, cynical, brooding and hated women. This was different, a good story and very enjoyable.

Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: one. Setting: 1819 London. Copyright: 1993. Genre: regency romance.

For a list of my reviews of other Johanna Lindsey...more
Aparajita Mukherjee
Humorous as ever. A bit more action-packed than the last book. Amy's patience and determination are commendable. Warren doesn't stand a chance against her.
The Malorys and Andersons never tire one out.
Sheila Melo
My Second Favorite of the Malory Series

THE MAGIC OF YOU is the fourth book in the Malory Family Series. It is the story of Warren Anderson, brother of the heroine in GENTLE ROGUE. Warren is an American captain who is bitter because of a woman who betrayed him. The only woman Warren trusts and loves is his sister. Amy Malory meets Warren when her uncle marries Warren's sister. Amy immediately is attracted to Warren and puts her mind to getting him. Amy chases Warren shamelessly. She is determined...more
Racelia
Review yang saya berikan sangat subjektif, bergantung pada selera pribadi saya.

Saya tidak terlalu suka dengan novel yang ini. Karakter Amy di sini terlalu agresif. Saya kurang suka tokoh wanita yang seperti itu. Ditambah lagi dengan kemampuannya atau instingnya itu membuat saya agak bergidik ngeri.

Warren adalah pria yang cukup keren menurut saya, walaupun ia memiliki temperamen yang buruk. Sebenarnya ia adalah pria yang penyayang, terlihat sekali bagaimana ia sangat peduli terhadap adik perempua...more
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Bintang 4 lagii... buat Malory - Anderson Series... masiih tetep lucu... menghibur... Romantiis?? Pastinyaa...

Suka sama Amy.nya... Agresif?? Iya... tp semua itu demi cinta kan?? hehehe...

James - Anthony hiburan bngtz buat seri2.nya Malory - Anderson... klo ga ada mereka ada yang kurang rasanya...

Kembali k Amy... seneng.. perjuangan Amy ga sia2 disini... bener-bener gigih...

==PecintaPriaNakalKembaliBersaksi==... Bahwa Wanita di cerita ini... Nakal Sekaliii!!! ;b

Salam
Daidase
Characterization was so detailed and alive, It felt as if I've known them personally. They were fun to be with too. Most important thing is, like normal day person you couldn't exactly guess how would they react to certain events,what will they do in order to overcome this obstacle, that person? Will they play along,stand tall,run from it..etc. I loved that about the book. But it was that only, even though I like its colorful plot, the fact that involves ships,other continents.. I'm not sure if...more
Evelyn Fletcher
I loved this book! Warren and Amy made the best couple! I kind of felt sorry for Amy though, marrying someone who is 18 years older than her. The other characters also provided some entertaining diversion from the main story. Love the Malory's!
CeCe
I thought this was such a powerfull book, how amy wouldn't give up and knew exactly what she wanted. Although I know that it was common back in the day to marry someone older than you I didn't like how he was really old and she was barely 18.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Come tutti i libri della Lindsey anche questo scivola via in un paio d'ore senza lasciare traccia XD Devo dire che questo quarto capitolo della serie Malory mi ha ricordato il terzo "Oceano di passione"; Non solo perché Georgie e James sono molto presenti (essendo Amy la nipote di lui e Warren il fratello di lei) ma anche per la parte in cui Warren e Amy si ritrovano bloccati per giorni nella cabina di una nave dove si danno "alla pazza gioia" (chi vuol intendere...XD) e per il carattere da bimb...more
Novee
5 bintang karena gw bener2 suka ceritanya dr awal sampa akhir..
hm.. rada ilpil dg amy yg kePDan & terlalu ngotot ngejar Warren sampe terasa murahan..
tp itu semua ga mengurangi kecintaanku terhadap Warren & cerita nvl ini secara keseluruhan :))
Racquel
This was SO GOOOOOD. I picked it up twice and couldn't get past the first few pages of the prologue (I was just confused about who's who and the writing scared me in the prologue). The third time, I forced myself to at least finish the first chapter and OH MY. It's so delightfully hilarious. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book.

Amy falls in love with Warren on first sight, and I mean that literally. So when she meets him again she declares to him that she wants him and that they will m...more
Rosie
Although some of Amy's actions made me 'wtf' quite a lot, I really enjoyed her and Warren's character throughout the whole book. Enjoyed it to the end.
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