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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
Mass Market Paperback, 407 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Avon (first published June 1st 1993)
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NiCoLeTa E.
Have i told you that i love Malory family and now Anderson family even more???

I already told you that, ugh???? Sorry, but be patient with me!!! What is one more time???
I think that in this book i laugh more than all the previous books and believe me that all of them was laughable enough...

But this one overpower all the other stories...

I'm so happy that i finally met Amy Malory...
This Malory was craziest than Regina or the two younger uncles of her...
Her spirit could wake up dead men from the gr
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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
Jun 03, 2012 Christine rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
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
May 05, 2015 Susanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-historical
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
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
Sophie ♥
Jul 11, 2013 Sophie ♥ rated it it was amazing
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
♡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
Mar 03, 2015 Yuni rated it liked it
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This series is getting better and better, I have to thank my friends Eden Creed for introducing me to Johanna Lindsey, so far I'm loving her books.

Amy was such a refreshing heroine, she literally lightened the atmosphere in any scene in the book. What I loved about her was her boldness, brazenness more like it, I have read my fair share of bold strong-minded heroine but Amy was totally different, she took boldness to a totally different level, going after her man like that, which had me going "Y
Mar 29, 2012 Nazia rated it it was amazing
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
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
Ivana Azap
Feb 07, 2016 Ivana Azap rated it it was amazing
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. The family plays a huge role in this book and the Mallory family is my favorite historical romance family.

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 t
Jun 09, 2011 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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!
Jul 15, 2012 Vasilena rated it it was ok
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
Aggeliki Katsimardou
Jul 10, 2015 Aggeliki Katsimardou rated it it was amazing
Νομίζω ότι δεν υπάρχει πιό ευφυής συγγραφέας από την Τζοάννα Λίντσεϋ. Πρέπει να έχει υψηλό δείκτη νοημοσύνης, για να μπορείς να γράψεις τόσο απολαυστικούς και εύστοχους διαλόγους.
Θα σταθώ και στο απόλυτο δίδυμο Άντονι - Τζέϊμς, που οι μεταξύ τους διάλογοι είναι "όλα τα λεφτά"!
Οξείς, εύστοχοι, σαρκαστικοί και με χιούμορ σε κάνουν να είσαι κολλημένος, μονίμως, με ένα χαμόγελο στα χείλη, που πολλές φορές καταλήγει σε γέλια.
Γενικώς, όλοι οι ήρωες της Λίντσεϋ έχουν αυτήν την ικανότητα: Να σε κάνουν ν
Feb 17, 2013 Tiko rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Serban Georgiana
Aceasta serie se numara printre preferatele mele,pentru ca-mi place interactiunea dintre membrii famileiei Malory,dar din cand in cand mai uit cat de imprevizibila poate fi Johanna Lindsey.
Am asteptat cu mare nerabdare sa citesc acest volum,pentru ca eram tare curioasa sa vad cum decurg relatiile dintre cele doua familii dupa evenimentele petrecute in volumul precedent.
Sunt dezamagita.
Cred ca este cea mai prosta carte a seriei.
Incapatanarea si lejeritatea cu care protagonista Amy Malory abordeaz
Sep 16, 2014 Lana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Out if the Malory family series I enjoyed this one most. I loved how the heroine never gave up on the hero. Thought. It to be adorable and sexy. Then when she was kidnapped and he went out to sea to save her...sigh.... Cute cute cute.. Amy and warren terrific story johanna
Sabrina Jeffries
Mar 09, 2010 Sabrina Jeffries rated it it was amazing
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).
Bu kitap resmen bir azmin zaferi örneği.Amy'yi tebrik ediyorum.Bıkmadan usanmadan istediğinin peşinde koştu ve elde etti.Bana böyle kadın karakterlerle gelin sevgili yazarlar:)
Sep 05, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing
Έφτασε η ώρα να μιλήσουμε για το τέταρτο βιβλίο της σειράς Malory - Anderson Family, το οποίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Elxis. Θα τολμήσω να ομολογήσω πως μέχρι τώρα είναι το αγαπημένο μου και αυτό είναι μεγάλο επίτευγμα εκ μέρους της Johanna Lindsey, αν σκεφτούμε πως έχει προηγηθεί το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς “Τυφλή Αφοσίωση” με τον μοναδικό Άντονι Μάλορι.

Στη “Μαγεία της αγάπης” η ιστορία έχει ως αφετηρία την ετοιμόγεννη Τζορτζίνα Άντερσον-Μάλορι, ηρωίδα του τρίτου βιβλίου της σειράς “Ο κουρ
Sheila Melo
May 22, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Katherine 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
Mar 13, 2011 Netha rated it really liked it
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
Sep 26, 2011 Arec rated it liked it
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
Oct 11, 2014 Dawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: lindsey-johanna
I really enjoyed this book, even though it was a bit over-dramatic. But I've come to expect that of books written during this time period.

Amy, a Mallory cousin, has her sites set on Georgina's Yankee brother, Warren. She made up her 17 year-old mind six months earlier when she first met him. And she is nothing if not tenacious. Warren, however, is just as stubborn and absolutely declares he has no desire to be married. He is twice her age and the rest of Amy's family can't stand him. He wanted t
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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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Other Books in the Series

Malory-Anderson Family (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Tender Rebel (Malory-Anderson Family, #2)
  • Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3)
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“ames ignored it all,though he did mumble to himself once in a while, things like,"Bloody everlasting hell,"and " I'll never touch her again," and once, "God,please," and once more to Anthony directly, "Just take me out and shoot me".” 0 likes
“Amy and Warren: “You aren’t going to be fighting with Uncle James anymore, are you?” “Wouldn’t think of it. Now that he’s going to be my uncle, too, I’ve decided to show him nothing but respect” “Good God. He’ll murder you” 0 likes
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