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Love Only Once: Cinta Sejati Seumur Hidup - Mallory Family Series # 1 (Malory-Anderson Family #1)

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Regina Ashton, atau Reggie, tidak berminat lagi menghadiri pesta-pesta dansa untuk mencari jodoh. Ia berjanji kalau pesta dansa ini adalah yang terakhir baginya. Semua laki-laki yang dipilihnya selalu ditolak mentah-mentah oleh keempat pamannya yang sangat menyayanginya. Namun, pada malam itu, tanpa sengaja Reggie diculik oleh Nicholas Eden, seorang playboy tampan dan somb ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published November 5th 2009 by Dastan Books (first published 1985)
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Ingela
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
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Val⚜Shameless,  Bitchy, Skanky, & Not Sorry⚜ Mrs. ClayDanvers/RemingtonTate
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?

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And avoid getting this look when hubby's hot friends drop a box of books on moving day and 1980's Fabio and friends
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Karla
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
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Summer
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
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!!!
Susanne
May 05, 2015 Susanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
TJ
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
Maria
Aug 11, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rereading this was a pleasure! <3
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
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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Michelle
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Yolanda
Jun 11, 2015 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
me parto con James y Anthony Malory jajajaaj
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
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
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Patrícia
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.

No.
Elaine
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
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Min Li Li
Feb 09, 2016 Min Li Li rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ben bu seriye neden daha önce başlamadım!!!!

Serinin bizde ilk yayınlanan 8. kitabını okumuştum,ilk çıktığında.Sonradan ise kitabı sevdiğim için yazarın diğer kitaplarını da temin etmiştim ama okumak anca nasip oldu.Neyse geç olmasına bir yandan da seviniyorum.Zira kitapları ard arda okumak daha keyifli. :D

Her neyse ben bu Malory dayılara tek kelimeyle BA-YIL-DIM,nokta!
Yahu her biri mi bu kadar mükemmel olur. :D
Edward,Jason,James ve Antony.
Yazarcım neden sadece James ve Tony'ye kıyak geçmiş,ben
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Carolina
3,5 en realidad
Titinha Scaeiro
4,5... Ai gostei... Gostei... Boa aposta da ASA!!! ^_^ venham mais! :)
Ahhhh adorei aquela família... ihihihi adorei mesmo, aqueles irmãos... :P
Krissy
I can't believe I forgot how much I love Johanna Lindsey.
Patrícia
http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Muitas são as histórias que a família Malory tem para nos contar. Histórias cheias de peripécias, escândalos e aventuras, repletas de romance ardente e discussões que o são ainda mais. Para azar dos pobres coitados e coitadas que terão esta família no seu futuro, os Malory são ainda detentores de personalidades tempestivas, narizes metediços, donos de toda a razão e punhos mais rápidos que as suas desculpas. Mas, não só de defeitos é feita a família mais f
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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
Sabrina Sam
I was really looking forward to this book. When I started reading it I loved Regina's personality but throughout the chapters I felt like she lost her charm. One big issue I had with the storyline was the fact that she fell in love soo fast. It was kind of like, "Whoa, where did that come from?" They barely knew each other (literally). Not only that but they made up so quickly! I was soo confused; it had me thinking, "Did I miss a few pages? Did I not read this part? What the HELL is going on?" ...more
Remy Kripton
Feb 14, 2016 Remy Kripton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical-read
3.5 love-the-malorys Stars!!

I had once loved the Bridgertons. Now I'm on an affair with the Malory's.

The gang was super funny, vibrant, and loving. I am looking forward to each one of the there's book.

As for the story. I'm sure we historical fans have read a buckload of books about reformed rakes. But this one was yet another effort to be told different. And it paid of to a certain extent.

It was fun. But the whole story had a vague feeling. There were lose ends, terrible misunderstandings and
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Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
É Oficial, Os Malory vieram conquistar as leitoras Portuguesas adeptas de Romances Da Regência. Humor, twists surpreendentes, segredos de familia, sensualidade e um leque de personagens que ficamos a adorar. Crítica completa em breve.
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).
Tiko
wow wow WOW! this book was simply fabulous! i loved ABSOLUTELY everything about it: starting from the very first page and ending at the very last one :D

Nickolas was a great hero... a rake, womanizer and a total jerk when he wished to be one... but man, was he a sweetheart xD he was a really charming man with a great charisma and wit! and Regan was a great heroine! she was everything i adore in a woman! strong and temperamental, yet sweet and loving at the same time... she had a great sense of hu
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Alexandra
IMPORTANT: This review has initially been written on my own site back in the day (2009) when I was not a goodreads member.

I'll refrain from writing a summary and simply point out the ups and downs from my perspective. I'll also be most careful on how much I will be revealing; my desire is to make an overall inspection with minor inquiries, instead of a thorough dissection of the story.

Not being my first regency novel yet not having read hundreds, I was a bit confused whereas the situations in th
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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.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom
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Malory-Anderson Family (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3)
  • The Magic of You (Malory-Anderson Family, #4)
  • Say You Love Me (Malory-Anderson Family, #5)
  • The Present (Malory-Anderson Family, #6)
  • The Holiday Present
  • A Loving Scoundrel (Malory-Anderson Family, #7)
  • Captive of My Desires (Malory-Anderson Family, #8)
  • No Choice But Seduction (Malory-Anderson Family, #9)
  • That Perfect Someone (Malory-Anderson Family, #10)

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