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A Loving Scoundrel (Malory-Anderson Family #7)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  10,384 Ratings  ·  307 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey sweeps readers into the privileged world of English aristocrats as she presents a new novel of passion, intrigue, and romantic pleasures featuring the incomparable Malorys -- a family of dashing rogues, rakehell adventurers, and spirited ladies. Now Jeremy, the son of gentleman pirate James Malory, falls in love....
ebook, 368 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Atria Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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NiCoLeTa E.
This was another one lovely and adventurous story from the Mallory family!!!

This family had managed to climb upon my heart and i don't get enough of their adventures!!!!
I'm having such a wonderful time with their company...

This time was Jeremy's turn who in this book is 25 years old... God, he grew up very well!!!
We had met him on the second book and he was just 16, so i'm feeling exciting for his turn!!!
And in the equation of this crazy bunch was added Danny...

Jeremy Mallory had an adventurou
5 brilliant stars!


I adore Pygmalion themed romances and I adored this one! The Malory family is the best family in historical romances ever!

When Danny is five, she wakes up in an alley, bleeding with no memory. Her companion dies short thereafter and she is adopted by Lucy who teaches her to dress like a boy and talk like a street urchin. Danny pretends for fifteen years, until she walks into a trap set by Jeremy Mallory to find a thief to do their bidding. He immediately realize that she is a w
Mar 13, 2008 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
Ugh. I'm not sure why I keep reading Lindsey, other that the fact that I know that the declarations of love alone won't make me gag. I consistently find her plots formulaic, and her constant repetition of the same tropes in each of her successive Malory novels wore thin for me after the first one.

The idea of Danny, a pickpocket girl who pretends to be a boy to attract less notice and avoid prostitution, was interesting, I suppose, but I am SO TIRED of the smug, domineering male deciding to tame
Aug 15, 2011 Estara rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook, dnf, read-in-2011
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I found A Loving Scoundrel at the library and quickly proceeded to check this one out too. I started this one Sunday morning and finished it late, and I do mean late, Sunday night (say around 3 am). This reminded me of many a time in my past where I stayed up far too late reading and re-reading the latest Johanna Lindsey novel. Jeremy Malory continues the tradition of thoroughly, mild-numbingly hot heroes. He would definitely be hard to resist if I was Danny, his amazing, enjoyable heroine. This ...more
Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
Once upon a time there was this romance author, Johanna Lindsey.

She began publishing in the late 70’s and from the 80’s through mid-90’s she was one of the Avon queens of historical romance. Sure you had Wooodiwss, who published one book every four years, and Rosemary Rogers, whose tawdry bodice ripping plots weren’t for the faint of heart. Then there was Johanna Lindsey. You could always guarantee a virgin heroine, a loyal, overbearing hero and a story that would have you either rolling your ey
This was the first of the Malory series that I read and it will likely be the last. I doubt I'll read anything else by this writer either. I liked the premise, but it was so poorly written & researched that I found myself frequently irritated by what I was reading. The historical period was, at best, only vaguely defined. The characters used phrases that were not current before the 20th century, and I lost count of all the anachronistic Americanisms in their speech. They also behaved in ways ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Έχοντας πηδήξει -προς το παρόν τουλάχιστον- το 6ο βιβλίο της σειράς, οι εκδόσεις Elxis μας προσφέρουν την 7η συνέχεια των ερωτικών περιπετειών της οικογένειας Μάλορι, με την προσοχή μας να στρέφεται αυτή τη φορά στον Τζέρεμι και την Ντάνι. Η δεύτερη, είναι ένα αγοροκόριτσο, ένα από τα πολλά χαμίνια του Λονδίνου, το οποίο ο πρώτος μαζεύει στο σπίτι του. Πρόθεσή του, να την κάνει υπηρέτριά του μα πάνω απ' όλα, να την κάνει ερωμένη του. Όμως η Ντάνι είναι κάτι περισσότερο από ένα αλητάκι. Είναι μια ...more
This is one of my most favorite books in the Malory series. Jeremy Malory has finally grown up and is living as a bachelor, following in the footsteps of his father and uncle who, before settling down, once held the reputations of being the most notorious rakes in London. Jeremy is gorgeous and the most desirable man in all of London, all debutantes want to shackle him as their husband. He steers clear of all the hungry ladies because he has no intention of marrying, ever, that is until he meets ...more
Jun 11, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: johanna-lindsey
I love the Malory family and have been waiting for Jeremy's story for a long time. I'm happy to say.......... I loved it! While not particularly earth shattering regarding plot, it made up for that in charm. I'm glad that Johanna kept the irrepressible spirit that earned Jeremy the title, "Scamp." She pairs him with an equally charming and equally irrepressible young lady by the name of Danny. Her introduction is funny and starts the ball rolling into what turns out to be a delightful story.

Apr 29, 2011 Ilze rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mixed feelings about this strange book. Very entertaining, certainly, and the character of the heroine Danny is unique and priceless, but ... Too many details and too much speech that are completely inappropriate for the supposed setting (post-Regency but pre-Victorian England). Too many parts of the plot that make very little sense (e.g. the girl who was so desperate to marry the hero that she started a rumour about being pregnant with his child???) and add very little to the book. Too many coi ...more
Listen to the audiobook then bought the book-I really enjoyed this. Another classic by the Wonderful Johanna Lindsey.

From the beginning to the end, I always pictured Carole Lombard and Clark Gable as Jeremy and Dani...I mean, how could I not?

Carole Lombard as Dani

Dani is meant to have short hair that was short enough to be a boys yet long enough to be a girls and Blue/violet piercing eyes. I don't know if it's my obsession with Carole Lombard or what but she was the first person I thought of to
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Feb 01, 2012 Merce rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok. I was really annoyed with this book. Danny spends 15 years to avoid being a prostitute and has a goal to marry a respectable man and have a family. But then she throws it all out the window to roll in the hay with Jeremy because OMG, he is so fine. Really? I couldn't understand why she wasn't worried about not being a virgin anymore (for her respectable husband, you know) or getting pregnant. And he was a selfish, horny, creep because all he wanted to do was make her is mistress knowing she ...more
Jun 09, 2016 Misty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-lindsey-s
I Always Always have this weakness with Johanna Lindsey's books, that is I tend to read them through to the end within 24 hours. I simply CAN'T STOP!
I can't even remember the dozens of her titles that i have read, i just remember having butterfly in my stomach reading them!! Dashingly handsome, extremely wealthy member of the Malory family Jeremy meets a dazzling beauty in disguise of a pretty boy, Danny. The plot is nearly the same on most of her books, love, lust, denial, winning over, eager p
Apr 11, 2016 azerjaban rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to audio book of this one.

I'm not sure why I keep reading this author thinking her books will be good, did I come across a bad series? This is the second Mallory book I've hated.

Intriguing premise about a girl disguised as a boy growing up a pickpocket. But romance was nill. Just alot of comments on how beautiful she was and how Jeremy had to have her for himself. She spent 15 years as a boy to keep away from prostitution yet is not insulted by the continued suggestion (harassment) to
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).
This story is about the illegitimate son of James Malory, Jeremy, and a pickpocket, Danny, who for most of her life pretended to be a boy. Really good historical story. I really enjoyed seeing other Malorys from the previous books. The end made me cry a bit.
Since forever I've been looking forward to Jeremy's story, actually since his introduction in book 1, because it's known he's not the first bastard in the family, but he was one with unusual background and was suddenly found and was instantly adopted by the family. ^^

The whole book was entertaining and intriguing, and what I liked most about it, that it didn't focus solely on the mystery part of the book, regarding Danny's past or about just the romance between the main couple, but instead it al
Jun 05, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Orphaned at a young age with no memory of her past, Danny was taken under the wing of a group of thieves. When Danny is banished from her gang because she helped handsome Rakehell Jeremy Malory steal back the jewels his friend lost in a card game, Danny demands that Jeremy give her a job. She is determined to change her life and become respectable in order to fulfill her dream of marrying and starting a family. Intrigued by her beauty and spunk, Jeremy hires Danny as his upstairs maid, although ...more
Jul 14, 2010 Nisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of strong female characters with a propensity to crossdress
After reading this book for a third time, I realized 2 things: (1) I haven't written a review about it and (2) I don't like it nearly as much as I did the first two times. I've always know what the problem was, and somehow, when it came to Jeremy, I was able to forgive. But not this time. I hate JL's Malory Men, and a few Andersons (but who really cares about them at a time like this).

At the tender age of 5, Danny is found abandoned and without any memory of her life prior, by an orphan gang. Sp
Jeremy Malory , scoundrel, rogue, and friend-extraordinaire, has yet again saved his innocently witless friend, Percy, from the consequences of a foolishly reckless night of gambling in which he lost an invaluable family jewel. However, in the process of this miraculous salvation, Jeremy encounters the one and only female to inspire such incredible lust and awe that he vows that first night of meeting to have her in his bed. Yet, Danny doesn't react like any other woman. Her first instinct is t ...more
Jeremy Malory butuh bantuan seorang pencuri untuk mengambil kembali cincin warisan sahabatnya. Saat itulah dia menemukan Danny, cewek pencuri yang menyamar sebagai cowok. Gara2 membentu Jeremy mencuri dari seorang Lord, Danny diusir dari rumah penampungannya. Dia kemudian mencari Jeremy balik untuk menuntut dia bertanggung jawab dengan memberikan pekerjaan. Danny pun kemudian bekerja menjadi maid di rumah Jeremy. Jeremy ingin menjadikan Danny mistress-nya tp Danny menolak karena ia punya cita2 m ...more
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Dec 15, 2015 Geo Marcovici rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

I liked this a lot - more than I thought I would - and think it's actually the best installment in the Malory series (with Love Only Once a solid second). My initial expectations weren't that high, thinking Johanna Lindsey would have lost the touch concerning the Malory saga since she's written so many before. Happily, I was wrong. A Loving Scoundrel is an entertaining, romantic fairy tale where the author reminds readers that dreams do come true. It's also a story worthy of Jeremy Malo
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In A Loving Scoundrel we have a young woman, Danny, who grew up on the streets, learning how to pick pockets and steal to survive. She has no memory of her life before she was found and integrated into a gang of pickpockets and thieves. Having no choice but to pose as a boy, in order to protect herself, so that she doesn't have to work at a whorehouse, she has cultivated a excellent talent in thievery and pickpocketing, however deep inside she aches for a stable future and a husband and children ...more
Mar 27, 2012 Lara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-in-2012
I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was very good. However, I could not get past the blind, self-serving, and derogatory manner in which Jeremy treated Danny. At no point does he ever seem to realize that a woman he treated, and called, a whore was actually no such thing. There is no sense that he realized the error of his language or treatment. He was simply self-satisfied at his results. A man that otherwise would have been an astoundingly attractive hero became someone I wanted to s ...more
Oct 11, 2015 Jennise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first go at Johanna Lindsey's Novels; definitely my first take on the series and I have to say; this was refreshingly amazing.

A very very good read if someone just wants a fun, easy going book with not a lot of angst seeping around from page to page.

Danny, the heroine was—for me—by far the best sort of female I had read about till date!

Her sarcastic come backs and a very good sense of humour was what had me so drawn towards her! Granted I always loved it when she used "mate" and "b
Jun 07, 2015 Riarda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A loving scoundrel is so far. it was the second from the malory saga after "say you love me". and this one Oh God such a good book.
there is Danny a beautiful 20 years old girl which has lived like a boy for 15 years together with thieves band so her first five years she had lived like a princess because her family was rich but there was an attack so she and her nanny escaped. in the other side Jeremy Malory the illegitim son of famous pirate James Malory. He is now 25 years old and is a Casanova
Zel Polev
Sep 13, 2014 Zel Polev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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