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A Loving Scoundrel (Berlindung Di Dalam Pelukan Sang Iblis) (Malory-Anderson Family #7)

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Johanna Lindsey brings to glorious life her beloved aristocratic family of adventurous rogues and spirited ladies as the Malorys confront the shocking news that Jeremy, the rakehell son of gentleman pirate James Malory, has fallen in love.

When Jeremy Malory hires Danny, a young woman who grew up on London's streets disguised as a boy, as his upstairs m
418 pages
Published June 2010 by Gagas Media (first published January 1st 2004)
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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
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
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
 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
Christine E.
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
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
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.

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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
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
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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
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
Ririn Miu
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
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).
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
Lover of Romance
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
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
Zel Polev
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Sheila Melo
I Absolutely Adore Jeremy Malory

A LOVING SCOUNDREL is the seventh novel in the Malory Family Series. It is the story of Jeremy Malory the illegitimate son of ex-pirate James Malory. Jeremy meets a young thief and when he forces the thief to help him recover some items, he seriously interferes with the life of the thief. Danny has been masquerading as a boy for years in order to avoid being forced into prostitution. When she is ejected from her home, she forces Jeremy to give her a job as a maid
Review yang saya berikan sangat subjektif, sangat bergantung pada selera pribadi saya.

Di antara novel Malory Family, ini adalah favorit saya yang kedua setelah Tender Rebel. Alasannya bukan karena Jeremy ini mirip Anthony, tetapi karena saya sangat suka tokoh wanitanya, Danny. Saya suka cara berpikir Danny yang berpikir seperti laki-laki karena selama lima belas tahun ia hidup sebagai laki-laki. Perawakannya tinggi dan pirang, berbeda dengan perawakan para tokoh utama di novel Malory Family lain
AUTHOR: writes with Romance and Hilarity

GENRE: Historical, Romance, Fiction

SETTING: London when the slums were full of orphaned children.

CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTER: DANNY; Multi-talented thief; Thinks like a man but in a female’s body hence object of “romancer”.

CENTRAL MALE CHARACTER: JEREMY MALORY; “Romancer” and affirmed Bachelor who loves the softness of a female’s body.

SYNOPSIS: She had no memory of her past; Pretended to be a boy to avoid a life on her back; Drafted to perform an act of thiev
Picked this up at the library on a whim. Engaging historical romance with appealing characters. Well paced, with a subplot of suspense. I listened to the audio edition read by Laurel Merlington, who did a nice job. The premise was a bit unique, with a touch of Pygmalion and Cinderella to it. For a good while, the hero came across more like a sexually harassing boss than a seductive romance hero. That could have been the way the narrator interpreted his lines, but I think it was also the situatio ...more
This book has stuck in my memory because of how uncomfortable the hero's treatment of the heroine made me. His smug assurance that she would yield to him, and his complete disregard for her wishes or her dignity, completely disgusted me. There were many things I liked about the heroine, and the plot itself had potential, but the misogynist hero ruined it.
Vivian Papadosifaki
I gotta say I am a bit surprised in how people try to dig in to Johanna Lindsey's books.Sure not all of them are great but let's not be so harsh.After all we are being called to evaluate a love story placed in another era.But it is what it is...A love story.Of course there are better books,The Tea Rose trilogy for instance,that are extremely well written,historical accurate and include love,history,crime all in one,but those are not the ones to compete with Lindsey's Books.Her thing is soft roma ...more
Emma Chase
Gentle Rogue is one of my favorite historical romances. Scoundrel is the story of James' son, Jeremy. Although, it was not as sharp and witty as its predecessor, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read! It's certainly not emotional rocket science, but Lindsey's Malory Series is always good for a sexy, quick, fun time read.
I read this around 2008; I was still in high school then (15 years old, to be more specific). This was my first historical romance novel, and I remembered falling in love with Johanna Lindsey's style of writing because it was very "detailed" *wink wink*. Problem was, I couldn't understand half of what was going around in the story. Back then, I had limited imagination and knowledge on what the two MCs were doing in bedrooms, dark corners, and small spaces. My friends laughed at me and told me th ...more
Gift from a friend. Actually this was in Audio Books. Read by Laural Merlington, who did a wonderful job on the accents.

Story, murder is afoot, and a young lass and her nurse have escaped a mad man. A child is found covered in blood and hiding in an alley by a street urchin. A young 12 year old girl, with a heart of gold, saves the child and raises her in a den of thieves. She disguises the girl as a boy, and has her change her refined accent to a cockney one. As she grows into womanhood her lif
3.5 stars if I'll be honest. I liked it better than the Amy's book. Though it did bother me after some point all the "mate" talking. Heroes suited just fine with each other. I would've prefer if they did not jump to the "friends" situation too, it really kills the excitement and joy when they are available to each other to their will. And why is it always the female who ends up in love first then the hero realise after he lost her and chase her down.. so sick of that story. But then again I thin ...more
Patricia Evans
I have been waiting for Jeremy’s story since the beginning, and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed the book.

But I think the family members (Mallory’s) are the best part of the series. I have been listening to each book one by one and I love the fact that the characters in the books previous are in each proceeding book. It’s the best part of reading a series. It’s as if the book you just finished didn't really finish, the story isn't done. I love it. I hate reading a stand along book where
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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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