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Say You Love Me (Malory Family #5)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  11,116 Ratings  ·  340 Reviews
Left penniless after her parents' death, Kelsey Langton must resort to drastic measures in order to safeguard the honor and future of her young sister Jean. So Kelsey enters the infamous House of Eros to be sold at auction, resigned to becoming a gentleman's plaything. The highest bidder is Lord Derek Malory, a dashing rakeshell from a family of charming rogues, who rescue ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 454 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 lovely stars***

For once again the Mallorys were an excellent companion for me...
I love those reckless members of this family, i'm liking their adventures and i can't get enough of them...

The fifth story wasn't an exception for me... even though that this certain Mallory was a little bit different from the rest of his crazy relatives, but he had his moments too!!!
So this was Derek Mallory's story whose fate bound with poor Kelsey Langton's....


Kelsey Langton was very unlucky. Before some
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Michelle
Say You Love Me is my favorite Malory novel so far! I loved Derek and Kelsey and could not put this book down!

Kelsey Langston, a highborn lady, auctions herself off at a brothel in order to save her family from their supposed debt. Derek Malory, unlike his two uncles and younger cousin, has no reason to take a mistress but when he sees his enemy bidding to win Kelsey his first reaction is to out bid him in order to save Kelsey from any harm. Now the most proper of all Malory boys, and heir to th
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Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Kelsey Langton has always looked out for her sister. When they lost their parents to a tragic and dramatic death, they were taken in by their aunt and uncle. But when her uncle loses his funds, he convinces Kelsey that she can save them and help provide more security for her sister. So she agrees to sell herself as a Lord's mistress to save her family. When she is put on the block, she end up being Derek Malory's mistress. Der
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Marilena   ⚓
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Αγαπώ αυτή την σειρά απτο πρώτο της βιβλίο!!
Σ αυτο το βιβλίο μας παρουσιάζει την ιστορία του Ντέρεκ που τόσο ανυπομονούσα να διαβάσω!
Ήταν απολαυστικό και αυτό,η αλήθεια όμως είναι οτι ήταν λίγο λιγότερο απτα προηγούμενα.
Ένιωθα σαν κάτι να έλειπε,ισως οι τελευταίες σελίδες να μη με ''έπεισαν'' και γι αυτό η πλοκή μου φάνηκε λίγο υπερβολική.
Ωστόσο μου άρεσε που και σε όλα τα βιβλία της η Lindsey αναφέρει τους χαρακτήρες απο τα προηγούμενα,κυρίως τους Τζέιμς και Άντονι που ειναι οι αγαπημένοι μου.
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Rachel (BAVR)
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I just didn't care for this one at all. I thought that Kelsey was a real doormat heroine (and I rarely say that). I don't see why Derek thought the only way he could save her was by making her his mistress. I don't like mistress storylines that much anyway, but I especially hate the "I'll save you by taking you as a mistress" storyline with a fiery, burning passion. It's a cop-out. As many female cousins and aunts as Derek has, he could have asked one of them to take Kelsey in and see her settle ...more
Raine
It's been forever since I read this book and I still really like it. I love reading about the Malorys and this story is about Derek, who is the eldest Malory's (Jason's) illegitimate son, but his father had declared him his heir and he was brought up in a loving family that consisted of his uncles, aunts and cousins and his father and his father's housekeeper whom he's especially close to.

I really liked reading about Kelsey and even though she's got good breeding in her background the scandal s
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Janja
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming reading but in this family, which always put their mind and voice into everything and where speaking one over another is normal ,I had to admit that I was exhausted. Too many others of the family and the lack of relationship between Kelsey and Derek.
Maria
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Έφτασε επιτέλους ο καιρός, που ένα ακόμα βιβλίο της αγαπημένης Johanna Lindsey βρίσκεται στα χέρια και τις βιβλιοθήκες μας. Πρόκειται για το πέμπτο βιβλίο της λογοτεχνικής σειράς ‘Malory-Anderson Family’ με τίτλο «Πες πως μ’ αγαπάς», το οποίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Elxis. Αυτή τη φορά, ερχόμαστε αντιμέτωποι με την ιστορία του νεαρού Ντέρεκ Μάλορι, αλλά και τα κρυμμένα μυστικά της οικογένειας του.

Η Κέλσι Λάνγκτον βρίσκεται σε δύσκολη θέση καθώς, παρά την αριστοκρατική της καταγωγή, είναι απέ
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KatieV
I know many love the Malory novels, but so far I've been underwhelmed. If I'm going to read a Regency, give me Lisa Kleypas. This one was an enjoyable / stress-free read for a rainy day, but not memorable. In all fairness, I think it was a case of taste. I was expecting/hoping for something a little more edgy and bodice ripper-y. The premise has a lot of potential for it. The virgin heroine is sold to the highest bidder in an auction. However, the relationship between the two is very sweet and l ...more
Chrissa Vasileiou
Ήμουν ανάμεσα στα 4 και τα 5 αστεράκια γι' αυτό το βιβλίο. Τελικά του δίνω ένα μεγαλόπρεπο 5αρι.

Πρώτον: Η ιστορία του Ντέρεκ και της Κέλσι μου άρεσε πολύ. Τη βρήκα ιδιαίτερη - δεν θυμάμαι να έχω ξαναδιαβάσει σε ρομάντζο εποχής για μια ηρωίδα που αγοράστηκε σε δημοπρασία! Η εξέλιξη αυτής της σχέσης μπορεί να φάνταζε προκαθορισμένη,όμως μέχρι να φτάσουμε στο περιβόητο happy end συνέβησαν πολλά,και κανένα από αυτά δεν μπορεί να ισχυριστεί κανείς πως ήταν βαρετό. Οπωσδήποτε ο Ντέρεκ δεν είναι Άντονι
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Sera
3.5 stars
Chumchum_88
In this one I certainly took not just a long while but forever to finish this book, I don't know how many months it has been in the Currently Reading section.

The scenario of a well-bred lady becoming a man's mistress was not a new concept to me, and I have read it twice actually, but the thing is that's the react reason that I didn't instantly read this one, the other ones were somehow grimmer which made me imagine that this one would be much worse considering the circumstances the main couple m
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Kim
After an amazing journey reading "Once a Princess", I itched for another by Linsey, and looking at the really positive reviews on Goodreads, I tried this book.

I think my concentration levels were pretty low yesterday, but I just couldn't pay attention to the plot, even though I finished the book in a day. I would say the book is rather boring, but maybe I wasn't in the mood for reading and I just happened to start on this one.

The hero is pretty decent here, compared to Stefan in Once a Princes
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Apple
Jun 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am curious what motivates women to like books like this. The so called hero was a man that uses woman purely for sex. All the men in his family had mistresses. Is that romantic? Is that what you want in real life to find a man that only wants to see a woman in the bedroom? Because that was what Derek Malory did - he never spent any of his time outside of the bedroom with his mistresses. He uses them for sex only and then goes about his day.
SPOILER

"Thank you for gifting me with your virginity"
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Nhi Nguyễn
This book is my saving grace when I was in deep shock and anger after the shitty US presidential election result. After all, there is nothing better than a great romance novel to lift you up and keep you fangirling all day :D
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).
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η Κέλσι Λάνγκτον βλέπει τη ζωή της να καταρρέει όταν, εκεί που είχε τα πάντα, βρίσκεται χωρίς να έχει απολύτως τίποτα πέραν της αριστοκρατικής καταγωγής της που όμως, από μόνη της, δεν είναι αρκετή. Προκειμένου να διασφαλίσει το μέλλον της αδερφής της, η Κέλσι αποφασίζει ν' αφήσει στην άκρη την υπερηφάνεια της πουλώντας τον εαυτό της σε μια δημοπρασία, μετά το τέλος της οποίας θα βρεθεί στα χέρια κάποιου αριστοκράτη για να την χρησιμοποιήσει ως το ερωτικό του παιχνιδάκι. Και για καλή της τύχη, θ ...more
♥ℳelody
I would have given this a higher rating if the author delved deeper into the story or at least the main characters. I don't know it was very in-between for me personally. I liked the story but I felt it was missing something. I was interested in the characters but felt they weren't completely fleshed out which was a bummer cause it could have made for a better story and better characters. All the elements were there I just think the author's writing style didn't do it justice. The dialogue itsel ...more
Charli
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Allow me to preface this by saying that historical romance is not my normal genre of books. I tend more towards fantasy, urban fantasy, YA, suspense, mystery, and horror than I do historical romance, although I do enjoy a good romance or romantic suspense novel every now and again.

That being said, when I do read historical romance novels, I rarely, if ever, read Johanna Lindsey's work. The reason for this is that I have picked up one or two that read almost like a grade school reading primer and
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Zuzana
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
We all have a book which makes us fall in love with reading. For some it was Ronald Dahl, for other Harry Potter, for me it was Johanna Lindsey & her SAY YOU LOVE ME ! I remember reading it as 16 year old, hopelessly romantic, girl as it was yesterday ! I re-read many times since then.. and my impression never change! Easy-to-read historic romance from the times when ladies and gentlemen walked our streets... beautiful, filled with love & expectations :)
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I don't understand how this was romantic. I really don't. It's Pretty Woman in a corset.

I didn't find Pretty Woman to be particularly romantic, either.

The virgin auction angle was laughable, the story far too dependent on past Malory shenanigans, and the villain was over the top.
Ioanna Bouna
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Η σειρα της οικογενεια Μαλορυ βλετιωνεται διαρκως ...αυτη την ιστορια την διαβασα κυριολεκτικα σε μια μερα ...Καλογραμμενο με δυο ομορφους ηρωες , ρομαντικο ....υπεροχο..
C.A.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: johanna-lindsey
Sigh, I SO love the Malory men, they are just totally delicious..
ies
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-2011
Ouch... DEREK MALORY... aha, baca terjemahannya dan ternyata emang Derek itu sweeeeeettt banget, mau dong cow kek gitu hehehe
satu2nya anggota MAlory yg normal menurut gw :D
Trang Nguyen
When reading a series there are some readers who liked to be reminded of past heros and heroines from the previous books, I happen to not be one of those readers. Don't get me wrong I don't mind a small re-cap but to go on pages and pages about how Anthony was a notorious rake and how James was an ex-pirate was too much even for me. I feel all this re-capping took away from the romance Derek Malory and Kelsey were going through. Having read the previous Mallery book over a month ago I was hoping ...more
Christina
A classic example of why a conflict that could be resolved with a conversation won't sustain a full length romance novel. In fact, there are two ways the conflict would have been resolved with a conversation, and it doesn't make a lot of sense that neither takes place. The premise of this novel is that a lady must auction herself as a mistress when her uncle's debts paupers the family. She's bought by the hero, but won't tell him her true circumstances, even when presented with the perfect oppor ...more
Megan
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this book just disapointed me. I love this series, I love Johanna Lindsey, I just could not love this book. I wanted too though! The plot was great, I was all excited for sparks and romance and all that good stuff. However it let me down, there was hardly any dialogue. This made me sad because the dialogue that was there was great!

Also with no dialogue the story would fly within the space of a paragragh almost giving me whiplash. The ending felt rushed. The last 20 pages have so much going
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Seffra
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars!

I kinda skipped over Amy and Warren's book because I really wanted to read Derek and Kelsey's story since it sounded really interesting. From the beginning you know that this book was quite different from Ms. Lindsey's other stories. It was much darker but still really god. I didn't think Johanna Lindsey can and would go dark but she did it well!

Oh man...I loved Derek! He was such a sweet guy who is such a happy-go-lucky sort of man. He saved Kelsey from being bought by a horribly cruel
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Amanda
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
I have been a Johanna Lindsey fan for a long time and occasionally I like to re-read a few of her books. The other day, I selected this one and was immediately swept away into a different time.

1844 London
Kelsey is a wonderful character. She is willing to do absolutely anything to save her family from financial ruin. And I really do mean anything - she agrees to auction herself at "house of ill-repute" to a stranger with the intentions of becoming his mistress.
Derek is the average, good
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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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“I find it intolerable that this lord is out there going about his
depravities unhindered. I was hoping you might know some way to deal with the man."
"Oh, Yes," James said with a dark, ominous smile. "I can think of a few ways."
"Short of killing him, that is," Derek felt it prudent to add.
James said nothing for nearly ten seconds, then, "If you insist.”
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