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The Magic of You

(Malory-Anderson Families #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  13,197 ratings  ·  388 reviews
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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
Mass Market Paperback, 407 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Avon (first published June 1st 1993)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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 ...more
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
Jun 03, 2012 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
Chantal ❤️
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is my favorite in this series by JL

Review in a few.
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Amy Malory is soon to turn eighteen years old, and as the younger of her siblings, she is ready to find a husband. But she knows the man she will marry, even if he doesn't realize it....Warren Anderson. She has "feelings" and her feeling stronger than ever is that he is her future mate but she must convince him first, and she knows it won't be easy. Warren Anderson is bitter over the past and lost his faith in women except
Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
From 7th to 9th grade I had been obsessed with romance novels, reading everything from “Lady Chatterley's Lover” to category romances to thick, door-stopper historical epics. By the time “The Magic of You” was published in June 1993, I was just finishing my sophomore year in High School and was not as fanatical about reading for fun, due to having a full course load at school, with no lunch period and little time for extra-extracurricular activities. But the day I spotted that book at a ...more
Sophie ♥
May 04, 2013 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
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
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
Is this a romance? If it is then where was the love?

All I saw a pathetic childish heroine was chasing the hero and claiming her love for him again and again. The point is I didn't feel the love. She knew that the hero doesn't like her but she was determined to make him love her. Sorry but no sorry, the heroine whole banter was just irritating. And the hero who was another example of pathetic personality stuck in his past love life where other evil women ruined his life ..... blah blah blah and
♡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
Warren Anderson is the crankiest of the Anderson's because of a jilted love many years ago, but the moment that Amy Malory met him she knew he was the one for her. There are many up hill battles that Amy has to face to get Warren to love her and even though I love this book I really think that in the end after he breaks her heart she really forgives him so easily. I wish she would've made him grovel a little bit.
Sabrina Jeffries
Mar 09, 2010 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).
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
Ivana Azap Feješ
Aug 31, 2014 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
Oct 25, 2011 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 ...more
Jun 09, 2011 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 ...more
When Funmi Met Romance
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
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!
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
Victoria Cavill
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this book.
Warren and Amy were so good together. I loved it.
This was one of those books that I want to erase from my memory and re-read again!
Jul 15, 2012 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
Dec 14, 2012 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
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 ...more
Sep 16, 2014 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
Nov 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
The heroine is 17, the hero is 36. I don't mind the age difference but I need the heroine (and the hero) to be out of the diapers. 17? She's still a kid. No thank you, not my thing.
Kate H
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Johanna Lindsey is an author I have read for many years and while her books are not amazing they are a good solid rainy afternoon escape. I think the best part of her books are the characters who are multi-faceted and keep me engaged in the book.

Couldn’t stand the heroine’s personality.
Sheila Melo
May 22, 2014 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
Arec Rain
Sep 26, 2011 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
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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,

Other books in the series

Malory-Anderson Families (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Love Only Once (Malory-Anderson Family, #1)
  • Tender Rebel (Malory-Anderson Family, #2)
  • Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3)
  • Say You Love Me (Malory Family, #5)
  • The Present (Malory-Anderson Family, #6)
  • 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)
  • Stormy Persuasion (Malory-Anderson Family, #11)
“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".” 1 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” 1 likes
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