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Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 Heartsick and desperate to return home to America, Georgina Anderson boards the Maiden Anne disguised as a cabin boy, never dreaming she'll be forced into intimate servitude at the whim of the ship's irrepressible captain, James Mallory.The black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, the handsome ex-pirateAlso see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1Heartsick and desperate to return home to America, Georgina Anderson boards the Maiden Anne disguised as a cabin boy, never dreaming she'll be forced into intimate servitude at the whim of the ship's irrepressible captain, James Mallory.The black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, the handsome ex-pirate once swore no woman alive could entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas his resolve will be weakened by an unrestrained passion and by the high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own....

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Gentle Rogue Reviews

  • Anne
    2018-10-25 01:37

    This cover is Fabiolous, right?! Hyuck, hyuck!I went into this knowing that it was an (almost) 20 year old romance about pirates, so I was prepared to give it some wiggle room for a lot of things. But, at the same time, this one kept popping up as one of the Top Pirate Romances of all times, so I was also seriously excited by the prospect of reading such a guilty pleasure.*whispers*Faaaabio...Sadly, this did not live up to my (rather pathetic) expectations. And while I was a bit let down by the lack of swashbuckling, I was quite honestly more let down by the lack of hot n' dirty pirate sex. I mean, there was sex, but it was just...eh.Ha! Ok, I'm throwing this one in as a freebie:Can't unsee that shit, can you? You're welcome, Goodreads!Ok, ok.So what was wrong with Gentle Rogue, you ask?Well, more than likely the problem stems from it being an (almost) 20 year old romance about pirates. So. Yeah.It was just dull by today's romance standards, and since I didn't read it back in the day, I didn't have the nostalgia to poke me in the feels and trick me into enjoying it more.Still, there were very real problems with the story.I thought Mallory was an asshole. And not in a rogue-ish way, either. Just douchey, you know? He was an ass for the sake of being an ass, and for some unknown reason, everyone thought it was charming.Ok, you know that person who likes to make rude comments loudly about strangers in public, while everyone else just cringes inwardly and looks away?That's Mallory in a nutshell. You'd think he gets away with it because he's got money and comes from nobility, but that's not it.It's apparently because he's better at fighting than anyone else in the world. He's a ninja-pirate!*rolls eyes*Whatever.Georgina wasn't any better. She was an idiot. The book tried to pass her off as a determined little spitfire, but what that actually meant was dumbass. She was like a cat who eats a ball of yarn, then freaks out because there's shit hanging out of their ass on a string. Except she wasn't as much fun to watch.In short, they were both ridiculous, and I didn't like either of them.Then there was the gross age gap. First, let me say that I'm not knocking age gaps. But my personal cutoff date on said gap is whether or not this person could be your parent. Georgina was 22, and Mallory had a son that was 17. Sorry, that's cutting it a little too close for my taste.Blech...Another annoyance was all the times that Georgina got nervous or ran off and hid because either Mallory or one of her brothers were threatening to beat her. And, no, none of them ever did, so I probably could have given that a pass if the book had been more interesting. As it was, it grated on my nerves and made me hate all the characters even more.Still. Fabio.2 stars for the story and an extra star for that cover. Sexy Pirate Buddy Read with Jeff & HollyExcept neither of them read this. So, I'm just that idiot who climbed the water tower, got drunk waiting for her friends to show up, and had to be forcibly removed by the cops for trying to pee off the edge. Thanks for leaving me hanging, guys!

  • FlibBityFLooB
    2018-10-31 01:36

    Re-read 7/18/10 -- Man... I think I even liked this audiobook better the second time around. Pirrrrrrrratical fun. ;)4.5/5 stars. This was my first novel by Johanna Lindsey, though I read a short-story of hers in an anthology before reading this book. As I listened to the audiobook, I was trying to determine why I was enjoying the book so much, despite numerous bodice-ripper type of clichés. I made myself a list to justify both my enjoyment and distaste.Reasons I enjoyed this book? My love of historical romance stories where the heroine has über-protective brothers who act crazy out of love for their sister. In this book, Georgina has 5 older brothers :) Fisticuffs ensue. Rinse, Lather, Repeat. More fisticuffs. 5-on-1 brother against pirate. Wheee! I’m almost surprised Georgina didn’t leap into the ring herself. I loved the description of sprawled legs and flinging arms. Then post-fight, the blithe retort of James to Georgie in front of her brothers:“I don’t think they like me, George.” Or, how about the silly discourse between the brothers:“Should we really hang him if he marries Georgie? It doesn’t seem right, hanging a brother-in-law.”Resume fisticuffs. :) My secret-obsession with men wearing pirate shirts, tight pants, and an earring. Wheeee! PIRATE! My extreme enjoyment of picturing a “gentleman”-pirate in the spirit of the Pirates of Penzance, not the raping-pillaging sort. I hate to admit, but I love a gender-bender/woman-in-pants pretending to be a guy plotline. The audiobook narrator’s voice when reading the character of James Mallory reminded me of the audiobook narrator who reads the character of Barrons in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. The narrator also did a good job with the brogue of Ian. I like it when audiobook narrators can do different voices and accents.  References by Americans in the book to London as a “den of iniquity”. People usually romanticize London during books of this time period, so it was fun to see characters hating the idea of England and London. Not that I have anything against the UK myself. :) I like characters in books that can raise their eyebrow at something another character says. James had a very sexy way of raising his eyebrow in the book and not saying anything aloud, but saying everything with his expression. Did I mention I like to picture men with earrings and pirate-shirts? I might just have to dress my husband up next Halloween… Make him swab the deck or walk-the-plank or something. Hmmmm…So, what were my issues with the book? Despite Georgie as a spitfire heroine with a supposedly hot temper, she seemed rather wimply at times. The whole nausea thing annoyed me in the book. Dizzyness and urge to faint or something, I could understand. But nausea? Feeling like throwing up on the Pirate? Bah! She was ready to jump his bones, not vomit.  Flippant disregard for chance of pregnancy on a ship in the middle of the ocean. Ummmm. Seemed a bit unrealistic to me. Maybe not for the guy in the 1800s harboring a secret female in his cabin, but I would at least think Georgie would at least have a tinge of worry about it. The idea that Georgie could pull off a 12 year old boy when she was a 22 year old female without anyone suspecting. Too young and too unbelievable. And an icky thought. When I pictured Georgie in drag, I saw her as a 17 year old cabin-boy in my head. Not 12. I was reading along, and suddenly it felt like I was reading The Flame and the Flower by Woodiwiss. Except with retired pirates. Yes, I know they are really very different books. But, I still felt like I was blending the stories together in my head. There was no cannon fire at sea when I was expecting it. They saw a pirate ship, but instead of fighting, they ran away. BOOOOO!!!!! I wanted battle and sword fighting/swashbuckling.  Lack of sea chanty singing and sea monsters. Where there are pirates there should be sea-chanties and drunken behavior. And large octopi or squids. Maybe I’ve read too much paranormal fiction recently. I doubt that there are many sea monsters in historical romance, other than that recent rewrite of Austen with Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. I might just have to read that… Parts of the book were so cheesy that I felt like a voyeur watching a bad Cinemax late-night movie. At least they were cheesy fun like flaming hot cheesey goo on pizza fresh out of the oven.Would I read it again? *Raises an eyebrow* You question that? Of course I would, though it likely won’t be for a while until I’m in the mood again for a protective – brothers – of – gender – bender – spitfire – heroine – who – has – frisky – behavior – at – sea – with – gentleman – pirate - captain storyline. Somehow, I doubt this is the only historical romance with that plot, but I could be wrong. :)

  • Faye, la Patata
    2018-11-08 00:45

    Meh. Sexist themes. Dominant male. Virgin female who was pretty much manipulated into having sex with the sorry excuse of a love interest, and then thought nothing of it. BLAH.(view spoiler)[Not even good fap material. (hide spoiler)]

  • Zeek
    2018-11-06 20:50

    Strong willed Georgina Anderson is determined to find the fiancé she lost four years earlier when he had been impressed into service by the British during the war of 1812. Doing so meant leaving the five older brothers who raised her, as well as her home in America, but she’ll be damned if she’d let a little thing like war, time, and distance get in between her and her plans for the future.And find him she does. However her ‘fiancé’ is married and settled down- to someone else!- and he is baffled that she actually is still clinging to the hope of marrying him. Hurt and more than a little red-faced, all Georgie wants to do now is get out of Jolly ol’ dreadful England- but the only immediate way back to America is to work her way home incognito as a cabin boy!One problem. The Captain of the ship turns out to be the one man who knows exactly who she is.James Mallory cant believe the impish girl dressed as a man he ran into weeks ago- and has never forgotten- has made her way onto his ship. Her "cabin boy" disguise isn’t fooling him… but he’s not telling her because this is the perfect opportunity to keep the feisty little darling nearby- and get her into his bed. To keep the game afoot he must keep up an act, pretending that she is what she says she is. But the game of seduction he plans backfires, and he finds himself just as trapped into their respective roles as she is. Passion burns and all is revealed rather quickly- because this temperamental woman fascinates him to no end- but he’s got an even bigger stumbling block looming unaware ahead of him… Her brothers.Written back in the days of big hair and Fabio covers, Johanna Lindsey defined the historical romance genre. Why have I clung to the romance genre all these years? Because of this book…and ones like it. Yes the plot is cheesy as all get out- but the characters and dialogue are as fresh today as they ever were.Unfortunately Johanna Lindsey’s newer releases are decidedly lacking. Still, if you want to know why Lindsey’s name became legendary or why her books sold-and are still being sold- in the millions all over the world, read Gentle Rogue.

  • Lover of Romance
    2018-10-31 01:45

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance SummaryGeorgina Anderson, has been on the hunt for the fiancee that disappeared during the war with Britain. Its been four years since he was taken by their Navy, and never heard a word from him. After her brother Thomas refuses to go in search for him, Georgina along with a trusted family friend and protector "Mac" go to England on their own to search for her missing fiancee Malcolm. But what she finds is a fiancee that married a English woman and already had children without a word to her. After a long search, and low on funds Georgina misses home and her overprotective brothers and wants to return back to the America's. Mac finds passage on a ship heading to the West Indies, where one of her brothers ships is at. And so she poses as the "cabin boy" for Captain James Malory. James Malory has been searching for the lady dressed in men's clothes that kicked his shin not too long ago, and shocked to find her dressed as his new cabin boy. Delighted and intrigued, he acts as though he only sees a boy, and plays with her. But the truth comes out, as does the desire they feel for each other. But Georgie will have to face her family that the man she has fallen hard for is the same pirate who sunk one of her brothers ships and has been their nemesis ever since...not going to go over well.The HeroJames Malory is a rogue and loves his women...all different shapes and sizes and passions. He is known as the gentleman pirate, because he once was rebellious and wanted adventure and captained his own pirate ship. But gave that up so he could return home and be with his family once again. Especially when he learned that he has a teenage son who knew him upon meeting him. He had to turn somewhat respectable but it still chafed at him having to be all proper in society. Now James deals in trade, trying to be as good a father as he possibly can. James is the king of all rakes...I am telling you and boy is he entertaining. James might be one of my all time favorite characters of the whole Malory clan. He is so lively and entertaining, and very roguish in all so many fun ways. You can't take his character seriously, he is very amusing especially when you see the lengths he goes to be with his true love.The HeroineGeorgiana Anderson has been well loved and pampered by her five older brothers. From forty years old to the youngest barely twenty. She may have lost her parents at a young age, but her brothers gave her a home and family and love. She grew up knowing how to get around any of their family company's ships since she could walk. She had a childhood sweetheart "Malcolm" that her brothers tried the hardest to keep her from falling for. But while all had left, she decided to go in search for him after six lonely years, if only to find some closure. Georgie is a spirited and care free character. She can be willful and impulsive at times, but she has a heart of gold with a bit of a temper. I love Georgie so much, so fiercely independent and a fighter.Plot and Story LineGentle Rogue has to be one of my favorite books of the series, and I believe it was my first book I read in this series and got me hooked on this family and their amusing antics. In this book though, we are introduced to a new family, a family that will eventually work along side these Malory's...The American Anderson family. Now at the beginning of the book here, the Anderson despise anything English literally."Then why didn't you leave in the customary fashion, by purchasing passage?" "Because the only ships crossing the atlantic were English." "I imagine that's supposed to make sense. Give me a moment and I might figure it out...then again, I might not. What the deuce is wrong with English ships?" "You wouldn't find anything wrong with them, but I happen to despise all things English." "Do you indeed? Am I included in that package?" When his brow went up this time, she had the greatest urge to yank it back down. "You were. I haven't made up my mind whether you still are." But we see these families come together in such a glorious and adventurous way. Now it starts off with our lovely heroine Georgie. She has convinced a family friend Mac, to go with her to England in search of her fiancee. And they go through England searching for news of him. She and Mac do get into an altercation with James Malory and his brother in Tender Rebel but then Georgie finds out where Malcolm is and learns the painful truth. Now she wants to return home and agrees to be a cabin boy and dresses and acts the part. Now this is where the story really gets interesting. Because our hero is a devil at times and loves to play games, mostly harmless. He has George (his nickname for her and continues calling her that for the rest of the series) doing all sorts of things for him. Washing his back, delivering his food, cleaning his cabin, reading to him erotic stories (Yeah...he is totally working the disguise) she found the page, Cleared her throat, and began to read. '"There was nary a doubt that I had ever seen such big ones, round and ripe. My teeth ached to bit them."' God what tripe. This would have them both asleep in minutes. '"I pinched one and heard her gasp of delight. The other beckoned my mouth, which was panting to oblige. Oh, heaven! Oh, sweet bliss of those succulent...beasts..."' Georgina slammed the book closed with a horrified gasp."This...this..""Yes. I know. Its called erotica, dear boy.. , acting like he has a headache and having her massage his scalp and she soon learns that he knows the truth and she also discovers that certain "feelings" she has had is desire and James introduces her to it. So they have a bit of a love affair going on while on his ship. But then they land in the West Indies, and Georgie leaves James without a word, to go to her brothers ship before it leaves for the America's. And James does what he does, and chases after her not realizing how much he cares about her at this point and there is a intense confrontation with her five over protective brothers. Now when reading this you have to understand the personality of James. He has a devil may care attitude at times and boldly tells them all the truth. Yeah five big muscled over protective brothers don't take the truth very well. What has made this a wonderful and most memorable romance over the years is really James Malory and our introduction to the Anderson Clan. I love that so many of these brothers become heroes in future books. We get to see some of our favorite characters including Anthony and Derek and we can't forget Percy. Now we don't get much of Percy until this point really...but you see a lot more of him in Say You Love Me and A Loving Scoundrel. His character is so funny a bit silly at times, but he is a charming rascal. The romance between James and George isn't conventional or what you expect but this is what I love about Lindsey. She can write outrageous and crazy and unique romances that endear you. And she does that with Gentle Rogue and I love the way this book was written. I was laughing and smiling all the way through the book and I realized why this is one of my all time favorites and had a blast reading it again especially since its been years. I can't wait for the next one up, Warren and Amy's book.The CoverI just adored these townhouse covers that are in the first half of the series, it has such a calming feel to it.Overall ViewGentle Rogue is a romantic tale of adventure on the seas....of unconventional characters, a stunning display of humor and charm and a book that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and wanting more of these delectable characters that are beyond memorable.Click To Buy On Amazon[foogallery id="19026"]

  • Kat Desi
    2018-10-28 19:50

    I don't know how many times I've read this book over the years, but each time I do, I still giggle over it. James is definitely my favorite Malory, along with Anthony.

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-11-15 21:46

    James Malory, rogue, rake, and pirate. And very sexy guy. This guy is an original. You know he's something special when you meet him in Love Only Once, and I was eager to read his book. Well I definitely enjoyed seeing James meet his HEA with Georgina. This was a fun, sexy book. I tell you, James Malory is a guy who goes after what he wants. Once he figures out that his cabin boy is a girl, she's in his bed a very short time later. Little does he know that she has lots of big, strong, angry brothers. But he's not about to let them take about the woman that he has claimed all for his own.James is such a funny guy. I love his rivalry with his brother Anthony, and his comraderie with his crew. It was nice to see him get to know his long-lost illegitimate son, Jeremy, who resembles the Malory clan more than he does. Actually Jeremy looks a lot like his brother Anthony. I love his raunchy nature, but how he is actually very gentle and loving with George.The love scenes in this book were singe-worthy back in the day. Nowadays, I think they would be tame as far as how explicit they are not. But I feel the attraction and chemistry between James and George make this book sizzle for me. Gentle Rogue is a winner.

  • *The Angry Reader*
    2018-10-29 22:44

    5 Old School stars!! (I'm doing the Running Man thanks to all this delicious 90s goodness!) This book had everything fabulous in early romance books without any of the crap (the rapey-rape). James is a pirate, Englishman, rake, lord, and douche. Georgie is a sassy ass who pretends to be a cabin boy on his ship. He half-tortures her (and cocks his eyebrow a lot). She runs her mouth and does goofy things and loses her temper. Man, plot doesn't matter. What matters is that James is the most perfectly awful hero ever. Dude is just this side of being unbearable - which made him a delight to read. So much love/hate for his pompous ass. And Georgie brought her A-Game, took none of his shit, and kicked ass. It's been a long time since a book took me this far outside my head-space so that I could just read and enjoy. I wasn't evaluating it for anything bc I was too lost in the awesome.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-03 18:42

    I really enjoyed Gentle Rogue. The image of Georgie disguised as a scrawny twelve year old cabin boy with a temper was so funny. She thought that Captain James Malory didn’t know who she was but James knew all right. She was the ‘wench’ disguised as a boy he’d been looking for since the day she kicked him in the shins and ran off after he carried her out of a Tavern. She’s been on his mind for days and it was just his luck that Georgie happened to step onto his ship. James decides to play along with her charade until Georgie admits who she really is. Georgie gets so hot and nauseous having to be near James all day and all night. She was no idea that these are feelings of arousal so when James kisses her she let’s everything go. The truth is out and they spend the rest of their journey together in passion, nothing more. James has vowed he will never marry and Georgie knows that their time together will end as soon as they dock. Too bad Georgie’s already fallen in love!When Georgie’s brothers come into the story it gets really exciting! Five strong captains who are very overprotective of their little sister! They are so angry when they find out Georgie traveled all the way to England, worked disguised as a cabin boy, shared a cabin with James, realize she’s been compromised and that she’s pregnant! They force James and Georgie to marry but they give James a hard time, get him beaten up in the process and even try to get him hanged. Though they forced the marriage they had no plans on letting them be together. James had such a hard time admitting he loved Georgie. He was such a Rogue, and he never had anything nice or sweet to say. He would always yell “Georgie is not leaving me” rather then tell her how he really felt. It wasn’t until he finally admitted that she couldn’t leave because he LOVED her that Georgie’s brothers finally let them be! I loved the bantering between the brothers. They were just like Anthony and James. They were so funny! Also I was busting up that nobody in the Malory family believed that James actually married. Even when Georgie was right in front of them they thought that she must be his mistress… Very good book!

  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    2018-10-26 18:47

    Realmente son 4/4'5 pero, qué narices, hay que ser generosa cuando, a pesar de los momentos más flojos, te lo pasas tan bien leyendo un libro como me lo he pasado yo con Amable y tirano. James Malory ya me tenía encandilada desde el primer libro de la saga, me enamoró en el segundo y en éste ya doy palmas con las orejas cada vez que aparece, es un personaje que te conquista con cada acción que realiza y cada palabra que dice. Y George es un encanto, de pichotismo ausente, o que se agradece muchísimo. Me ha faltado más tensión sexual pero entiendo que no está el libro para esas cosas cuando luego hay que dar más vueltas que el baúl de la Piquer. Y no se le nota especialmente el viejunismo aunque tiene sus cositas básicas en la Lindsey que pueden hacerte ladear el moño. Vamos, que me lo he pasado genial con el libro pero sobre todo, he disfrutado con los momentos de James con Anthony, divertidísimos, no me cansaba de leerlos. Lo mejor sin duda.En fin, que James Malory a mis enaguas!!! I love youuuuuuuuu!!!

  • NiCoLeTa E.
    2018-11-16 21:41

    Ήταν τόσο αναθεματισμένα ωραίο...Χριστέ μου! Αγαπώ όλους τους Μάλορι...Αγαπώ όλους τους Άντερσον...Αγαπώ και τον Νίκολας Ίντεν...Είναι όλοι τους τόσο παθιασμένοι, τόσο ξεροκέφαλοι, τόσο θερμοκέφαλοι, αλλά και τόσο σέξι...Δε θες να σταματήσεις να διαβάζεις τις περιπέτειες τους (Οι οποίες δε σταματούν ποτέ για κανέναν τους)Θέλω και τα άλλα βιβλία... Και διόπτρα ας μην ξεχνιόμαστε έχεις ξεχάσει κάτι... Την ιστορία του Άντονι...

  • Kristal Kitap
    2018-11-09 00:27

    <3<3<3 ...James Mallory... <3<3<3

  • Emma Chase
    2018-11-15 18:52

    A fun, easy read with a "classic historical romance" feel. Loved the banter between Georgie and James. I wanted George to smack him several times throughout the story - that's my kind of romantic hero. Not a fan of the cover art, however.

  • Lisa Kay
    2018-11-10 22:37

    My fav from the series.

  • D.G.
    2018-11-17 17:40

    For a soon to be Buddy Read with my friend and comrade-in-arms Jennifer.Selected simply because of the cover in hopes that this will reach the same heights of craziness as Just by looking at the cover, I have so many questions!- Will they do it doggy style?- Is that her dress trapped under his belt? Or his own shirt?- What is her right hand doing? With a slit (of the dress) that high...could it be she's taking care of her own business?

  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2018-10-22 01:45

    Ήρθε η ώρα να γνωρίσουμε τη δυναμική Τζορτζίνα Άντερσον, η οποία μεταμφιέζεται σε αγόρι και στριμώχνεται στο πλοίο Μέιντεν Ανν αναζητώντας τον χαμένο της μνηστήρα. Βέβαια, αντί για εκείνον, θα συναντήσει τον Τζέιμς Μάλορι, έναν γοητευτικό άντρα, πρώην πειρατή και το ρεμάλι της οικογένειάς του, που καμιά γυναίκα δεν του έχει αντισταθεί, αλλά και που καμιά δεν έχει βάλει εκείνος στην καρδιά του. Όπως καταλαβαίνετε, η ιστορία ανατρέπεται, όπως και η μέχρι τότε καθημερινότητά τους, με τους δυο τους να μπλέκονται σε ένα γαϊτανάκι συγκεχυμένων συναισθημάτων που απειλεί να τους καταπιεί αν δεν καταφέρουν να το τιθασεύσουν και να το αποδεχτούν. Δεδομένου ότι έχω μια αδυναμία στους καλοκάγαθους κατά τ' άλλα, τσόγλανους, αντιλαμβάνεστε πως ο Τζέιμς έχει όλα τα στοιχεία που χρειάζεται για να με ρίξει. Και μάλιστα, το πέτυχε εύκολα, αβίαστα, χωρίς να το προσπαθήσει καν. Από την άλλη, η Τζορτζίνα, αν και δυναμική, φαντάζει κάπως πιο γήινη και προσιτή σε σχέση με τις ηρωίδες των προηγούμενων βιβλίων της σειράς, κάτι που θα βάλω στα συν του εν λόγω βιβλίου, αφού θεωρώ πως η μέση αναγνώστρια θα μπορέσει να ταυτιστεί πιο έντονα μαζί της. Ένα μείγμα αισθησιασμού, πάθους, τρυφερότητας αλλά και κωμικότητας, σε ένα ανάγνωσμα που θα χαρακτηρίζαμε καλοκαιρινό, φρέσκο και δροσερά απολαυστικό.

  • Paula
    2018-11-05 00:54

    3.5 stars

  • Whitney
    2018-11-04 18:27

    This book was a bit disappointing. The characters were all very interesting. The abundance of characters though, was a bit overwhelming at times. For being a romance, this one lacked just that. The focus was less on James and Georgina and more on their siblings and interactions. I know this is a third of a "series" so there was familiarity between characters and certain story lines. But, I felt that left little room for THIS story. More time was spent on past or future books. I wish we would have seen a deeper or more meaningful connection between James and Georgina. Instead, we're just told that it was there. Overall, it was a funny read but just lacking in other areas.

  • Min Li Li
    2018-10-21 18:35

    Serinin en bir sevdiğim kitabı oldu Kaçak Yolcu.Anthony'nin hikayesi beni biraz hayal kırıklığına uğratsa da James'in hikaye tam ona yaraşır şekildeydi. Bu kitapta seriye ismini vere diğer aile Andersonlar ile tanıştık.Onlarda Malory kardeşler kadar harikaydı. <3Gönül isterdi ki hepsini hikayesini okuyabilelim ama sadece 3 kardeşin hikayesi var onlardan da. *-*

  • Cassandra Dexter Colby
    2018-11-14 22:27

    James nos deja mareadas. La reseña en nuestro blog :) http://alacamaconunlibro.blogspot.com...

  • Ioanna Bouna
    2018-11-01 21:35

    To καλυτερο μεχρι στιγμης απο την σειρα της οικογενειας Μαλορυ ..Ο Τζειμς ειναι ακριβως το ειδος του ηρωα που μου αρεσει ...η ηρωιδα πιο απτη απο τις προηγουμενες ..Μεχρι και την τελευταια λεξη το απολαυσα ..συνεχιζω στο 4ο...

  • Wendy,Lady Evelyn Quince
    2018-11-02 21:54

    I first read this book eons ago, back when Johanna Lindsey was for me the greatest writer on earth. Yeah, I was a dumb kid, but weren't we all a little bit? I remember anxiously walking to Woolworth's every day in November of 1990, freaking out for her latest book and annoying the clerks by repeatedly asking when were the new ones coming in!The day I saw the shelf stocker opening up a new box, I grabbed the first book out from the top, not even caring that it has a slit in the cover. I was a bit disheartened because for a Duillo-Fabio-Lindsey cover, save for Georgina's lovely rose-trimmed gown, that cover was ugly with it drab green tones! But then when I saw the cover for Lindsey's next book, , that got me more depressed. No more Fabio (although he'd make a comeback for a few more of Lindsey's books) and it was a step-back to boot, with a flowery font. I actually preferred that crappy, pointed Sci-Fi looking font. The old Lindsey era was over with Gentle Rogue.Gentle Rogue starts out hilariously with Georgina Anderson trying to kill a cockroach, failing, and not caring as long as it's out of her sight. As this is a very silly book, as usual with Lindsey check your brain at the door and enjoy the ride. Parts of this book runs parallel to to its precursor(which wasn't that great due to a dull-as-dishwater heroine), and there is a lot of repetition of previous scenes. But in Gentle Rogue all the characters are a blast, especially Georgina's five belligerent older brothers who take turns beating up James. My favorite brother was Warren, and his bookis my 2nd favorite in the Malory series, where he meets his match with the much younger and very persistent Amy Malory. For me those two books are the high points in the Malory-Anderson series, although Gentle Rogue is by far the best.And yes, the title of the book is true, for hard-muscled ex-pirate James Malory is a unrepentant rogue, through and through, taking advantage of the heroine Georgina and disgracing her in front of her brothers so that he's forced to wed her. James is such a droll charmer, witty and very arrogant. I enjoyed this book when I first read it, but over the years I've learned to love it so much more, especially now that I picture James looking like another blond, green eyed Englishman: a young Sean Bean!GRRR...5 stars

  • Netha
    2018-10-31 17:27

    Georgina Anderson datang ke inggris tanpa sepengetahuan kakak2nya untuk mencari tunangannya yg dipaksa menjadi tentara inggris sejak 6 tahun yg lalu & menemukan bahwa malcom sudah menikah & mempunyai anak.marah & jengkel georgina yg ditemani oleh mac menyamar sebagai laki2 & ikut kapal apapun yg akan bertolak ke amerika.georgina menyamar sebagai cabin boy maiden anne, kapal milik james mallory.james mallory, viscount of ryding, putera ke 3 keluarga mallory, mantan bajak laut yg sekali lihat georgina yg berpakaian laki2 langsung tahu bahwa georgina perempuan.tentu saja lha wong james & georgina pernah bentrok disebuah penginapan saat george & mac beristirahat didatangi oleh james & anthony yg sedang mencari sepupu rosylin, istri baru anthony.james langsung ingin memiliki george namun hanya sbg wanita simpanan. tentu saja buat james menikah itu termasuk perbuatan bodoh.tp james masih ingin mengerjai george jd james berpura2 tidak tahu bahwa george sebenarnya wanita.ada2 aja tingkah james untuk menggoda george termasuk meminta george menggosok punggungnya saat mandi. wakakakakaka dasar james iseng.george sendiri dengan mudahnya jatuh ke pelukan james & menjadi kekasih james selama dalam perjalanan.saat sampai di jamaika george bertemu kakaknya drew yg akhirnya membawanya kembali ke connicticut tanpa membiarkan george berpamitan dulu pada james.jadilah james jengkel & menyusul george.james jadi tau bahwa george berasal dari keluarga berada & memiliki 5 kakak laki2 yg sangat protective pada adik bungsu perempuan mereka.masalah bertambah rumit & runyam karna ternyata saat masih menjadi captain hawke james pernah membajak 2 kapal skylark milik keluarga anderson.dengan cara james yg khas, angkuh & seenaknya sendiri, james datang ke kediaman anderson mengumbar segala aib & kedekatannya dengan george didepan orang banyak.jadilah ke 5 kakak george murka & menghajar james serta memaksanya menikahi george saat itu juga & langsung mengurung james di wine cedar.yahhhh akhirnya sih james bebas berkat george yg berhasil menghasut drew & boyd untuk membantunya membebaskan james.dasar si james langsung aja dia menggondol georgina kembali ke inggris & tidak mengijinkan georgina bertemu dengan kakak2nya.tentu saja ke 5 kakak georgina (clinton, warren, thomas, drew & boyd) yg menyusul ke inggris jadi dongkol terutama warren yg dasarnya orangnya sinis & berwatak buruk yg langsung jadi musuh abadi james.jadilah georgina jadi bola pingpong diculik kiri kanan xixixixixixixi.pusing ga sih kudu ngadepin suami yg terlalu dominan & ke 5 kakak yg terlalu melindungi.james digambarkan berambut pirang, bermata hijau, bertubuh besar mengintimidasi dgn sifat yg ga kenal takut sama sekali.georgina bertubuh mungil & ramping.georgina yg terbiasa menghadapi 5 kakak laki2 jelas tidak akan mundur begitu saja diintimidasi oleh james.untungnya james cinta georgina jadi takluk aja ma georgina apalagi georgina sedang mengandung anak mereka.hmmmmmm berani ga ya punya suami spt james mallory??^^

  • Chumchum_88
    2018-10-23 17:53

    This was the cutest book I have read in a very long while (re-reads not withstanding), and the best Malory book so far, and to tell the truth its way better than the previous two.Georgina was a funny character and immensely amusing to read, one of the reasons that endeared the Malory family to me is that they were a big brood, and an addition to another brood was a big welcome, I loved her relationship with her brother and with Mac, it reminded me of Regina from the first book. She was a bit over-confident especially at the beginning but I guess James remedied that XDJames was the typical hot-sexy-bully-pirate, he practically oozed sexy, especially with that gold earing of his. He was mischievous and horny most of the book, but mostly amusing honestly, even when he did mean stuff to her, like telling her brothers that she was his mistress when she was right there. I thought that was over the top a bit, but when he told her the reason later I just loved him all the more, he had a way for apologizing at the end that made d two thing *drool & sigh* This story was lighthearted honestly, and pretty interesting and funny, the sarcastic and taunting remarks that some characters said made me laugh so hard that people started looking at me as if I turned crazed. One of the best scenes that I liked is when Jeremy dragged her home with him, she trying to pull a way and started to kick him, then discovering that he tried to protect her was just adorable.Overall, *thumps up*

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2018-10-26 18:46

    Boleh dibilang, James Malory adalah tokoh favorit Johanna Lindsey di seri Malory ini, mengingat James selalu tampil dalam setiap novel. Tapi jelas, di novel ini ia adalah pemeran utamanya.James tipe pemberontak dan pembuat masalah dalam keluarga. Petualang cinta kelas wahid sejak masih belia, ia menjadi buruan favorit para wanita bangsawan London yang bahkan sudah bersuami. Skandalnya dengan para istri tak setia itu membuatnya bertekad takkan pernah menikah seumur hidup. Petualangannya memburu dan diburu wanita serta duelnya para suami yang merasa terhina ternyata tidak cukup bagi James. Ia membutuhkan tantangan lebih dan bertualang ke Karibia sebagai bajak laut, dengan nama Captain Hawke, yang membuatnya sempat tidak diakui oleh keluarganya. Karirnya sebagai bajak laut berakhir setelah ia bertemu dengan putra sulungnya, Jeremy. Dan ia kembali ke London dan diakui kembali oleh keluarganya setelah ia "mematikan" Captain Hawke di novel pertama Malory.Dalam pelayaran terakhirnya ke Karibia untuk menjual perkebunannya di sana ia bertemu dengan Georgina Anderson, yang menyamar sebagai anak laki-laki agar bisa menumpang kapalnya. Tentu saja James tahu benar bahwa "George" sebenarnya seorang gadis cantik, dan berupaya membuat gadis itu berhasrat pada dirinya dengan segala cara...Dalam novel ini diperkenalkan kakak-beradik Anderson, kakak laki-laki George yang menjadi musuh bebuyutan James. Tiga di antaranya akan menjadi tokoh utama di novel berikutnya:- Warren Anderson- Drew Anderson- Boyd Anderson

  • Kristen
    2018-11-02 22:35

    I give Gentle Rogue a solid three stars. I enjoyed the book and found the dialogue humorous and entertaining, but the plot was predicable and at time felt tedious. Just think “old school” romance and that pretty much sums up this book. I highly advise reading this series in order. This was the third book in the "Malory Family" series. Because I did not read the previous two books, I was left feeling frustrated and confused during some of the conversations that were obviously past plot related. Over all I enjoyed reading this story, just not enough to consider reading it again.

  • Elaine
    2018-10-24 22:48

    Incredibly silly, some excellent smut scenes, and like most of the historical romance novels I've read, it goes on for a hundred pages too long.Logically, I shouldn't like this book; Georgie was not believable and she was overconfident for her level of knowledge and experience while James *sigh* there was so much potential but a total let down overall. He was much too arrogant and manipulative. The plot was overdone and some parts just didn't make sense. But it is such an entertaining read, and it clearly doesn't take itself seriously, so I won't either.

  • Sabrina Jeffries
    2018-10-17 18:34

    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).

  • Janja
    2018-10-30 01:43

    Loved it. James got his match with George and her brothers.

  • S a n d r a
    2018-11-14 21:30

    James Malory es sencillamente maravilloso, pero el patrón que sigue está saga es demasiado evidente y está presente en todos los libros, lo cual me hace bajarle la nota.