Gentle Rogue (Malory Novels)
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... show more
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-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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1990-12-01
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
TSTL and very annoying heroine X ineffective hero. When a 19th century woman behaves so anachronistically I expect that she has the character to justify this choice because I don't find stupidity cute at all.
Lindsey's Malory Family was pretty well-established by this book. I happen to enjoy the stowaway trope and this had some pretty funny moments.
Ah, James. I loved how he pretended "George" was a boy, yet he pushed her buttons. And how once he became aroused by her, he realized he couldn't really make a move because she'd think he liked little boys, lol! And how great he was with her when he did finally make his move. But at least in this on...
Character enjoyment-4 starsOverall plot-3 starsThis installment of the Malory collection doesn't have the best of plots, BUT there is ample Captain "Hawk"/James Malory thrown in. Though James, the black sheep, had been introduced in the previous two books as the daring uncle who knows the seedier si...
3 stars - I liked it!Had a few issues with the heroine..such as the 'nausea' and the whole looking like a 12 year old boy disguise but overall it was a fun read.