Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

Gentle Rogue (Malory-Anderson Family, #3)

by Johanna Lindsey

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 Malory. The black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, the handsome expirate once swore no woman alive could entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas his resolve becomes weakened by a fierce passion - and by this high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own...

Reviewed by stacey_is_sassy on

4 of 5 stars

An easy listening experience...

Gentle Rogue is exactly what I expect from a historical romance written 30 years ago. I expect the hero to be a bit of a douchewaffle. I expect the heroine to be a bit bratty. I expect that the hero and heroine will change their ways because of true love...

I love the *heroine dresses as a lad and gets caught by the hero* storyline. In this one, Georgie has no idea that her appeal is amplified with the figure-hugging breeches. When she's caught out in her disguise for a second time, it's no wonder James wants to 'play' with her a bit. It was quite humorous that Georgie wants to keep the disguise... but be treated like a lady too.

The narrator did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life. Her accents, male and female voices and the emotions portrayed were spot on. I never had a problem identifying when a character changed.

The Malory-Anderson Family series is one I have enjoyed and I will definitely be going on in the series. Let's hope that some of George's blockhead brothers get exactly what they deserve when it's time for their love story.

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