The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsey

The Magic of You (Malory Novels ) (Malory-Anderson Family, #4) (Malory Novel)

by Johanna Lindsey

Beautiful, mischievous and shamelessly daring, young Amy was a Malory through and through - as wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins.But now that she had reached a marriageable age, Amy had set her sights on the most unsuitable mate - the implacable ship's captain who had once almost had her Uncle James hung for piracy.

Still tormented by the treachery of a past love, handsome Warren Anderson was shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's spirited niece.But his firm resolve to resist was weakened by an irresistible yearning for the enchanting Amy - and his passion threatened to stoke the smouldering fires of a perilous family feud as he surrendered to... The Magic of You

Reviewed by stacey_is_sassy on

4 of 5 stars

A determined little girl...

I'm not sure how but I seem to be finding myself reading or listening to books with considerable age gaps between the hero and heroine. This one is 18 years and it's fairly scary that it was quite common for the time. Yes, age is just a number, but in this case, the lack of maturity was OBVIOUS!

I'm with Warren, Amy needed a good kick up the butt. Her *love at first sight* and deep devotion to a man who showed no interest in her, was just plain embarrassing. Sure, he kissed her, but Amy practically threw herself at Warren any chance she got. I'm going to need proof that Amy and Warren have what it takes to last beyond the lust. Let's hope by the end of the series, I get that proof.

While the romance between Amy and Warren was less than I desired, I still really enjoyed this story. I think it definitely has to do with the Malory - Anderson family dynamics. The Poms against the Yanks is hilarious and the narrator, Laural Merlington does a great job portraying their antagonism for each other.

I was mostly satisfied with this story by the end but I would have preferred a little more time with the couple to have proof that Warren loves Amy.

I will definitely go on in the series soon...ish.

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