Stormy Persuasion: A Malory Novel (Malory-Anderson Family Book 11) By Johanna Lindsey

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I want to love this book. I just can't. There are eight chapters of what reads like the longest family reunion ever. Eight chapters of reintroducing almost every Malory in a head whirling quick fashion. Eight chapters that made me want to scream if I had to hear one time about how they all met. What isn't spent on family reunion time is spent too much on James and Jack. Very little time is spent on the main characters and if you didn't read the about info, you might think this book is about Jack. This book seems like a tribute to her favorite characters. In order to contrast between Judy and Jack, I think Judy is made very boring in comparison. It's hard to take a romance seriously when most of it happens with her father around. Kindle Judith and Jack are all grown up and ready for their first season. The only problem is James promised his American brothers in law Jack could have her come out in America. The girls have been inseparable almost since birth and want to share their first season. They manage to convince Judith's mother they can travel to America, be presented and be back in London in time for the season.

This book is wonderful! Judith falls in love, Jack is kidnapped, a thief manages to steal all the jewelry family members are taking to America during the crossing, James and Tony are their normal loverable, overbearing selves and Judith actually manages to fall in love with a man Tony sorta likes. This is one of my favorite families and I loved the book. If you are a long time fan you will love the book. I you haven't met and fallen in love with the Marloy family you are in for a treat! This book is a stand alone but you will enjoy it if you know the family and their history. Not to mention, if you are not acquainted with the Malory family you have missed some wonderful books. I can never decide which of the alpha males in this series I love the most. Kindle Ms. Lindsey's Stormy Persuasion is a fantastic read. I'm a James Malory junkie and any story including him is a must read for me. I was very happy to catch up with him and his wife, Georgina. I was also pleased with the way Ms. Lindsey included most of the Malory clan into the story, as they are all characters I have enjoyed reading in the past.

Stormy Persuasion is a character and a plot driven read. The bulk of the story takes place on board James Malory's ship, as a good chunk of the Malory clan are sailing to the States for Jacqueline (James' daughter) and Judith's (Anthony's daughter) come out ball. Weeks before Judith embarks on the journey, she has an encounter with a stranger at a darkened manor behind her cousin's estate. Not having time to investigate who the stranger is and why he's hiding in the abandoned home, she tries to dismiss the matter, until she meets crew member, Nathan. His choice of words leads her to deduce he's the man she met that night. More importantly, she is certain Nathan is a smuggler. Nathan won't confirm or deny her suspicions, but he does need her secrecy. He strikes a bargain with her; if she keeps his secret he'll answer her questions. And she has plenty.

Nathan and Judith make for one of the sweetest, most romantic couples. He reminds me of James Malory; a little stubborn, a little reckless, and once he falls in love, he's loyal to the core. Judith is charming. At first a shy and cautious, when she is around Nathan, her confidence blooms, and so does her passion and love for him. Together, these two heat up the pages. They endear themselves to the reader's heart in pure 'Johanna Lindsey' style. Combined with a plot to involve a jewelry theft, ship thieves and possibly an old enemy, Stormy Persuasions has a great cast of secondary characters who light up the pages as much as Judith and Nathan, which has me eagerly anticipating Jacqueline's story. It's little wonder when I open a Johanna Lindsey novel I can't put it down! Kindle I fell in love with this family years and years ago! Thank you, Johanna!! RIP, you will be so missed. This last book of the series reminded me why I have enjoy reading your books so much it is all about family! If you enjoy the other Mallory books, this one is excellent! Kindle ??? I am stunned at the overwhelming 5 star ratings. I confess to having enjoyed the first novels in this series in particular, James' and Anthony's stories, but this one? In fact, I had decided against purchasing the novels after Derek's book, but recently re read James' and Anthony's stories once again so decided to pick one of the current Malory novels with the most favorable ratings.

I settled in to read, but the story just never took off for me. Plus, so much of it was just not really believable. The entire romance between Nathan and Judith bordered on childishness and there was never any real chemistry between the two of them. Perhaps this was due in part to the backstory which included a lot of characters. Some, like Catherine who could have been interesting had any effort been made to turn her into a true character same with the gypsy cousin, Andrew. The two of them were simply placeholders, making brief appearances so that the main characters could appear to be a bit interesting. It just didn't work for me.

There is enough of a backstory with Jacqueline (Jack) and someone she only refers to as the Bastard to make me plan on purchasing her book when it comes out. In fact, she was by far and away the most interesting person in the book. Normally, I love the bits and pieces we have of the original characters like James and Anthony, but Anthony came across as comedic and James was simply on his best behavior.

2 1/2 stars upped to 3 Stars. Kindle

#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey returns to the dazzlingly passionate world of the Malorys, an aristocratic family of rakehell adventurers and spirited ladies, in a thrilling new tale of unbridled desires.

Judith and Jacqueline Malory are not simply cousins; they are inseparable best friends. Refusing to miss Jacquelines come out in Connecticut, Judy convinces her parents, James and Georgina, to let her delay her London debut by a few weeks so she can accompany her cousin. Neither girl intends to fall in love during her first Season. But Judys plans are overturned when aboard ship she comes face to face with the ghost who has been haunting her dreams.

Unknown to the Malorys, deckhand Nathan Tremayne is a smuggler with a noose around his neck. Determined to carry out a covert mission in America that could gain him a pardon, Nathan senses that Judith is trouble. Somehow the minx knows his secretand now shes blackmailing him into doing her biddingteaching her how to climb the rigging and how to kiss. While passions can soar on the high seas, Nathan knows this aristocratic beauty is merely amusing herself with a scoundrel like him.

When the unthinkable happens in Connecticut and the elder Malorys hands are tied, Nathan takes command of a dire situation. Captaining his own ship, he turns the tables on Judy and steers them into uncharted waters, where a lady might just throw caution to the wind and give her heart to a scoundrel. Stormy Persuasion: A Malory Novel (Malory-Anderson Family Book 11)

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Very disppointing. I love the other Malory novels but this one just doesn't do it. It's a no keeeper for me Kindle Nice to have another malory story but surely by now james and tony are in their dotage! Looking forward to jack's story Kindle I have every single Joanna Lindsey book in fact I consider myself her biggest fan but this book was just awful. In fact if you had given it to me and I didn't know it was a Lindsey book I would never have believed it. The characters do not engage you, even bringing James and tony into the book was not enough as they felt extremely flat. It was poorly set out as stories go with strange beginnings on some characters and then nothing endings with them ! Jack came across as annoying and Judy just fell into bed with Nathan with barely a hello between them ! And then clearly Joanna didn't know what to then do with them ! I usually cannot put her books down and have re read so many of hers, especially the Malory books but this did nothing other then disinterest me. On this basis I'm not looking forward to Jacks story if it is anything like this one. Her earlier books are leagues ahead of this effort. One extremely disappointed fan. Kindle Another great read in this family series. Looking forward to the next one. Always a pleasure reading Johanna's books. 😁 Kindle Love the Malory and andersons and absolutely love Johanna lindsey Kindle