A READER'S OPINION
The Malorys and Andersons are back in the twelfth series installment, BEAUTIFUL TEMPEST. Jacqueline Malory, daughter of legendary pirate Captain Hawke, aka James Malory, Viscount Ryding, inherited more than her parents' good looks. She is her father's daughter in almost every way, often times going too far in her pursuit of more dangerous pastimes rather than more ladylike activities. This all makes for an interesting and delightful character in "Jack."
When Jacqueline is abducted by Damon, a man who is not quite what he seems, Jack finds herself drawn to him—in part because of the excitement and in part because of her fierce attraction for the man she swears would never hurt her, despite how they came to be locked away on a ship together. BEAUTIFUL TEMPEST has all of the requisite makings of a Malory romantic adventure. Personally, I'm partial to the first books centered around the original siblings, but readers of this beloved family are no doubt going to enjoy Jack and Damon's story.
With passion to spare, high seas adventure, wit, and a few Malory-worthy "battle" scenes, BEAUTIFUL TEMPEST is a delightful read for historical romance lovers.
Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: MK McClintock
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey now reveals the tempestuous story of Jacqueline Malory whose furious desire for revenge leads to a confrontation with the handsome pirate who abducted her—and sparks a much steamier kind of desire. For the first time, James Malory and his Anderson in-laws agree on something: It’s payback time for the culprit who kidnapped James and Georgina’s beloved daughter Jack from her American debutante party and whisked her away to the Caribbean, no matter that she escaped unscathed. James figured out who masterminded the dastardly plot and is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution. More interested in revenge than in finding a husband during her first London Season, Jack is furious that her father left her behind. Then an intriguing stranger leads her and her older brother Jeremy to her mysterious abductor. But instead of capturing him, the Malory siblings wind up as his “ guests” on a ship sailing away from England. As Jack re-engages in a battle of wills with her all too attentive captor, she realizes he is no ordinary pirate, perhaps no pirate at all, but a nobleman determined to settle a score that dates back to the days when her father was known as Captain Hawke—and what endangers her most is the increasingly passionate attraction they feel for each other.
Series: Malory-Anderson Family (Book 12)
Genre: Historical Romance | Pub Date: July 11, 2017 | Page count: 384pp | Publisher: Gallery Books
Format Read: Hardcover | Source: From the reviewer's personal library.