Tender Rebel By Johanna Lindsey is the second book in the Malory Family series. This is the story of Anthony Malory, Regina’s adorable rakehell uncle in “Love Only Once and Scottish heiress Roslynn Chadwick.
Lady Roslynn Chadwick was an exquisite Scottish heiress, honoring her grandfather’s death bed wish that her fortune be preserved from her unscrupulous cousin and fortune-hunting scoundrels’. She has an urgent need for the safety of marriage.A ruthless, irresistibly handsome English rogue,Anthony Malory is everything she has been warned about.
One look at Roslynn he decides that he will be her lover after she is safely married. So he proposes to her that he will act as her adviser on eligible bachelors.Roslynn knows that Anthony can’t be trusted with anything but she still accepts Anthony to advise her for potential husband. But Anthony just can’t see Roslynn marrying off to someone else if not him and so he convinces and promises Roslynn his faithfulness. Anthony hunts down Roslynn’s cousin to put an end to his devious plans.
Even though I liked Anthony in the first book, i thought that in this book he was somewhat a bit promiscuous. But he is very romantic and also has asense of humor . Where as Roslynn seems very naive at first. But she too has gentle sense of humor . The fun and the romance between these two main characters is I think their constant bickering. All in all, “Tender Rebel” is a most wonderful read.Plus, “Tender Rebel” sets-up James’ high-seas romance in “Gentle Rogue,” the third in the Malory Family series. I think it is better to read Johanna Lindsay‘s Malory Family series accordingly, as each story describes or sets up the stage for the next in the series.