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13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

exciting historical romance

When they were children, their fathers contracted for Richard Allen and Julia Miller to marry. However, almost a decade ago, Richard unable to deal with his martinet father fled the Earl and the marriage contract for the Caribbean. There he became Jean-Paul the French...
When they were children, their fathers contracted for Richard Allen and Julia Miller to marry. However, almost a decade ago, Richard unable to deal with his martinet father fled the Earl and the marriage contract for the Caribbean. There he became Jean-Paul the French treasure hunting pirate.

His betrothed Julia plans to end the contract that she believes will never be consummated by her fiancé; not that she wants to wed the rogue. Richard sneaks back into England on business and meets married Georgina Malory (see Gentle Rogue). At a masked gala he outrageously flirts with Georgina, which angers her spouse James. To keep the raging Malory from skewering him, he impulsively kisses another beauty, Julia. She thinks she has found That Perfect Someone in the Frenchman while he marvels at how fickle he has become. When she learns who he is, she ends their relationship until he is captured and placed on a transport ship for criminals. Now she must rescue the man she loves who abandoned her nine years ago, but vows not to marry Richard as she insists she loves Jean-Paul.

Although somewhat similar in tone to Gentle Rogue, That Perfect Someone is an exciting somewhat linked Malory family historical romance. The gender war between the lead couple once unmasked is a delight as each hates most the fact they don't hate one another but love one another; mindful of Julia Stiles as Kat reciting her sonnet in Ten Things I Hate About You (as Kat said: "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways") to the Heath Ledger character Patrick. Fast-paced fans of the Malory brood loose connections will enjoy this fun battle of the sexes.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 23, 2010

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Little Disappointed

The book is well written. Flows well, glad Ms. Lindsey toned down the bickering between James and Tony, but. The story line is OK, contract engagement since childhood, Richard rebels, blah, blah, blah. That's pretty much the story, blah. The characters were sort of...
The book is well written. Flows well, glad Ms. Lindsey toned down the bickering between James and Tony, but. The story line is OK, contract engagement since childhood, Richard rebels, blah, blah, blah. That's pretty much the story, blah. The characters were sort of boring, the plot was sort of boring and the final plan to save themselves from the marriage was, well just plain stupid. I've been disappointed in Johanna Lindsey's last few books; they're missing her usual flare. If you've read all the other 'Malory' books I would recommend reading this one to keep up on what's happening. If you're new to Lindsey and the whole Malory gang I don't think I would start with this one.

posted by ILikeReading on August 11, 2010

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

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    exciting historical romance

    When they were children, their fathers contracted for Richard Allen and Julia Miller to marry. However, almost a decade ago, Richard unable to deal with his martinet father fled the Earl and the marriage contract for the Caribbean. There he became Jean-Paul the French treasure hunting pirate.

    His betrothed Julia plans to end the contract that she believes will never be consummated by her fiancé; not that she wants to wed the rogue. Richard sneaks back into England on business and meets married Georgina Malory (see Gentle Rogue). At a masked gala he outrageously flirts with Georgina, which angers her spouse James. To keep the raging Malory from skewering him, he impulsively kisses another beauty, Julia. She thinks she has found That Perfect Someone in the Frenchman while he marvels at how fickle he has become. When she learns who he is, she ends their relationship until he is captured and placed on a transport ship for criminals. Now she must rescue the man she loves who abandoned her nine years ago, but vows not to marry Richard as she insists she loves Jean-Paul.

    Although somewhat similar in tone to Gentle Rogue, That Perfect Someone is an exciting somewhat linked Malory family historical romance. The gender war between the lead couple once unmasked is a delight as each hates most the fact they don't hate one another but love one another; mindful of Julia Stiles as Kat reciting her sonnet in Ten Things I Hate About You (as Kat said: "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways") to the Heath Ledger character Patrick. Fast-paced fans of the Malory brood loose connections will enjoy this fun battle of the sexes.

    Harriet Klausner

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2011

    I really enjoyed this latest Malory spin. I have always Johana again I read straight though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Fun!

    It was a fun story to read -- The Malory's never disappoint. It was one of those books you don't put down and until your done. This one didn't leave you wanting more either as it finished up nicely!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    A must read

    I couldn't stop reading this and didn't care if I only got 3 hours sleep for work the next day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    Enjoyed

    I am glad Ms. lindsey is still inspired to write about the Malory clan. This book is about two people detesting one another, yet having a strong sensual attraction. The element of the unexpected came at the end. I hope Ms. Lindsey continues to write more Malory series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    Loved it.

    I enjoyed this book a great deal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Good read

    Not my favorite in this series but still couldn't put it down!

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