A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall)
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries delights readers with the final novel in her sexy Regency Hellions of Hallstead Hall romance series, featuring Lady Celia Sharpe and the upstanding Bow Street runner, Pinter.Lady Celia Sharpe has always been wary of marriage…but now her future... show more
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries delights readers with the final novel in her sexy Regency Hellions of Hallstead Hall romance series, featuring Lady Celia Sharpe and the upstanding Bow Street runner, Pinter.Lady Celia Sharpe has always been wary of marriage…but now her future depends on it.With two months left to find a husband and fulfill her grandmother’s ultimatum, Celia sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking man will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself won’t be necessary for Celia to receive her inheritance. Step two of her audacious plan is hiring the dark and dangerously compelling Bow Street Runner, Jackson Pinter, to investigate the three men she’s chosen.With Lady Celia bedeviling Jackson’s days and nights, the last thing he wants is to help her find a husband. And when she recalls shadowed memories that lead his investigation into her parents’ mysterious deaths in a new direction, putting her in danger, Jackson realizes the only man he wants Celia to marry is himself!
Publish date: January 24th 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall (#5)
The plot of this historical romance was pretty good but I thought the action was slow going with characters thinking about the difference in social status over and over again. I skimmed a lot. Lady Celia asks bow street runner Jackson to investigate three men she is considering for a husband.
In his first scene, our hero describes the heroine's sister Miranda -- who was the heroine of a previous book in the series -- as having "all the lush charms of a dockside tart." (Stay classy, Jackson!) Whereas Celia, our current heroine, is tall and athletic like a "Greek goddess." I have rarely wa...
The solution to the mystery of the parents' murders was rushed, unsatisfactory, and it didn't really make sense, IMHO. Otherwise a decent story, except for the unbelievably annoying grandmother.
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...This book was much better than the previous one, To Wed a Wild Lord. I totally enjoyed the ride with Celia and Pinter, even though there were times I felt ‘that something missing’ from the book. Celia was smart, Pin...
I really liked it. I loved the bickering between hero and heroine. There was doubt on both sides but I believe early on both were looking at a future together, something they were afraid to even admit to themselves. And what's more and what I said in my review of another "Hellion" book, I liked the ...