A Lady Never Surrenders
When the youngest Sharpe sister hatches a plan to gain marriage offers, the straight-laced Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter knows he'll do whatever it takes to ruin her scheme...Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her... show more
When the youngest Sharpe sister hatches a plan to gain marriage offers, the straight-laced Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter knows he'll do whatever it takes to ruin her scheme...Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn’t work, at least she’ll have a husband lined up. But Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter seems determined to ruin her plans by disapproving of every suitor she asks him to investigate. It’s only when she and Jackson work together to solve her parents’ murders, plunging them both into danger, that she realizes why--because the only man he wants her to marry is himself!
Format: mass market paperback
Pages no: 388
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 ...