How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (The Hellions of Halstead Hall)
THE HELLIONS OF HALSTEAD HALL When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother’s ultimatum, the Sharpe clan’s strong-willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination. Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her... show more
THE HELLIONS OF HALSTEAD HALL When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother’s ultimatum, the Sharpe clan’s strong-willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination. Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva’s would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva’s imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents’ deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles’s secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2011-01-18
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
I didn't read the previous books in this series, but I wasn't too lost. I really liked the premise and the back copy was enough to bump it to the top of my TBR pile, but the book didn't quite deliver. The pacing felt a bit uneven, because at some points I'd be totally engrossed only to completely l...
Just excellent! I don't think it would work as a standalone though - there are a couple of plot points, as well as all of the Sharpe family and Hetty Plumtree, that have to be followed right from the start of the series. Maybe even reading Jeffries' previous series, or at least the final book in tha...
I think this is my favorite book in this series so far. Minerva's love of writing and how everyone assumed that Rockton is Oliver when he's really Giles was quite amusing. They got married fairly early in the book compared to the other books, which confused me until Giles spoke with Ravenswood. the ...
A good story with an outgoing heroine, but way too much non- and mis-communication, which frustrated me. There was a whole span of rationalization on the H's part for not telling the h the truth which had me thinking "TSTL" all throughout. (Yes, the unusual case of the TSTL H!) One conversation woul...