The Truth About Lord Stoneville
Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has been London’s most notorious rake for years. Fed up with his behavior, his grandmother threatens to disinherit him if he doesn’t tame his wild ways and wed within the year. Outraged, Oliver decides to hire a woman from a brothel to pose as his... show more
Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has been London’s most notorious rake for years. Fed up with his behavior, his grandmother threatens to disinherit him if he doesn’t tame his wild ways and wed within the year. Outraged, Oliver decides to hire a woman from a brothel to pose as his fiancÉe to prove that he can’t be forced into marriage. When he meets Maria Butterfield, a beautiful American woman who is searching for her fiancÉ in the most unlikely of places, he knows she’s perfect for his ruse. But before long, Oliver finds himself willing to risk anything to make Maria his—even his heart, and the dark secret he hides inside it.Filled with larger-than-life characters and lively dialogue, this sizzling romance proves once again that Sabrina Jeffries is a “grand mistress of storytelling” ( Romantic Times ).
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 19th 2010
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall (#1)
(Originally posted by Book Lovers Inc)Ah, so *that’s* why so many people love Sabrina Jeffries! Crazily enough, until now I happened to be one of the few historical romance fans that had not read anything from Jeffries, a well-known powerhouse in the genre. This series is apparently crafted around a...
I cheated and read book 3 and book 5 first. However, it did not take away from my enjoyment of the novel. There is significant character development and frame story setup while dealing with Oliver and Maria individual stories. You also get a great sense of Oliver and his siblings and how close th...
I enjoyed this first book in this series. I will be looking to read the rest of this series.
This book was very enjoyable. It started out very strong, but fell off the arc in the last third. It got to where it was a bit too over-the-top with perfect circumstances. It was very predictable. I thought the hero's angst was a bit overplayed, and his transformation was almost too stark. Goin...
American heroine meets dissipated rake Hero in a London brothel when she was looking for her missing fiancé. Her shipowning father just died & his will entails for her to marry her fiancé. Hero blackmails heroine to pretend to be his fiancée both to appease his grandmother's marriage demands & to sh...