To Wed a Wild Lord

To Wed a Wild LordLord Gabe Sharpe is a daredevil when it came to racing and because of that a friend of his was killed. To make amends he will try and help out of the Waverly family by marrying Virginia Waverly. He will find it challenging when all the woman wanted to do was race him but thanks to a wager he wins the right to court her.

Miss Virginia Waverly wanted revenge against the man who had killed her brother. The problem is when she looses the race he gets the right to court her and she will learn that maybe Gabe was not totally to blame for her brothers death.

To Wed a Wild Lord is the fourth book to the series Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries. Another great book from the series. What had kept me invested was the relationship between Gabe and Virginia. They were at odds but there was more to the story. I wanted to know what had happened that day between the friends. Jeffries keeps you with questions right until the end of the book but there are hints that are written throughout the book with what had happened.

Gabe was a daredevil and a risk taker but was a good man as he tried to do the right thing. Virginia was a good woman who only wanted to know the truth and to right a wrong. Together they should not have worked since there was that animosity between them, well at least on Virginia’s side. Virginia was mentioned in the third book and she certainly showed her dislike towards Gabe. In the fourth book Gabe and Virginia make it work and there is definitely passion between them. I also liked that they shared a common like which were horses.

I felt that in this book the murder of the parents took a step back in the book. It was not mentioned as much the others were. Though the answers that are needed will be given in the fifth book which I will be re-reading next and then finish up the series with the sixth book.

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

How to Woo a Reluctant LadyLady Minerva Sharpe loved Giles Masters since she was a little girl but fell out of love at nineteen with him, or at least that was what she told herself. Minerva will find that she will get a chance to be with the man when she sets a plan in place to become engaged to a rake which would be unacceptable in her grandmothers eyes. The problem happens when she finds that Giles really wants to marry her.

Giles Masters was a barrister and very good at his job along with his other job being a spy. Giles will know that it is time to settle down and when he finds a add in the paper for Minerva he knows that she would be the perfect wife. He had feelings for her since he kissed her senseless nine years ago. He will now get the chance but will have to hide his past from his clever wife.

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady is the third book to the series Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries. Well I have really liked the previous two books but I have to say that Minerva might be my favorite, at least so far.

Minerva is a very witty person and I love that she is an author despite her family’s annoyance. She was also strong willed and clever especially when trying to find out more on Giles. I also liked that she did not back down when she needed to know what was happening. Now Giles is a mystery. I enjoyed finding out more about him throughout the book. He was a very talented barrister and believed in the law which I thought was interesting as he was doing another job that needed him to lie. That other job was being a spy for the government.

The interaction between Giles and Minerva is interesting. They both want each other but are afraid to trust one another and to admit there are strong feelings towards each other. Well even though there was not complete trust there was plenty of fire between them.

The villain is not so much a villain, more like a coward. You find out the the person they thought to be connected was not the person, only a bystander who had witnessed a person coming to the cottage. The family eliminates one suspect but get another clue.

I am reading the fourth book next which will be focusing on Gabe.

A Hellion in Her Bed

A Hellion in Her BedLord Jarret Sharpe was the family gambler and was good at it. With his grandmothers decree he made another proposal to run the brewery for one year to avoid marriage. It worked and Jarret was in charge but his gambling ways will find him in a enticing proposal with Miss Annabel Lake.

Annabel Lake was in need of some help with her family’s brewery and she had to wager to get that help from Lord Jarret Sharpe. She knows that she is risking a lot with the man especially since she was withholding information from him but she needed the help.

A Hellion in Her Bed is the second book to the series Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries. This was another really entertaining book from the author.

Jarret was a good man and was driven especially when it came to card games. He will take the wager which will be his undoing. It wasn’t like anything bad would happen to him but it would show him a woman that he just might want more from. I liked Annabel. She was a determined woman who did what she needed to do. She had sacrificed a great deal to have the life she lived. They were similar in this aspect.

Secrets are part of this book. First is with the parents murder and then with Annabel. You already knew the secret Annabel was holding but I was wondering how Jarret would take the secret. It could have gone several ways but you will have to remember that Jarret is a good man, so there was only one way it could have gone.

The idea of the parents murder was thought to be solved but yet it appears with every book something else will be uncovered and you are left with more questions. There will be answers to the mystery but of course that comes at the fifth book. I like and don’t like that I know the answer but it is fun to read how the mystery is being revealed.

I will be reading How to Woo a Reluctant Lady next which will be with Minerva.

The Truth About Lord Stoneville

The Truth About Lord StonevilleMarquess of Stoneville, Oliver Sharpe, had lived with scandal for the last nineteen years since his parents death when he was sixteen years old. Now as a man he has a new problem that starts with his grandmother who threatens to disown him and his siblings if they do not find a spouse in the next year. Oliver will play his grandmothers bluff and blackmail Maria Butterfield but will find that he will not be immune to her as he would have liked.

Miss Maria Butterfield was in London to find her fiance who had not been heard from for the last three months. She will find herself in trouble when she is claimed to be a thief and will be blackmailed into pretending to be Oliver Sharpe’s fiance and will help her find her real one. Maria did not know that by agreeing she will start to fall for the man.

The Truth About Lord Stonville is the first book to the series Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries. I really loved this book. Previously I have read the fifth book of the series and thought it was great but it was a story in process. I wished I had started with this book but oh well it doesn’t always happen. Thanks to reading it out of order I know some of the secrets but with starting at the beginning I will be able to read how those secrets had come to be. I also enjoyed reading about Celia and Pinter, who are the main characters in the fifth book, and how they interact with each other.

Oliver was a troubled man who was living with plenty of guilt since he was sixteen years old. I liked learning the mystery with what had happened with the parents and how it had started with what happened with Oliver. Maria was a determined woman to find the man who was her fiance. I liked her backbone as she did not just give into to what Oliver wanted. I thought the interaction between them was at times sweet but mostly it was steamy as Oliver was making it his mission to seduce this woman.

The family I really loved. All of the siblings played a part in the book and all had their individual voices. I really can’t wait to read their stories and I was able to get all six books from the series. I have already read the fifth book but I will be re-reading it anyways to go through the entire series.

A Hellion in Her Bed is the second book which I will be reading next.

Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

Pleasures of a Tempted LadyCaptain William Langley lost the woman he had loved eight years ago. He will be surprised when the woman he saves on the ocean will be none other than Meg, the woman he loved and still loved. William will do everything he can to save her from the trouble that she is in and try to win back her love.

Meg Donovan has been taken from her home for eight years and has no desire to return to her family because if she did danger could get to those she loved. She will not be able keep away from her family as the man she loves will bring her home but she will do all she can do to protect her family and Will.

Pleasure of a Tempted Lady is the third and final book to the Donovan series by Jennifer Haymore. As this was the last book I thought Haymore wrote the story well and wrapped up this series with a good ending as all the sisters being all suited with the men they loved.

I was waiting for Meg’s story wondering what had happened to her as she was gone for eight years. She was strong in her conviction not to put her family or anyone she loved in danger. She was good at that but trouble only came to her when she wasn’t protected. William I liked. Wasn’t a fan of him when you found out in the second book about how he had a child. It was a mistake and he can be forgiven but it is a blow to Meg. Though true love which is what William and Meg have will always win.

The villain was obviously the Captain Caversham who was an evil man for the treatment he gave to his son, his deceased wife, Meg and anyone who crossed him. But as the saying goes the Captain will go down with the ship and I wasn’t upset about that.

Well as all the sisters are paired up the series looks to be over and overall I really liked this series. Each sister had their own voice in the book and they were all entertaining to read.

Secrets of an Accidental Duchess

Secrets of an Accidental DuchessOlivia Donovan looked to be a fragile woman and she was with the malaria that she survived from years ago. The fevers still come to her and weakens her but inside Olivia she wants to break out and be brave. She wants to experience life. She will find herself waking up to a new life with Max.

Maxwell “Max” Buchanan is soon to be a duke and has lived a life like a rake not caring about many things. He will place a bet to seduce Olivia but when he meets her he forgets about the bet altogether. He will just want to get to know Olivia and to be with her. He will get his wish but there will be danger that threatens to rip them apart.

Secrets of an Accidental Duchess is the second book to the series Donovan by Jennifer Haymore. I really liked this book. The story flew by for me and I was into this plot as the villain was pretty horrible and the situations were pretty dangerous for the safety of the characters.

Olivia was a weak character with her health though she was strong in her personality which shinned as a caring person with a passion that was sizzling below. Max was a rake but when responsibility comes to him he changes. He was changing already by his interaction with Olivia. The two of them were doomed to start as you know that business with the wager, between Fenwicke and Max, was going to come back and hurt the couple. Though that hurt will not stay too long to keep them away from each other and I was happy for their happy ending.

The villain was clearly Lord Fenwicke who liked to cause pain. In this book there is without a doubt of spousal abuse as he uses his wives body as a punching bag. Though Lady Fenwicke is not the only one that Fenwicke wants to cause pain. He wants to hurt Olivia for not accepting his offer as a mistress. Then there was Fenwicke’s hatred for Max as he was jealous. Fenwicke is a dangerous man when he wants something and will use any kind of violence to get what he wants. Well in this book the villain does not win but he came close towards the end.

I am reading the third book next which will have Meg coming back. She was thought to have died at sea so I am excited to find out what had happened to her and how she will be reunited with the man she loved.

Stroke of Midnight

Stroke of MidnightLaura Falkner is back in London after her fathers death. She is determined to find out who murdered him and find out the real thief of the diamond necklace that was thought to have been stolen by her father. She will disguise herself in order to find out the truth but will find herself face to face with the man she loved years ago who was also the one to turn her father in to the police.

Alexander Ross, Earl of Copley, never thought he would see Laura Falkner. He knew that she had no trust in him since he turned in her father but Alex still wanted her. He will find a way to keep her at his side and to keep those secrets he was holding from her hidden. But the more time he spends with her, he wonders if he could have been mistaken.

Stroke of Midnight is the second book to the series Cinderella Sisterhood by Olivia Drake. As a follow up book to the series I thought this was absolutely great. I really like this series so far and can’t wait to read more of the series.

Laura was strong for what she had to go through. I also liked that she was playing detective with finding out who was the real thief and there were certainly several prospects that she had thought could have been the culprits. Alex is a good man trying to do right by his godmother who wanted his help but it ruined his chance with the one that he could have easily loved. I liked that he gets his second chance but he still botches it. He botches it up with the secrets he was holding and I knew that would be a factor in the downfall. Though remember this is a romance book so our characters will prevail and get the bad guy in the end.

The book holds some twists and mystery to the story which I liked. The several culprits that were thought about by Laura were definitely who I thought were the bad guys but I was wrong. I was surprised by one of the secrets that was shared which immediately zeroed in on the true bad guy.

Lady Milford is back with the glass slippers. She arranges Laura to be in the home of Alex’s aunt which starts back the attraction and secrets that are bound to come out. Of course the slippers will once again be taken and now there will be no doubt that Lady Milford will be in the third book. I am going to wait to read the third book because I want to read the fourth book right after, which comes out in November of this year.