Lady 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.