The third novel in Sabrina Jeffries's “Hellions of Hallstead Hall” series, featuring the independent and talented Lady Minerva Sharpe.
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.
Reason: Well I just finished book two in this series, A Hellion in Her Bed, and absolutely loved it. I received an Uncorrected Proof of it so that's why I haven't even started book one yet. However, book two provided enough background for me to still enjoy it. I'll get to book one eventually. But How to Woo a Reluctant Lady is Minerva's story; one that I'm most interested in. Luckily I was offered an ARC copy of this and it's currently in the mail. Be sure to look out for my review before the release date =)
Cover Discussion: Much better than A Hellion in Her Bed...I suppose because their is a couple instead of just a guy with a "come hither" pose. It was nice to look at but I've seen it too many times.
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady will be released January 18th!
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