Series: Hellions of Hallstead Hall

Amanda’s Thoughts on A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted November 17, 2012 by Amanda in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Amanda’s Thoughts on A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina JeffriesA Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall #5
Published by Pocket Books on January 24th 2012
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 388 pages
Format: Paperback
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When the youngest Sharpe sister hatches a plan to gain marriage offers, the straight-laced Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter knows he'll do whatever it takes to ruin her scheme...
Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn’t work, at least she’ll have a husband lined up. But Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter seems determined to ruin her plans by disapproving of every suitor she asks him to investigate. It’s only when she and Jackson work together to solve her parents’ murders, plunging them both into danger, that she realizes why--because the only man he wants her to marry is himself!

Lady Celia is the youngest of the Sharpe siblings and the last to find a spouse. Her family, mainly her grandmother, believes she is not marriageable material- it is not fashionable for a lady to know her mind, be outspoken, stubborn, or shoot better than any gentlemen in the ton.

Wanting to prove her family wrong, she sets out to find a suitor and ends up with more than she knows what to do with, but the one she wants is not one of them.

Jackson Pinter struggles to hide his attraction to Lady Celia while he works for her family and researches the mystery that surrounds her parent’s deaths. He is shocked when Celia asks him to do some research on her suitors, not only does he not want to see her married to anyone but him, he certainty does not want help her do the job.

After being thrown together, they eventually find themselves alone in a cabin in the woods with desires that need sating. Will one night of passion be enough to force Jackson to see past their difference in station? Or will his stubbornness about their differences keep them apart?

Now, A Lady Never Surrenders was…a little disappointing for me. I was hoping for more, but it was still a solid story. The relationship between Celia and Jackson has been slowly building throughout the other books and it was nice to finally see them together.

A Lady Never Surrenders also being about the end of the mystery of the Sharpe sibling’s parent’s death. The explanation was a bit weak for my taste, as previously stated, I was hoping for more.

If you are a fan of historical romance, this series is just right for you. Sabrina Jeffries’s characters are individuals and none adhere to the stereotypes of the day. Each book stands alone, though they are linked together with similar themes. I can’t wait to start next within the series, ‘Twas the Night After Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall #6) – perfect for the holiday season! I’m excited!

About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 35 novels and 8 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 6 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

Amanda Thoughts on How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries

Amanda Thoughts on How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted November 10, 2012 by Amanda in Book Review | 1 Comment

This series is so much fun! Lady Minerva is not interested in marriage, unfortunately, her grandmother is forcing her (along with the rest of her siblings) to marry on pain of disinheritance. She is completely caught off guard when Giles Masters, a long time friend of the family, proposes marriage. Giles has been attracted to Minerva for awhile (and she has been head over heels for him too), but he, until now, he had no place in his life for a woman. Being a spy had left him little time for a personal life. After learning that Minerva must marry, he wants to be the man she weds. This book is a ride – from romance, intrigue, mystery, drama, and a little treasure hunt. I […]