To Wed A Wild Lord
Hellions of Halstead Hall - Book 4
By Sabrina Jeffries
Pocket - December 2011
To Wed a Wild Lord is the fourth book in Sabrina Jeffries' The Hellions of Halstead Hall series. Although the story can be read on its own, there has been a connecting mystery that builds as the series progresses. Therefore, it might be best to start with the first story, The Truth About Lord Stoneville.
One night had changed everything - and Lord Gabriel Sharpe couldn't remember what had happened. He knew he had raced his best friend Roger Waverly, and it had resulted in Roger's death. He blamed himself. Roger's family blamed him. Gabe continued to cheat Death by racing dangerously, and Society called him Angel of Death. It was a name he had now embraced. He wore only black, and continued to challenge Death. It was also another reason for his grandmother's stipulation.
Gabe and his four siblings had been told that they either all married, or all would be disinherited. Only he and his younger sister Celia were not yet married. He knew that as long as he didn't marry, Celia would use him as an excuse to not marry. It wouldn't matter if he remained a bachelor, but he knew it would be better for Celia to be married.
He also had the perfect woman picked out. Roger's sister. Virginia Waverly had challenged Gabe to the same race that had killed Roger. She was reckless, and someone needed to rein her in. Gabe planned on being that man. He owed it to Roger, and, he admitted, he owed it to Virginia. Life was more difficult without Roger in her life, and Gabe intended to step in and help. It was the perfect solution to all their problems. What could possibly go wrong?
To Wed a Wild Lord is a fun read with humor, romance, and further insights regarding the mystery that has carried through this series. Gabe simply was entertaining - caring regarding his family, reckless when it comes to life, and a bit naive when it comes to dealing with Virginia. A typical Sharpe male to be honest. But he also had goals - more than anyone on the outside might believe him to have. Virginia slowly starts to see the man behind the Angel of Death facade, and face the truth that maybe Gabe wasn't as guilty in her brother's death as she had always believed.
Kathy Andrico - ReaderToReader.com
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