How To Woo A Reluctant Lady

Hellions of Halstead Hall - Book 3

By Sabrina Jeffries

Pocket - January 2011

Historical Romance

How To Woo a Reluctant Lady is the third 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.

As a child, Lady Minerva Sharpe had fallen in love with Giles Masters. Then she had learned the truth about him, he was a thief and a rogue. She could have forgiven him for the latter, after all, she loved her brothers, and they weren't paragons of virtue. But she couldn't forgive him for breaking her heart. And she couldn't trust him.

Giles was tired of acting the role which allowed him to gather information for the Home Office. He was respectable, an excellent barrister, and was being considered for King's Counsel. He also worried about Minerva. Although she had promised never to speak about the night she had found him taking those documents, she had written about him in a very thin disguise. It was only a matter of time until someone recognized him in the books, and figured out what he had done. He needed to do something about her.

Then Minerva set up the perfect excuse for him to step forward. She planned to interview prospective husbands. Her grandmother required all the Sharpe grandchildren to marry so they may inherit, and she decided to thwart her grandmother's plan. Giles was more than willing to assist - for a price.

How To Woo a Reluctant Lady was another entertaining addition to The Hellions of Halstead Hall series. Unfortunately, Giles had played the role of a rogue so successfully that everyone doubted him, especially the Sharpes. Readers will adore him and root for him as he has to deal with Minerva's overprotective brothers, who, unfortunately, had been with him on one too many escapades and didn't trust him with their sister. Also, readers will enjoy the connection to The School for Heiresses series.

Kathy Andrico -


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