Book Review

by Sabrina Jeffries

Genre: Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1825 England

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The Hellions of Halstead Hall are a wonderfully original family whose activities are far from ordinary early Victorian fare. It’s more than the original plotline that captures readers; it’s Jeffries’ sense of humor, her engaging characters and delightfully delicious sensuality that spice things up!

Most of his life Lord Jarret Sharpe has been a gambling man hiding from the scandal surrounding the death of his parents. But he has a dream: to control the family brewery his grandmother manages. Just as the opportunity arises to realize his wish, Annabel Lake steps in. Confirmed spinster Annabel runs Lake Brewery and if she is to keep the business afloat she needs Jarret’s help. Jarret warily accepts Annabel’s wager and with a turn of a card he’s bound — not for her bed as he’d hoped, but to help her out in business. Annabel’s superior product enchants his taste buds, but she fascinates Jarret, who learns that passions run deep and they must both risk more than a wager to win at business and love. (POCKET STAR, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: POCKET STAR

Published: October 2010

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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A Hellion in Her Bed

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 5, 2011 - 11:20pm.

After their grandmother tells her five grandchildren that they must marry before the year is up or be cut from her will, Lord Jarret Sharpe makes a deal with her.  He will run her brewery for a year if she rescinds her ultimatum.  But when he is approached by Annabel Lake with a wager, he can't turn her down.  If she wins their card game, he must help save her family's foundering brewery.  But if he wins, she must spend the night in his bed.  The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all her plans...and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long.

I thought this was a solid historical romance with likable characters.  I liked how Jeffries handled the relationship between Annabel, her nephew, and his parents.  I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.  My rating:  4 Stars.