Book Review

by Sabrina Jeffries

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

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Gabriel Sharpe, the fourth of the Hellions of Halstead Hall, meets his match as Jeffries beguiles readers with a beautifully rendered tale of vengeance and redemption. There is action, passion, suspense and most of all, poignancy. The strong sense of family, an integral part of the series, shines through as another Hellion finds unexpected love and Jeffries delivers another unforgettable romance.

Since his best friend’s death Gabriel has set the ton on its ear with his recklessness. After her brother Roger dies racing Gabriel, Virginia Waverly wants to exact revenge on the daredevil known as the Angel of Death. Virginia is determined to challenge Gabriel to a race and win. It appears Gabriel savors his reputation, but he counters Virginia’s offer with a proposal of his own — a marriage proposal. Her family needs money, and by marrying he will fulfill his grandmother’s wishes and gain a fortune. Virginia is stunned by Gabriel’s proposition, yet the wild lord intrigues her. As they set out on a courtship that includes uncovering the truth about Roger’s race and Gabriel’s parents’ scandalous deaths, they discover love is the greatest risk of all. (POCKET STAR, Dec., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: POCKET STAR

Published: December 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(2 ratings)

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To Wed a Wild Lord

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 14, 2012 - 10:23pm.

Seven years ago, Gabriel Sharpe's best friend, Roger Waverly, died in a racing accident. Now Roger's sister, Virginia, is blaming Gabe for his death and wants revenge. Gabe is a daredevil, taking chance after chance with his life because of his guilt over Roger's death. Gabe knows he must marry within the year in order to get his inheritance, so why not marry Virginia who has no prospects. When Virginia challenges Gabe to a race, Gabe counters with a courtship offer.

This is another interesting romance in Jeffries' Hellions of Halstead Hall series. Gabe is very easy to like and his pursuit of Virgnia is fun. He feels responsible for Virginia since her brother is gone. Virginia wants to make Gabe pay for his part in Roger's death. But as she gets to know Gabe, she realizes how he has beat himself up over the past.

I really like how Sabrina Jeffries introduces new characters into the series. I really liked Virginia's cousin, Pierce Waverly, and I'm hoping he will eventually get his own book. My only problem with the book (and the whole series) is the overall story arc concerning the deaths of mom and dad Sharpe, is a little weak. It is moving very slow for me, but at least I know they will wind up the mystery in the next (and last) book in the series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.