How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
by Sabrina Jeffries
The Hellions of Halstead Hall series
release date 1/18/11
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When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother’s ultimatum, the Sharpe clan’s strong-willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination.
Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva’s would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva’s imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents’ deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles’s secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart.
What would you do if you were told that you marry or loose everything? Well Minerva has to figure something out because there is no way she will marry, first off they would require her to stop writing her hugely successful gothic novels and second she lost all illusions of love years ago so why bother. She instead develops a plan, she will advertise for a husband and choose the worst one she can than convince her family it is better off if she stays single.
What would you do if your life was being put in a book for everyone to see and it could cost you everything you have? Giles has no idea why Minerva has decided to use him as the villain in her books but he has to find a way to put a stop to it, than he sees her advertisement. There is no way he will allow anyone else to marry Minerva and it is the perfect way to get her to stop writing about him, let alone he can’t stop thinking about her.
Well Giles happens to be Minerva’s idea of the perfect candidate for her plan if only he will abide by her rules and if she can keep her heart protected from him.
Things never turn out quite as planned though!
This book takes you on a journey of honesty, trust, intrigue, murder and the hope of finding true love. You will not want to miss this one.
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