Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Hellion in Her Bed

A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall)Author: Sabrina Jeffries
ISBN: 978-1-4391-6754-0
Publisher: Pocket Star Books (Simon & Schuster)
Purchase Link: A Hellion in Her Bed
Source: Nancy Berland PR

Furious at his grandmother’s ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck—and his heart—at the card table against a most unlikely opponent.

Mired in scandal after his parents’ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can’t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family’s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one—and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.

If you have not read A Hellion in Her Bed, I suggest you run, not walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy. This romance was highly enjoyable, original, sexy and funny.

Although the book didn’t fully capture me at first, it was not long before I was hooked! I read the majority of this title in one sitting and stayed up late to finish it. I found the storyline highly original and unlike most historical romances I have read. I actually found myself laughing, yes laughing, out loud at different points during this novel. I loved Annabel’s secret. I also loved that the reader is introduced to the secret long before it is exposed to others.

Both Jarret and Annabel are lovable and colorful characters. The heat between them is evident both in and out of the bed. The characters are witty, charming and seductive. I enjoyed every bit of them.

In addition to all of this, the novel is full of scandal and mystery that kept me intrigued and hooked to every last word. I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Jeffries writing style. The romance was believable and enjoyable to read. Though the book is the second in its series, it completely stands on its own. I have not read the first title and do not feel I need to in order to understand and enjoy book two, though now having read it, I must read book one!  The only thing I wasn't crazy about with this title was the cover, but that can be overlooked.

My overall recommendation? Run, not walk, and pick up this title. You’ll be glad you did.

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