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How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall Series #3)

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8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The third Hellions of Halstead Hall Regency romance a wonderful pairing of a couple who has a two decade history

In 1806 nine year old Minerva Sharpe fell in love with Giles Masters when he held her hand as she struggled with the funerals of her parents; the papers insisted her father murdered her mother before he killed himself. Ten years later, Minerva still loves Giles, but he...
In 1806 nine year old Minerva Sharpe fell in love with Giles Masters when he held her hand as she struggled with the funerals of her parents; the papers insisted her father murdered her mother before he killed himself. Ten years later, Minerva still loves Giles, but he rejects her overture. She vows to never marry.

In 1825, on the shelf, Lady Minerva refuses to wed anyone because she knows no respectable husband will accept her profession as a gothic novelist. However, the writer has a major problem. Her grandmother demands her Hellions of Halstead Hall grandchildren marry or face disinheritance.

Barrister Giles Masters has loved Miranda forever though he knows he fumbled badly when she came to him almost a decade ago. He proposes, but instead of saying yes or no, Miranda concocts a scheme for them to pose as an engaged couple to trick her grandmother. Giles agrees as he sees an opportunity to court and win the heart of his beloved. However, although Minerva falls in love with her fake fiancé, his secret life and her obsessive need for honesty smash their relationship to bits in Calais; even as they become entangled in a dangerous seditious plot due to his clandestine activities.

The third Hellions of Halstead Hall Regency romance (see The Truth About Lord Stoneville and A Hellion In Her Bed) is a wonderful pairing of a couple who has a two decade history. Fast-paced with a strong support cast, fans will enjoy the female Hellion finding, losing and re-finding love.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 22, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

3.5 - 4 - Enjoyed Reading

I really enjoyed reading this series. How to Woo was probably my second favorite in the series. Giles and Minarva made a good story line. I would recommend reading all 5 books, and I am hopeful Ms Jeffries will continue the series - she could do a lot more with these...
I really enjoyed reading this series. How to Woo was probably my second favorite in the series. Giles and Minarva made a good story line. I would recommend reading all 5 books, and I am hopeful Ms Jeffries will continue the series - she could do a lot more with these 2 characters!

posted by SGB1 on April 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    What next?

    I hope there's a next book in this series. I've really enjoyed them so far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    My favorite of the series

    Minerva is smart, sassy and fabulous! Loved the banter between her and Giles. My favorite of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    I like it when you’re excited for a book to come out and y

    I like it when you’re excited for a book to come out and you’re not in the least bit disappointed, in fact it is better than you imagined. This is how it is with Sabrina Jeffries new release How to Woo a Reluctant Lady #3 in the Hellions series.

    Minerva's story.... She is the Gothic novelist who doesn't need to marry; she can take care of herself. But if she doesn't marry her Grandmother will cut not just her off but Minerva siblings as well and they do need the money.

    Giles Master, barrister, rake, gambler, womanizer and spy. Has loved Minerva for a long time, but has never been in a position to claim her, but Minerva has been in love with him even longer, even after he broke her heart. She hasn’t married because other men just don’t measure up.

    To thwart her Grandmothers plans Minerva advertises for a husband in a woman’s magazine. Hoping to show her irascible Grandmother just how silly it is to force them all to marry. Giles is forced to declare himself before he loses her. Then he must convince Minerva he is the man for her after all.

    This was a fun romp of a story, sassy dialogue, hot love scenes; it also brings you one step closer to solving the mystery that runs through all the Hellion series. I liked it is as all around fun read. 4 stars

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Another Winner from Sabrina Jeffries!

    This is the story of Lady Minerva Sharpe AND Barrister Giles Masters. I didn't want to put this book down...It's the 3rd installment in Sabrina Jeffries' The Hellions of Halstead Hall Series... but it can be read on it's own; you do not need to have read the prior books in this series to enjoy this book... and enjoy it you will. Each one of these books seems to get better and they've all been very good.

    The premise of the series is that the children of Halstead Hall have been issued an ultimatum by their grandmother who holds the purse strings, that they must marry before the end of the year; All of them must marry for any of them to inherit. They've all been a bit on the wild side especially in light of the era in which they live.

    Giles has a reputation as a despicable scoundrel. Even his best friends who just happen to be Lady Minerva's brothers, do not want her involved with him. Lady Minerva will do anything to get out of having to marry for she and her siblings to inherit. Lady Minerva has a bit of a reputation herself as she writes Gothic novels under her real name. Giles believes that Lady Minerva is using him as one of her characters in her novels and he's not happy about it. There's more going on here besides their romantic & sexual (ooh la la) interactions... there's an active investigation into the suspicious deaths of her Halstead siblings' parents... and espionage...

    Bottom line: This is another winner...

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Really good read!

    Loved it!

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    nice

    loved the love me? love me not moments....good read

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