Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5) by Sabrina Jeffries

When the youngest Sharpe sister hatches a plan to gain marriage offers, the straight-laced Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter knows he'll do whatever it takes to ruin her scheme...

Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn’t work, at least she’ll have a husband lined up. But Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter seems determined to ruin her plans by disapproving of every suitor she asks him to investigate. It’s only when she and Jackson work together to solve her parents’ murders, plunging them both into danger, that she realizes why--because the only man he wants her to marry is himself!

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

Amazon | All Romance | Goodreads

This. was. the. best. freaking. book! I love the Hellions of Halstead Hall series but A Lady Never Surrenders was by far my favorite. I'd been looking forward for Jackson Pinter's book and damn it was good. Fantastic dynamic between the hero and heroine, full of action and danger, twists and turns, snark, humor and a meddling family. And a romance that'll make a girl envious. Seriously, I loved every single effing page as the last of the Sharpe siblings surrenders to their grandmum's ultimatum of finding love and marrying.

Okay so the hero...'Proper Pinter',  dayum the name so doesn't suit him. Jackson was freaking amazing. He's rough around the edges, inappropriately (but, fuck me, so deliciously) growly, passionate and loves Celia for exactly who she is. He's not always the smoothest but when he gets it right omg full body shivers.

And Celia--though she's been pretty darn prickly--turned out to be a delightful heroine and one of my favorites. The chickie has a lot of fire and is incredibly bold but she's hiding so many insecurities and hurts over the ultimatums from her grandmom that I just wanted to swoop her up and comfort her.

It was so much fun to see Celia and Jackson together. They pushed each other's buttons like no one else could and it was lip biting good. Part of what made Celia and Jackson so wonderful together was how they handled each others insecurities. Jackson definitely made his blunders but the way he encouraged Celia, tried to erase past pains and defended her just grabbed my heart and had me sighing. This is just a good man. 
She eyed him askance. "Why? You never seem to have trouble talking to me. Or rather, lecturing me."

"It's either lecture you or stop up your mouth with kisses," he said dryly. "Talking to you isn't easy, because every time I'm near you I burn to carry you off to some secluded spot and do any number of wicked things to you."

She blinked, then gazed at him with such softness that it made his chest hurt. "Then why don't you?"
Underlying the romance--which was just swoonworthy--there was a fantastic culmination of the mystery that's been building for the entire series--the truth about the deaths of the Sharpe parents years earlier. I was amazed that Jeffries could keep me at a complete loss for the villain's identity for 5 books but she did and the twists and turns were amazing. You just never quite know how it's going to play out and I loved it.

If you enjoy historical romance Hellions of Halstead Hall is one that I really could not recommend more. It's witty and sweet, sexy and heart warming and has the perfect amount of action and mystery. You just can't go wrong with Jeffries.

Have you read Jeffries? What's your favorite?
Do you have a favorite historical author?
Or a character that's completely surprised you like Jackson and his sexy self turned out to be?

Follow on Bloglovin

No comments:

Post a Comment

I always enjoy hearing what YOU think so come on and leave a comment. Everyone's welcome :) And feel free to leave comments on old posts. I'll check in on you there too :)

Bloggers don't forget to leave your links!

The Herd Archives