THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD STONEVILLE
Book 1 in The Hellions of Halstead Hall Series
ISBN: 978-1-4391-6751-9 (PB), 978-1-4391-6751-4 (EB)
Rating: 4 Cups
The Sharpe siblings have a splendidly horrid reputation for mischief and mayhem, but none more so than the eldest, Oliver Sharpe, Marquess of Stoneville. Everyone assumes he is cut from the same cloth as his despicable father, and Oliver does little to dissuade their impression of him.
Traversing the Atlantic to find her wayward fiancé has Maria Butterfield fearing the worst. However, her father’s untimely death left her little recourse; until she finds Nathan, her entire future is in limbo.
Maria is not at all certain what has happened to Nathan, but if she does not find him soon, her father’s shipping company, and her family’s only source of income, will be in great jeopardy. She certainly never imagined finding herself dangerously attracted to a man straight out of her favorite novels. Oliver is fuming over his grandmother’s high-handed ultimatum, but upon meeting Maria, he has the perfect ruse to upset her plans. Somewhere along the way however, Oliver falls right into his own trap, and the more he tries to free himself, the tighter his heart becomes ensnared.
Sabrina Jeffries has done it again; this woman does not let up! Her characters are vibrantly witty and incredibly sexy. They swallow you up within the first chapter, and you never want it to end. Oliver is swarthy, and sultry, and so deliciously decadent you cannot help but love him, and Maria, for all of her innocence, stands up to him remarkably well. They are the perfect introduction to what it is sure to be a wonderfully sweet and sensually captivating series.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More