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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Historical Romance Review: To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries
Ms. Jeffries is a master at creating conflict that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, and To Wed a Wild Lord is no different. There were moments in this book that I just wasn't sure if Virginia and Gabriel would end up together...
ABOUT THE BOOK
From the Hellions of Halstead Hall series...
Drowning in guilt over his best friend's death seven years ago, Lord Gabriel Sharpe, the Angel of Death, knows his only hope at redemption is a race against a shocking opponent.
Shrouded in darkness for the past seven years, the infamous racer Lord Gabriel Sharpe is known to accept every challenge to race thrown at him. When his next challenge comes in the form of his late best friend's sister, Virginia Waverly, Gabe is shocked. Yet she presents just the opportunity Gabe needs—marriage to fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum and ensure his inheritance. What he didn't count on was needing her love.
I absolutely adored the School for Heiresses series by Ms. Jeffries, and I hadn't yet had a chance to read a book in her newest series, Hellions of Halstead Hall, so when To Wed a Wild Lord graced my mailbox, I was totally psyched! And it didn't disappoint. I've already ordered the previous three books and the 5th which came out a couple months ago. There just aren't enough hours in a day--so it took me two evenings to read this book. But I digress...
Our heroine Virginia Waverly has suffered the past seven years over the sudden death of her brother, who was racing none other than Lord Gabriel Sharpe--the Angel of Death, a nickname given after the death of Roger Waverly. She wants her revenge and a chance to beat the bad boy lord at his own game, so she challenges him to a race.
The problem? He feels an immeasurable amount of guilt over the death of his best friend, Roger, and wants to make ammends by marrying Virginia.
They make a wager--but that wager ends in a battle of wits, wills, love and the discovery of themselves and each other--and a number of conflicts along the way!
I highly recommend this book, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!