Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall #4
Published by Pocket on 2011-11-22
Reviewed by Shayna
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries delights readers with the fourth Regency romance in her sexy Hellions of Halstead Hall series, featuring the dark and dangerous Lord Gabriel Sharpe.To fulfill his grandmother’s ultimatum, Lord Gabriel Sharpe pursues a spitfire he believes desperately needs him. Then the tables are turned…Like everything daredevil Gabe Sharpe does, wooing Virginia Waverly is a high-stakes game. Ever since her brother, Roger, died racing Lord Gabriel, Virginia has yearned to take her revenge on the reckless lord by beating him at his own sport. But when she challenges Lord Gabriel to a race, the hellion called the “Angel of Death” counters with a marriage proposal! Gabe knows Virginia is in dire financial straits—so why not marry her and solve both of their problems? She claims to be appalled by his proposal, but her response to his kisses says otherwise. And when the two of them begin to unravel the truth behind Roger’s death, Gabe takes the greatest gamble of all, offering the courageous beauty something more precious than any inheritance: true love.
After his friend, Roger Waverly, dies in a race, Lord Gabriel Sharpe becomes known as the Angel of Death. Weighed down with guilt, Gabe doesn’t try to fight the nickname and instead accepts any race challenge that comes his way. He just never expects Roger’s sister to challenge him.
Gabe doesn’t want to race Virginia Waverly he wants to marry her. His grandmother has stated that if he and his siblings don’t all marry within a year, they’ll be disinherited. Gabe figures he can kill two birds with one stone: satisfy his grandmother and provide for Virginia and her family. But Virginia ‘s grandfather blames Gabe for Roger’s death and Virginia herself won’t marry any man who doesn’t truly see her. Can Gabe overcome her grandfather’s fierce objections and Virginia ‘s own stubbornness to prove that she’s the only woman who can tame his wild heart?
To Wed a Wild Lord may just be my favorite Hellions of Halstead Hall book yet! To Wed a Wild Lord sparks with passion, energy, and life and I couldn’t put it down. Like all the Sharpe siblings, when Gabe wants something, he goes after it. And what Gabe wants is Virginia. Though his determination originally springs from his attraction to Virginia and a need to assuage his guilt over her brother’s death, the real joy is watching his feelings for her grow. Gabe sees Virginia for who she really is. She’s both practical and a romantic, and Gabe treasures all of her. I too adored Virginia ; she’s both intelligent and loyal. The dynamic between her and Gabriel was delightful to read and I avidly turned the pages of To Wed a Wild Lord, dying to see how Virginia and Gabe’s romance would turn out.
To Wed a Wild Lord is the fourth book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series, but readers who have not yet read The Truth About Lord Stoneville, A Hellion in Her Bed, and How to Woo a Reluctant Lady will have no problem reading To Wed a Wild Lord as a standalone. There is an overarching mystery in the series concerning the deaths of the Sharpe siblings’ parents, and each book in the series has only made that plotline more interesting. I can’t wait to see how that storyline turns out, but most of all I’m on the edge of my seat to see what happens when Celia, the youngest Sharpe sibling, finally meets her match in A Lady Never Surrenders.