Mired in scandal after his parents’ mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can’t resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family’s foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans... and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one - and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.
Spend some more time with the Hellions of Halstead Hall.
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Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.
3.5 stars. OK story. Antony Ferguson has a lovely voice, but his falsetto-ish female voices just don't get the job done.
I loved the story line. I love how each sibling is finding their own match with their prospective loves!
There are several moments through out the book that made it enjoyable for me. I love how Ms. Jeffries works in the current happenings with the past of the Sharp children's parents death. A mistery that is slowly coming to light. She also gives you a look at the other siblings future as well.
One of my favorite scenes is when Jarret and Annable finally are able to be together. I think it's at this point that they both realize their love for each other. Love the book. On to the next!
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I really enjoyed this story! A good addition to the series. Both characters were captivating
To be honest I would prefer female narrators for such books as they perform both male and female voices better than male narrators. But the narrator was not bad , had to improve on the female voice , but his overall performance is acceptable and did not ruin the book. Still I would have loved for Rosalyn Landor or Justine Eyre
Got a little too sappy toward the end at the expense of the story and it began to drag, but still a good listen. Narrator was fine--he did much better male voices than female, however I guess that's a given.
This is a wonderful series. Have already ordered the remaining 3! Well written and narrated! Great story lines. Well done!
The story itself. I love this series and do enjoy each one. The idea after three of them is tempting and tiring. The premise the stories are developed from is very good and although I am always excited to go on to the next one I also find the torture that that causes each just starts to get a little bitsy bit old.
Any of Sabrina Jeffries.
Voice- nice. Southern drawls for londoners is ALL WRONG! I kept thinking it was a story that was taking place in the deep south of america... geesh! Like I said, all wrong. I enjoy his voice just not for any setting where a southern drawl isn't correct. ...
I did cry. But the southern accents really are distracting.
I truly enjoy the hellions of halstead series.
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