The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries
Hellions of Halstead Hall
They're the scandalous Sharpes, five hell-raising siblings tainted by a shocking family legacy. Now each faces a daunting ultimatum: marry by year's end—or kiss their inheritance good-bye.
In the two decades since a tragic "accident" took the lives of his parents, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has survived the scandal surrounding that fateful night by living as an unrepentant rakehell. And with his grandmother vowing to disinherit him if he doesn't settle down and wed, he plans to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style—by bringing home a fake fiancée from a brothel! But his scheme is derailed when he rescues an American beauty in a dire predicament instead.
Maria Butterfield came to London to track down her groom-to-be, who's gone missing, but her engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: her, in his bed. His rebellious masquerade may call his grandmother's bluff, but it's soon made all too real—by a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.
You never know when one stupid decision will totally screw with your whole life. I liked this book. There were a whole lot of characters, but to build up for a series, you have to have a lot of people. Jeffries delivers. The writing sparkles and the characters are interesting. Oliver is so screwed up, but it works for him. I wanted him to get his HEA. I wanted things to work out for him and his soul to be soothed. Enter Maria. She’s no wilting flower. She’s got issues, but what character doesn’t? I loved her spunk and her passion. She’s the reason I kept reading. I had to know what would happen. Grab a copy today!