How to Woo a Reluctant Lady : Hellions of Halstead Hall

  • by Sabrina Jeffries
  • Narrated by Sarah Coomes
  • Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva’s would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes?
The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva’s imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents’ deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles’s secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart.


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Customer Reviews

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Story was great, narrator was awful.

I find it a little irritating when a series uses a different narrator for each book in the series, thereby changing how the characters voices, and tones, are expressed. The narrator in the first book (The Truth About Lord Stoneville) was great; loved how he portrayed the voices. The narrator of the second book (A Hellion in Her Bed) was okay, but again, the tone he used for the characters was different. (For example, using a snide tone for a character that was portrayed as insolent, but laid back in the first book.) The narrator in this book was just awful. She couldn't hold the accent and in parts the characters sounded Irish, not English. And, again, the tone wasn't right, especially for Oliver's character.

Some consistency would be nice. Do the narrators ever do their research before recording a book to see how the previous characters have been portrayed (e.g. sarcastic intsead of angry)? That would be helpful.
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- Beverly


I was just looking for a quick little romance novel... and I know and expect the 'romance' formula so that wasn't what bothered me. For starters, the characters were irritating, especially the female heroine... She just couldn't shut up about her 'books' - which became annoying after awhile, especially since it was promised to her that she could keep writing them.... For another, the first time they experience a little passion, it went too far too fast without any buildup...and then the next time it happened at the pond it lacked any kind of heat ... Next, they get married and she hires someone at her wedding to spy on her husband? Kind of ridiculous, she doesn't even give him a chance to be a husband before she's spying on him... The beginning had promise but it became more annoying as it went along. Not worth a credit in my opinion
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- Melissa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio