A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
Rated 5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content Rated with the Red Rose.
Out of all the Sharpe siblings, Lady Celia knows she is the only one who has yet to fulfill the requirements for her grandmother’s ultimatum: get married by the end of the year or you don’t inherit anything. So, her older siblings all got married (thankfully, it was happily) and left her to be responsible. If she doesn’t get married, no one inherits a dime. And Lady Celia refuses to take the blame for such a situation.
Only thing to do now is find a suitor who is willing and happy to propose.
Jackson Pinter is already investigating the deaths of Lady Celia’s mother and father, but when she asks him to personally do a background check on three of her potential suitors, he knows he’d be crazy to accept. However, when the idea of some idiot, who doesn’t deserve to marry Lady Celia, actually marrying her, enters his head, it drives him madder than the idea of doing the background search. Jackson knows he’s officially lost his mind and agrees to help her find a suitable husband.
A husband who can afford to give her the life she’s used to and has a name she can be proud to share. A husband who isn’t an unclaimed bastard. A husband that is definitely better than him.
It is for books like A Lady Never Surrenders, where Ms. Jeffries reminds us that there is no doubt, she is a best-selling author. With this story, not only do we get the romance between Celia and Jackson, all the loose ends from the series are tied up and the mystery of the deaths of the late Lord and Lady Stoneville is solved quite nicely. It definitely gives us readers the resolution we need from all the build up from the previous books. And let me assure you, there was quite a lot of build up. Thankfully, Ms. Jeffries delivers and didn’t disappoint.
I have to say, out of the whole Hellions of Halstead Hall series, I think I like A Lady Never Surrenders the best. Unlike some of the other books that didn’t really do as much to hold and capture my interest, the emotion in this story was palpable and I couldn’t make myself stop reading. How can your heart not melt a little when the hero of the story loves the heroine so much, that he admit he wants the best for her, even if it’s not him? It’s pure love at its best and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Hugs & Kisses,
The Lustrous Courtesan
A Lady Never Surrenders (The Hellions of Halstead Hall) published by Pocket Books January 2012.