Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How To Woo A Reluctant Lady Tour Review

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jefferies
Published January 2011
Simon and Schuster
384 pgs Paperback

The opening of the book introduces us to a young Minerva, love the name, and her traveling love of Giles. Another interesting thing about Minerva is that she writes lusty Gothic novels that drive her Granmother crazy, until she runs off with a rake and into a double life toss up. I love some historical romance in the cold days. There was much tea consumed in this reading. I enjoyed greatly reading A Hellion on Her Bed, The Hellions of H
alstead Hall Book 2 so How to Woo fit right in with cozy reading. The dialog was great and fun to read and as it always is the description of period clothing is so great in the book. I loved the twists and turns in the plot, and the humor was written in fantastically. The Hellions series is a must for romance readers. Sabrina Jefferies brings her characters into life and depth and builds a great background into her expressive stories.

Here is a blurb on the book:

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.

If that does not tempt you into the temptation of reading, here is BN.com and the page where you too can tame a rake:

Thank you Galley Books for giving me this delightful read, and making me pine for the good ol'days.


Sugarbeat said...

Great review! I'm still waiting on my copy, but I'm certainly looking forward to reading this book!

Teril said...

it was great. Just what I needed for a cold weekend ;)