Thursday, January 20, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demand that she marry by year’s end: 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 with Minerva, though she has no intention of falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him! Little does she know, Giles really is a covert government operative. When the two 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 to her heart.
I only received this book last night so I've read about a third so far. I love Ms. Jeffries style and the book has an exciting plot. The intrigue is just unfolding and I can't wait to get back to it. On the surface, Minerva and Giles are an improbable couple and yet a perfect match in temperament and intellect, and sparks are flying. I am enjoying the remaining characters as well, especially the grandmother and Minerva's overprotective brothers.
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries just came out on January 18, and you can get a glimpse of the book by reading an excerpt on the author's website here.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher.