If you’re already familiar with the “School for Heiresses” series by author Sabrina Jeffries, then chances are you remember the sometimes brief, but memorable appearances in those books by the mysterious and handsome Lord Stoneville. With the recent arrival of the first book in Jeffries‘ new series The Hellions of Halstead Hall in your local bookstore, THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD STONEVILLE brings this character front and center.

“The oldest of the scandalous Sharpes—five hell-raising siblings tainted still by the gossip surrounding the “accidental” deaths of their parents two decades ago—Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, like his brothers and sisters, has lived life on his own terms. In his case, as an unrepentant rakehell. Or so life had played out until Grandmother Hetty got a bee in her bonnet. Now the five Sharpe siblings face a daunting ultimatum: Marry by year’s end—or kiss their inheritance good-bye.

Oliver vows to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style—by bringing home a fake fiancé from a brothel! But his scheme backfires when he foils a robbery and rescues an American beauty instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to find her missing fiancé, but her prior engagement won’t stop Oliver from getting what he wants: Maria in his bed. His rebellious charade may just call Hetty’s bluff, but not before it becomes all too real—stirring up a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.”

When Oliver Sharpe, Lord Stoneville decides to pull one over on his grandmother, by bringing home the most unsuitable bride possible, he thinks he’s found his solution in the form of Maria Butterfield. The bold and slightly reckless American who he first meets at the tip of her sword in a brothel is just the type of woman he is sure his grandmother will hate, but he doesn’t count on the instant attraction that flares up between them throwing a monkey wrench into his well laid plans.

A Hellion in Her Bed

Published: September 21, 2010

Sabrina Jeffries continues to impress

Maria is desperate to find her missing fiancé to gain control of her inheritance and get on with her life after her father has died. When her over zealous cousin “borrows” what she believes is her fiancé’s satchel from one of the brothels patrons Maria’s rescue attempt leads her straight into the arms of the handsome Lord Stoneville. Given the choice of either accepting his offer to pose as his intended bride or face the authorities, she chooses the deception along with a promise for help in her search.

Oliver and Maria embark on a passionate journey that reveals hidden truths, heals old wounds and opens the door to the kind of love that will last a lifetime.

Sabrina Jeffries continues to impress with rich and powerful stories that never fail to please and always amaze.

Look for book 2 in The Hellions of Halstead Hall series, A HELLION IN HER BED, available now at your favorite bookseller.

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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.