The Truth About Lord Stoneville

The Truth About Lord Stoneville

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In the two decades since a tragic "accident" took the lives of his parents, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has survived the scandal surrounding that fateful night by living as an unrepentant rakehell. And with his grandmother vowing to disinherit him if he doesn't settle down and wed, he plans to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style -- by bringing home a fake fiancée from a brothel! But his scheme is derailed when he rescues an American beauty in a dire predicament instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to track down her groom-to-be, who's gone missing, but her engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: her, in his bed. His rebellious masquerade may call his grandmother's bluff, but it's soon made all too real -- by a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Pocket Books paperback ed
ISBN: 9781439167519
1439167516
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 18 cm

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usujatha
Apr 02, 2016

Good book

CMLibrary_sdeason Feb 03, 2016

Sabrina Jeffries delivers two complex characters who learn relationships are never easy, and changing is even harder. With a fast paced plot and several surprises, Jeffries has the reader hooked with the first book in series "Hellions of Halstead Hall."

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marthabwaters
Jul 25, 2015

Enjoyable series-opening Regency--liked the family dynamics between the hero and his four siblings (who are the stars of the other four books in the series) and his relationship with the spunky (American!) heroine enough to make up for my complaints that the hero's tortured backstory dragged out for a biiiiiiiit too long, making his turnaround feel a bit abrupt. Otherwise a solid Regency romance.

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sjhand
Aug 08, 2011

Oliver Sharpe is the handsome Marquess of Stoneville. He has a reputation as rogue and a downright scoundrel. However he hides a secret. He believes that he is responsible for his parents' demise, which has led him to lead a life of debauchery and scandal. Tired of hearing about the notoriety of the Sharpe siblings, Oliver's grandmother has decided to cut their inheritances if they do not mend their ways and get married. Faced with this obstacle, Oliver decides to enlist Miss Maria Butterfield as his fake fiance, while helping her search for her real fiance. However, there is one small problem: Oliver is falling in love with her!

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