The Truth About Lord Stoneville

The Truth About Lord Stoneville

Paperback - 2010
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Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has been London's most notorious rake for years. Fed up with his behavior, his grandmother threatens to disinherit him if he doesn't tame his wild ways and wed within the year. Outraged, Oliver decides to hire a woman from a brothel to pose as his fianc#65533;e to prove that he can't be forced into marriage. When he meets Maria Butterfield, a beautiful American woman who is searching for her fianc#65533; in the most unlikely of places, he knows she's perfect for his ruse. But before long, Oliver finds himself willing to risk anything to make Maria his--even his heart, and the dark secret he hides inside it.

Filled with larger-than-life characters and lively dialogue, this sizzling romance proves once again that Sabrina Jeffries is a "grand mistress of storytelling" ( Romantic Times ).
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 2010
ISBN: 9781439167519
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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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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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