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Lady Never Surrenders, A (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)

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With two months left to find a husband and fulfill her grandmother’s ultimatum, Celia sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking men will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself won’t be necessary for Celia to receive her inheritance. Step Two of her audacious plan is hiring the ...more
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♡Karlyn P♡
A cute ending to the Hellion series! I liked Celia and Pinter quite a bit more than I expected, and I always love a commoner for a hero. Pinter is a bow street runner, and Celia is far above him in station. He desired her from afar since he first saw her nearly a year ago, but when she enlists his service to investigate possible suitors, he can't hold back his desires.

This final book in the series also closes the mystery of who killed the Sharpe parents. It wasn't all that riveting as mysteries
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Nisha
So, yesterday, I spent my entire day enjoying this book. As the conclusion of the Hellions of Halstead Hall series, I had high expectations. Unfortunately, character-wise, I didn't really care too much about Celia or Pinter, especially with new rakes in the mix - the Duke of Lyons (who appears to be decent sort) and Virginia's cousin (still can't remember his name for the life of me).

Anyway, before jumping into other stories, I'll summarize Celia and Jackson Pinter. For the entire series, we all
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Pınar
4.5

Bir seriyi daha tamamlamanın mutluluğunu yaşıyorum. Bizdeki bu hızla çoğu seriyi göremeden nalları dikeceğim çünkü.
Erkek Fatma Celia ile ailenin resmi dedektifinin temelleri zaten daha önceden atılmıştı. Hatta çift birbirlerine gıcık oluyorlar diye daha da merak etmiştim. Eh büyük aşklar nefretle doğuyor diye boşa dememişler.
Gerçi bu açıdan beklediğimden daha az buldum. Polisiyeyi da daha çok beklemiştim, o da az geldi. Ya da hastalıktan 3 gün elimde süründü zavallı kitap hakkını yiyorum emi
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Anna D.
4.5 stars!

Even though this isn’t the last book in the series, it sort of feels like it because Celia is the last Sharpe sibling to marry and also the mystery of their parents’ death that was weaved throughout the series is finally solved.

For me, this book ties with Jarret’s book in second place of my favorites for the series. It lacked humor but it definitely made up for it somewhat in the angst department. I was surprised with Pinter’s level of insecurity about his station/class and his illegit
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Books
Author’s Website: http://www.sabrinajeffries.com/
My Source for This Book: Gift from the publisher
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 5, Hellions of Halstead Hall (Final Book)
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Steamy

This was a perfect ending to a wonderful series, and I for one am sad to see it end.

As the final book in the series,
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Mei
A good conclusion of the series.
It made me feel good to read how the mistery that goes through all the books was solved!
All the siblings are married and Hetty is too! LOL
Everybody is happy! what more could we want?! *wink*
Holly
This is the final installment of the Hellions of Halstead series. I'm sad to see it end. I've enjoyed spending time with the Sharpe family.

I have to say, I was much more bothered by Hettie's interference in this novel. I'm not sure if it's because we got more from her POV, or if her meddling went over the top. While I understood her reasons for being wary of Pinter, it didn't make a lot of sense for her to push him so hard. Especially when it was obvious Celia cared for him.

Aside from that, I
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Sue
Ah, yes, Ms. Jeffries is back in fine form again! It was great fun to watch (er, read about) the staid and proper (and handsome, of course) hero secretly lusting after his elegant lady fair, who of course, he can never have because she is miles above him in social status. And it was great fun to watch her crumble anyway. (I would have!)

I liked this upper class heroine who carried a pistol, spoke her mind, and was a completely incompetent flirt. And I rooted for her middle class, self-made-man o
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Shelly
I have really enjoyed this series, not as much as the School for Heiresses, but still, Jeffries is one of my favorite authors of all time. I have loved the bantering between Celia and Pinter throughout the series, and even though the series is over, I still loved it. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed with how Pinter's storyline with his 'father' turned out, it was a little too neat and convienent for me, but overall an excellent ending to a great series!
Onur Birler
Geldik güzel bir serinin daha sonuna :D Gerçi devamı varmış ama bence Sharpe serisi burada bitti, diğerlerini başka seri okuyormuş gibi okuyacağım. Güzel kitaptı ama bazı yerlerinde çok garip diyaloglar vardı ki buraya bile yazamam :P (kıl tüy dersem belki okuyanlar anlar ne demek istediğimi) Ama olsun yine de ben bu seriyi çok seviyorum :D
Anna's Herding Cats!
This. was. the. best. freaking. book! I love the Hellions of Halstead Hall series but A Lady Never Surrenders was by far my favorite. I'd been looking forward for Jackson Pinter's book and damn it was good. Fantastic dynamic between the hero and heroine, full of action and danger, twists and turns, snark, humor and a meddling family. And a romance that'll make a girl envious. Seriously, I loved every single effing page as the last of the Sharpe siblings surrenders to their grandmum's ultimatum o ...more
Julia ♥Duncan♥
Liked the romance aspect of this book a lot. Celia and Jackson were very likeable characters and it was easy to root for them to be together.

I especially liked Jackson as a character - he was very middle-of-the-road, not a rich titled lord but not gin-soaked poverty either. I feel like this is pretty unusual for a historical romance hero. I've liked his character over the previous books in the series so I enjoyed getting to know him more and seeing the other Sharpe siblings from his point of vi
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SOS Aloha
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it. - Mark Twain

Gran is pragmatic. She runs a brewery. Gran encouraged her daughter to marry the Marquess of Stoneville, resulting in five children. When Lord and Lady Stoneville died under questionable circumstances, Gran tried to protect the children from the scandal. Understandably, the five children looked at marriage with skepticism. Gran grew impatient and issued an ultimatum – marry within a year or forfeit her fortune. Since the estate
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SidneyKay
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Tammy
A Lady Never Surrenders was definitely better than To Wed a Wild Lord but its still getting three stars. To be honest the best book in the series is the first book-The Truth About Lord Stoneville. I only continued reading to find out who killed their parents.

Celia only has two months left to find a husband, remember that their grandmother gave them all a year to get married or no one would inherit, so she sets her sights on three men. She asks Jackson Pinter to help her "dig up some dirt" on th
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Kimberly
4.5 stars

My review originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

When Lady Celia Sharpe’s grandmother decreed that her grandchildren must all be married within a year or be disinherited, Celia balked. But one by one, her siblings have fallen in love and married, which means that Celia has two months to find a husband or she’ll be the reason her brothers and sister don’t inherit anything. So Celia devises a plan to get an offer of marriage from one of three lords
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Michelle Kelly
Excellent conclusion to a wonderful series

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Out of the Sharpe siblings, Celia seemed to be the one placed off in the background in the other Hellion books. She was there but not much of an appearance in the other stories. So going into A Lady Never Surrenders, I really didn't have any confirmed perceptions about Celia.

Mr. Pinter however has been in every single book quite a bit since he was the fore front investigator into the deaths of Sharpe's parents. Ce
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E_bookpushers
This review originally posted at The Bookpushers: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/01/20/...

Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Out now
How I got this book: From the publisher

With two months left to find a husband to fulfill her grandmother’s ultimatum, Lady Celia Sharpe sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking men will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself won’t be necessary for Celia and her sibli
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Dabney
Dear Ms. Jeffries—

I was ambivalent about investing my time in the last of your Hellions of Halstead Hall series. I’ve read the first four with varying levels of satisfaction. I found The Truth about Lord Stoneville, the first book, that of Oliver, the eldest Sharpe child, to be a contrived and insubstantial tale. I enjoyed the second, A Hellion in her Bed, Jarret’s tale—you did a nice job of explaining the ins and outs of making ale in the 19th century. I loved the third, How to Woo a Reluctant
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Rebecca (everyday reader)
Celia is the last of the 'Hellions' to find love and marry, as her siblings have done. Jackson is the 'Runner' who has been helping her family solve the mystery of their parents deaths, and to investigate all of their potential suitors. Jackson has been hiding his true feelings for Celia for over a year, and she is the only Sharpe sibling who gets his dander up and fights verbally with him. Celia starts to see him in a new light from his first kiss, and she wants more. Kisses and caresses are sh ...more
Head in the clouds
DNF

Unfortunately the dialogue, the plot and the characters were all bleh and the chemistry was more angry lust than romance...not to mention childish personalities and actions...
Melis
Böylece bir seri daha bitti..

Yorumu burda bulabilirsiniz: Okyanusun Sözleri
Cora Lein
Inhalt:
Im fünften und letzten Teil von “The Hellions of Halstead Hall” geht es um Lady Celia, die jüngste der Sharpe-Geschwister. Sie lässt Jackson Pinter ihre Bewerber überprüfen und ahnt nicht, dass der smarte Ermittler selbst ein Auge auf die Lady geworfen hat. Nebenbei wird der Mord an den Sharpe-Eltern aufgeklärt …

Stil:
Wie in den anderen Teilen ist der Schreibstil gefühlvoll, seicht und einfach gehalten. Gawlich weckt das ganze durch ihre einmalige Stimme auf und beschert so einen ganz beso
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Robin
Almost a year ago, Hetty Plumtree layed down an ultimatum to her five grandchildren: They all must marry within the year or forfeit their inheritance. Now with only two months left, Celia Sharpe is the only grandchild who hasn't married. Celia comes up with a plan to become betrothed to one of three eligible bachelors that have been invited to the Sharpe's house party. She asks Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter to investigate her three suitors. For several months, Jackson has been investigating t ...more
Cruth
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
First published: 2012
Length: 388 pages, 4662 locations
Setting: 1825, England. Regency-ish.
Sex: Not frequent. Reasonably explicit.
Hero: Bastard son with mysterious paternity. Bow Street Runner.
Heroine: Youngest sister who needs to marry soon. Believes in love.
Series: Book 5 of 5
Includes: Sharpe Family Tree. Excerpt from 'Twas the Night after Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries.

Finally, the ending of this good series.

We'll get to find out who did it!

As the long-dragged-out myster
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Songül
Bu aralar üstümde dolaşan miskinlik havasından dolayı kitap elimde oyalanıp dursa da Celia ve Jackson (Pinter ) arasındaki bu hikayeyi okurken hem eğlendim hem de kızdım ..

Torunlarının hayatına karışarak onları evliliğe zorlayan Büyükanne Hetty bu hikayede de oldukça formundaydı hatta kimi yerinde zirveye bile oturdu diyebilirim :) bu zorlama karşısında kendine eş adayları bulan ve bunları değerlendirmesi için Bay Pinter dan yardım isteyen Celia nın işi başta kolay görünsede Pinter 'ın onun bu
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HÜLYA
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Nihawmi
3,5

Öyle böyle, katil yok sendin oydu derken bir seri daha bitti.
Ashlee
Although it may have been reading something that was better written in general than Fifty Shades... I completely loved this book. Questions were answered, riddles were solved, love scenes were written with respect to the written word, and the romance was believable and utterly wonderful. Jeffries knows her shit, guys. She knows it well.
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books i ...more
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“Love is taking chances when every rational part of you screams, ‘Don’t risk it.’ Because it’s only when your heart has been ripped open that you get a chance to find the one person capable of making it whole.” 23 likes
“You weren't always so...appreciative. When I said that men enjoyed my company, you said you found that hard to believe."

What?" he retorted with a scowl. "I never said any such thing."

"Yes, you did, the day that I asked you to investigate my suitors. I remember it clearly."

"Theres no way in hell I ever..." The conversation came back to him suddenly, and he shook his head. "You're remembering only part, sweeting. You said that men enjoyed your company and considered you easy to talk to. It was the last part I found hard to believe."

"Oh." She eyed him askance. "Why? You never seem to have trouble talking to me. Or rather, lecturing me."

"It's either lecture you or stop up your mouth with kisses," he said dryly. "Talking to you isn't easy, because every time I'm near you I burn to carry you off to some secluded spot and do any number of wicked things to you."

She blinked, then gazed at him with such softness that it made his chest hurt. "Then why don't you?"

-Celia and Jackson”
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