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A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  4,848 Ratings  ·  285 Reviews
"Furious at his grandmother's ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck--and his heart--at the card table against a most unlikely opponent."Mired in scandal after his parents' mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 495 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published September 2010)
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Sep 21, 2010 Angelc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annabel Lake was taking the last desperate steps to save her family brewery from ruin. Her brother was too drunk to take care of the business anymore. Annabel took her best ale to Plumtree Brewery to propose a partnership. She knew the woman in charge would look at her as an equal. However, she didn't expect to find the woman's grandson in charge instead. Jarett Sharpe had the reputation of a wastrel gambler, could she trust him to save her brewery? Or more importantly, could she trust him with ...more
Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
Well, I feel like I have to give this one 4 stars, even if it isn't to my taste.

The problem is that I don't feel there is much of a plot. What IS the plot, you ask? Basically, the plot is Jarret helping Annabel try to save her brewery. That's it. Really. Nothing else happens. What does this mean? That this book is boring.

Good points:
Hettie, Jarret's grandma. She's hilarious with all her plotting and scheming. I liked the beginning, where we get to see Jarret as a kid. I almost wish we got to se
May 11, 2011 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If you have not read A Hellion in Her Bed, I suggest you run, not walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy. This romance was highly enjoyable, original, sexy and funny.

Although the book didn’t fully capture me at first, it was not long before I was hooked! I read the majority of this title in one sitting and stayed up late to finish it. I found the storyline highly original and unlike most historical romances I have re
Lady Wesley
3.5 stars. OK story. Antony Ferguson has a lovely voice, but his falsetto-ish female voices just don't get the job done.
Aly is so frigging bored
I can't make myself pick it up again...

DNF at 37%
Oct 28, 2012 Naiem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the best of the Hellions of Halstead Hall series.
Nov 22, 2011 nurmawati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, hr, buku-eng
bagi yang suka buku2 karya julia quinn bakal suka sama buku ini...why ? soalnya selain menceritakan para bujangan playboy yang akhirnya bertekuk lutut pada wanita biasa....juga di bahas ttg kedekatan hubungan kakak beradik dimana mereka terkadang suka ikut campur urusan sodara nya...
belom lagi disini juga ada semacam fairy godmother dalam bentuk nenek jarret yang pinter dan pemaksa...maksa supaya cucu2 nya pada merit, kalo enggak gak dapat warisan :p

begitu juga yang terjadi pada lord jarret shar
I actually finished reading this book last week, so I don't really remember the nuances in the plot. But I always enjoy Sabrina Jeffries's books. They're playful and light-hearted, with more than enough fantasy to keep you from getting to caught up in the HR nonsense (not that HR is all nonsense, but its fiction - I don't really know what I'm getting at).

Anyway, this book was about Jarret, the 2nd Hellion, who happens to be a gambler and mostly a waste of space. He thinks he's a rake and lives t
The second installment in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series was just an okay read for me. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as the first one either.

The heroine was okay, but I had little sympathy for the hero. I was tired of all his (internal) whining. He was afraid that he wasn't good enough; afraid of where his life was going; afraid that he couldn't support and help his brothers and sisters; afraid that nobody loved him; afraid to love somebody; afraid of caring for anything too much fo
Anna D.
May 05, 2014 Anna D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hr
4.5 stars. Another winner!!

I really enjoy every member of the Sharpe family and I have a feeling I will love this whole series. This book was no exception. I love Jarret! He is such a likeable hero and Annabel was a great heroine too. I especially enjoyed the role Geordie played in this story because seeing a glimpse of Jarret as a father is so freakin’ adorable and it really suits him too!! Sabrina Jeffries also has the talent of capturing the relationship between her H/h with passion, strong a
Definitely not as good as the first book in the series, The Truth About Lord Stoneville. It just never grabbed my attention like the first one did. No real plot, except about helping Annabel's brewery, which I'm sorry, it was kind of boring. The relationship between Annabel and Jarret was believable, but it did seem a bit forced in places. I don't know, I liked the book well enough, just not a lot. I really wished there would have been more interactions between Jarret and his family - Oliver &am ...more
I am really enjoying the series Hellions of Halstead Hall. So far I have read the 1st and 2nd books. I loved how both books started with the Prologue starting in 1806 when the parents of the hellions tragically died. We get different perspectives from each child at the time of their parents' deaths. Then we move ahead 19 years and how their parents' deaths effected their lives.

Jarret Sharpe is the 2nd son. He is a gambler, but since he was a young teen he has secretly longed to take over his gr
Apr 29, 2016 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story and Narration 4.0, enjoyed both. This brings you to the Brewery needs and life style, I enjoyed the shift in scenery... they even mentioned Bass Bear Brewery which is still producing beer today.

I enjoyed the plot, very daring young woman when it comes to protecting her family.
Aug 17, 2015 Kusanagi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, regency, 19-ème
Toujours classique niveau romance...le héros plein de mauvaise habitude mais qui en fait est un type une héroïne combative qui ferait tout pour sa famille.
Mais j'aime beaucoup Annabelle quand même et ca se lit bien.
Et on progresse un peu dans l'enquête sur les parents ^^
Jun 30, 2014 Mei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
An enjoyable historical.

What I like best is that this series is light and fluffy with nice pace and interesting background story about the death of their parents. While every book is centered on one couple, we see the previous couples too and the story goes on.
3 1/2 stars... Took me months to finish, but that's not all the books fault! :)
Aug 01, 2015 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent series. Just be sure to read them in order to really enjoy them!
Kathy Davie
Jan 10, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, history
Second in the Hellions of Halstead Hall Regency romance series. The couple focus is on Lord Jarret Sharpe and Annabel Lake.

This series follows the School for Heiresses series and then the Royal Brotherhood series.

My Take
An odd combination of Regency and contemporary dialog along with an inaccurate stance on the perceptions of the nobility toward trade [A viscount's son is a barrister??] and a truly enlightened take on women in business and virgins.

I don't really object too much to a loose app
I guess I'm coming out of the romance closet here. At some point (after I had a kid), I ventured into a territory I never really thought I would. The Romance. And I don't mean a romantic novel, but a straight up, bodice ripping, Harlequin paperback romance. Sure, I'd read Outlander, but that has some literary qualities that are apparent to non-romance (at least a few) readers. But when tired from being up all night and physically exhausted from nursing and lugging a baby around, suddenly the ide ...more
This was the second book in Jeffries' Hellions series. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The hero's grandmother is threatening to cut off her grandchildren if they don't marry--she wants them to stop being quite such hellions, and thinks marriage will help. Plus, she wants great-grands. This hellion is the second son, who supports himself by gambling, but used to expect to inherit grandma's brewery. She's ill & needs someone to run the brewery for her, so she & the hero make a deal. He'll run it
Dec 14, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book had me laughing out loud at the clever and witty dialogue. The story was excellently written and the characters were dynamic and well portrayed.

Lord Jarret Sharpe is a devilishly handsome rogue who spends his time in gaming hells avoiding responsibility. When his sick grandmother puts him in charge of the family brewery, he wagers a business deal on a radical bet with a beautiful young brewster, Annabel Lake. Annabel has some secrets in her past. In order to secure the hel
Mey Buentipo
Business. Complications. Love. This all in this book. The second book of the Hellions of Hallstead Hall series. I had very enjoyable read for the first book. It had a very nice introduction. At first I have to grasp what the book is about. At the first part it is all about business, and of course there is attractions of the h/h. Although it became so long that some parts are boring already. I liked the interjection of the investigation about there parent's death. That keep the series going. Now ...more
Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
My reviews are mostly my thoughts as I went with the book. This one's got 2 parts.

Not a detailed review, I'll do one after I re-read...

Hmm, there were some down moments in the novel, otherwise I liked it a lot. I liked Annabel in the first chapters a lot better then the rest. I don't know abt Jarret, he's likable bt ... well, he's no alpha hero ... I liked the setting still there were moments I thought ... umm ... just not working for me ... :/

Maybe Annabel having a kid of almost
Diane Tweed
Nov 13, 2010 Diane Tweed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I need to mention that I won this book from Goodreads. What is funny is that I had just picked up and read the first book in this group only a few days before winning this one.

While the story is typical for these romances, the rake who falls for the strong-willed yet sweet woman, I truly liked it. The story was well written and kept me interested throughout the book. The secondary characters were well rounded and added to the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who like
Oct 07, 2010 Claudine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how Sabrina has written Jarret's character, how he interacts with his family, friends and Annabel and her family. I had tear moment on pg.340. There are a few authors that I read that can write that emotion into a story where you want to cheer and Sabrina Jeffries had done that with a number of her stories, it's no wonder that she remains one of my favorite authors.
I can not wait to read Minerva's story, I wonder who will tame whom when Giles Masters and Minerva finally come together. As
Angel's books
Apr 14, 2016 Angel's books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tarihi-ask
Bu kitabın kahramanları Marki oğlu serseri bir kumarbaz olan Lord Jarret Sharpe ve bira fabrikası sahibi bir adamın kızı Annabel Lake. Konudan bahsetmiyorum çünkü bu romanlarda ana hatlar bellidir. Yalnız bu hikayenin tamamının iyi olduğunu söylemem gerek. Genelde özellikle finallerde üzerinde durulması gereken yerler 1-2 cümleyle bitiriliyor, bende bunu sevmiyorum. Bu sefer öyle olmamış. Hellions of Halstead Hall serisinin 2. kitabı. Seride 6 kitap var ve ben biraz ortadan dalmış oldum ama çok ...more
Somehow I got this book off PBS, but I never read the first one, not sure I would have liked it better if I had. It was rather boring. I didn't hate it, I read it because I felt I had to finish it not for its enjoyment. I never felt the love between the characters. I will not read more from this series, I do like historicals but, I might be getting burnt out on this time period- they are just not as exciting.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Annabel, being a ruined woman who is almost 30 and has a son, doesn't believe she can have a good husband because of her past. So she makes do with her life in helping care for her brother's children and assisting with the family brewery. Lord Jarret is a confirmed bachelor who meets and falls for Annabel while working together on a deal that will improve both of their financial futures. Great read!! Compassion is a sexy quality on a man.
Apr 27, 2015 Norav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 étoiles parce qu'il est un chouilla moins bien que le 1er tome mais en fait, c'est plus 4,5 étoiles.

J'accroche toujours à cette famille. Chaque frère ou soeur a vraiment réagi différemment à la mort de leurs parents.
J'aime beaucoup aussi Annabel car elle est très rebelle. Elle sait ce qu'elle veut et fera tout pour que Jarret l'aide à sauver la brasserie de son frère. De plus, contrairement à beaucoup de livres du genre, ce n'est plus une "jeune fille pure". Elle connaît la vie.
Good Lord, I don't know why I always stay up late to start (and then finish) romance novels. It's not as if there is ever a surprise on who will end up with whom! At any rate, a good and rolicking story by Jeffries (continuing her Halstead Hall series). I am pleased that as I am finishing up Madeline Hunter's bibliography that I've found another romance author to enjoy.
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and 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 8 million book ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Hellions of Halstead Hall (6 books)
  • The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1)
  • How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3)
  • To Wed a Wild Lord (Hellions of Halstead Hall #4)
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“Ah yes," Gabe said, "Pinter is ever the gallant when it comes to the ladies. He wouldn't risk leaving us alone with poor Miss Lake, for the fear one of us might spirit her off to our lair."
"Why?" Miss Lake asked, with a lift of her brow. "Do you three make a habit of spiriting women off?"
"Only on Tuesdays and Fridays," Masters said. "Seeing as how it's Wednesday, your safe."
"Unless you're wearing a blue garter, madam," Gabe quipped. "On Wednesdays, Masters and I have a great fondness for blue garters. Are your gaters blue, Miss Lake?"
"Only on Mondays and Thursdays." She dealt thirteen cards apiece to the two of them, then put the rest aside as the stock, turning the top card faceup. "Sorry gentlemen. I guess you'll have to spirit off some other woman.”
“He smiled his dimpled smile. "Well, I've found something in my heart, my love, and it's you. You fill it up so completely that I don't need anything else." His gaze turned solemn. "I don't want to be the river anymore. I want to be the earth that the tree roots in. And I believe that I can, if you'll be my tree. Will you?"

It was too much. She began to cry, though she smiled so he'd know that they were happy tears. "That vastly your last one," she choked out between sobs. "I would very much love to be your tree."

-Jarret and Annabel”
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