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Series Sunday is one of my favorite days, as books written in series are my favorite reads! I love spending time with a group of characters as they all find their happily ever after. Now, if we can just get our favorite authors to write a bit faster so that we don’t need to wait so long to read the whole series 🙂
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A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
Release: February 2012
Publisher : Pocket Books Romance
Source : I purchased this book to read and review
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 siblings to receive their inheritance. Step two of her audacious plan is hiring the dangerously compelling Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter to investigate the three men she’s chosen. But with Lady Celia bedeviling Jackson’s days and nights, the last thing he wants is to help her find a husband. And when she recalls shadowed memories that lead his investigation into her parents’ mysterious deaths in a new direction—putting her in danger—Jackson realizes the only man he wants Celia to marry is himself!
Sadly, I welcome you to the last book in Sabrina Jeffries’ latest series. I’m very sad that this series is ending. I have been a fan of Ms. Jeffries’ books for many years, and have read all of her books. That being said, I have really enjoyed the characters in this series the most. The character of Hetty is simply delightful. She’s spunky, she’s feisty, and she stands up to her grandchildren. Whether she’s right or wrong, she holds the course.
Lady Celia Sharpe is the last of the Sharpe grandchildren to be married. Hetty, her grandmother has decreed that they will all marry within a year or they will all be disinherited. One by one, they have all gotten married, leaving Celia to decide what she is going to do. She is unwilling to allow her siblings to forfeit their portion of their grandmother’s fortune so she starts to make plans to find someone to marry. She makes a list and then she asks for help in investigating her potential husbands from Jackson Pinter, the Bow Street man who has been hired to investigate the Sharpe siblings’s parents’ murder.
Jackson Pinter is a great character. He has appeared in all of the books of this series as he has been hired to investigate the deaths of the Sharpe siblings’ parents. At the time that they died, it was thought to be a murder/suicide, but is now being investigated as a murder. Jackson has shown himself to be a hard worker, following any and all leads on the decades old murders. He has proven himself to be honest, forthright and respectful, but for some reason, Celia seems to set him off. They are always at loggerheads. Hiring Jackson to investigate her list of potential husbands puts him into a snit – and the seasoned romance reader KNOWS it is because he wants Celia for himself!
I could go on and on about what great characters Celia and Jackson are. They strike sparks off one another, they compliment each other in so many ways because of their differences. The sticking point is that Jackson is a bastard, and Celia is the daughter of a Marquess. Jackson is very aware of his station in life. He may be hardworking, and soon to be awarded the position of Magistrate, but he is now where near the station of Celia. This is a situation that is dealt with in a very interesting fashion and I’ll leave it to you to read the details!
As this is the final book in the series, the other characters (siblings) are all talked about with their various spouses and now children. Hetty even finds herself a love interest! This wonderful series is brought to a grand finale with Celia’s story…..and yes, the murder is solved 🙂
Thank you to Sabrina Jeffries for writing such wonderful series, and I hope that she continues to do so for many years to come!
- Series Sunday – Review of To Wed A Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries (sugarbeatsbooks.com)
- Series Sunday – How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries (sugarbeatsbooks.com)
- Series Sunday – Review of The Truth of Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries (sugarbeatsbooks.com)
- Series Sunday – Review – A Hellion in Her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries (sugarbeatsbooks.com)
- A LADY NEVER SURRENDERS by Sabrina Jeffries… (mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com)
- Sabrina Jeffries: The French Maid (anneglover.wordpress.com)