The Truth About Lord Stoneville
The Hellions of Halstead Hall Book 1
January 25, 2022
Available in: Paperback, Audio, e-Book (reprint)
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries brings her "hallmark humor, poignancy, and sensuality to perfection" (RT Book Reviews) to this first of the sparkling Hellions of Hallstead Hall series following the roguishly handsome and rakish Sharpe siblings.
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 fiancée to prove that he can't be forced into marriage.
When he meets Maria Butterfield, a beautiful American woman who is searching for her fiancé 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.
With "delectably witty dialogue, subtly named characters, and scorching sexual chemistry between two perfectly matched protagonists" (Booklist), this is an unputdownable and charming romance.
Originally published January 2010 in mass market paperback and eBook by Pocket Books.
Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times 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 9 million books in print in 21 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.