by Sabrina Jeffries
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 that he marry. But the gambler in him can't resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family & foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.
I really enjoyed Jeffries humor and style of writing. This series has me hooked! I cannot put down the stories about the Hellions! I loved Oliver's story, but I think I love Jarret's more. The way Jarret was with George was great. I loved seeing that side of him. I have fallen for all the men in this series. They may be rouges but there is so much more to them than that! Jeffries has created a world full of interesting and dynamic characters. A world I am completely lost in right now! I love the men and of course all the strong wome. Annabel was the perfect character to counter Jarret! Now I can't wait to read which Sharpe Hellion will be next in line to fall in love!