Lord Gabriel Sharpe has been in the throes of cheating death ever since the untimely deaths of his parents. It had gotten worse at the death of his best friend Roger Waverly. He accepts every fool-hearted race that someone challenges him to. He truly is the ďAngel of DeathĒ. Gabriel is in an all out battle to beat death at all costs. It is unfortunate his family will not leave him alone with this battle. His grandmother has laid down a marriage ultimatum. If Gabriel and the rest of his siblings do not marry, she will cut them out of her inheritance without a sixpence. Now he has his sights set on Virginia Waverly, Rogerís sister. There is one small problem. She hates him and blames him for the death of her brother. That is a challenge that he is willing to take on. The least he can do for her is marry her and provide her the life Roger was supposed to.
Virginia Waverly is not the typical English miss. She challenges men to carriage races, she has a hot temper, and she is not afraid to speak her mind. Virginia wants to avenge her brotherís death by challenging Gabriel to a race, of course, that is ridiculous. Her grandfather, the General, will kill her. Gabriel agrees to the challenge only if she will let him court her, and now the drama begins.
Gabriel and Virginia realize that the passion that burns between them outweighs the tragedy of the past. They begin to see each otherís hearts and souls and look past what everyone thinks they know of them. Can they rise above the Generalís hate, and the heartbreak of the past to mend what could be the future of a lifetime?
To Wed a Wild Lord is a really good read. It makes me want to go back and read the other books in the series. The Sharpe children are passionate, loving, and adventurous. You will embrace the characters into your bosom and never want to let them go.