by Eloisa James
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #1
Published by Avon on October 31, 2017
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I received an advance copy of this book from Edelweiss.
Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.
Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.
Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.
But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James might be the perfect historical romance. Its keen blend of wit, humor, and swoon-worthy moments had me drawing out my reading for as long as possible. I simply didn’t want the book to end.
Lord Alaric Wilde has returned to his homeland of England after years away as an explorer and writer. But his reputation precedes him: unbeknownst to him, a sensational play about his life, Wilde in Love, is all the rage. Despite the fact that the play does not portray him accurately in the least, masses of fine English ladies are in love with the infamous Lord Wilde.
Immune to the hype is Willa Ffynche, whose sharply brilliant mind intrigues Alaric. Add the fact that she couldn’t care less about the great Lord Wilde’s reputation, and he’s doubly fascinated. As determined as Willa is not to become infatuated like all the other ladies, she finds her resolve increasingly weakened…because Alaric is falling more and more for the enchanting Willa Ffynche. But Willa values her privacy highly and Alaric lives in the spotlight, albeit unwillingly. Can the two reconcile their divergent lives as they succumb to love?
Willa is a great match for Alaric’s charming personality, and she isn’t afraid to face him in a battle of wits. Infamous rumors aside, Alaric turns out to be a sweet and sexy hero, one who falls hard for Willa and her strong, determined character. I loved watching the slow burn of their romance simmer, then catch flame.
I took my time reading Wilde in Love simply because I loved the story and characters so much. It’s a delightful, sexy read and I cannot wait for the next installment in The Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5 stars