Title: Wilde in Love
Author: Eloisa James
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
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…
The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm—and introduces a large, eccentric family. Readers will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!
I read Ms. James for the first time this January with her Seven Minutes in Heaven and I completely loved it! I had no doubt that I wanted to read her again, so when I heard about her next book coming out, Wilde in Love, I could not wait to read it. It has been in the back of my mind ever since and as soon as it showed up on my kindle, I started it. Wilde in Loveand Ms. James did not disappoint me, I fell in love with the characters, especially the Wildes, and the story - it was absolutely wonderful!
One of my favorite aspects when it comes to Willa is how she didn't fall at Alaric's feet in adoration and how unimpressed she was with tales or notoriety. She without a doubt made him work to be worthy of her and I always love that. There is a lot more to love about Willa though. She's smart and kind with a good sense of humor and she likes to follow her rules and what's good and proper - well, in public anyway, in private with Alaric is a different story. Willa is a fantastic heroine and it wasn't hard to love her at all.
It wasn't hard to love Alaric either - he made it pretty easy really. He's bound and determined to have Willa and he's going to convince her that's she's his no matter what. He's possessive and protective, he's mischievous and a little bit naughty. Alaric has the best personality, he can be serious, but he's also very fun and playful too. Alaric is the complete package and there's no question in my mind that he will steal your heart just like he did mine!
Wilde in Love might not have made me laugh as much as Seven Minutes in Heaven did, but it's still a light, fun, humorous tale full of shenanigans, plots, and a couple of twists thrown in. Wilde in Love was intriguing, consuming, and heart melting. There were moments that squeezed my heart, but for most of the journey, Wilde in Love either had me smiling, grinning, or laughing. It was such an excellent book, it was so heartwarming and I positively loved it.
Wilde in Love is the first book in the Wildes of Lindow Castleseries, it's told from Alaric and Willa's POV, and while they do get their happily-ever-after, you will definitely be wanting more from these Wildes!
~ 5 Stars
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013.