'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn
Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues . . .
The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker . . . for an heiress he wants for himself!
For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there's only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him.
Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he's chosen a far more suitable bride.
But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he'll find her a prince.
As usual, there's no problem Parth can't fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering . . .
Why does the woman who's completely wrong feel so right in his arms?
The third book in New York Times bestselling Eloisa James's new series, the Wildes of Lindow Castle, is perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses
The Wildes of Lindow Castle series:
Wilde in Love
Too Wilde to Wed
Born to Be Wilde
Say No to the Duke
Praise for Eloisa James:
'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas
'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews
'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People
'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn
'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Eloisa James does Jane Austen proud, setting up an extravagant Georgian-era costume drama and scrutinising the rituals of courtship. Born to be Wilde is a delight for historical-romance fans. It follows Lady Lavinia Gray and England’s most eligible bachelor, Parth Sterling, whose verbal clashes are most likely masking their intense mutual attraction. James enlivens the duo's jousts with truly witty, sparkling dialogue. We can’t resist her whip-smart, fashionista heroine and particularly savoured all the details about Lavinia’s sumptuous wardrobe and the styles of the day.
Parth and Lavinia have known each other for a number of years through their connections to the Wilde family. They are both guilty of being cruel to the other because they can’t/won’t understand their feelings towards each other. Parth doesn’t understand Lavinia’s need to solve the financial position her mother has gotten them into, even though he has a strong work ethic himself.
I feel for Lavinia having to deal with trying to make amends for her mother’s thoughtlessness and addiction.
The path to true love is never smooth, according to the poets and it is true in this case. It is hard work and full of pot holes for both of them. Respect for each other, their talents and their faults is the main hurdle they have to get over.