'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn
*A New York Times bestseller*
Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues with the Wildest hero them of all . . .
The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde - known to his friends as North - left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he's notorious: polite society has ruled him "too wild to wed."
Diana never meant to tarnish North's reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child's father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.
When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.
Yet North is returning a hardened warrior - and this is one battle he's determined to win. He wants Diana, and he'll risk everything to call her his own.
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
'With her usual wry sense of humour, Shakespearean references, delightful dialogue and highly heated love scenes, James creates an emotionally powerful romance destined for readers' keeper shelves' RT Book Review on Too Wilde to Wed
'James elevates historical romance to sublime new heights through the lithe elegance of her writing, her exceptional gift for creating richly nuanced characters, and her ability to flawlessly marry potent sensuality with a deliciously dry sense of humor' Booklist
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Easily read as a standalone, Too Wilde to Wed is the perfect choice for someone seeking a lighthearted, funny historical romance. The second book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series follows Diana Belgrave, who shocks society when she flees her engagement to North, future Duke of Lindow. Years later, North finds Diana back in his life, working in his castle as the governess of a child believed to be his son. We loved how North and Diana work through their misunderstandings and adored the supporting cast of characters—from meddling aunts to irascible peacocks—who give this delightful romp its humour and charm.
James's third Wildes of Lindow Castle Regency (after Wilde in Love) is a charming, if uneven, tale of second chances. Diana Belgrave fled her own engagement party, jilting Lord Roland Northbridge "North" Wilde. Two years later, North returns home, tortured by his memories of service in the American Revolution, to find Diana working as a governess to his sister and a boy whom everyone believes to be North and Diana's son. Without their fine clothing and courting rituals, North and Diana confront each other honestly and realize the spark between them is very real. But Diana is determined to live on her own terms, and she refuses to break North's heart twice. The open dialogue between these protagonists is refreshing and frequently leads to touching revelations, but that doesn't make up for the lack of insight into their individual emotional development. The sprightly humor and quirky supporting cast are entertaining, but the romance itself remains superficial to the end.