No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home...working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James...
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.
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 humor 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.
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Too Wilde to Wed
Another great beginning to another wonderful series! Great character development leading to a greater love.
Too Wilde to wed
Eloisa James never disappoints. Can’t wait for they next installment.
Good Start, long end.
I truly love James’ stories, but this one lagged in the end. It is an interesting change where the gentleman is in love and persistent, but the lady’s argument against marriage is useless when she capitulates in the end after adamantly refusing like four or five times....