One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books of 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!
Historical romance doyenne James kicks off a Georgian series with an entertaining and intellectual story in which a famous author and explorer falls for a woman who shuns the spotlight. After a long absence exploring the globe, Lord Alaric Wilde returns to his home at Lindow Castle to learn, much to his shock and dismay, that a play about him called Wilde in Love has England's ladies thinking he's a Casanova. His fans' adulation and unseemly desire knows no bounds. Alaric doesn't want the notoriety; instead, he seeks the companionship of Willa Ffynche, a beautiful young woman attending a house party at the castle. The romance between them builds gradually and realistically, and intensifies through their exchanges of witty repartee and sensual innuendo. But Willa has no desire to share his life of fame, and Alaric fears that the one woman for whom he would give up his bachelorhood might spurn him. Expertly developed characters will draw readers in, and the cliffhanger conclusion is full of promise for future installments.
Another Good Book
I absolutely loved the book. The only part is when 1/2 through it kinda dragged a little. I would of loved a little more about Alaric’s brother. I guess I have to read on.
Loved Wilde in Love as not only is it the first of the series, but also my introduction to Eloisa James!
This book has something for everyone - humor, intrigue, drama and Romance! I loved Ms. James’ turn of a phrase, sheer perfection in setting a scene.
This cast of characters is a pure delight, each their own person with idiosyncrasies that make the plot percolate. Their introduction here sets a wonderful banquet for the series. Willa and Lord Alaric are the focus in this book and they are divine! Theirs was a relationship sprouted from challenge and grew into understanding, then respect and bloomed into love.
Looking forward to reading the next book, Too Wilde to Wed.....
Entertaining and well written.
As usual, James’ writing is a fun romp with witty, engaging dialogue.