Born to Be Wilde (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #3)

Born to Be Wilde (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #3)

by Eloisa James

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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?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062692474
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 49,246
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at

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Born to Be Wilde (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually enjoyed this book. It made me laugh aloud. I normally stick to the same authors, but I read the description on the book and took a chance. Loved it. I wish the heroine wasn't so self-absorbed, but at least she ends up knowing her faults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will be transported through vivid words to the late 18th century. All of the characters are delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Wilde family is awesome. I loved Parth and Lavina finally getting together, even though it was a bumpy ride. We got to see almost all our favorite Wilde family members and I can’t wait for Betsy’s adventure next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best Wilde novel yet! I won’t risk any spoilers, but so many emotions are depicted with such poignant description- I really felt it to my core when a character overhears someone describing her in an unflattering way, and my blood ran a little cold when another character realizes he was overheard. So well written! There’s an element of relatability to the heroine that brings an added dimension of depth and feeling to this novel. I couldn’t put it down. I loved it and look forward to reading the whole series again! Can’t wait for the next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these characters and their story. It was everything I could have hoped for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lavinia and Parth have wonderful chemistry.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I didn't even finish it because the main characters are boring. There's not enough interaction between them that is of quality or interesting to read. I love her other books so I was slightly disappointed with this one.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Anonymous 6 months ago
Is this the same Eloisa Jams who wrote 'A Duke of her own'? I didn't bother to finish it. I had tried another in the Wilde series and, again, I have found myself in the middle of a society party whose characcters are known to each other and who expect me to make sense out of them. I guess others like the Wilde series, but they must be of differing mindsets.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Pager turner. Heartfelt. Determination. Understanding. Last we left our heroine with the dilemma of her mother's actions. Now, we open the door on her making a small sacrifice to make things right. She not just working to make things right for herself but for those around her that have been affected by the action of one. She finds that she must marry and marry someone with lots of clout and money. She finds that the one man she wanted nothing to do with, or so she thought. Is the man she goes to for help. Parth in deed is a very wealthy man. He also has a family with enough money and power of there own to make things happen. Parth finds that he is very much inclined to help Ms. Lavina find herself a wealthy husband. He presents her with a prince. Again we are present with a host of character and a very charming plot line. This one his closer to the current sign of the times than most historical romance that I have read. I actually enjoyed it very much. You get to see how family deals with one family members problems. You also see how family stick with family. We get to meet new faces, new friends, and a new future. Eloise James always give me a good story to read. I love watching her characters come to life. I love watching the story unfold. I may not always love the outcome. I do love the stories. She finds a way to master the historical and make it feel current.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Lavinia Gray and Parth Sterling trade insults back and forth not realizing how attracted they were to each other. When Lavinia learned she had no money, Parth decided to introduce her to wealthy men but found fault with each one of them. None were good enough for Lavinia. She was helping her friend with her wedding clothing by designing and sewing much of it. Lavinia received commissions from the fabric merchant and dressmaker which she was using to pay on debts incurred by her mother. Parth ridiculed her efforts which hurt her pride. He told her he loved her and wanted to marry her. She loved him but was unsure if she could live with his ridicule.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book! I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lavinia loves Parth but doesn't believe he respects her. Parth doesn't believe he is good enough for Lavinia. Beautiful characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read (and bought) all of Eloisa's books and I (God willing) will buy her books to come but I'm not really enjoying her as much as I used to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved Parth and Lavinia's story. EJ has done it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may be one of my favorites. I love the Essex sisters and the Fairytales series but this one is going to make me re-read the others to see if the have finally knocked down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down. Captivating characters, flaws and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was looking forward to reading it and found myself bored. A first with this author.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
I feel like the Wildes and I have been friends forever, and I do enjoy every chance I get to catch up with them. This series is a special one, full of special characters and their special relationships. The romance is fantastic. This book actually gave me butterflies, and I don't think a book has ever done that to me before. It very easily could have been the type of book where the heroine's life is in shambles, and the hero comes along and fixes everything for her, but it wasn't. Eloisa James took Lavinia and brought out her fierceness and courage even when her heart was breaking. And I adored how Lavinia used her strengths to build herself up, especially since her strengths are what made her seem so shallow to some people. Loved it! I always look forward to seeing the family dynamic in this series too. The Wildes are a very close-knit family, and James does a great job with their interactions, and their development. They really are growing up before our eyes, which makes everyone seem even more realistic. It would be awesome if everyone could have a Lady Knowe in their family. If you get a chance to check out this series, do it. They are stand alone books, but please do yourself a favor and read them all. You will be doing yourself a great disservice if you don't.
escape_inabook More than 1 year ago
Parth and Lavinia’s tale delivered everything I hoped for. Her sass and fashion, his smoldering - most importantly a love story that unfolds in a way that feels genuine. Nothing is forced. It feels organic and real. Eloisa James continues to build a world in which this wealthy Georgian era family steals my heart. I find that within all of James’ novels, there is a strong bond within friendships and family members that highlights the story without detracting from the main storyline. You find yourself so endeared to these casts of supporting characters, that you are on pins and needles waiting for the moment their story unfolds within the pages of their own book. To Wilde to Wed is a gem of historical romance. Lushly descriptive you’ll be submersed into a world that rivals a Baz Luhrmann production. Ooooooooooo the settings and trousseau. Sigh. Divine. This is a beautiful love story that manages to be eloquent and steamy. Issues that are relevant today are tackled respectfully which adds layers of texture to this storyline.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
This is such a fun story with an independent, creative heroine and a slightly grumpy, smoldering hero! Even though there are quite serious issues dealt with, such as addiction, theft, and bankruptcy, Lavinia and Parth have such witty interactions, that I was laughing through most of the book. That isn't to say there weren't some teary moments too, as the couple dealt with misunderstandings between them and their own self-doubts. I really liked the fact that the romance built slowly, since they were both so unsure if they should trust their feelings for each other. I loved that Lavinia was a strong heroine who found a way to solve her own problems, even though everybody else thought all she had to do was marry a rich man. Parth was great as he tried to fight his feelings, be overprotective, and find Lavinia a husband all at the same time. The rest of the Wildes were such fun in this story too! Lady Knowe practically steals the show, as we get to see a lot more of her character. Diana plays a big part, and Betsy is just waiting in the wings for her story. I received an ARC of the book from the author.