So Wild A Heart

So Wild A Heart

by Candace Camp

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Overview

Generations ago, the Aincourt family was given a title and land for their loyalty to the king. But the former abbey they received came with a price–a curse that no family member would ever know happiness.

Devin Aincourt, Earl of Ravenscar, makes no apologies for who he is–a drinker, a womanizer, a gambler. Having been cast aside by his disapproving father years before, Dev is content to live out his cursed life in this hedonistic manner. Until his mother asks him to make a bold move to restore the family name and fortune: marry a rich American heiress.

Believing it will be a marriage in name only, Dev agrees to marry Miranda. But he never imagined that this feisty, unconventional foreigner would have plans of her own: to restore Blackwater, the old abbey, to its former glory, to extricate Dev from the clutches of a devious mistress and to win his heart for her own. All while risking her own life to an unknown enemy.

For Dev and Miranda, love may be the most lasting curse of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488023903
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/14/2018
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 19,027
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Candace Camp is a New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up in Texas in a newspaper family, which explains her love of writing, but she earned a law degree and practiced law before making the decision to write full-time. She has received several writing awards, including the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award for Western Romances. Visit her at www.candace-camp.com.

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So Wild a Heart 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
His family demands English Earl Devin Ainscourt marry an heiress to bring needed money into the estate and to produce an heir. They point out that due to his numerous scandals no English family will accept Devin. His mother says that a visiting wealthy American wants his daughter to wed an aristocrat. Devin rejects the idea, but agrees to meet the ugly American at dinner.

Her father asks Miranda Upshaw to at least meet the English noble although she rejects the idea of marrying anyone for anything but love. She admits she enjoys the concept of restoring his old house and would like to see her stepsister have a debut in a few years, but not at the cost of marriage. Still Miranda agrees to meet the Earl at his mother¿s dinner party.

A drunken Devin fails to attend his mother¿s dinner party, but meets Miranda when she rescues him from street thugs. He proposes, but Miranda rejects his marriage offer. However, she sees a caring side to him and offers a marriage of convenience that he accepts. They soon fall in love, but unbeknownst to both of them they share a past that once revealed will destroy any hope for happiness between them.

Historical romance readers will enjoy this entertaining tale due to the heroic Miranda who uses modern business techniques to go after what she wants, which changes from renovation to Devin. The story line is loaded with action and several twists though some readers might feel that there are to many coincidences connecting the cast. Still readers will delight in Candace Camp¿s engaging novel.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
I first picked up a copy of 'So Wild a Heart' at my local library and immediately fell in love with it. I love the fact that the heroin is somebody who plans what she wants and does it, especially in a time when women were considered inferior. The strong, but opposite personalities of both Devin and Miranda give the book a sensational plot and make it truly original. I loved the book so much that I read the entire thing in one night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
with a love-hate relationship i love how the characters are put into a marriage of convenience. the verbal sparring is entertainting and the strong heroines that ms.camp weaves is greatly applauded
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was debating whether to give this book three stars or two stars...I decided on two stars because Candace Camp tends to be an author whose characters bring humor and joy into my life on a consistent basis...and I was very, very disappointed with this hero. Even the wonderful heroine of this book, Miranda, could not make up for the woeful hero of this tale...I just couldn't see WHY she married him, why she loved him, and WHY she went through such pains to save him from his DEPLORABLE judgment, choices and lifestyle. All I could figure was that she felt sorry for him because despite his past actions he had a 'good heart.' I felt sorry for him too...somewhat...but in the end he hasn't changed any, he just had a run of good luck that started when he met Miranda. He's still irresponsible, unwilling to take control of his own life and finances, and he's still letting others take care of him instead of taking care of himself. The only difference is the people in his life at the end are much better people that those in his life at the start of the book. But really, he doesn't deserve the credit. All in all, I thought Miranda deserved much better...I know I did. For those of you who like strong heroes¿skip this one. If, however, you like insipid boys that let life happen to them instead of taking control of their destiny... then this book is for you!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Strong heroine who overcomes hero's wicked mistress whose hold over him x 14 years corrupting him since age 18 with alcohol and depraved sex Heroine help him to realize his artistic gifts She is the businessman bread winner of the family He the doting artist loved it! Suspenseful well written dialouge interesting fully developed side characters and villains Drawback H&h's first love scene lackluster and nothing is mentioned of losing virginity, no pain no blood like all other HR's I've ever read making me wonder was she or wasn't she hence 4 stars instead of 5 stars prefer heroine to wait for true love
la_librarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute romance especially if you like strong and intelligent lead females. Miranda is an American and she is witty, smart, and scheming. Dev is sweet although a little dumb. He's controlled by and evil mitress from hell. Miranda and Dev have a love hate relationship but have very believable arguments. The only thing I didn't like is the fact that Dev is so easily manipulated both by his mistress AND by Miranda. He never really seems to think on his own. Miranda definatly wears the pants in this relationship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! This was by far the fastest I have ever read a book. It really was amazing! A lot of things i didn't see coming, outstanding!
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Wow, just wow. I loved this story and all the twist and turns that I never expected. Really different from anything I have read in some ways due to the heroine, American Heiress Miranda, turning the tables on the hero. Usually it is the male scheming to entice the female, but in this case, Miranda set out to enchant Devon Aincourt, Earl of Ravenscar to fall in love with her. But I am jumping ahead. Devon is the worst kind of wastrel and has no plans to change until his mother asks him to marry a rich American heiress to restore the family name and estates. Miranda is not objectionable but she is an extremely intelligent,confident and a take charge woman who has plans of her own for Devon. Devon has been in love with his mistress Leona since he was 18 years old and does not want to give her up. But as things slowly come to light, one can see that Leona is a seducer looking out for herself. I really cannot say enough about this book. There is an abundance of mystery, scheming characters and a lot of unexpected emotion. I loved Miranda and came to love Devon after my initial disgust with him! Candace Camp has an amazing ability to bring the characters to life and make you feel what they are feeling! The only problem with this book was I had to turn the last page and it was over!! Seriously, this is a keeper and will go on my to be read again shelf!! Lori Dykes
clarkws More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved this book. I was gifted a copy of this book. Devin Aincourt, Earl of Ravenscar is a foolish drunkard, womanizer and gambler. When his mother asks him to consider marrying a wealthy American woman for her money, he gets more than he bargained for in Miss Miranda Upshaw. Miranda’s father has gotten his wealth from the fur trade. Along the way, Mr. Upshaw has taught Miranda everything he knows about running a successful business. So when Miranda learns of Devin’s nearly bankrupt estate, she agrees to a strictly business marriage. I truly enjoyed the growth of the characters throughout this story. Devin and Miranda must find their own way through their relationship. I also enjoyed Ms. Camp’s humor throughout the book. Definitely and must read…and I am looking forward to the other books in this series. I was gifted a copy of this book.
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I was impressed by this story where there is a strong leading lady and a flawed,, imperfect male lead. Somehow this seems to make the characters more believable and I could emphasize with them. I liked this book because it was a bit different from the typical girl meets boy and then falls in love. I think this is why it held my interest. looking forward to reading part 2 in the seris.
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RoMaNcE-LoVeRCB More than 1 year ago
You will like the characters...the plot...pretty much everything about it. Candace Camp never fails to keep me entertained.
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