To Tame a Wild Lady: A Duke-Defying Daughters Novel

To Tame a Wild Lady: A Duke-Defying Daughters Novel

by Ashlyn Macnamara

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ISBN-13: 9781101967850
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Duke-Defying Daughters , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 121,230
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ashlyn Macnamara is the USA Today bestselling author of Destined for a King, To Lure a Proper Lady, What a Lady Requires, What a Lady Demands, What a Lady Craves, A Most Devilish Rogue, and A Most Scandalous Proposal. She lives in the wilds of suburbia outside of Montreal with her husband and two teenage daughters. When not writing, she looks for other excuses to neglect the housework, among them knitting, reading, and wasting time on the Internet in the guise of doing research.

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To Tame a Wild Lady: A Duke-Defying Daughters Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
It's like she wrote this book just for me. To Tame a Wild Lady has an abundance of spirit and heart that right away had me invested. I loved Caro she was a spitfire and not afraid to show it. It's not always paramount to have a heroine in need of saving and Ms. MacNamara gets that. Sometimes the hero needs a little saving. Love can build a bridge that can overcome social class, personal objections and any obstacle that stands in the way. With an open mind and an open heart, acceptance from the outside world is irrelevant. Adrian and Caro may have been unconventional in their personalities but the bond they built is as permanent as the sun in the sky. It may come under fire but can withstand the heat.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. It held my attention very well.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Caroline and Adrian's story!! I loved that Caroline was not you typical society miss! She wore britches and wanted to hunt with the men, but she still had a very feminine side to her. Adrian was a bastard and knew that nothing could ever come of his attraction with Caroline, but when her feeling are just as strong as his, there is no denying themselves. Another of the duke's daughter falls in love with an inappropriate man, but you can't help who you fall in love with. This was a great addition to the Duke-Defying Daughters series! I excited for the last book in the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book .
TamWindsor_69 More than 1 year ago
Unbridled passion and love! I loved the characters of Caro and Adrian. They were very vivid and wonderfully developed. I could clearly see the two of them in my mind's eye. And what a funny picture that sometimes was. Caro was the way I love my leading lady to be: strong, independent, determined, smart, sassy, brash, bold and didn't take any guff off of anyone. She did as she pleased and be darned the consequences. But, you glimpse the softer side of her, when the book opens with her trying, while in a torrential rainstorm, to rescue her young nephew who has been thrown from his horse and lies unconscious in a ditch. Adrian is the tall, handsome stranger who stops to help her out. Their chemistry is immediately evident. But, at this point, Caro has no idea that Adrian is there to interview for the estate manager's position... and, turn her world upside down... beginning with wanting to plant crops in the fields where she rides and trains her prized mare. And, so a battle with Adrian ensues. Adrian is an honest, kind, compassionate, upstanding, educated man that is, unfortunately, also an illegitimate son of a peer of the realm. Although he is wildly attracted to Caro, he feels that he is too far below her "station" to ever have any kind of life with her. And, thus, he tries his best to avoid her amorous advances... which only makes Caro more determined in her pursuit. I loved that they don't jump right into bed on page 2. There is a smoldering build up that is almost akin to a courtship -- a very antagonistic courtship, but a courtship nonetheless. I love the way that Adrian ultimately shows his love for her by showing that he cares about what she cares about. (Any more than that would spoil it for you.) I am ready and eagerly waiting for the next in the series. *I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley & Random House - Loveswept in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Carol’s love for horses is so big that she spent most of her time training her mare. Her goal is to take part in a very famous hunt party which is very difficult due to the fact that she is a woman. Adrian is the new state agent at Sherrington. His goal is to take care of the state and make it profitable again. I understand Caro’s situation. Women in that time were mostly a way to have heirs and glowed in balls. They had no independence, no freedom, no inheritance. The only thing Caro wanted was to be accepted as a great rider, as good as any men or even better. I like how Carol rebels against her father wish because even though he is the Duke he doesn’t act like one being all the time in bed or secluded in his room. I like Adrian a lot: he is honest, he care about people and try to help them when in need. He hates when someone tries to benefit from other people and mostly when they are in inferior conditions. My favourite part is the horse auction. I received a free review copy of this book by NetGalley.
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Caroline and Adrian are the perfect match....unfortunately society has a different idea of a perfect couple. I loved the wildness of the story, the bucking against an unfair system that puts people into their different classes and never allows for a crossing of the classes without the threat of banishment from their graces. Caroline may have been born a Duke's daughter but she never let that stop her. I loved her determination and her strong mind that refused to accept her place, refused to be put into her place and smile graciously. She's such a strong character and needed an equally strong partner to bring all the brilliance out and Adrian was up to the challenge.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Caro has been allowed to run a bit wild. She is an excellent horsewoman who wants to ride with the men in a hunt. Marriage would mean an end to that. Adrian comes into her life, shows tenderness to a boy he does not know, and tries to help manage the family money. Curiosity and lust pulls Caro to Adrian, and she loses her heart. There are some ups and downs, misunderstandings and good intentions throughout, enough to keep me reading. When Caro took the chance of giving up everything she cared for, I rooted for her to be right. I recommend this story and the series. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
A new twist to a historical romance that will add enjoyment for the reader. Caro is a very strong willed woman who constantly pushes the bar on propriety in the era in which she lived. For me it was enjoyable watching the tension and verbal back and forth between her and Adrian. Caro is not your typical women and she is extremely comfortable with herself. This attitude comes across the pages and draws the reader into the storyline. Adrian is a social stigma with a very solid belief system of working hard and making solid business decisions. His strong moral fiber gets him in trouble and his stubbornness pushes everyone's buttons. What I like about him is that he always puts what's right before what's easy. This is a lesson everyone should learn The reader will find the interaction between Caro's family members entertaining and her father priceless. With every story, there must be a character the reader doesn't like and of course the character is this story is written to exacting perfection. For me I felt this story was entertaining but there were a few times it felt a little flat but by no means did it take away from my reading enjoyment. I give this 4 STARS for showing the reader that male characters can be exciting and full of moral fiber.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. I enjoyed book, even though I do not think name really applies. I mean in regency times, she is considered wild, but who is the taming? No one really does, hence reason why I did not agree with name. At first book started a little slow, but it did get better. Adrian and Caro were instantly attracted to one another, even though they were from different stations in life, she was daughter of duke, he was just an estate manager. He did try to resist her, but did not work. She wanted a life different from what was expected of her as a woman in her era, which was to get married and plan parties, and stick to the tons norm. That was not for her, what she tried to do to change her life, did not come to fruition. Adrian, had ran from his previous position because the so called lady of household, wanted him, and he was let go. When he and Caro get together, that lady shows to reek havoc, since he would not give in to her demands. He was let go, Caro is depressed, but sister would not allow, and she does after him, they do get there HEA. There are some twist and turns and of course, we always have villains.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced historical read with plenty of drama and suspense. I loved the chemistry between Caro and Adrian. The story held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lady Caroline takes the lead, as the Wilde sister to be tamed! She's used to riding horses astride, wearing pants and wants to join the hunt. She's independent and doesn't wish to marry and conform to a husband's dictates; but her father wishes her to marry a peer! Adrian arrives to apply for the estate agent position He hasn't title nor money, but he's the first man to affect Lady Caroline! Entertaining, laugh aloud romantic historical! Enjoyed revisiting Sherrington Manor and all it's quirky cast. Romance, mysteries, secrets and well written characters equals an enjoyable read! I voluntarily read an ARC of this book thru Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Lady Caroline Wilde is the second daughter of the Duke of Sherrington and a little bit of wild child. Caro would rather spend her days riding her horse, sitting astride, wearing britches instead of wearing fancy gowns. When Caro realizes that Gus, her sister's eleven year old stepson was missing after his horse came back alone, she goes out looking for him in the rainstorm. She finds him knocked out and tries to lift him. All of a sudden a man appears and offers help. Adrian Crosby can't understand why these young boys are out in the rain getting into trouble until he quickly realizes that Caro is no boy! That scene was so fun. Turns out Adrian is coming to Sherrington to interview for the new Estate Agent position and a new attraction is formed. As Caro and Adrian spend more time together their attraction begins to grow even more. Caro doesn't want to be a proper lady, she'd rather just be herself....turns out Adrian enjoys her just how she is! I love the connection these two had from the beginning. They both genuinely liked each other for whom they actually were. It was a crazy ride these two went on to get to their happy ending but it was a really great story. I loved how different Caro was from other London ladies and I really enjoyed how hands-on and hard working Adrian was.
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I love this type of Regency romance, about a strong heroine like Caroline who chafes at the strictures placed upon women during that time. And I love a hero like estate agent Adrian who comes to adore the “wildness” and strength in Lady Caroline. Despite the differences in their so-called stations they are drawn to and fall in love with each other. The lively romp they have trying to “do the right thing,” yet fighting their fierce attraction made for an absolutely marvelous romance! A copy of this book was provided to me by NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To Tame a Wild Lady I love a Regency Romance that isn’t just about the haut ton, relationship dramas, the latest styles, or the properties surrounding the 1800’s. To Take a Wild Lady is a book with a different twist. The Lady Caroline is beautiful, spunky and knows what she wants. In other words a typical heroine. However, she is also more than that, she is strong, independent and caring. Her ability to admit when she is wrong is so refreshing. Lady Caroline’s main objective in the story is to find a way for her to be invited for the hunt, and to that end, there isn’t much she wouldn’t do, However, after a while, her single-mindedness got a little tiring, and I did wish she would accept the circumstances she was unable to change. The hero, Adrian Crosby, was just what you want in a hero. He is extremely honorable, intelligent, and of course, gorgeous. After just being hired as the estate agent for Lady Caroline's household, he is always nearby and this makes it easy for our H/h to become better acquainted. Adrian was always there for Caroline, sometimes strong and silent, and other times vocal in his protection of her. I enjoyed watching them cross over the class boundaries and find in each other their soul mate.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
ARC copy provided by publisher. All opinions and review are solely my own -- none influenced my love for the book except the author's talent! Any time I pick up one of author Ashlyn Macnamara’s books, I can be assured of an interesting, hot and spicy read. Lady Caroline Wilde (I’m sure her last name is intentional!) is the second daughter of a duke. Her father has closeted himself away for close on ten years, since the death of his beloved wife. Therefore, allowing his daughter to be quite the wild thing without his censure. She loves the country life, the freedom it provides her, and horses. More than not, you will find her in breeches riding astride over her father’s lands. Lady Caroline chafes at being a duke’s daughter. Why should the ton have anything to do with how she wants to live her life? Her biggest dream is to ride her beloved champion horse in Earl Bellingham’s fox hunt. Unfortunately, they don’t allow women to hunt with them. Her logic is why shouldn’t be allowed if she proves her expertise with a horse? After all, aren’t mares allowed to hunt and female hounds? Why should her gender prevent her when she can outhorse any man in the county? Such is the fighting spirit of Caro. Adrian Crosby, the new estate agent, meets Caro at her very worst, as society would measure her. She’s in boy’s breeches and covered with mud. She’s just located Gus, an eleven-year-old, who doesn’t understand the word 'no'. He had decided to go our riding, even though he does not seat a horse well. Mimicking Caro’s hedge and wall jumping, he tries to jump a trench, his horse slips, he’s thrown and Gus falls and is unconscious. Caro finds him but is unable to pick him up. Along Adrian comes, on his way to the manor for a job interview, and gets everyone back to the manor, the very one he will be working. Adrian Crosby is running from past problems in his previous work, and never feels he measures up. He was educated somewhat by the marchioness of Wyvern and had worked alongside its estate agent. From outward appearances, his manner bespeaks a gentleman. His clothes set him apart, however. This inconsistency peaks Caro’s curiosity and eventually sparks fly. Caro is both stubborn and spoiled, giving her the mindset she shouldn’t be denied what she wants. Adrian would have his woman no other way. Major Obstacles: • Lady Caroline can’t chase a man, especially when she must marry someone of her station. • Adrian can’t possibly reach above his station to consider Lady Caro. He would only ruin her. Their attraction must be denied. In this, they are both in cages; Lady Caro’s is gilded, Adrian’s is being born on the wrong side of the blanket. Snowley Wild, the duke’s nephew, who provides comic relief to this tale, is to inherit the estate and spends much of his time at the manor. He’s something of a dimwit, at least it appears that way, is socially incompetent, and generally is just tolerated because of his future dukedom. He is seen often posing for Pippa, Caro’s younger sister, who has a passion for sketching. A story of strong emotions where two people from different stations in life can find true love when so many forces are against them. Can Lady Caroline fight for what she wants? Can Adrian let this woman go, knowing he loves her, but he is only a curiosity to her? You will not want to miss this series. Engagingly written, with a sensual and demanding heroine, who finds her match in Adrian.
BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
Lady Caroline Wilde doesn’t like to conform to society’s norms. She wants to race her mare wearing breeches (pants), not ride sidesaddle at a gentle pace. She wants to live free. Adrian Crosby has been hired as the new estate agent. He was born out of wedlock, but is trying to move up in the world using his brains. Caro and Adrian can’t agree on how to use some of the fields on the estate. Caro wants to train her horses there, but Adrian thinks it’s better to use them to plant crops. As the dispute rages, Caro and Adrian find that their thoughts are not only about the land, but each other. This historical romance has a great plot, but I felt the characters lacked chemistry. I really didn’t like Caro, and felt she was a little stuck up. Adrian could have found someone better. Their relationship was filled with many misunderstandings that seemed almost ridiculous. The pace of the novel was slow at the beginning, but the plot twists made me read it until the end. Lastly, this novel’s title doesn’t match the story because Caro was never tamed. An Advanced Reading Copy was received in exchange for an honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Caro is unconventional. She doesn't want the restrictions of being a proper lady. She is mad about horses and wants to ride astride instead of sidesaddle. Adrian comes upon 2 boys in the rain. One is hurt and when he stops to help, he realizes that one is a woman. They happen to be going to the manor house that he is going to for an interview. He is to be the new estate agent. Now all he has to do is his job and keep his hands off of Caro and his mind on estate business. Easier said than done.
def618 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than the first one in this series. It may be because I was horse mad when I was younger and understand Lady Caroline's obsession with riding. She's determined to ride her wonderful jumper in a hunt. Only ladies don't ride in hunts. Adrian Crosby has taken the job as estate manager on the Sherrington estate after the previous manager stole from the Duke. He wants to make the estate more profitable by planting the fields that lay empty. Caroline wants those fields for her hunt. Their mutual attraction and conflicts make a very enjoyable read. I look forward to younger sister Pippa's story. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC.