Too Wilde to Wed (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #2)

Too Wilde to Wed (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #2)

by Eloisa James

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ISBN-13: 9780062692467
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 30,054
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(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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Too Wilde to Wed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Elisa James and anxiously waited for this book's release. However, the writing lacked her usual flair and her characters fell flat without emotion or a connection. Many scenes were contrived and would never have happened. This is not the Elisa James that I've come to depend upon for an original story line. I didn't care about them enough to even finish the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So boring. I have been trying to read on this book for 2 weeks, lack 40 pages and I don't even care about the ending. North and . . . Whatever the lead female's name is. . . Are the most boring EJ has ever written. I hope Parth's story is livelier.
sunnyatlantic1 More than 1 year ago
Diane fled her betrothal house party without leaving a note North tracked her down to an isolated cottage where Diana was hiding with a baby. He left her and went to war in America. Flash forward to Diana the servant awaiting North's return home from war at his ancestral home. North literally painted the villian for corrupting and abandoning Diana to go off to war. Eloisa cleverly brings these two to their requesite HEA - Happily Ever After. Diana knows she cannot be the Duchess North's wife must be. She is quietly strong which is refreshing in a heroine and will not compromise her belief. Keeper. I cannot wait to read the next in the series Born to be Wilde. These stories are a Wilde-ly fun read.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 7 months ago
I loved watching these two come back together . . . how will they keep it that way . . . War hero and nanny. What could the two possibly have in common? The heir to the dukedom and war hero comes back home to find that his former fiancee is the current governess and the mother of his child. Something here just does not sound right. Not to the ear or eyes of Rolan. Diana left him years ago. He sought her out only to find that she had a child. He comes home years later to find that she was in residence of his family home. This could not be happening to him. He will not fall in love with this woman again. Diana had not idea if Rolan was he he appeared to be, but she knew that what he saw was not her. Diana never felt right being in the role of the fiancee to a future duke. She felt like a fraud. She felt like she did not meet standards. Diana was more than what you could see of her in the first book of the series. She was more than the made up beauty the look aloof to those around her. As each page was turned you learned more of who Diana was and who she was not. While this was unfolding, we had a chance to find out more about who Rolan was and who he could not become. With all that went on in this story and the huge family that was surrounding them, this was a read that was full of a second chance at a first love for both Rolan and Diana. They were able to learn about each other while having the support of a huge family. There were good characters both family and friends. This one was more fun and insightful.
LEH0644 7 months ago
Lord Roland Wilde (North) is shocked when Diana Belgrave, his betrothed, disappears. He finds her living in a small house but leaves when he hears a baby’s cry. He thinks she has found someone else but he is in love with her and has been since he first saw her. He bought a commission and headed to the colonies to fight for England. Several years later, he has returned and is shocked to find Diana living in his family’s home as the governess. Then he hears rumors that the young boy living with her is his son. He still loves her and wants to marry her but she tells him she will not be his duchess. He is determined he will not give her up.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Liked the way the main characters got to know one another.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Her stories never disappoint.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I’m just sad that I have now read all of Ms. James’ books and will now have to wait for each new one!
Jwillread-now More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love this author and her books. I was entertained from beginning to end with this book. I liked the hero better than the heroine in this story.
WendyAK More than 1 year ago
WOW! Eloisa James always delivers with a great read, I've yet to pick up one of her stories and not come away smiling and being so thrilled to have read the story. TOO WILDE TO WED is no different. The characters are well written and engaging. Their story is heartfelt, funny, romantic, sweet and hot all at the same time. Watching these two find out who the other truly is was a WILD ride. The secondary characters will keep you laughing, and so eager to read their stories. I can't wait for more from the Wilde family! Fans of wonderfully written engaging Historical Romances are sure to find TOO WILDE TO WED a true pleasure. Yes there are moments you'll want to shake both the hero and heroine but in the end you can't help be happy to see their ending......and yet sad to turn the last page. I highly recommend this one for everyone! I can't wait to see what's next for this family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing much more to say about this book, it is less enjoyable than her other books. Lets hope the next one is up to standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta love them Wildes
ElleyKat More than 1 year ago
I loved Diana and North. They've got a bit of the star-crossed lovers things going on, and I'm not sure if I want to call this friends to lovers or not... It kind of defies my set categories, haha. Too Wilde to Wed is a historical romance set in Georgian era England, which I don't normally like as much as I love Regency romances (I'm just not into all the lace and patches and powdered wigs... *shudder*) but for whatever reason I like this period when Eloisa writes it. It helps that it's set mostly in a country manor, so there isn't as much call for all the rigmarole that would be involved were it to take place in London during the Season. North is by far and away my favorite character of this novel. I love his quiet strength and determination, and how much he loves his family. The entire Wilde clan is just lovely, and I definitely need to go back and read the first book in the series (which apparently involves a pet skunk!) Diana is also a wonderful character that I felt was somewhat relatable in that she is a fish out of water, and is searching for who she is and where she belongs. I do wish more of the story had focused on Diana's self-discovery and development, as she felt a little wishy-washy to me and not as fully fleshed out as I wish she would have been. Then again, she's a young woman who has always been pampered and taken care of who is suddenly cast out on her own with no real life skills, so maybe that makes sense for her characters. Several of the side characters are really enjoyable, especially Aunt Knowe (whom I totally want to be when I grow up) and Prism, as well as Godfrey and Artie (whom I expect to have their own story later in the series, because that's how Eloisa rolls). I LOVE the way the story unfolds, and the way North and Diana's relationship grows and flourishes once they're both allowed to be themselves, rather than a couple of dressed up society puppets. My heart broke for North (several times) but I can't really go into why without spoiling it for you, so I will just say that there were a few spots that had me tearing up and my heart physically aching for North, especially as he comes to some difficult realizations about love and what it means to truly love someone more than your own desires and needs. This is the second book in the series The Wildes of Lindow Castle, and while it can be read as a stand alone, there's something to be gained from reading the first book, Wilde in Love . I read Too Wilde to Wed first and there are some spoilers for the first book, as well as a fair amount of lead up to what I suppose will be the third book. Like Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses series, this one might be best read in order to get the full experience. That being said, I did read this one as a stand alone and got along perfectly well without having read the first book, so it CAN be read as a stand alone. There is also some lead up to Lavinia and Parth's story, which is the next in the series and I can NOT wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the characters, but the story line was a little confusing toward the end. I just felt like the story was...stuck, then sort of rushed. I usually love this author's books, and everyone writes an blah one now, and again. I look forward to the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I can't enough of the Wilde family. Part serious in life (Parliament) and part irrevent (napping with the governess?!). Eloisa James never disappoints! My heart broke when I read Diana's story - to always think that you're second best and a means to an end to a parent. Heart breaking! And dear North: Ms James describes him deliciously. This one is great and can't wait to read about Lavinia and Parth. Write faster Ms James write faster!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I agree with another reviewer that the heroine was a bit of a nitwit. I get the whole unconventional character arc, but it was unbelievable and so was the resolution with Godfrey (the little boy). However, love the author and her hero and rest of the cast saved the book and made it a decent read. Hoping the next one rates higher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroine behaved really stupidly to set up the story (running off without resources that were available, refusing to be a duchess!?) The kids were cute and the other characters were fun, but I'm pretty sure their solution was illegal in the 19th century. I'm surprised Eloisa James or her editor didn't know that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eloisa James is magic with words. She has a wonderful way of combining real life with fairy tales that buy the end you feel as if you have lived another life for a short time . This tale was a great take me as i am romance and one that made you want more while still being happy with the ending. I am excited for the next one. How fast can authors write?
janeeyre01 More than 1 year ago
4.6 love North and Diana. Artie and Godfrey are cuties. Glad for Mrs. Fritzy :-) Can't wait for Laviana story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Funny tearful story that kept me reading all night. Love this series and can't wait for next book.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
I'm wild about the Wildes! I know. I know. It's probably been said a thousand times, and I know it will be said a million times more, but it's the most perfect way to express how I feel about this marvelous series. I've been wondering since the first book what the heck was going on with North and Diana. Their relationship in the first book felt so awkward and weird, and the anticipation of finding out what happens next nearly killed me. And not to ruin anything, but it was soooo worth the wait. I'm still recovering from the deep swoon that this story left me in. It was adorable. It was hilarious. It was heartbreaking. It was perfect. I adore North and Diana. I loved how comfortable they were with each other in this book. James' ability to flawlessly put body language and witty banter to page made this story feel very real to me. Is it weird that I want to be best friends with Diana and North now? This book was everything. It sucked me in immediately, and by the end of it, I felt like I was embraced by one of the best kind of hugs there is. Do yourself a favor and read it. It was an interesting and very well-written story with a fabulous bunch of characters. I wish I could experience for the first time all over again.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Oh goodness, this one was wonderful! After reading the first book in the series ( Wilde in Love ) I was beyond anxious to find out what would happen in North and Diana's book. I am happy to report that it did not disappoint! (There are all kinds of teasers for their story in book one, though if you haven't read it yet, you do find out all the important details here, so no worries. Seriously, though, read the first book too--this series is so good, y'all! I can't tell you how glad I am that the head of the family is so...fecund ;) So many more books to look forward to...) Even though North and Diana were engaged for a good portion of the first book, it turns out that neither of them really knew the other person very well. They didn't know each other at all, really--so watching them get reacquainted here is nothing short of delicious. As in book one, so many scenes that have more than one Wilde family member in them were laugh-out-loud funny. The youngest Wilde sibling, Artie (short for Artemisa), is absolutely delightful, whether she's spending time with Diana, Godfrey (Diana's nephew), Livinia (Diana's cousin), North, or her mother Ophelia. When the Duke and his wife bring back many of North's younger siblings to welcome him home--expect (hilarious) mayhem. Once again, scandalous Lord Wilde prints will be used for creative purposes. And don't even get me started on the Wilde family trip to the Beetle & Cheese...OMG :) For much of the book, it was hard to see how North and Diana would be able to end up together. Even though they clearly had fantastic chemistry and truly cared for each other, she really didn't want to be a duchess, and he is next in line for the title. Can this relationship be saved? (Spoiler: yes, of course; it's an Eloisa James book!) A word of warning: the final chapter will practically have you salivating for the next book in the series ( Born to Be Wilde ), but you'll have to wait until the end of July to read it. I'm sure Ms. James will make it worth the wait, though! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
After reading and loving the first book in this series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on North’s story. I loved Diana and North. She’s headstrong and sassy and he’s changed from being stoic to a bit more open. Together they’re adorable and charming with loads of chemistry. I loved seeing his entire family and how supportive they were. Plot wise, it was definitely stronger in the first half of the book. Diana’s constant refusal annoyed me more than North’s asking. I did love their open communication, but things definitely got repetitive. I would have rather had more time of them together at the end. Overall, it was a fun and fluffy read. I loved these two together and I’m insane with excitement at the set up for book 3. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
I am loving the whole big, wild, Wilde family and the great cast of characters that whirl around them at Lindow Castle and in Society. There's always some bit of scandal and a generous amount of chaos whenever this family gets together. Even if they do tease each other over the latest gossip and celebrity prints, they all band together to try to get the best outcome for their family members. This installment picks up after Diana has jilted North. When he finally tracks her down, she's caring for a baby in a small cottage. He immediately gathers a regiment and is off to the colonies to fight for Britain in the American Revolution. Misunderstandings abound as both characters run from heartache and grief. When they meet again, both North and Diana discover they had been putting on a false front to impress the other, and they never really got to know their true personalities. Given some time together without the prying eyes of Society, maybe there is a second chance to get to know each other and to find love. I liked both the hero and the heroine. They had both gone through rough experiences, and I really felt like they had a good connection because of the understanding between them. However, the conflict just didn't seem to be that difficult to resolve. I spent most of the book thinking "Why don't you just . . .", and in the end, of course, that's what they did! I'd recommend this for any fan of historical romance, large fun families, the Georgian period, and Eloisa James. I received an ARC from the publisher.