Wilde in Love (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #1)

Wilde in Love (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #1)

by Eloisa James

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Wilde in Love (Wildes of Lindow Castle Series #1) by Eloisa James

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062389473
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 45,525
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(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 www.eloisajames.com.

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Wilde in Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eloisa has once again written my new favorite book. The characters are multidimensional. The story is witty and thoughtful, I am hooked by the background dramas and cliffhanger of other potential couples and their futures. The next story is out for preordering so I have if the Wildes are Eloisa's Bridgertons they will be embraced by many #keeper #romantsy Thanks Eloisa!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny and entertaining. Well developed characters. Well written, as all her books are. Loved the animals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is yet another wonderful adventure by one of my favorite storytellers. Thank you so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Eloisa's books. This book was particularly different, I have enjoyed the flirtation and the banter. I think my favorite part is of the Tom and the sable ;) I don't want to give anything away! I did like the interaction with the crazy missionary daughter I feel like there coins be a short story of what happened there and where everything started going awry in her life to create such grand delusions and devotion. Great book cannot wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very entertaining! There were a lot of surprises! I am ready for the next book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eloisa writes wonderful characters. I love getting lost in there world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great beginning to a new series. I love Willa's tenacity to stay true to herself while still coming to Alaric's rescue. Cant wait to read about North and hope to read more about their lost brother! Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not have loved it more! James writes stories with characters you can like and care about and fall in love with. This book is no exception. You can see where the rest of the series is headed and I can't wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful story with laugh out loud moments and Shakespeare references that are James trademarks. Only wish she wrote faster, I'm waiting impatiently for the next book. This is the beginning of a new series about the Wilde family. Alaric Wilde is a world explorer and author who is home after years away, who finds he is the object of female obsession. Bewildered that his books have been turned into a really awful play that cause fans to swoon when encountering him. The subsequent story with its richly drawn characters caused a lot of smiles with a few laugh out loud moments. Great story for fans and a really good place to start reading an Eloisa James book.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 6 days ago
I LOVE THIS NEW SEIRES. The family members were all their own person without apology. This introduction to this new family of characters was intriguing. I look forward to more of them and whom they find to wed. Alaric was up first and his battle to win Willa was just fun, witty and sexy. I found loads of laughs during my journey of learning of the Wildes and connecting with Alaric and Willa. Willa was not your typical society miss. She was smart, outspoken, opinionated, and spirited with her friends. To the world at large she was sweet, demure, and quite. I could see and understand both sides of Willa. Alaric returns home after been gone for a long time and was not prepared for the way everyone was now viewing him and his exploits. This for him was too much to say the least. The one woman that captures his attentions wants nothing to do with him. The house party that neither knew the other was at was a chance for the both, Willa and Alaric, to get to know more about each other. Mishaps, banter, and long days make things very interesting for the Castle during this house party. I very much loved meeting the Wildes and visiting Lindow Castle.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fun, and I look forward to the rest of the series, !
Anonymous 9 months ago
Alaric character interesting but only because Willa and all Alarics sibs were lively and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lord Alaric Wilde and Miss Willa Ffynche do not seem to be fated to be together, since Willa is not interested in Lord Wilde, the object of hordes of rabid female fans due to his travel books. Entertaining secondary characters, learning about the mysteries of the bogs, and the story set mainly during a house party makes this book a fun, lively, and sexy read. Ms. James deftly brought Lord Wilde and Willa around to romance, love, and marriage. Definitely recommended, and looking forward to North's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an okay read, I expected more based off reviews. Found the romance connection lacking... she went from cold to throwing herself at him then cold again... where he was emotionally and physically drawn to her. I like how his character was written but hers was a little to cold/hot for me. I couldn't keep up with her emotionally
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading now and I am having such fun with this book! Love that there will be a series. Only hard to wait for so long till the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters with true affection for each other. It was wonderful to visit their lives and become their friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James is the First book in the New Series called "The Wildes of Lindow Castle". This is the story of Lord Alaric Wilde and Miss Willa Ffynche. Alaric has been away for a long time leaving one adventure after another while writing down his adventures. Alaric adventures along with the books is wrote about them have made him very famous for his time. So much so that women flock to him at every turn. But Alaric doesn't want this type of fame nor the attention but that doesn't seem to stop anyone. Alaric didn't know of himself being famous until he returned home. Alaric thought the only real thing he would have to deal with is the thoughts of his older brother past death. Alaric family has 8 brother and sister along with as step sibling or two. So they are a big family. Willa loves her books and the quietness of life although her friend Lavina is a big fan of Alaric, Willa has not been. But now her and Lavina are head to a house party at the Wilde estate not knowing that Alaric is in residence. Willa is quick to set judgement on Alaric but he slowly starts to show her another side of himself than what she thinks. Alaric finds Willa beautiful, smart and not all impressed with his fame as the other ladies are. I did enjoy Willa and Alaric story and look forward to more in this series!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Readers who expect the unexpected, won't be disappointed. Wilde In Love wears it's heart on it's sleeve. The dashingly roguish adventurer enamored of the spirited spinster is an odd pairing. However, Willa is one surprise after another. She speaks her mind, she knows her heart and she has a tendency to be judgmental. What's that saying? Be careful of the quiet ones, because they're anything but. That characterizes Willa. Honestly, both Willa and Alaric take some getting used to. They can annoy as easily as they can charm, but the hints of humor that break through the stuffy moments are just what the doctor ordered.