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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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!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Historical romance doyenne James kicks off a Georgian series with an entertaining and intellectual story in which a famous author and explorer falls for a woman who shuns the spotlight. After a long absence exploring the globe, Lord Alaric Wilde returns to his home at Lindow Castle to learn, much to his shock and dismay, that a play about him called Wilde in Love has England’s ladies thinking he’s a Casanova. His fans’ adulation—and unseemly desire—knows no bounds. Alaric doesn’t want the notoriety; instead, he seeks the companionship of Willa Ffynche, a beautiful young woman attending a house party at the castle. The romance between them builds gradually and realistically, and intensifies through their exchanges of witty repartee and sensual innuendo. But Willa has no desire to share his life of fame, and Alaric fears that the one woman for whom he would give up his bachelorhood might spurn him. Expertly developed characters will draw readers in, and the cliffhanger conclusion is full of promise for future installments. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon, Inkwell Management. (Nov.)

Booklist (starred review)

Written with plenty of wry wit, graced with a brilliantly crafted cast of characters, and imbued with just the right amount of luscious sensuality, Wilde in Love will hit the literary sweet spot of any romance reader.

Library Journal

When Lord Alaric Wilde returns from his explorations, he is shocked and annoyed to discover that not only have the "Lord Wilde" accounts of his travels become wildly popular but that Wilde in Love, a play purportedly—but inaccurately—based on his adventures, has taken London by storm. Alaric heads for his childhood home, Lindow Castle, only to find a house party in full swing, attended by a number of adoring ladies. Unfortunately, the only one he finds interesting is outwardly reserved, well-read Wilhelmina Everett Ffynche, and she wants nothing to do with him and his notoriety. The adventuresome Alaric is not about to give up. A heroine who wants to stay out of the limelight and a hero whose novels have turned him into a magnate for the masses come to terms with their feelings—and their situation. A would-be killer and an American sable (aka skunk) named Sweetpea add both danger and humor. VERDICT Witty and sensual, enhanced by dazzling sartorial descriptions, and tempered by a sinister edge, this occasionally bawdy Georgian romp gets James's new series off to an excellent start and hints at complications to come. James (Seven Minutes in Heaven) lives in New York City.

All About Romance  

Wilde in Love gives readers a lovely romance and a fine introduction to a series that I cannot wait to keep reading.

All About Romance -

Wilde in Love gives readers a lovely romance and a fine introduction to a series that I cannot wait to keep reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062389473
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 26,866
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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