06 November 2017

Blog Tour | Wilde in Love // A Book Which Fit My Reading Mood Just When I Picked It Up

Wilde in Love
Published: 31st October 2017

Source: Publisher

Genre: Historical Romance

My Rating:
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 fa├žade 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!
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

There are certain authors in life you hear plenty about and get on your radar. Eloisa James is one of those authors. I know her name, I know she writes historical romance, beyond that I had no clue. When I got an email about her latest release I knew I wanted to read it, even though I had no clue what Eloisa James’s writing was like, I mean, it sounded pretty good to me. As my first Eloisa James book, I think this was pretty perfect. It was the right balance of romance, humour and drama. I had witty characters who were drawn together. Excellent secondary characters I know will get their chance to shine and a Wilde family filled with siblings with ridiculous names. Everything about this book worked for me and I just know I will be reading more of Eloisa James's books in the future.

Wilde in love is the first in a series of books about the eccentric Wilde family. The head of the Wilde family is on his third wife and probably had more children than he cares to count and his current wife is expecting another child any day. We get to meet Lord Alaric Wilde in this book. He is renowned for being an adventurer and is very much adored, maybe not for the right reasons. He has finally returned to English soil for the first time in a long while and he is forced to return to his father’s castle for a party celebrating his brother’s engagement. Whilst there he is learning women are believing some farfetched rumours about him and he is getting far more attention than he ever thought his books would get. He also meets Willa, a woman he becomes very intrigued by as she is not falling over herself to get his attention. In fact, she believes his stories to be lies.

Willa is a woman who had a perfect first Season and who has a lot of rules to ensure she comes across as the perfect English lady because if she let her true self out she knows men would be intimidated by her intellect and find her attitude unbecoming, except she can’t seem to follow her own rules around Alaric, no matter how much she wishes to.

Willa was the kind of heroine you are destined to love in a romance. She is intelligent and unswayed by a man's riches or fame. She instead wants a man who is intelligent and respects and will never be daring or reckless. She is a woman you can respect and love for her wit and when she meets Alaric, the exact opposite of what she wants in a husband, you just know there will be chemistry.
I loved the adventuring Lord Wilde, but it was Alaric who was the fun version of his character. The man is drawn to Willa despite her protests and who pursues her without ever trying to force himself upon her. His jealousy was sweet but even then he didn't go all he-man on her he just seethed and gave folks dirty looks. It was love.

What I really loved was how Willa was embraced by the Wilde family and how the Wildes were just the most entertaining family. They had a ridiculous naming system but they were fun and you could tell they were close. I adored all the secondary characters. They all seemed interesting and I just know their stories will be brilliant. The hints for the next book have gotten me so excited!

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This was definitely the best book to pick up when I was craving a little historical romance. Which book did you stumble across at just the right time to fit your reading mood?

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