Born to Be Wilde
Book 3, Wildes of Lindow Castle - The Wildes of Lindow Castle
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The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker…for an heiress he wants for himself!
For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him.
Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride.
But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince.
As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering…
Why does the woman who’s completely wrong feel so right in his arms?
A lush historical romance with a foundation in family ties.
Eloisa James continues to build a world in which this wealthy Georgian era family steals my heart. I find that within all of James’ novels, there is a strong bond within friendships and family members that highlights the story without detracting from the main storyline. You find yourself so endeared to these casts of supporting characters, that you are on pins and needles waiting for the moment their story unfolds within the pages of their own book.
Born to Be Wilde is a gem of historical romance. Lushly descriptive you’ll be submersed into a world that rivals a Baz Luhrmann production. Ooooooooooo the settings and trousseau. Sigh. Divine. This is a beautiful love story that manages to be eloquent and steamy. Issues that are relevant today are tackled respectfully which adds layers of texture to this storyline.
I won an ARC in an author giveaway. This is my unbiased review.
This book gave me butterflies!
I feel like the Wildes and I have been friends forever, and I do enjoy every chance I get to catch up with them. This series is a special one, full of special characters and their special relationships. The romance is fantastic. This book actually gave me butterflies, and I don't think a book has ever done that to me before. It very easily could have been the type of book where the heroine's life is in shambles, and the hero comes along and fixes everything for her, but it wasn't. Eloisa James took Lavinia and brought out her fierceness and courage even when her heart was breaking. And I adored how Lavinia used her strengths to build herself up, especially since her strengths are what made her seem so shallow to some people. Loved it! I always look forward to seeing the family dynamic in this series too. The Wildes are a very close-knit family, and James does a great job with their interactions, and their development. They really are growing up before our eyes, which makes everyone seem even more realistic. It would be awesome if everyone could have a Lady Knowe in their family. If you get a chance to check out this series, do it. They are stand alone books, but please do yourself a favor and read them all. You will be doing yourself a great disservice if you don't.
Better and better
The first book in this series was not my favorite Eloisa James book. While I enjoyed it a great deal, it felt a little rushed and not as “smooth” as her other works. The second book was much better. It was much easier to relate to the characters and the story was naturally engaging.
“Born to be Wilde” is yet another step up the ladder. The growth of the characters, the issues with which they were compelled to deal, and the love and strength that allowed them to do so were all expertly portrayed. Ms. James creates characters we would be honored to know and plots that are engaging and completely satisfying in their resolution. This book is a shining example of that skill.