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

Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1)

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 ...


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TitleWilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1)
Author
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherPiatkus
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Adult, Georgian, Regency, Did Not Finish, Regency Romance
Rating

Reviews Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1)

  • Esther
    1970-01-01
    ARC provided by Publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved this!!!! Well written, sweet, steamy, great dialogue and fantastic epilogue.Cannot wait for next book in this new series. I fell in love with the Wilde family!! Lord Alaric Wilde, adventurer and traveler of the world, returns home a hero, a star, unbeknownst to him, a sought after male to almost every woman in England. In fact a play was produced portrayin...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    1970-01-01
    3-3.5 stars I was so excited to read Wilde in Love, from the moment I read the blurb I knew this book was for me and even though I was enjoyed most of the book there were some parts that I was struggling with them.I love the world building and I like both Alaric and Willa but apart of them there were so many characters.Alaric and Willa were different and this was perfect for me.Overall it was a sweet story but I can understand that it's the first...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    I can't emphasize how much I did not like this book. I had to check twice to make sure that this was written by the same author who wrote two books that I greatly enjoyed (When Beauty Tamed the Beast and Three Weeks With Lady X). The heroine was quite frankly boring. The hero was obsessed with the heroine for no apparent reason. The only people I liked in this book were their best friends who feuded with each other constantly - if they have a boo...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    1970-01-01
    Title: Wilde in LoveSeries: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #1Author: Eloisa JamesRelease date: October 31, 2017Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]One thing could be said for him—for all the Wildes, it seemed. When they went down, they really went down.Wilde in Love was my first Eloisa James book. (I know, I know. Where have I been? Living under a rock?) While this wasn't a resounding success for me, I can certainly see why so man...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    1970-01-01
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This book was such a delight to read! I decided that I was going to have to read this book as soon as I got a really good look at it. The cover is great and the description is even better. When I noticed that this was the first book in a new series, I was even more excited. This book lived up to all of my expectations. I had such a good time reading it and honestly hated to put it dow...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    1970-01-01
    I have been wanting to try Eloisa James ever since watching the Love Between the Covers documentary, about the romance novel industry. When this new series became available to request from Edelweiss, I thought I'd give her a try. Disclaimer: Despite multiple attempts I still am not much of a romance reader and all opinions should be viewed through that understanding.So for me, it's nice to have a book every once in a while that functions like a r...
  • Ezinwanyi
    1970-01-01
    Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, just returned from his adventures from Russia, when he encounters the only person who is unimpressed with the stories published about his adventures -- Miss Willa Ffynche. Willa basically thinks Alaric is full of it and she shades him at every opportunity she can. The funny thing is that Alaric isn't impressed with the exaggerated tales of his adventures so he finds Willa's attitude refreshing. So he ...
  • Joanna Loves Reading
    1970-01-01
    I thought there were some amusing bits, but this mostly felt unfeeling with regards to the romance. I was hoping for more travel/description of exotic to the hero places and culture. It didn’t really satisfy that desire for me, which I guess was my fault in not understanding the premise better. I don’t think listening was the best option here. It didn’t contain any feeling to the narration — I honestly think that is a fault of the story n...
  • Kira
    1970-01-01
    This was one of those books that was trying to be funny with its over the top antics but came off as somewhat cheesy and unrealistic. Much of this, with Alaric's notoriety, did not seem to fit with societal norms of the time. Did women back then hang pictures of famous people on their walls when they had crushes? That sort of behavior seems modern to me and out of place in a historical novel. I wish this had been shorter. It didn't have a lot of ...
  • Pamela
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars. I like this new series/family, looking forward to the next "Wilde" book.
  • Renae (Romantic Parvenu)
    1970-01-01
    Featuring crazed fangirls, wigs the size of blimps, an overabundance of sequel baiting, and skunks, Eloisa James’s latest, Wilde in Love was...moderately good. Not great, but good.The year is 1778, and Willa Ffynche has just finished her first season. An unrivaled success, she received 14 proposals through her cunning plan to act exactly the way men expect their wives to—simpering, ingratiating, only slightly intelligent, etc. Now she’s off...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    Lord Alaric Wilde has spent years traveling and writing about his dangerous adventures.  Back home, he's become a big celebrity and his portraits hang on many ladies' bedroom walls.  But when he returns home for his brother's wedding to find he now has to fight hordes of adoring fans, he can't seem to get the attention of the one woman who interests him.  I usually love modern day issues set in historical times like in this case with the celeb...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    1970-01-01
    Review For: Wilde in Love by Eloisa James 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...
  • Alexa
    1970-01-01
    Another 2017 read that I forgot to rate/review. Over the top MC.Over the top plot.Over the top clothes. Over the top everything really... You have to completely suspend disbelief to enjoy this book. And I don't mind that, I've done it in the past (Have you seen my ratings for Romancing the Duke and When a Scot Ties the Knot?)But with this one I just couldn't do it, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.I might read the next one. Maaaa...
  • Aly is so frigging bored
    1970-01-01
    This was one of the best books Eloisa has written. I couldn't stop laughing the whole time! I want all the secondary characters to have books and a HEA. Everything was just amazing.PS: A pet skunk, who heard of this? And Sweetpea is... you know, really sweet :D
  • OLT
    1970-01-01
    Although I'm just mild about this Wilde, there are several things I appreciate about James's new book, the first in her Wildes of Lindow Castle series. (1) It has a slow-burn romance, instead of the almost immediate blatant and rather crude sexual innuendo and actions, especially of her heroes, that her more recent HRs have been showing. (2) The hero does not show tendencies towards being a jerk. He falls in love rather quickly (unbeknownst to hi...
  • Kindling Micky
    1970-01-01
    2.5-3 starsThis was my first Eloisa James book and from everything I've heard, I don't think I started with the right book. WILDE IN LOVE just didn't hit any excitement buttons for me. In fact, I read it over a few weeks, dipping in and out, keeping up with the story but not getting truly drawn in.The story itself has potential with a hero that felt a bit unusual to me in historical romance. Alaric Wilde was an 'Indiana Jones' of his day but as i...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    1970-01-01
    3-3.5 stars!! This was my second read from Eloisa James and sadly I didn't love it as much as My American Duchess. I struggled to connect with either main character and the romance was sloowwww going. But once it picked up, I definitely started enjoying it more. Review to come!Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
  • Ursula
    1970-01-01
    What an unusual story and style for an HR! It was strangely charming yet also seemed to leave me curiously detached from the characters. I will explain. But first to the story.Lord Alaric was an explorer extraordinaire who had spent years travelling to strange and wonderful places and writing books about them, with rather catchy titles like Wilde in the Andes or Wilde Sargasso Sea (great wordplay) or even Wilde Latitudes. Our heroine, Willa, has ...
  • Stacee
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsThis was a lot of fun!I loved Willa and Alaric. They’re both smart and sassy and don’t really want to follow the rules of society. Together they push buttons and have delicious banter and the chemistry is out of control. There are several secondary characters that I hope get their own stories. Plot wise, it did take a bit to get started and I did almost give up. I’m so happy I didn’t because this could easily be a favorite. Super...
  • Jaclyn
    1970-01-01
    I went into the latest Eloisa James' with a lot of anticipation, and unfortunately it really missed the mark for me. And a big part of it is due to the fact that it is set in the Georgian Era (not sure how I missed that), a period in history that I'm just not a fan of when reading romance. There's something rather jarring when you read about the romantic lead and he's wearing a wig. Can't say that it does it for me. Sorry, Wilde in Love, it's not...
  • Roses R Blue
    1970-01-01
    As reviewed at Roses Are Blue: https://wp.me/p3QRh4-FfLord Alaric Wilde is finally returning home after years exploring the world and recounting his adventures in books. He has been particularly reluctant to come back because it means he has to face the finality of his oldest brother's death, but he knows it's time. He's shocked when his ship docks to find hordes of female fans waiting to welcome him home. It seems that his books have created qui...
  • Erica Chilson
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars I need to be honest, and I don't know whether it was my mood or not, but I struggled throughout the entire novel. Eloisa James was an author I found when I first began reading historical romances, and I adored those novels, spurring me into a love of the genre. However, Wilde in Love was close to being did-not-finish by me many times over, and it was only because I am a f...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this story. The H/h are great characters and I found the growth of their romance to be believable. Their banter is amusing and I adored many of the secondary characters, including Lavinia and Lady Knowe. The story is well developed, if a little slow at times. I’m interested to see how things work out for North in future books, and I’m kind of rooting for another pairing, but I’ll say nothing more about that for risk of spoilers. M...
  • Zoe (Attic Salt Reviews)
    1970-01-01
    When you need to turn off you brain, a good bodice ripper will always do the trick!This was the kind of book where you know exactly how it will end yet it still manages to surprise you. Slightly cliche, definitely sappy but completely readable, I raced through Wilde in Love and loved every second of it. With powerful, witty and shrewd female characters and a nice collection of swoon-worthy males, this book was the perfect remedy to my overworked ...
  • Lynn Spencer
    1970-01-01
    When I saw that Eloisa James planned to start a new series this fall, I was immediately intrigued. Once I managed to get my hands on a copy of Wilde in Love, I started reading and found myself instantly charmed. I loved the universe of characters introduced in this novel and finished reading with a smile on my face.By the standards of Georgian England, Lord Alaric Wilde is a celebrity. His books detailing his world travels sell gazillions of copi...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    1970-01-01
    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 th...
  • Sophie Barnes
    1970-01-01
    What a stellar beginning to a new series! The characters were well written (the hero utterly swoon-worthy) and the plot so intriguing I could not put this book down after picking it up. Fun and incredibly well-written, this story really showcases Eloisa James' skill as an author.Lord Alaric Wilde returns home after years abroad to discover that he has become the most famous and desirable man in England. Women flock to his side, prints of him have...