Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2) by Eloisa James

Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2)

The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde—known to his friends as North—left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he's notorious: polite society has ruled him "too wild to wed."Diana never meant to tarnish North's reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess i...

Details Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2)

TitleToo Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2)
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical

Reviews Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2)

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    Full review to follow.My first Eloisa James read and definitely not the last. There's some great dynamic between the hero and heroine, the heroine and her charges, the hero and his family, and many more. A second chance romance between one of the most eligible bachelors in England and the woman who jilted him.I have to admit Diana frustrated me at times—especially when she does things without thinking of the consequences, but other than that, I...
  • Esther
    ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.I loved the first half of this book/romance. But the second half was disappointing, the heroine evolved into someone different from the first half. The first half was sweet, with chemistry between the two MC. Second half it's like this modern woman took her place. Very sexual and not sure of her feelings for the hero, determined to do her own thing (I love strong woman but s...
  • Stacee
    After reading and loving the first book in this series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on North’s story. I loved Diana and North. She’s headstrong and sassy and he’s changed from being stoic to a bit more open. Together they’re adorable and charming with loads of chemistry. I loved seeing his entire family and how supportive they were.Plot wise, it was definitely stronger in the first half of the book. Diana’s constant refusal annoye...
  • Janga
    This is even better that the first one, which I loved. Now I just have to wait impatiently for Wilde for You, Parth and Lavinia's story and for Betsy's book, which is book 4. I am wild about this series. :) Full review will be posted nearer pub date.
  • Emily S.
    I mostly liked this, though I got frustrated with Diana through the second half of the book. She morphed into someone pretty well unrecognizable. I couldn’t even chalk it up to character development, because it just felt so OUT of character. On the other hand, I ADORED North. I would have liked to see a little more of him overcoming his demons (I felt like his ‘recovery’ was never really explained well), but for the most part, he was just w...
  • Les Romantiques
    Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du siteReviewed by JazzmenReview Copy from the Publisher3,5/5That’s a second tome I was waiting for impatiently after the end full of suspense of the first book Wilde in love, from the “Wildes of Lindow Castle” series.I really enjoyed this book but I’m not sure if I preferred this one or the first one…There was also humor, but a little less than in the first one. This one was a little more dramatic (...
  • JG
    This is the second book in Eloisa James' newest series The Wildes of Lindow Castle and although it can be read as a standalone it definitely helps to read the first book Wilde in Love since, North and Diana's story started there as well.This one starts two years after the first book, North has arrived back from the Revolutionary war in the Americas and Diana has been living in the Wildes residence during the time he was away. Everyone in polite s...
  • Jenn
    I received this as a digital ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review.I've read all of James' books. She's one of my favorite romance writers. But I have to be honest, this is probably my least favorite. This book felt like it was an early draft. I understand that grammatical errors and such appear in ARCs and I certainly overlook those. This book didn't have those. The wording on many things was just awkward and felt unfinished. This felt like ma...
  • Laurie
    I am officially obsessed with the Wildes. Eloisa James is weaving a glorious tapestry from book to book and I am anxiously anticipating what comes next with this big and boisterous family. Diana and North’s story has many a moving part, that it almost requires a scorecard. It keeps the reader all the more engaged to see just how these two get to the happiest of ever afters. This a book about before and after, as well as understanding the heart ...
  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    This book was provided by the publisher (via Edelweiss) for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After reading Wilde in Love and immediately falling in love with James's writing and story, I couldn't resist reading Too Wilde to Wed early and sharing my thoughts. While I will certainly continue reading books in this series, this one didn't live up to the first book.I felt...
  • Julie
    This was okay, but definitely not one of her better stories. There’s humor and entertaining family drama, however I found the romance hot and cold. North stayed relatively consistent with his attraction-even when I couldn’t fathom why-yet Diana come across wishy-washy. She went from a shy virgin I actually liked to an independent thinking seductress I just didn’t care for all that much.
  • Chi-Chi
    Arc reading. Will update I think proper review soon!
  • Jennifer
    4 Stars
  • Kelsey Hudson
    This felt like two different books pasted together, and don't get me started on that awful ending. Diana started out okay, but then she jaunts off to become a barmaid in Manchester? And girl, just be a damn duchess. She drove me nuts.
  • Nelle
    So many chuckles, giggles and Aww so sweet moments in this second Wilde novel!! I received an advance copy of this from Edelweiss for an honest review and even though it doesn't publish until MAY, I could NOT resist reading North and Diana's story, right now! I knew from the end of Wilde in Love that Diana has acquired a child. Oh MY!!!This story was SO much better than the first in the series! North may be my new favorite book boyfriend, sigh. T...
  • Michelle
    Pub date: May 2018I was crazy about the first half of this book: I was giggling, sighing, and even clapping to myself (you know the mini one, where it’s silent and you’re completely unaware of doing it and look like a maniac.) I loved Diana for her forthrightness and her humor, and North for his steadfastness and for his awesome family. The second half, where the complications crop up between the couple, got a little less happy, but anytime t...
  • Anne
    Eloisa James continues her Wildes of Lindow Castle series with Too Wilde to Wed. Admittedly, the first book in the series Wilde in Love was enjoyable, but not my cup of tea. Still, I was enchanted by James' writing and the side characters. I knew that I had to find out how the other stories turned out. The first half of this book is gorgeous. Diana and North reunite and talk through their complicated past. Their conversations are mature, intima...
  • Eden Church
    I had a suspicion when I read Wilde in Love that Too Wilde to Wed has only confirmed for me. In the Wildes, James has written a family that rivals the Bridgertons... and that is saying a lot for me. At the end of Wilde in Love, readers will remember that Diana Belgrave fled her betrothal party... where her betrothed was a duke. A proper Georgian lady simply doesn't leave a duke, so why did she do it? Too Wilde to Wed has your answers. Diana and N...
  • Julie
    Received an ARC via EdelweissWhen North Wilde and Diana Belgrave met neither was being their true self. North is the heir to a dukedom and Diana’s Grandfather was a Grocer. North fell in love with her laugh and Diana’s mother fell in love with North’s money. They became engaged, but did not know each other very well at all. Both of them felt trapped in some way. Two years after Diana stopped the engagement they are stuck together in the sam...
  • Nathalie DeFelice
    I've written a review of this book on my fledgling blog: always find that romance series tend to be repetitive when they come from a historical romance area, but that is not the case with the Wilde series that Eloisa James has written. I really loved these characters, their quirks, and how their characters develop. You're able to make a connection with the characters and really get into their story. I love ...
  • Jessi
    In the first book of this series, Lord Roland "North" Northbridge Wilde tried to impress Miss Diana Belgrave by becoming the most fashionable man in London. But she left him anyway. An heir to a duke and he was dumped. He ran away to the war on the Continent. Two years later, he's back... and finds that his family rescued her from poverty. She's been working as his stepmother's governess. Diana doesn't mind working. It allows her more freedom tha...
  • Jennybeast
    Well, I am now an inveterate and unrepentant fan of the Wildes. This one seemed so ludicrous in premise (because really, aristocrats are not known for taking in their bastards and their bastard's mum under any circumstances), but it was so satisfying to read these characters and watch them sort out all the tangles. Nope, not her kid, or his, for that matter. Yep, lots of lovely new Wildes of all ages to meet and enjoy. Great fun!Advacned reader's...
  • Bokayokay
    This book is lots of fun, of course! I just loved spending time with the whole Wilde family. Diana was not my favorite heroine. Its hard to relate to someone who is both strong willed and completely inept; she was a bit too childlike. Overall, I was still a happy camper in Eloisa James country. Each Wilde character was adorable, and I am excited to read the next Romance with Parth and Lavinia.
  • MAB LongBeach
    Diana fled her engagement to the duke's heir, who then took a regiment to the American colonies. When North returned, he found Diana and her young nephew ensconsed at the family castle, but not as guests; instead, Diana is acting as governess. She likes to work and would hate being a duchess. This is a problem because they find themselves falling in love again, this time with the reality of each other.Enjoyable, but not quite as good as the first...
  • Heather
    Eloisa James has such talent and skill as a writer that I love her books even when I'm not crazy about the main characters. Too Wilde to Wed presented two leads who were once engaged but Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde (aka North) was jilted - harshly - by his reluctant fiance Diana Belgrave. He went off to help fight the Revolutionary War and she, now cut off from her family, became a governess for North's niece. North returns to discover Diana en...
  • Amanda
    4.5 stars. I received an ARC from Edelweiss, and thrilled that I downloaded it and read it. I adored both North and Diana. I enjoyed this much more than the first book in the series! Possibly because I like the second chance at love trope, but I just really enjoyed North and Diana's relationship.
  • Holly
    I loved this second Wildes book much more than the first one (big thanks to Avon for the ARC copy!). I felt North and Diana to be very realistic and liked the way their romance developed. I found myself enjoying the more light-hearted humor more in this story than the first, North's younger sisters are hilarious and I can't wait to read their stories someday. Eloisa James never disappoints!