Too Wilde to Wed
The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series
by Eloisa James
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . TOO WILDE TO WED (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2) . . . War hero and nanny. What could the two possibly have in common? The heir to the dukedom and war hero comes back home to find that his former fiancee is the current governess and the mother of his child. Something here just does not sound right. Not to the ear or eyes of Rolan. Diana left him years ago. He sought her out only to find that she had a child. He comes home years later to find that she was in residence of his family home. This could not be happening to him. He will not fall in love with this woman again. Diana had not idea if Rolan was he he appeared to be, but she knew that what he saw was not her.
Diana never felt right being in the role of the fiancee to a future duke. She felt like a fraud. She felt like she did not meet standards. Diana was more than what you could see of her in the first book of the series. She was more than the made up beauty the look aloof to those around her. As each page was turned you learned more of who Diana was and who she was not. While this was unfolding, we had a chance to find out more about who Rolan was and who he could not become.
With all that went on in this story and the huge family that was surrounding them, this was a read that was full of a second chance at a first love for both Rolan and Diana. They were able to learn about each other while having the support of a huge family.
There were good characters both family and friends. This one was more fun and insightful.
No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home…working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James…
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 in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child’s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.
When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.
Yet North is returning a hardened warrior—and this is one battle he’s determined to win.
He wants Diana, and he’ll risk everything to call her his own.
She giggled, and her arms wound around his neck. “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I am relishing my freedom.”
“I know you don’t love me,” he said, keeping his voice even. “Just so you know, I do love you. I think it is a lifelong condition.”
Her eyes filled with remorse, but he shook his head. “Love should never be regretted. But what
might be regretted by you is this evening, Diana. You wish to marry for love. Won’t the man you
choose expect you to come to him without knowledge of men?”
Never mind the fact that he had every intention of being the man she chose. Look what happened to Godfrey’s father. What happened to the men in his regiment. Life should never be taken for granted.
“Whoever marries me will already know that I jilted a ravishing future duke,” she said firmly, and
then, with a twinkle, “You can take ‘ravishing’ in two ways.”
Who would have guessed that his melancholy fiancée could have such a naughty grin?
“My husband will love me enough not to care,” Diana said, her eyes shining with faith.
Everything in North chilled at the idea of Diana being loved by another man. Loving another man.
He cleared his throat, because he had the feeling she wouldn’t approve of her romantic ambitions
making him homicidal.
“Miss Belgrave, are you giving me permission to ravish you?”
She dimpled at him. “Yes! I requested just that, Lord Roland.”
A gentleman wouldn’t agree. But that perfect gentleman likely wasn’t as focused on winning as North was. Sometimes winning involved breaking some rules. Taking risks. Thinking creatively.
Diana kept stealing glances at his lips.
“A gentleman never refuses a lady,” he said, making up his mind. He rose onto his knees, pulled
off his shirt, and threw it over the side of the bed.
Tour Wide Giveaway
To celebrate the release of TOO WILDE TO WED by Eloisa James, we’re giving away one hardcover copy of WILDE IN LOVE and a peacock keychain!
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ELOISA JAMES is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at http://www.eloisajames.com.