Friday 10 November 2017

Blog Tour ~ Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

Jaffareadstoo is delighted to be hosting today's stop on the Wilde in Love Blog Tour

October 2017
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book and the opportunity to be part of this blog tour

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. Things are about to get Wilde... 

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 faรงade 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 ...

My thoughts about it...

As with any first book in a proposed new series there is always a certain amount of getting to know the characters and I think this is certainly the case with Wilde in Love. Our introduction to Lord Alaric Wilde begins as he returns to England and, thanks to his exploits as an intrepid adventurer, ladies are queuing up to meet him. That he is handsome and debonair goes a  long way to making him absolutely irresistible to the opposite sex.

Used to getting his own way with any lady he chooses, Alaric definitely meets his match, when attending a house part at his family home, Lindow Castle in Cheshire,  he is introduced to Miss Willa Ffynche, a young woman who is determinedly curious about the world around her but who, at first, seems decidedly unmoved by Alaric's obvious romantic interest in her.

What then follows is a delightfully romantic 'will they, won't they' story. Alaric's pursuit of Willa is met with difficulties along the way but their eventual mutual attraction is written with a light and easy touch and with charming attention to romantic detail. The author writes to entertain her reading audience and Wilde in Love bears all the trademarks of her successful romantic fiction. Light and frothy in place, wildly passionate in others , this latest offering has a sweet sort of charm. At times, I had to suspend belief, but then, this is romantic fiction, and the author does this genre with practiced ease.

I enjoyed this first book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series and I am sure that fans of this author's writing will also enjoy starting on a new series of romantic adventures.

A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.


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