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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 Fynche.

Willa presents the façade 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....

The first book in Eloisa James' dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm - and introduces a large, eccentric family. Listeners will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!

©2017 Eloisa James, Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Light entertainment.

In the beginning, it was quite entertaining. but half-way through, the end was a dead give-away. Not that I expected less than a HEA, but how we got there is very transparent, which is disappointing. The characters are interesting, but the story needs some tightening up. At the end, I was picking apart historical issues for my own amusement. It's a great light listen, ideal for when we don't want a challenging story. I'll think about the rest of the series as they come out, because EJ has proven to be a good writer in past books so perhaps she will get her stride in the 2nd or third.

Susan Duerden has done a good job of narrating, it is well produced.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Wilde in love

Love it. Funny. Well written. Sweet. Great characters. Great use of Literature in historical book. Great performance. Loved it all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well worth the credit

Such an enjoyable book! I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Steamy love, a crazed fan, and humor throughout, one couldn’t ask for more! Highly recommend read, it turned into a binge listen and I was saddened when it ended.

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Fun and steamy regency escape

This was such a fun book, beautifully narated, witty, steamy and with just enough drama. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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<br />Please.......

Eloise James, has me dieing for book 2

Susan Duerden, She is one of the best narrators around!!!!

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Might be a great book, ruined by the narrator

The narrator uses the same intonation for every sentence, over and over. It’s hard to follow the story because it’s so distracting. Just awful narration, in a strange, breathy voice, which captures none of the playfulness that is signature to James’s novels.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Joy
  • United States
  • 11-20-17

Loved it!

As usual, Eloisa has delivered a funny, smart, heartfelt story. I can't wait for the books for the orher Wilde siblings!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Horrible narration

I have had to stop listening to this book due to the narrator. I will try and go back to it but the way she ends every sentence is spoiling the story for me and makes it painful to listen to. Should have read this one instead.

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  • Melissa
  • Chester, VT, United States
  • 11-19-17

Hmmm..

I would have sworn I listened to this book before. It is very similar to another book, I can't remember the title however, I knew all the details prior to listening....strange.

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