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Wilde Child (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #6) by Eloisa James [ALC Review]

He wants a prim and proper duchess, not the Wildest of the Wildes!

Blurb:

Already notorious for the golden hair that proves her mother’s infidelity, Lady Joan can’t seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she’s determined to perform the title role of a prince—in breeches, naturally.

She has the perfect model for an aristocratic male in mind: Thaddeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick, a man who scorned the very idea of marrying her.

Not that Joan would want such a dubious honor, of course.

For years, Thaddeus has avoided the one Wilde who shakes his composure, but he’s horrified when he grasps the danger Joan’s putting herself in. Staring into her defiant eyes, he makes the grim vow that he’ll keep her safe.

He strikes a bargain: after one performance, the lady must return to her father’s castle and marry one of three gentlemen whom he deems acceptable.

Not including him, of course.

The Review: 4.5 Stars

This is only my second book by Eloisa James and I am happy to say I liked it just as much as Say No to the Duke. Both were humorous, passionate, and full of amazing secondary characters to pair with the main couple. I have now put all the books from the series in my Libro.fm Wishlist for future purchase. MUST listen to them all.

Lady Joan was impossible not to love. She always had a smile on her face and was ready for a laugh. Her passion for the theater and for life beyond the confinements of what society declares right and/or wrong made her into and interesting, intriguing, and very charming character. As Thaddeus gets to know her better and falls for her, so do we.

Thaddeus is the very picture of everything that is proper and right about a Duke. He could not be more different than Joan. His father run off to be with his mistress soon after Thaddeus was born to never return and show any love for his son. Thaddeus is serious and responsible because he has to be. There is no one else to take care of his mother and because of his father's scandal, he feels it is his duty to marry a highborn daughter that is well behaved and proper to restore his family's name. There is more to it than that, more going on between him and his father that as the friendship between him and Joan grows he begins to confide in her. 

It was delightful to see/read how good these two were for each other. Joan made him enjoy life more, made him share his burdens. And Thaddeus in turn made Joan more aware of her actions and consequences. They balanced and completed each other well.

Release date: March 30th, 2021

Find the Book at: Inklings Bookshop - Libro.fm - GoodReads

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