Skip to main content

Say No to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James [arc review- audio book]

What is not to love about a well written, funny, and charming historical romance?

Blurb:
One little wager will determine their fate—a daring escape or falling into temptation with a rakish lord. 

Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed—but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure.

No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan—but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches.

If he wins…she is his, for one wild night.

But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.


The review: 5 Stars

Betsy was an easy character to relate too. She longs to be independent and be able to do and say the same things any other man can. Wearing breeches and bidding at auction houses to name a few. She is determined and brave and unwilling to settle. 
At the same time she is afraid she has inherited some of her mothers less than desirable traits and spends every day of her life pretending to be someone she is not. Except with Jeremy. There is no need for that with him, he doesn't care, he doesn't look at her the same way the others do and he has no expectations.

Jeremy is in pain, a lot of pain. Darkness consumes his every waking thought, and he is always awake... He lost every man under him at war and is struggling to let the past go. Betsy's friendship helps. Her honesty is refreshing and her courage makes him stronger.

More than anything it is their friendship that makes this a beautiful book to read. Jeremy needed a friend that wouldn't pity him or treat him differently because of his ptsd. A friend that would pester him when needed and defend him when necessary. Betsy was that friend. 
She also needed a friend, one that wouldn't laugh at the things she wanted to accomplish and her crazy ideas, a companion. Jeremy was that for her. That their friendship turned into something else was inevitable. 

I had no idea Say No to the Duke was book 4 in a series when I started reading, I actually only realized that tiny little fact now, when I sat to write the review. So needless to say, this works great as a stand alone.

Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon - Inklings Bookshop

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Prince of Broadway (Uptown Girls #2) by Joanna Shupe

Another masterpiece by Jonna Shupe! I loved every second of this book and I am already a third into the next book in the Uptown Girls  series. The Greene sisters are a hoot and the man they fall for can do nothing but be at their mercy.  Blurb: In the second novel in Joanna Shupe's the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is—and too irresistible to deny. Powerful casino owner. Ruthless mastermind. Destroyer of men. He lives in the shadows... As the owner of the city's most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp... until now. She is society's darling... Florence Greene is no one's fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family... and she's using him right back. She plans t

The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna

There was a time where I loved nothing more than a good YA fantasy. I guess that time is passed... either that or the quality of YA books coming out has fallen. This wasn't a bad book, it just was underwhelming . It has a very good concept, a good start, a good climax point, but everything else felt flat. Deka leaves in fear of the Blood Ceremony Day- the day she finds out if her blood runs pure (red) or if she has gold blood, which is met with a death sentence. Needless to say, her blood runs gold. She is killed again and again just to wake, limbs reattaching themselves... It is a gory and interesting start. I was intrigued as to what she was and where this was going.  Someone from the capital comes an offers her a deal: fight for the emperor with other girls like her or stay at the village being killed until someone figures out how to give her her true death. Let's face it, it is an easy choice.  The book celebrates female friendships, sisterhood! Families from circumstance a

The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle [ALC Review]

  In Five Years by Rebecca Serle was easily one of my favorite reads last year and I was very excited to read this book by her. I am not 100% sure what the exactly release date was but I think the print book was released in 2014 and Simon and Schuster picked up in audio format this year. It was released (re-released?) February 2nd. I listened to this beauty on libro.fm pretty much in one sitting.  The Blurb: Sorrow can be seductive—but can hope triumph over heartbreak? A dark and searing novel from the  New York Times  bestselling author of   In Five Years . Caggie never wanted to be a hero, but some things are decided for us. Growing up among Manhattan’s social elite, Caggie always had everything a girl could want, including a storied last name. But after saving a girl from the brink of suicide, Caggie becomes infamous, and now all she wants is to be left alone. After all, she’s still reeling from the recent death of her younger sister, the subsequent destruction of her relationship