But now a powerful new threat to the psychic community will take Sara back to where it all began: But Griff Wilde is about to be taken on the ride of his life. After all, salvaging sunken treasure is what he was born to do. But the riddles leading to the clues are a little Unfortunately, the inherent risk takes a toll on his body.
Whitewater rafting guide Sawyer Wilde has taken his share of inexperienced adventure Caught selling dope on campus, he got a twelve year prison sentence and with good behavior, would get it cut to six. I'm definitely excited to read about Betsy and Jeremy especially with his issues that were introduced in this book. Jul 26, Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: My life would be barren without you I've read the other two books in Eloisa James' Wildes series, and while I enjoyed them both particularly the second one I was impatiently waiting for Lavinia and Parth's story.
In the earlier books, they completely stole every scene they were in. My expectations going into this book were high, and I'm really sad to report that this book truly disappointed me. The novel opens with Lavinia proposing marriage to Parth. She knows that she has feelings for him, but My life would be barren without you I've read the other two books in Eloisa James' Wildes series, and while I enjoyed them both particularly the second one I was impatiently waiting for Lavinia and Parth's story. She knows that she has feelings for him, but she's also recently discovered that her mother has lied about the state of their finances and she needs to marry rich and quickly.
Parth refuses, fighting his own feelings for her, and offers to set her up with one of his friends because he can't not help her. This is all grand. The story lost me with Parth's behavior. When they first met Parth perceived of Lavinia as a vain girl, and he did not want to admit that he had real feelings for a girl like that. He instead spends years convincing himself that she isn't good enough for him. He does this by disparaging her, speaking poorly about her to his friends he calls her "shallow as a puddle" , and not showing any respect for her to her face and otherwise.
I couldn't bring myself to root for a hero who tore the heroine down in his mind, to others, to her face , rather than deal with his feelings for her. He didn't want to be attracted to her and he punished her for it. Lavinia herself doesn't believe that he respects her until the final climax and that didn't sit well with me as a reader. I struggled to find any enjoyment in a romance where the hero behaves as though he doesn't respect the heroine and the heroine develops insecurities based on his treatment of her.
This is also a hero who doesn't listen to the heroine. In one scene she asks that he physically let her go, he doesn't. In another she refuses to let him accompany her on a journey, so he follows her in his own carriage. There was a strong pattern of his disregard for her desires and independence. This isn't even to mention that Parth's heritage felt more like a prop because the book focuses so much on Diana's wedding. Many other early reviews are positive.
I wouldn't personally recommend this installment to friends, but I also think that some readers especially those who read the first two books in the series and rated them highly will find a lot to love here. Jul 04, Jen Ryland added it. I liked Too Wilde to Wed but could tell when this couple was introduced that I'd enjoy their story even more. Parth Sterling was orphaned as a child and taken in by the Wilde family. He's not of noble birth, but has amassed a fortune.
Lavinia is one of the most sought-after heiresses around - or so it seems. Actually as revealed in book 2 Lavinia's mother is addicted to laudanum and has spent her daug I haven't read any Eloisa James in a while - until I got book 2 of this series at Book Expo.
Actually as revealed in book 2 Lavinia's mother is addicted to laudanum and has spent her daughter's entire dowry. Now Lavinia needs to marry a rich man to prevent her mother's secrets from coming out He thinks she's beautiful but shallow. She finds him infuriating.
He's almost betrothed to another woman. The romance was good and the substance abuse issue gave the story some depth. I loved that Lavinia came up with a plan to pay her mothers debts and the way all the speculation over Diana's wedding dress echoed that around the recent royal wedding. Fun -- and it seems like brash Betsy and hiding-his-fear-behind-saracsm Jeremy will be the next couple in the series?
Read more of my reviews on JenRyland. Check out my Bookstagram! Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube - get the lowdown on current books in seconds! I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review. God, this book and this author. Nope, not even a bit. I just wanted to throw the book at the wall.
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And Parth turns in a dominant jackass who, clearly, has no respect for Lavina and her passion for fashion. He starts the book believing that she is "shallow as a puddle" and, as far as I can, still believes it at the end of the book. Did I mention he basically thinks fashion is pointless and she shouldn't do it. It is ridiculous Eloisa James used to be an auto buy for me I loved My American Duchess so much but lately her books just fall flat with characters who have no personality. I don't know if she needs to take a break, write another genre or something but she is off my auto buy list for now.
Jul 24, Elley Murray rated it really liked it Shelves: Poor Lavinia doesn't love herself or have any sense of self-worth, and as someone who also struggles with my self-esteem I just ached for her. Then she's also struggling with her best friend getting married and leaving her, her cousin also getting married and essentially leaving her, and the issues with her mother… Poor Lavinia. Some of the conflict and drama between Lavinia and Parth was kind of forced, or really repetitive. It was like, you just had this problem and came to a resolution, and now you're having the exact same problem again - what?
That being said, I love the tension between Lavinia and Parth, and their history. It was lovely seeing Diana and North again and catching up with how they're doing. I also loved reading more about Aunt Knowe who may be my favorite character of this series. There's some lead up with one of North's sisters, Betsy, and Parth's friend Lord Jeremy that make me assume the next book in the series will be about the two of them. I'm not sure how I feel about that, because while I'm very excited to read more about Betsy and it looks like there's a good chance it will be a woman disguised as a man type of story!
This is the third book in The Wildes of Lindow Castle series, but it can be read as a stand alone. There are major spoilers for the second book in the series, Too Wilde to Wed , so if you care about stuff like that definitely read the second book before reading this one.
Aug 07, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 03, Molly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best regency escape of — loved every sec and the narrator is lovely! See the full review at HarlequinJunkie. The Wilde family has proven to be quite the interesting bunch. And Parth Sterling—an honorary member of the family—has interested me since we first met him. But I though See the full review at HarlequinJunkie. Even when he was supposedly trying to find her the perfect man to become her husband. May 23, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: OMG - I want one, someone tell me where to get one!
I loved the story, the plot, the characters, the whole shebang. It was a mixture of teasing romance and inevitable happy endings. Eloisa James is the author of my historical romance obsession. Sweet, sweet dumb Parth. He wasn't my top favorite leading male characters in this story, despite how much I loved these two characters together. I felt that he was just to stuck in his mind to see how much he could really help Lavinia.
Yes, I realize that it's kinda supposed to work out that way for the story development, but I didn't like the fact that after he down right refused her proposal, he then offers to help her find a man because of how amazing she is. Lavinia - Lavinia was an amazing character, far more forgiving than what I would have been, but still the sweetest thing. Her love of fashion and clothes is seen as a downfall for her nature, but is actually the beautiful thing about her. She felt brave and vulnerable in the book, I loved watching her become strong for her passions and how she built with the relationship.
I love stories that make it feel as if the possibilitiy of them ending up together hinges on the fact one of the characters need to open their dang eyes and realize their is a beautiful life right ahead of them. Its a constant state of heart burn reading their story, pleading with them to figure out how amazing they are together, and getting that happy ending.
What I liked the most about this book, was the fact they had an opportunity in the first chapter to be together, but inevitably didn't due to Parth's mistake of Lavinia as a person. Her flirty brutishness was constantly seen as a threat - when the poor girl really just didn't understand how to flirt. Every scene and human intereaction in this story was beautiful, I felt that these characters really played on an actual human emotion.
They weren't 2D characters with one intentional emotion or trope. They learned that there was more to the story than what was being told, it was page turning seeing them develop into who they were by the end of the book. The ending itself was beautiful, just perfect! Aug 10, Gabi Grace rated it really liked it.
Read my review here: Aug 09, Pj Ausdenmore rated it really liked it Shelves: Let me start off by saying I'm so enjoying this loud, supportive, meddling, loving family that Eloisa James has created in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. The family dynamic both good and bad, humorous and emotional rings true and reminds me of the large family of siblings and cousins that surrounded me as I grew up. Friendship is an important theme in these books, specifically, female friendships. In each book, those friendships shift and evolve as do the characters themselves.
As each of Let me start off by saying I'm so enjoying this loud, supportive, meddling, loving family that Eloisa James has created in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. As each of their stories unfolds, James slowly reveals more of each character, allowing us to see them in a new light even as the character herself begins to recognize and accept the changes, the strengthening, within herself.
Parth and Lavinia have been striking sparks off one another since the first book in the series but, of course, both of them chalk it up to their instant dislike of the other.
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She thinks he's a rich know-it-all while he thinks she's a flighty spendthrift dangling the men of the ton at her feet. Neither is willing to look beneath the surface emotions until unforeseen circumstances force them to.
But once they did, my heart was with them the entire way. Watching Lavinia dig deep for courage and strength, take control of a dire situation, find a way out on her own, and find her passion in the process endeared her to me more than almost any other Eloisa James heroine. The growth of this character was inspiring. I was in her corner, cheering her on the whole way. I was in Parth's corner too, often saying, "Wake up! You're going to lose her!
Man has some hard lessons to learn but learn he does, as his grand gesture near the end of the book proves. I found Parth's personal journey to be just as emotional as Lavinia's and necessary to their happy ending. They may have begun their journey at cross purposes but by the end of their story I was confident these two would have a wonderful, passionate life together as true partners, in and out of bed.
Kudos to Eloisa James for another witty, humorous, sensual, emotional, heart-tugging journey with the Wildes of Lindow Castle. Aug 20, Sharyn rated it really liked it Shelves: For the most part, I liked this book.
Now, it is two years later and Lavinia discovers that her mother has squandered her entire dowry and stolen money and jewels from her friends and family as well, all due to her laudanum addiction. Lavinia must find a rich man to marry and fast. She does, mostly because despite how they bicker, she actually is infatuated with him. However, he will happily set her up with one of his rich friends and the middle part of the book goes through that.
I enjoyed the interactions between Parth and Lavinia and how she tries not to let on that she really likes him and he is surprised to realize he really does like Lavinia. I thought the story ended okay, though. Parth was always described as having dark hair - was it long? Tied in a queue? I have no idea. And the characters spoke in a modern way, at least to me. At one point, Parth and Lavinia have a discussion about the size of her breasts, while they were in a public garden.
It was things like that that tended to throw me out of the story. Aug 11, Susan Gorman rated it it was amazing. The attraction between socialite Lavinia Gray and business man Parth Sterling has been sizzling since the first book in the Wilde series. The couple bickers constantly.
Lavinia has discovered that her mother has stolen her inheritance. Lady Gray spent the dowry The attraction between socialite Lavinia Gray and business man Parth Sterling has been sizzling since the first book in the Wilde series. Lavinia decides to marry a wealthy man and proposes to Parth who turns her down flat.
However, he does offer to find her a husband! This well- written scene had me laughing out loud and drew me into the novel. The humiliating thing was that the mere sight of him made her heart pound. Never mind that he was monstrously arrogant and would make a terrible husband. She hated that the most because he had made it clear from the first time he saw her that he considered her trivial, silly, and intellectually inferior.
But she saw pity in his dark eyes, and a wave of humiliation made her stomach cramp. Instinctively she swung her gaze away and caught sight of the two of them in a looking glass hanging on the wall. Lavinia looked the same as she had two hours ago, before her mother revealed the truth about their finances.
Her thick hair was the color of new guineas; her blue eyes were framed by lavish eyelashes that she darkened religiously. She was no longer the Lavinia of two hours ago. For one thing, she was no longer respectable. A hysterical giggle rose in her chest at the thought. Miss Lavinia Gray, daughter of Lady Gray, an heiress who had been wooed on both sides of the Channel, was no longer—.
No wig, no coat. Out of nowhere, a streak of blind stubbornness appeared. But something about Parth made her feel uncertain and defensive. At the same time, everything in her prickled into life.
He moved to stand behind a chair, as if to put an obstacle between them, as if she were a feral dog who might lunge at him. Diana had been confident that Parth would agree, and she had talked at length about how he would fall in love with Lavinia after they had wed. With a sick- ening jolt, Lavinia realized that she had gone along with the plan because it involved Parth.
Let alone one he disliked.
I can assure you, Parth, that I may ask a gentleman to marry me, but I would never compromise one. Parth shook his head. You have no need to woo a man, Lavinia. His gaze moved from her toes to her head. Why had she listened to Diana? Everyone knew that her cousin was prone to wild ideas. Resentment prickled down her spine. She had known he disliked her. That was the moment when, looking back, Lavinia decided that she could consider herself brave.
She summoned the last dregs of her courage and drew herself upright. She might have even given him a polite smile.