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Born to Be Wilde
Born to Be Wilde: The Wildes of Lindow Castle | Eloisa James
33 posts | 26 read | 12 to read
The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker…for an heiress he wants for himself! For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there’s only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he’s chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he’ll find her a prince. As usual, there’s no problem Parth can’t fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering… Why does the woman who’s completely wrong feel so right in his arms?
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Christinak
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Mdargusch So crazy that opium was so widely accepted back then! 4mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s wild! 4mo
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Meghan1
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I really enjoyed this one! It took me a while to read (I‘ve been really tired lately. My Crohn‘s Disease is starting to rear its ugly head again), but it was worth it. I will definitely be reading more of Eloisa James. This is book 1 of 30 from #MountTBR. @EloisaJames

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Christinak
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Eloisa James
Neil Gaiman
Agatha Christie
Louise Penny
Charis Michaels

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Meghan1
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Currently reading in the car. This is my first Eloisa James and I must say that I am quite enjoying it!

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Owlizabeth
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This one had me chuckling more than once, though the story did drag a bit in the last quarter. I was happy there was lots of Diana and North, though, from Too Wilde to Wed. Overall a good addition to the series. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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tammysue
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5 ☆ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Wildes of Lindow Castle series just gets better and better with each new book. I felt so much love for Lavinia and Parth, they‘re my most favorite pairing of all. Their love-hate intense arguments were so creative and entertaining you couldn‘t help but laugh at how adorably witty they are. Can‘t wait for the next book Say No to the Duke on 6/25/19.

MrBook @eloisajames loves this review! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
tammysue Thank you @MrBook ! 😀 8mo
Dragon 👍💚🐉 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl I really need to get to this series sooon! 7mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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I needed this escape read. Sweet, sexy romance about frenemies learning to see the real person under societal expectations. An heiress with a squandered dowry and a famously rich banker/captain of industry fall in love, with an entertaining backdrop of family-related carrying on.

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TsundokuAleax
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Reading these a bit out of order because of how my digital loans came in. I loved how things have changed for these two. Lavinia was a fun and smart character when you first met her and to finally find out her thoughts and feeling out was wonderful. She is in a terrible situation but has the most amazing support system you could ask for.

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julesG
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For Parth and Lavinia #Forever seems to be impossible, but trust @EloisaJames, the #creator of the Wilde series, to make the MCs find out how good they actually are for each other.

I struggled to like Parth for more than 2/3 of the book. I also rolled my eyes at some of Lavinia's decisions. Still, they got their HEA and I liked that Lavinia was such a strong and independent woman.

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen
#YesFemmeberInNovember

julesG PS: I love Lady Knowe! 9mo
Cinfhen Nice blurb/ review 😀 9mo
Billypar Great summary! Sometimes authors create characters who are so good that they get on your nerves like real people 😋 9mo
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julesG
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Early start for the #litsybreakfastmeeting with @Sarah83 @Heideschrampf @scripturient.

Sarah, I brought a rucksack and a large tote. 😉

There's a strange guy muttering two seats down. Very distracting.

Sarah83 I also believe there are always strange people on trains... Yesterday on my way back, there were also very loud and talking people on it... Curious. 9mo
Cinfhen Enjoy 🧡💜❤️ 9mo
Kalalalatja Have fun! 9mo
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Dragon
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I‘m totally in love with Parth 🔥. Lavinia and Parth make a lovely #romantsy couple. The narrator of this audiobook has a wonderful gift for voices. 👍👍🔥still thinking of spring flowers.

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julesG
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Wrote 1,500 words for #NaNoWriMo then fell into a Pinterest black hole, and have decided that the rest of the day is dedicated to reading and #audioknitting.

Candles, fire in the fireplace, hot tea, and the tagged book.

#teaandbooks

jmofo 👏🎉 10mo
LibrarianJen 🙌🏼 great start! 9mo
Schnoebs What a way to begin! 9mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Part of my #bookhaul from the yearly #booksale to support #literacy, @EloisaJames Such lucky finds! I now have all three of the Wilde series 😊 and I‘ve been told many times that Seven Minutes To Heaven is amazing .. can‘t wait to read them all!

#romantsy
#HistorialRomance

tammysue I love the Wilde series - All her books I‘ve read are fabulous! 💖 10mo
EloisaJames Cool!! I love those booksales—I‘m proud to have my books be part of one. And I hope you love them! 10mo
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TheRomantiCate
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Mm look what came today!! So excited for Lavinia & Parth‘s story, I ordered this one the day after I finished Too Wilde to Wed! I know what I‘m doing tonight 😻😻😻 @EloisaJames

EloisaJames Hope you love Lavinia!! 10mo
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heikemarie
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I have Plans™️ tonight! #romantsy #chocolateorange #bestorange

swishandflick Love those chocolate oranges!! They always make me homesick, my mom always put them in my stocking at Christmas 😄 10mo
EloisaJames I love those oranges!! They used to be only available at Christmas. (Great reading choice too 😊) 10mo
Johanna414 Those are the best! 10mo
heikemarie @swishandflick they are definitely usually a Christmas treat round these parts but I flipped when I saw Walgreens hadn‘t got the memo! So sweet that they invoke memories for you 💜 10mo
heikemarie @EloisaJames they usually are so I flipped and paid exorbitantly for this one! Oops ☺️ And I love reading about the adventures of the Wilde family in this cooler weather 💕 Parth was always my favorite! Great work as usual. 10mo
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Bambi_Unbridled
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#Audiobook #Review: Born to be Wilde by @EloisaJames with @HarperCollins. Phew, that cover! Glad the hero lived up to the depiction!⠀

https://buff.ly/2Qjf0bN⠀

#bookblogger #reading #romance #historical #bookreview

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Christinak
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My week has sucked completely.
Thank goodness I had this book. Eloisa James never disappoints! This is book three in the series so i don‘t want to accidentally spew spoilers. If you want a great binge read for the Labor Day weekend read this series. Seriously!
#swoon #romantsy

mabell I hope you have a better week next week! Thank goodness for books! 😄 12mo
EloisaJames Im sorry about the suckage! But very glad if Born helped!! 12mo
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Christinak
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After spending the day walking in the sunshine, I am going to curl up with this. I have not read anything by Eloisa James that I have not loved.
I have waited to start this for after taking my daughter back to school knowing I will need a good book.

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ScientistSam
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Lovely lazy Sunday means I could devour this book! I'd been eagerly waiting for Parth and Lavinia's story, and really, really enjoyed this. I love how Lavinia builds her self-respect. Her growth is a critical piece of the story, and I love that it comes through something considered as frivolous as fashion.

Also, Parth is smoldering 😁

#romantsy

CoffeeK8 This is my favorite in the series so far, I love how Lavonia‘s complex character got revealed a little over time in the previous two books 12mo
ScientistSam @CoffeeK8 agreed! 11mo
EloisaJames 😘😘 11mo
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CoffeeK8
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What a lovely regency romance... Lavinia and Parth are two lonely, strong people surrounded by family and friends who love and support them but give them the freedom to be themselves find their own way to love. Pic of my reading location, it was too lovely to pass up. #romantsy @EloisaJames

robinb Looking forward to this one! 😊 12mo
CoffeeK8 @robinb it‘s lovely, you‘ll enjoy it! 💕 12mo
EloisaJames Thank you!!! 11mo
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bookandcat
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#agameoffavorites in case you didn't see, we have a day 3 update: Eloisa James responsed to us with some of her info about her favorite books. We can hear straight from the source!

Tagged book is her latest awesome creation, newest in the Wilde series. You can see her stacks/reviews at @EloisaJames here on Litsy. Thanks again for responding! ❤️

And thanks @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress for hosting this #agameoffavorites event ! #romance #romantsy

Nutmegnc 💖💖Eloisa James!! 12mo
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essayareayaitch
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Smolder. I love how Lavinia has hidden depths. From the first two books, she seemed almost shallow, but you know that an Eloisa James heroine cannot be show, so I was waiting for Lavinia's hidden talent to be revealed. This was a really quick read. I am excited about the next book in series. Also hope that we see Elissa again

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brennahawleycraig
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As usual, adored this book from @EloisaJames about the Wilde family. They‘re so endearing and as usual, the woman is fierce and spunky. These books are always such a lovely escape. #romantsy

EloisaJames Thank you!!! 😘😘 12mo
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jlabombard10315
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That moment when you are trying so hard to stick to your guns on your no-buying-new-books-in-2018 plan and just reading from your #tbr pile! Ugh! How can this challenge I gave myself be the ONLY thing I have enough will power to keep up with!?
#WildeSummer #ReadEloisa

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AutumnRLS
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Yes, please!

AutumnRLS I know I'm a little hormonal today, but Lavinia's short illness and financial and family problems made me ugly cry. I love this author because at the end of the day good writing is good writing is good writing (no matter what the genre). Down with the literary snoot police! 13mo
AutumnRLS Oh man. I cried again near the end. This one really got to me. I am sad to think I'll have to wait until next year to get the next chapter in the Wilde saga. Will pre-order again so I can be surprised by its actual arrival! 12mo
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balletbookworm
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I really liked this installment in the Wilde family series, but I didn't LOVE IT like I did the two previous books. Something about Parth and Lavinia's story just didn't grab me - perhaps it was the B-plot/potentially complicating plot threads, which didn't feel nearly as woven into the fabric of the story as I know they could be (Elisa, while a nice character, was extremely superfluous by the end of the book).

balletbookworm I also felt that Parth and Lavinia's story was very spread out over time but we didn't get to see them growing together during that time (also the "I lust for you so I am going to be really prickly about it" isn't always my favorite trope); I think I had been expecting Beatrice and Benedick but didn't quite get it. 13mo
balletbookworm But the next book in the series is the eldest Wilde daughter Betsy and Jeremy, Parth's friend who has far worse PTSD than North ever did, so that's an interesting set up. (edited) 13mo
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EloisaJames
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So...Born to be Wilde is out today! I‘m very proud of Booklist‘s starred review. As my books go, this is particularly light and happy. We need that these days. The hero is bi-racial; we need that too. I hope you love it, if you have a chance to read!

Daughter-of-words My copy should be coming in the mail today!!❤️☺️ 13mo
rachelm Happy Book birthday! 13mo
MommaBeja Loved the book 📖 thank you @EloisaJames & happy birthday, Harry Potter 13mo
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ScientistSam Congrats! I can't wait to read it! 13mo
bookandcat Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 Can't wait to check it out!! 12mo
Angela66 Admittedly I like cover. Would this be a good first book of yours to buy? 11mo
EloisaJames @Angela66 Sure! It‘s part of a series but meant to stand alone. Thank you! I hope you like it. 11mo
Angela66 @EloisaJames Thank you so much 11mo
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julesG
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@EloisaJames new book is out and I cannot download it to my kindle at the moment. Our broadband was switched off at a minute to midnight last night. We now have to wait until the new provider flips the switch. Should happen until 2pm.

Don't tell me I could make my phone a Wi-Fi Hotspot and don't remind me that I have #MountTBR to clear. 😜

DGRachel I may or may not have used my phone‘s hotspot capability to download books to my Kindle before...😂 13mo
EloisaJames I hope you love it and it downloads pronto!! 13mo
LibrarianRyan 😀😀👍 13mo
julesG @DGRachel That's what I did with Eloisa's last book when I was in the rehab clinic. 13mo
julesG @EloisaJames We have broadband again and after setting up the router it's now on my kindle. Will try to get to it tonight. 13mo
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MommaBeja
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If you Love fashion you will Love this book. Lavinia explores fashion. We get to see fashion from fabric creation through seamstress execution. #keeper

tammysue Looking forward to it‘s release!! 😁 13mo
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MommaBeja
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This is the third installment of the Wilde family stories: Lavinia and Parth‘s story. Lavinia needs to marry so she proposes to Parth. He declines but offers to find he a rich husband. Their story is intertwined with North and Diana‘s wedding preparation. I enjoyed their roundabout journey to their HEA. It also sets up Betsy‘s story. These Wilde‘s are the new Bridgertons. Can‘t wait for the next story in this Wilde series. #keeper #romantsy

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IamIamIam
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Look at what was in my email from BookPerk today!!!! I may or may not have entered... you'll never know! 😉😉😉 I thought I'd make both @EloisaJames and @theresidentromantic proud of me! 😅🤗

theresidentromantic Bwahaha, I'll be even prouder if you read one. 💕 I'll be entertained for a year if you narrate about it as you go 😗 1y
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