Wilde in Love

Avon. (Wildes of Lindow Castle, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780062389473. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062389480. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
When Lord Alaric Wilde returns from his explorations, he is shocked and annoyed to discover that not only have the "Lord Wilde" accounts of his travels become wildly popular but that Wilde in Love, a play purportedly—but inaccurately—based on his adventures, has taken London by storm. Alaric heads for his childhood home, Lindow Castle, only to find a house party in full swing, attended by a number of adoring ladies. Unfortunately, the only one he finds interesting is outwardly reserved, well-read Wilhelmina Everett Ffynche, and she wants nothing to do with him and his notoriety. The adventuresome Alaric is not about to give up. A heroine who wants to stay out of the limelight and a hero whose novels have turned him into a magnate for the masses come to terms with their feelings—and their situation. A would-be killer and an American sable (aka skunk) named Sweetpea add both danger and humor.
VERDICT Witty and sensual, enhanced by dazzling sartorial descriptions, and tempered by a sinister edge, this occasionally bawdy Georgian romp gets James's new series off to an excellent start and hints at complications to come. James (Seven Minutes in Heaven) lives in New York City.
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