Blog Tour Review - Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James @EloisaJames @puretextuality @avonbooks

I am excited to be a part of the blog tour for Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James today!  I have really been enjoying this series and this newest book proved to be worth the wait.  Be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to a hardcover set of the entire Wildes of Lindow Castle series!

Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #3
Publisher: HarperCollins - Avon Books
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Date Read: July 25, 2018
Length: 384 pages
Source: Edelweiss
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?

My Review

This was fun!  I knew that I would have to read Parth and Lavinia's story just as soon as I knew that it was scheduled for release.  This is the third book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series which could be read as a stand alone although I think that it really would work best if the series is read in order since a lot of this story is set up in the previous installment.  I went into this book with some pretty high expectations and I am happy to report that they were met.  I really enjoyed my time reading about these wonderful characters.

This is Parth and Lavinia's story.  Parth became a part of the Wilde family as a young child when his family died.  He had done very well for himself and is a very successful businessman.  Lavinia is good friends with Diana, North's soon to be wife, and grew up with Willa, who is married to Alaric.  When Lavinia learns that her family is almost out of money, she realizes that she needs to marry soon and marry well.   She asks Parth to marry her but is promptly turned down.

I loved both of these characters.  Lavinia was so determined to make things right.  She knew that her skills were somewhat limited but she was able to use those skills to start making her own money and took a lot of pride in her work.  I really loved watching Lavinia find out for herself exactly how capable she really was.  Parth was a great character as well.  Despite the fact that he is not biologically a Wilde, he knows that he is a part of the family.  His business pursuits are important to him but not more important than the people he cares about.

I had such a good time watching these two come together.  They were both attracted to each other and I thought that they had some great chemistry.  Their personalities fit together very well.  They were both very intelligent people that took responsibility very seriously.  I actually enjoyed their dates with other individuals and thought that each of those dates just proved how perfect these two were for each other.

I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance.  I found this book to be a delightful read full of wonderful characters and a few more serious topics.  I cannot wait to read more from Eloisa James in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Avon Books via Edelweiss.
The Series
Book #1 - Wilde in Love - My Review
Book #2 - Too Wilde to Wed - My Review
Book #3 - Born to Be Wilde - Now Available!
About the Author
Eloisa James is a New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

Author Links: Website | Amazon | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
Tour Wide Giveaway
To celebrate the release of Born to Be Wilde by Eloisa James, we're giving away one hardcover set of THE WILDES OF LINDOW CASTLE series!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a hardcover set of The Wildes of Lindow Castle series by Eloisa James. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 8/10/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.


  1. Shame on me, because I have never read this author. Though I have always wanted to. She's been around forever, and she has some of my favorite covers. The first book in this series is on Scribd, and I've added it to my to be read pile. Lord knows my physical book pile doesn't offer any room for adjustment. LOL

    Great review, Carole. This sounds like a fun series! :)

    1. I have only read a handful of her books but I have really enjoyed them. She does have a ton of books out there to pick from!

  2. This is a new author to me and it does sound really good. The characters sound great!

    1. I have loved the characters in this series so far, Jenea!

  3. Glad this third book in the series was a hit for you. I like that both characters are business savvy.

    1. It was kind of fun to see Lavinia turn her skills into a way to earn money.

  4. Glad this lived up to your expectations. I really need to get back to reading historical romances. This sounds like an awesome series.

    1. I do like to read HR every once in a while. It is fun to mix things up a bit.

  5. I enjoy her tales series but I need to finish it. Then I need to try more too like this one!

  6. Ha, I love it, I like the sound of her

  7. I have wanted to read this author since I met her at an event at the local Barnes & Noble. She was so smart and funny. I'm glad it didn't disappoint. I hope to read one of her books soon. Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. Eloisa James is incredibly smart. She is a college professor in addition to best selling writer! I find that absolutely amazing!

  8. Oooh this sounds really good! This author is new to me, but I'm definitely adding this series to my TBR!

  9. I really need to read more by Eloisa James! I say that a lot but one day it'll actually happen. I love the sound of this and I love that setup!


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