He wants a prim and proper duchess, not the Wildest of the Wildes!
Already notorious for the golden hair that proves her mother’s infidelity, Lady Joan can’t seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she’s determined to perform the title role of a prince—in breeches, naturally.
She has the perfect model for an aristocratic male in mind: Thaddeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick, a man who scorned the very idea of marrying her.
Not that Joan would want such a dubious honor, of course.
For years, Thaddeus has avoided the one Wilde who shakes his composure, but he’s horrified when he grasps the danger Joan’s putting herself in. Staring into her defiant eyes, he makes the grim vow that he’ll keep her safe.
He strikes a bargain: after one performance, the lady must return to her father’s castle and marry one of three gentlemen whom he deems acceptable.
Not including him, of course.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 Stars
We all have that Author. You know, the one who literally always publishes books that you’re destined to love. Eloisa James has been that Author for me for YEARS. Her books can always be counted on for a good one sitting read. They are literally my favorite slump busters and she has never written a book I didn’t completely fall in love with. I’ve also never made it through one of her books with dry eyes. I cry every single time, without fail.
I’ve been dying for Joan’s story for ages. She was always the Wilde that I was most curious about. She’s a free spirit and I kind of expected her to end up with someone equally wild. When I read the synopsis and realized who Eloisa James had paired Joan with, I wasn’t sure how to react. Thaddeus has been in previous books but always seemed like a man with a stick up his ass. Naturally, I shouldn’t have doubted Eloisa James because she absolutely made me fall in love with Thaddeus.
The two of them had such a wonderfully beautiful story that genuinely made me smile and cry. I couldn’t put the book down and spent my entire Saturday neglecting chores and adulting in general so that I could finish Wilde Child. The Wilde family may always be my personal favorite historical romance family and I hope to see more of them in the future. I will always need more Wilde drama!