Say No to the Duke (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #4)

Say No to the Duke (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #4) One Little Wager Will Determine Their Fate A Daring Escape Or Falling Into Temptation With A Rakish Lord Lady Betsy Wilde S First Season Was Triumphant By Any Measure, And A Duke Has Proposed But Before Marriage, She Longs For One Last Adventure.No Gentleman Would Agree To Her Scandalous Plan But Lord Jeremy Roden Is No Gentleman He Offers A Wager If She Wins A Billiards Game, He Ll Provide The Breeches.If He Wins She Is His, For One Wild Night.But What Happens When Jeremy Realizes That One Night Will Never Be Enough In The Most Important Battle Of His Life, He Ll Have To Convince Betsy To Say No To The Duke. 4 STARS That s an improper subject of conversation Betsy Most of our subjects of conversation are improper Jeremy Lord Jeremy Roden has returned from the Revolutionary War emotionally scarred Thankfully his friend and fellow soldier North Wilde has invited him to the Wilde castle to heal Lady Boadicea Betsy Wilde is the belle of the ton receiving multiple wedding proposals and refusing them all She also has issues related to her parentage At a ball, held in the Wilde family castle, Betsy accompanies a prospective perfect mate to the billiard room where Jeremy is slumped in a chair in the corner drowning his problems with whisky.I really enjoyed the story of Jeremy and Betsy It started as a love hate relationship between acquaintances and developed into a friendship and then a romance I loved t
5 Breeches or Bust Stars I want to ravish you, he said, his voice rasping like that of a boy of fifteen For God s sake Say No to the duke Exactly Lady Boadicea Betsy Wilde s debut season has been a raging success Despite her worries that her mother s abandoning the family to run off with her Prussian lover all those years ago would besmirch Betsy s reputation, the bachelors of the Ton can t seem to get enough of the prim and proper beauty The problem with that Ms Betsy s far from the proper lady her would be suitors think she is and though the male attention is nice, Betsy longs for something More excitement, freedom, EVERYTHING if she s being honest And explain to her again why she can t wear breeches instead of ballgowns Lord Jeremy Roden came back from his time fighting in America a changed man War turned the once affable young soldier into a dark and troubled man Now a guest at Castle Wilde for the foreseeable future, Jeremy finds the only light in his day comes from watching the beautiful Betsy string along suitor after suitor like it s her job Teasing Betsy about the line of men waiting to fill her dance card is Jeremy s favorite pastime because he knows none of them stand a chance That is, until a Duke makes her an offer she may not be able to refuse.I absolutely adored Say No to the Duke Betsy
Every time I start a historical romance review, I mention how I don t read this genre enough Because every time I read one, I m like, WHY AM I NOT READING MORE OF THESE That reaction was no different the entire time I was reading this newest release from Eloisa James Lady Betsy Wilde is determined to never be like her mother, which means being the perfect lady that all of the gentlemen want to wed Well into her first season, Betsy has had plenty of proposals and finds delight in declining each one Until a future Duke asks for her hand Betsy knows he would make the perfect husband, but when Lord Jeremy is constantly teasing and testing her, Betsy isn t so sure she d be happy with the DukeWhen I started this book, I absolutely loved Betsy s character She is really aware of what people in public think of her, so she puts on this good girl facade that makes all of the gentlemen want to marry her That s why I loved how Jeremy totally saw through her persona and brought out the rebel that Betsy really was Their relationship was soooo cute and kind of slow burn, which I love
ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon in exchange for an honest review RTCI m wrestling with what to rate this Still taking in what I just finished reading Will come to definitive rating here soon after digesting it all.Rating between 3 4 Lady Boadicea Betsy Wilde wanted a best friend than anything, she wished for a chance to find another girl to talk to and finally her wish was granted when she was allowed to attend boarding school she soon learns, be careful what you wish for Her first day she is confronted with a nasty girl who tells her that her mother was a whore and that Betsy has surely inherited her mother s wanton ways and that no decent man will want to marry her Betsy swears that she will have proposals than any other girl in the school3 years and 18 proposals later at her brother North s wedding ball, Betsy is expecting a proposal from Thaddaeus Erskine Shaw, Viscount Greywick and heir to the Duke of Eversley At her Aunt Knowes urging, she shows him the billiards room and graciously turns down his proposal, when he asks why, her brother s best friend Lord Jeremy Rodan speaks up and tells her she really should marry him Betsy is annoyed, Jeremy has been at the castle for months, she knows something happened to him, but not exactly what She leaves the room with Thaddaeus, thinking maybe she should marry him But deep down, Betsy worries that she will be like her mother, who ran off with her lover and left the Duke and her children She has worked hard to portray herself as a perfect lady and isn t sure she should marry at all.Later she returns to the billiards room and finds the room empty, but Jeremy arrives not long after she does They talk and she finally ta
It s been a hot minute since I read a historical romance, but fortunately Eloisa James never disappoints I randomly decided to preorder this months ago, then promptly forgot about it So when it popped up on my kindle app yesterday I was baffled for a moment Then I opened it up, and a few hours later, had finished the entire thing Say No to the Duke is so much fun I honestly had a blast following Betsy and Jeremy s story They are complex and compelling characters Betsy is a perfect vanilla ice cream cone on the outside She has crafted a facade, the image of a polite, poised, perfectly restrained lady Anything to combat the scandal following her after her mother ran away with another man when she was little But underneath, she s a hellion, obsessed with archery, riding astride, and doing anything else her brothers are allowed to do.Jeremy is the only survivor from an otherwise entirely massacred platoon fighting in America during the colonies revolution He suffers from PTSD, which of course no one yet knows exists, instead insist
I have not loved every book in this series equally, but I can say this is one of my favorite installments It centers on Betsy, the eldest Wilde sister, and she is nothing like the lady she pretends to be in public Betsy grew up under a cloud of scandal because her mother ran away with her lover and Betsy has been trying to prove herself above reproach her entire adult life That, paired with her beauty, has made her sought after by almost every gentleman who encounters her.Every man but Jeremy.Jeremy has been convalescing in the Wilde home since Betsy s brother Perth rescued him from Bedlam a few books back He suffers from PTSD from fighting in war and fears he ll never be normal again His verbal sparring with Betsy brings him back from the brink.Betsy s latest suitor is Thaddeus, a duke, and by all rights, the perfect man for her But he doesn t know the real Betsy, not like Jeremy does And while this seems a little like a love triangle on the surface, there is never any doubt Jeremy is the right man for Betsy.I loved Betsy s spirit and how she has risen above the girls who gossiped about her in her youth She is powerful and has such great control over herself, but even better, she has such a great spirit She just wants to wear pants and bid in an auction and enjoy the perks in life men take for granted every day I adored how Jeremy not only accepted these things about her, they were part of what made him love her I could ve done without the side plot invol
Wildest of the Wildes Those Wildes I just adore them and their very human, very idiosyncratic behaviour.This time add in Lord Jeremy Roden, stalwart damaged warrior with wonderful sense of humor and so real.I adored this story of young woman who resolved early on never to display the passion her mother had.From her early days at school Lady Boadicea Betsy Wilde had learned that society was very unforgiving for the daughter of a woman who d borne children to different men and run off to Prussia with her lover After all blood would out Betsy determined to be above reproach, even as she squashed the frightening passionate and excitable side of her nature Lady Betsy would give society nothing to gossip about She would be an example of all that the ton required of a young woman.Hence a path strewn with mar
Ok It was simply ok I don t know what I had expected Something Definitely This is just a cute story. I have been reading Eloisa James books for almost two decades She writes historical romance like no other Her books are fun, sexy with witty and snarky banter Quirky , smart and likeable main and secondary characte

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  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Say No to the Duke (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #4)
  • Eloisa James
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 9780062877840