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Say Yes to the Duke 5 STARSYou re my lifeAnother FABULOUS book in this series And if you can get the audio, I highly recommend you go that route Audio 5 STARS Oh you guys Eloisa James is the absolute queen of long, drawn out, intimacy building dialogue between her main characters Every conversation is FULL to bursting with romance, dry humor and tenderness And Viola and Devin got the full treatment I loved every word of their story.This series is 100% character driven, so don t expect any 5 STARSYou re my lifeAnother FABULOUS book in this series And if you can get the audio, I highly recommend you go that route Audio 5 STARS Oh you guys Eloisa James is the absolute queen of long, drawn out, intimacy building dialogue between her main characters Every conversation is FULL to bursting with romance, dry humor and tenderness And Viola and Devin got the full treatment I loved every word of their story.This series is 100% character driven, so don t expect any action sequences, lol.I can t wait for Joan s book, which I hope is next 3 3.5 Not Much Action but Some Humor StarsThis is another book I wanted to likethan I actually did Sigh.I tend to enjoy Eloisa James books, but this one lacked action in the plot not action in a steam level way, but action in general Literally, there was very little going on aside from a wedded by scandal that wasn t overly scandalous and a play put on at a church which was apparently a sacrilegious thing to do at the time Miss Viola Astley is a member of the Wilde family by asso 3 3.5 Not Much Action but Some Humor StarsThis is another book I wanted to likethan I actually did Sigh.I tend to enjoy Eloisa James books, but this one lacked action in the plot not action in a steam level way, but action in general Literally, there was very little going on aside from a wedded by scandal that wasn t overly scandalous and a play put on at a church which was apparently a sacrilegious thing to do at the time Miss Viola Astley is a member of the Wilde family by association her mother is the 3rd duchess, but Viola was already born when they married as her father passed away when she was very young Thus, she was raised with the rest of the Wildes without possessing any of their genetics, and she feels it shows as she is the opposite of her step siblings and the rest of the family The sister she is closest to is Joan who is only a little older than Viola, but while Joan is actually not a Wilde herself her mother, the 2nd duchess, had an affair that resulted in Joan , she islike them in personality and since the duke claimed her as his own, while her bastard status is known to all, no one dares speak of it or cut her as a result While Joan is adventurous and vivacious, Viola much prefers to be a wallflower Her past encounters with gentlemen have led to actual disaster she threw up each time she was placed in a situation where she had to try to converse with a man she didn t know Thus, hers and Joan s comings out were delayed a year to help Viola build confidence and find a way to stifle her gag reflex Viola is certain it hasn t worked she can only hope she marries a man who is not in the public eye, or better yet she never marries at all But when a new minister comes to their town to take over the pulpit after the former minister passed away, Viola finds herself drawn to his easy going nature, his good looks, and best of all the fact that he doesn t make her want to puke But he is affianced to a truly terrible woman, so he is technically off limits And when she stumbles across the Duke of Wynter and he decides she is the right duchess for him, will she be able to resist his very determined efforts to woo her What I liked The characters were likeable, and they fit well together There were a few funny moments scattered in Closet scene HOT HOT HOT that is all I will say What I didn t like as much There was soooo much exposition and description of EVERYTHING if you like that in your HRs and appreciate accuracy with respect to the time period, etc, you will probably like that about this book I needed something to happen Anything Seriously Someone kidnap a baby or something to make me want to read on even the love triangle aspect lasted only a hot minute Much ado about the incident that keeps being brought up not that uncommon for the time and not that bad in terms of the reactionOverall, I liked the characters and I am interested to see what happens with Joan mostly because it seems likely that she will get herself in a bind that will create some mystery suspense something , but there was just too much description and not nearly enough action Plot 3 5Main Characters 4 5Supporting Cast 4 5Steam Level 3.75 5Violence none I can recallLanguage not egregiousPOV 3rd Note that steam level is not a rating so much as a how hot was it 0 5 clean 1 5 mild 2 5 sensual but nothing descriptive 3 5 now we re getting somewhere 4 5 yes please erotica territory 5 5 they did EVERYTHING in this one, y allI received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review While Eloisa James is one of my favorite historical romance authors and I loved Say No to the Duke, sadly this one was a HUGE miss for me I had to DNF this at 70% In the beginning, Viola is so anxious in social situations that she always pukes and embarrasses herself She literally pukes ON someone in the beginning of the book For some reason, this social anxiety is just magically cured and there s not real progression to her beingcomfortable in society Then, for the romance, it was su While Eloisa James is one of my favorite historical romance authors and I loved Say No to the Duke, sadly this one was a HUGE miss for me I had to DNF this at 70% In the beginning, Viola is so anxious in social situations that she always pukes and embarrasses herself She literally pukes ON someone in the beginning of the book For some reason, this social anxiety is just magically cured and there s not real progression to her beingcomfortable in society Then, for the romance, it was super insta lovey and there really wasn t a lot of courting or conflict They talked, he flirted, that s it There were no stakes or any real action in this book When it came to the pacing, this book was weirdly slow and fast NOTHING HAPPENS The characters just sit around and talk And talk someAnd that s it They go to a ball They have tea And I was so bored There was nothing keeping the couple apart, nothing they had to worry aboutthere was just not really a lot to this book I had to force myself to read and wasn t enjoying the story, so I decided it was time for me to just put it down I need a lotto the plot and the relationship dynamics in historical romances to enjoy them, so I just couldn t get into this one Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James5th book in The Wildes of Lindow Castle series Historical romance Can be read as a stand alone Lighthearted and often amusing I did a lot of smiling while reading this book The heroine went from timid to confident while their relationship went from confrontational to passionate I fell in love with both the heroine for her heart and the hero for his protectiveness and patience Plus the two together get a little randy in their courtship which is unexpected Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James5th book in The Wildes of Lindow Castle series Historical romance Can be read as a stand alone Lighthearted and often amusing I did a lot of smiling while reading this book The heroine went from timid to confident while their relationship went from confrontational to passionate I fell in love with both the heroine for her heart and the hero for his protectiveness and patience Plus the two together get a little randy in their courtship which is unexpected from their characters as first portrayed I also love this author s intellectual level of writing I always have to look up several words in the dictionary Sure, you can discern the meaning usually by the sentence but her writing is filled with amazingly Obsequious language Don t be put off by this As I said, it s understood by the sentence structure This struck me as the perfect extract His uncle guffawed Not a word used often but it creates a vivid image An auto buy author for me even though historical romance is not typically a favorite genre ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Review to come.Rating 3.75 4.0 Title Say Yes to the DukeSeries The Wildes of Lindlow Castle 5Author Eloisa JamesRelease date May 19, 2020Cliffhanger noGenre historical romanceHer show of courage Her cure It was love Love had changed everything.This is only my second foray into The Wildes of Lindlow Castle series, because unfortunately the first book failed to hook me It wasn t bad, but it didn t wow me either Then I spotted this book, and the synopsis sounded so perfect for me that I decided to give the Wildes an Title Say Yes to the DukeSeries The Wildes of Lindlow Castle 5Author Eloisa JamesRelease date May 19, 2020Cliffhanger noGenre historical romanceHer show of courage Her cure It was love Love had changed everything.This is only my second foray into The Wildes of Lindlow Castle series, because unfortunately the first book failed to hook me It wasn t bad, but it didn t wow me either Then I spotted this book, and the synopsis sounded so perfect for me that I decided to give the Wildes another whirl I m so, so happy I did because this romance was everything I needed right now In fact, I m now eager to go back and catch up on some of the previous titles Viola is a shy wallflower who was raised in a prestigious family She s surrounded by bold and talented people, people whom are respected by society However, as a mere stepdaughter to the Duke of Lindlow, she feels inferior to his full blooded, aristocratic children She senses the silent judgment of others and knows that they ultimately find her lacking in every way possible After all, she s short, forgettable in looks, and so unsettled at social gatherings that she s developed a tendency to get sick from nerves What she doesn t see about herself is that she may have a tender heart that needs to be handled withcare, but she has a stubborn streak a mile wide When put to the test, she can hold her own with even the most austere snobs Even Devin Elstan, Duke of Wynter, the most sought after catch of the season These two had the best first meeting ever Devin was giving me all of the best Mr Darcy proud and snobby vibes Viola was in the wrong place at the right time, and overheard him saying unforgivably rude things about her The way she bravely confronted him and turned the tables on him proved that this wallflower had some fire smoldering in her that made fantastic sparks Devin is utterly, reluctantly, beguiled Suddenly, his unemotional search for a wife has taken a turn, and he s relishing the hunt with Viola in his sights The only problem Her affections have already been claimed by someone muchclassically handsome and generous of spirit than he A Duke in competition with a vicar He had found a treasure in the Lindow library, and he merely had to win it away from a vicar How hard could that be Even given the fact that his treasure had made it clear that she had no interest in his courtship, his title, or his person.Oh, how the mighty was humbledI couldn t get enough of his attempts to win Viola s attention And eventually her heart The man is nothing if not confident and he knows how to turn on the charm when it suits him When Devin pursues her he s like a force of nature Viola starts to wonder if her feelings for the good Vicar are superficial and childish in nature She had this naive side to her when it came to matters of the heart Hilariously clueless about his attempts to impress her when everyone around them watched with knowing grins Otis and Joan in particular took great joy in seeing their battle of wills when they faced off against each other One of the highlights of the story for me was the entire group of secondary characters The whole family had such a tight bond It was kind of reminiscent to Julia Quinn s Bridgertons playfulness There was also another story arc in the second half with the ever suffering vicar and his repulsive fianc As much as you grow to love the Wildes, Miss Pettigrew is someone you ll love to hate.Viola flourishes before your eyes She comes out of her shell and grows in confidence on each page under Devin s tender affections The cool, cutting Duke who doesn t know how to get close to people learns what it is to love But there s a shared event between them just waiting to be unearthed He lives in fear of a past mistake ripping everything away at a moment s notice At a time when there isn t much to smile about, these characters swept me away for a few hours and made me giddy with happiness I can t recommend this book enough, and I see a Wilde family binge read coming on very soon Historical romance readers rejoice you found your next five star read right here FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON Perhaps this is unkind, but this book seemed to be chasing after the Tessa Dare brand of wacky pets as character development the Julia Quinn brand of clever dialogue will be enough to make people notice there is absolutely zero plot There wasgenuine conflict in the vicar s road to true love than there was for Viola her Duke However, I did bump it up to 3 stars for the fact that Violet and Devin have some truly hot sex in their happy conflict free marriage Perhaps this is unkind, but this book seemed to be chasing after the Tessa Dare brand of wacky pets as character development the Julia Quinn brand of clever dialogue will be enough to make people notice there is absolutely zero plot There wasgenuine conflict in the vicar s road to true love than there was for Viola her Duke However, I did bump it up to 3 stars for the fact that Violet and Devin have some truly hot sex in their happy conflict free marriage A shy wallflower meets her dream man or does she in the next book in New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James Wildes of Lindow seriesMiss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she s horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmareSo she s overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society but just when she catches his attention, her reputation is compromised by a dukeDevin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter, will stop at nothing to marry Viola, including marrying a woman whom he believes to be in love with another manA vicar, no lessDevin knows he s no saint, but he s used to conquest, and he s determined to win Viola s heartViola has already said Yes to his proposal, but now he wants her unruly heart and he won t accept No for an answer Oh I really really liked this I think I ll like it evenon re read since I was pretty nervous about the looming conflict view spoiler It turned out fine hide spoiler That said, I was super interested in this as a story about a painfully shy heroine and it wasn t really that She got over her shyness at the beginning of the book How nice for her PBut it was just a nice story about two people who just CLICKED and LIKED each other There s also a nice secondary romance Oh I really really liked this I think I ll like it evenon re read since I was pretty nervous about the looming conflict view spoiler It turned out fine hide spoiler That said, I was super interested in this as a story about a painfully shy heroine and it wasn t really that She got over her shyness at the beginning of the book How nice for her PBut it was just a nice story about two people who just CLICKED and LIKED each other There s also a nice secondary romance 5 hot and steamy stars My favorite of the entire series.


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