Thursday, June 27, 2019

Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James


Could she possibly refuse a duke’s hand—in favor of a sardonic, sinful rake?

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.


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Erica☆☆☆☆☆
Say No to the Duke is the fourth installment of The Wildes of Lindow Castle. It's best to read the series in order to get the most emotional investment and entertainment value. However, I do believe it would be easy to read as a standalone novel with little to no confusion.

Lady Boadicea feared her mother's reputation would follow her during her debut season, so she behaved prim and proper, when she is anything but. Betsy longs to be independent, not understanding why she must abide by such stifling rules for women. Understanding how the rules of society dictates your reputation, Betsy has used their rules against them to appear the opposite of her passionate mother who abandoned her to run off with a man who was not her father.

Betsy was a character who was easy to empathize with, her personality traits strongly resonating within me, making the pages fly by at an addictive pace. These more serious traits give a different vibe to the novel than previous installments. Sometimes the humor can come off as silly in past books, but it suited the characters. This vibe translates into the content, with Betsy's view of the world fueling the overall more mature and serious feel of the novel.

Betsy refuses to walk in her mother's steps, after having her mother's actions used against her, even by her own sisters. She has her whole life mapped out, until she meets an unexpected kink. Love. Unpredictable love.

Coping with the affects war had on him, Jeremy is suffering with PTSD. Seeking solace from his best friend, North. North just so happens to be Betsy's brother, putting Jeremy and Betsy in each other's orbit.

Their personalities balanced each other perfectly, drawing dormant parts out of one another. So much tension and banter, real human emotions. Jeremy feeds into Betsy's need for adventure and excitement, while her presence soothes his wounds.

Without hitting upon plot points, I was hooked from page one, not stopping until I hit
The End. Say No to the Duke was an engaging, endearing journey, where I truly rooted for the hero and heroine, believing their connection, finding unexpected humor in their bantering interactions.

Recommended to fans of Eloisa James. This was a novel befitting the author and the series. While not perfect, it did have the usual flaws that I've come to expect and accept from the author.


Also Available in The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Wilde in Love post.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Too Wilde to Wed post.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Born to be Wilde post.




ELOISA JAMES is a New York Times best-selling 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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Say No to the Duke (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James to read and review.

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