The Wild One
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💙 I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of: Historical Romance (Any). For more info on this challenge, click here. 💙
Dammit, 90s bodice rippers - how can I keep making fun of you if you keep being so...good? Earlier this year, I read a 90s Western romance about two ranchers called WILD TEXAS FLAME that I fully expected to dislike, and now this book, THE WILD ONE! Maybe only 90s b ...more
Category: Historical Romance
I buddy-read this one with some of my favourite witches over at Unapologetic Romances Readers! Thank you, Draco, Ron and Hermione!
3.5 Valiant Rake Stars
I’m not much of a historical romance reader. You may find this hard to believe but those traits which were so sought after and hard won by women in the past, demure and fashionable being but two, are traits which I find as unattainable as a flying pig. Sure, I can admire a character who never ...more
Finally on ebook format!!! Going for a re-read, this was one of my favorite historical romance series. I sure wish the author would come out of retirement too, but for now glad to have this series on ebook format. :-)
There are so many good points to this book—not to mention tropes it upended, which is always fun. Gareth was a hero not often seen. He was reckless, needlessly prideful, and a bit clueless, but also carefree, kindhearted, and sexy. Juliet was a loyal heroine who let him know when she wasn't going to put up with his shit. She had a baby out of wedlock and none of the main characters batted an eye, only wanted to help her, which was anoth ...more
8/3 - OMG I am so behind on my reviewing!! After I finished this I could feel the memories slipping away, but at the same time I just felt no motivation to write anything (even knowing that my BR buddies, whose reviews are all way more detailed than mine and where you should go if you want a decent review, Heather, Karly, and Nenia were all waiting to see what my thoughts were on the book), so this is going to be a short review as I have two (or is it three, I forget) others to write. ...more
Backlist title, just released on Kindle 5/15/12 :)
Being able to read these backlist titles, is one of my favorite thing about my Kindle.
I have issues with the font in paperback books, especially those that are long out of print and yellowed. So every time I see a title pop up on Kindle, that I have had on my list for a long time, I am very happy.
This is the kind of book that reminds me why I love Historical Romance novels.
The Hero is a spoiled, childish, irres ...more
When I started reading this book, I'm afraid Juliet will not fall in love with Gareth. But seeing Gareth take responsibility and make her laugh, I saw affection and love grow between them.
The story is good and I want to know what happen to all DeMontforte br ...more
There were a few things that bugged me. I thought Gareth seemed whiney a ...more
A couple of decades ago historical romance was a little different. If you ignore the Fabioesque/bodice ripper/whatever it was that was being published back then, there were actually some books with a bit more to them. A bit more history, a bit more adventure, a lot less in the way of Disney-style anachronisms.
Interesting to read a book set in ...more
Based on reviews, I'm skipping the next installment and moving on the #3.
Hats off, BTW, to the author for making her backlist available on Kindle. This volume was only 99 cents (although I note that the subsequent volumes go up in price; well why not? we must pay for our addictions). My only complaint is with some of the formatting: frequently entire paragraphs were indented rather than just the first line. Annoying, but not a deal ...more
The second son of the De Montforte legacy, Charles, heads to the colonies to fight for the British crown. There he meets the love of his life, and before he has a chance to marry her, he becomes a casualty of war, leaving Juliet Paige an unwed mother as well as an out of place loyalist.
With her infant daughter Charlotte and a reserve of iron, ...more
Juliet Paige and her baby daughter are on their way to meet her deceased fiancé’s family in England, when her coach is waylaid by highwaymen. Little does she know that the young gentleman who comes to the passengers’ rescue is none other than her lover’s younger brother, Gareth de Montforte. Gareth, known as The Wild One for his rakish ways, is smitten with Juliet from the start and vows to reform and become the husband and father she and her daughter deserve. Now all he has t ...more
I was surprised for the first page onwards, that this book was so much more than what I thought it would be.
There's a nice plot with several new developments, change of direction driven by character development or external conditions - some were predictable, but definitely not all of those, some were funny, others not. Overall I was rat ...more
When Lucian sends Juliet and Charlotte away, Gareth pursues after them. When he finds them he asks Juliet to marr ...more
This was a Kindle freebie, and honestly? with the free reads my expectations are not very high, OMG! this was one of the best historical romances I've read in a while. I didn't get halfway through and was already thinking I can hardly wait for the next in the series. My first from this author and was truly impressed. I thought it was a very well written and beautifully touching love story.Book Synopsis:
"They call me The Wild One, and for good reason. The devil only knows whether or not I am...more
Free! This looks good!! Bodice Ripper? The Wild One (de Montforte #1)
An Amazon # 1 in Kindle store BESTSELLER!
"The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away."
England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescue ...more