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Wild (Regency Flings #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  155 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
No woman could tame him...

Anthony Sutton is the 34-year-old grandson of Lady Sophia Sutton, and heir to a British earldom. But he was lost in Africa more than twenty years before, and only recently found and returned to London. He is part savage, part Englishman, and his grandmother does not want him exposed to society until his savage side is eradicated, and he becomes co
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Avon (first published December 24th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for; book release Jan09

What is it about the ‘wild man’ that so calls to women? I’m sure there are probably as many answers as there are women but I think at least a few will admit to liking the idea of a man who doesn’t ‘hide’ behind a social face. If you’re his woman, he’ll do whatever is necessary to protect you because you mean so much to him. Is that it? Or is it the sheer unpredictability of what he’ll do…and when? Or maybe…heck I could do this all day. I just kno
Diane K. Peterson
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars. This Tarzan-themed book suffers from weak writing and character development. It seemed like the story was merely a vehicle for the love scenes, but had very little substance of its own. The concept was interesting, but the delivery was not good.
May 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Grace Hawkins enjoys living with Lady Sutton, the elderly countess who gave Grace a home and employment after the death of her mother. Grace misses her mother dearly, but has great respect and love for Lady Sutton. Life is about to change, for Lady Sutton's grandson, Anthony Maddox, seventh Earl of Sutton, is thought to be alive. For twenty years, Anthony has been lost in Africa and presumed dead. Anthony fell off a boat while he and his father were on safari when he was only a boy. His father n ...more
Dec 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love the book cover. It's almost vintage bodice-ripper but with a lovely modern dynamic. Can almost feel the "wild" wind against your skin.

That said, I enjoyed the novel. Normally if I love a romance cover that much I will inevitably hate the story. Initially I had misgivings about the whole idea of a prissy Englishwoman, Grace, taming her patron's long-lost grandson and heir to the family assets, Anthony—an Englishman hardened and seasoned by the wild African terrain. In short, a wild beast w
J.D. Stroube
Jan 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
I thought that the idea behind this book was a lot more unique than most historical romance novels. However, I did not feel that the author delivered.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having been lost in Africa for many years. Anthony Maddox has the grace of a predator, savage, dangerous, and wild. For Grace Hawthorne, the newly arrived stranger is unlike any man she has ever known . Anthony Maddox (Lord Sutton) is not sure that if he would want to stay, even if it is true he is Countess Sutton's grandson. Grace has only one job, which is to turn Anthony Maddox into a gentleman for the sake of his grandmother. Determined to fulfill her duty and nothing more. How can Grace do ...more
Michelle R
A wonderful Tarzan-like story! It does start off kind of slow and doesn't really start to get good until around half way in, but it was still an enjoyable read.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
MMWWAHH! I almost missed this one!
And that would have been sad, sad, sad! This author puts together gorgeous characters, humor, and wonderful plots full of luck to create escapist fantasies of great wealth. Here we have the despair of a boy remaining in a man, reflected in a grandmother, and built into a purely credible plot of revenge. A world of not quite arranged marriages, foundling homes, elegant ballgowns, and hidden treasures tucked away by both young boys and fathers. Lust, love, luck, a
Mar 12, 2009 added it
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I thought that I would really enjoy this book with its Tarzan-style storyline. However, I got to page 100 and just didn't feel like I knew any of the characters. Nothing really happened in the book, either. I felt like it was an explanation of the characters' feelings towards one another, without much to back up the feelings. I won't give it a rating, though, because I didn't finish it. Who knows, maybe the last 200 pages are spectacular!!
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.
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