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This was fun! I knew that I would have to read Parth and Lavinia's story just as soon as I knew that it was scheduled for release. This is the third book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series which could be read as a stand alone although I think that it really would work best if the series is read in order since a lot of this story is set up in the previous installment. I went into this book with some pretty high expectations and I am happy to report that they were met. I really enjoyed my time reading about these wonderful characters.
This is Parth and Lavinia's story. Parth became a part of the Wilde family as a young child when his family died. He had done very well for himself and is a very successful businessman. Lavinia is good friends with Diana, North's soon to be wife, and grew up with Willa, who is married to Alaric. When Lavinia learns that her family is almost out of money, she realizes that she needs to marry soon and marry well. She asks Parth to marry her but is promptly turned down.
I loved both of these characters. Lavinia was so determined to make things right. She knew that her skills were somewhat limited but she was able to use those skills to start making her own money and took a lot of pride in her work. I really loved watching Lavinia find out for herself exactly how capable she really was. Parth was a great character as well. Despite the fact that he is not biologically a Wilde, he knows that he is a part of the family. His business pursuits are important to him but not more important than the people he cares about.
I had such a good time watching these two come together. They were both attracted to each other and I thought that they had some great chemistry. Their personalities fit together very well. They were both very intelligent people that took responsibility very seriously. I actually enjoyed their dates with other individuals and thought that each of those dates just proved how perfect these two were for each other.
I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance. I found this book to be a delightful read full of wonderful characters and a few more serious topics. I cannot wait to read more from Eloisa James in the future.I received a digital review copy of this book from Avon Books via Edelweiss.Initial Thoughts
I enjoyed this one. It liked Parth and Lavinia and was happy to see most of the other Wildes playing a role in the story.