Also in this series: Too Wilde to Wed, Born to Be Wilde
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #0.5
Published by Avon on October 27 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Georgian Era
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.
Every Duke needs a Duchess...
Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband.
Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn’t want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage.
Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one.
Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life.
He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven.
When duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?
A Wildes series prequel about the Wilde children’s parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
My Last Duchess is a book I read a couple weeks ago but just realized that I hadn’t done a review for it so here we go here.
I will say that this book, I am not sure I got the full version of to be honest. I read this through Libby but I don’t see how I read 400 pages, because it felt like I read a novella…literally. Or I somehow just breezed through 300 pages that I don’t remember ( I guess its possible but I am still so confused ….HAHA)
The story of My Last Duchess was actually such a sweet story. It delves into an aspect of the heroine going on the run, because her fiancee is not a man she can actually marry. Our hero is the butler to a foreign residing royal family who is his brother but as he is a bastard, he has no standing or wealth to speak of and even though he is destitute he has a sense of honor. And if he can’t find a way to be worthy of Ophelia, then he will have to let her go forever.
I actually found this story to be so endearing and charming, I love these type of forbidden love tropes and seeing characters fight for each other, it makes the ending that much sweeter in them finding a way to conquer the obstacles. This is such a great prequel to the series and eager to see more of the Wildes in the near future.