Wild Lily

Cerise DeLand
Wild Lily
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Totally Bound Publishing
Release Date
October 2017
Book 1 of Those Notorious Americans
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Money can buy anything, can't it? Those brash Americans—their dollars and charms work wonders. Until they learn that money can buy anything…but love.

Lily Hanniford has all the qualities an impoverished nobleman could want in a wife. She's beautiful, educated and funny. Too bad, she has a penchant for riding astride like a man. Too bad, she's an American with a shrewd, wily father. But she's unwilling to be sold to the highest-ranking nobleman. She wants a purpose in life…other than presiding over a drafty castle and a loveless marriage bed. Then she accidentally meets a man she can't resist.

Julian Ash, Marquess of Chelton, doesn't need a wife. He needs luck at cards…or a way to persuade Killian Hanniford to pay more for his family's shipping line. But Lily is charming and her wild streak appeals to Julian who has always followed the society's rules. Now he discovers that being wild with Lily is not only fun, it's necessary to his life. And so is she.

They struggle to throw convention to the wind. But can they be wildly happy together if they can't heal old wounds?

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Oct 06, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
78 people found the following review helpful
A not so quick look through my Kindle library will show my deep love of period pieces. It's not always enough for me to immerse myself in a story. No, I want the costumes and language and mannerisms that can only come from delving into a historical novel and Cerise DeLand's WILD LILY does not disappoint. I knew I was in for a real treat with the opening scene.

Likes: The richness of language. I cannot say enough how important it is (to me) to immerse myself into a story. I want to be transported. And, I was. There's also the seeming balking at conventions as only an American can do. Whether it's due to Lily not growing up a member of the aristocracy or the fact that there are more important things to consider…. Granted, that doesn't explain Julian who is as aristocratic as it comes and yet he finds himself desperate to make his wife happy.

There's an underlying theme of unrequited love that will rapidly have you tapping the pages as you find yourself wanting this couple finally to say the magic words that will bring us their much needed happily ever after—I love you.

Ms. DeLand's WILD LILY is as pleasing to the ear as it is to the eye. It's rare to call an historical erotica romance a delight but this one was downright gleeful to my love of language.
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