Taming Wilde

Rachel Van Dyken; Leah Sanders
Taming Wilde
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Astraea Press
Release Date
March 2013
Book 3 of Waltzing with the Wallflower
Historical Romance

Being level-headed and even-keeled is a thing of the past. Sir Colin Wilde's broken heart has sent him over the edge. And he is convinced the only way to get over the loss of Lady Gemma is to lose himself in debauchery.

Taking his cue from the private bachelor journal of Viscount Maddox, he presses forward in his quest to become the most notorious rake the ton has ever seen.

Prim and proper Lady Gemma isn't about to let him soil his reputation, especially over a misunderstanding. In spite of the propriety ingrained in her since birth, she throws convention to the wind and sets about to do the impossible... seduce a rake and tame Wilde.

Book Review by preppea (reviewer)
Jul 02, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
173 people found the following review helpful
TAMING WILDE provides a fresh, fun, and light approach to historical romance.

Sir Colin Wilde is determined to become a rake when his attempt at winning a woman's heart ends in heartbreak. Lady Gemma vows to seduce a rake when she is kept from the man she loves by her overbearing brother. And so the games begin.

I really enjoyed the characters in this story. Colin's two best friends are ridiculous and hilarious and in teaching Colin how to be a rake basically do everything in their power to embarrass him miserably and get him in a lot of sticky situations. Gemma is spirited and determined and knows just who to ask for help when she's set her mind on taming her rake.

As much as I enjoyed this fun tale, I have to admit I'd have liked it a lot more if I could visualize it. It's hard to describe that intangible thing an author does when they write a story that comes to life for the reader, but that's what I was missing here. I almost grasped it about ¾ of the way in, but the story never reached full color for me. At the same time I think the story was so creative and the characters had so much personality that I see a lot of promise for future books from these authors. I especially think it's a refreshing approach to a genre I love.
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