Tuesday, January 31, 2017

seriously romantic: to tame a wild lady by ashlyn macnamara

a lot of the time the characters in historical romance novels don't necessarily behave in ways that are historically accurate. this is very true of the characters in to tame a wild lady. i was surprised to realize that this was a regency, because given the character's staunch feminism it at least felt mildly victorian, but this was not the case. letting go of the historical accuracy piece is usually not a problem for me, and i did enjoy the novel in spite of the fact that i didn't think the characters were behaving in line with the setting. 

lady caroline wilde is horse-mad. she wants to participate in the hunt, something no woman is allowed to do. she's raised and trained her horse all on her own. she's reserved fields of her father's land for her own pursuits, even at the estate's expense. when adrian crosby shows up to take over the estate agent position, caro is instantly attracted to him. he is the by-blown son of the marquess of wyvern, and has left that estate behind for personal reasons related to the second marchioness. 

becoming involved with the duke's daughter is not on adrian's agenda. but as their paths keep crossing, the chemistry that sparks between them cannot be denied. figuring out how a duke's daughter and the bastard son of a marquess can be together is a bit of a stretch but the author makes it work somehow. given that caro's sister already married down in a sense in the previous novel in the series, to lure a proper lady, it's clear that this particular duke (caro's father) has had to turn down his expectations of advantageous marriages for his girls.

**to tame a wild lady will publish on january 31, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing (loveswept) in exchange for my honest review.

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