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WILD Hardcover – 2009

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Book 1 of 5 in the Regency Flings Series

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: AVON BOOKS (2009)
  • ASIN: B002QX8YSO
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,742,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a nice, sane break from the drama and fast pace of working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit, Margo Maguire returned to college to study history, and fell in love. Writing about the historical characters she encountered in her classes was a good way to unwind from a crazy day in the unit. She soon started creating her own fictional characters and putting them into historical settings.

Margo is the author of twenty historical romance novels. Her books have been published in numerous languages, and have even come out in Japan as manga--animated books. She is the mother of three grown children and lives with her scientist husband in southern Michigan.

Margo participates in Romance Writers of America's yearly Literacy Signing, and does local book signings with every new release. She has given talks on writing and research techniques, and is a featured author at, a blog she shares with eleven other romance authors. She is a regular contributor to the Avon Romance forums and sends out bulletins with Fresh Fiction and Eye on Romance. For news on Margo's newest work, visit her website and sign up for her newsletter.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa VINE VOICE on January 6, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Margo Maguire comes up a little short with her latest novel Wild. Her heroine lacks the usual charm of her past protagonists but her hero is engaging.

When he was only eleven future Earl Anthony Maddox was lost to the Congo river during a violent storm. All believed him to be dead. Twenty-two years later, two men on expedition in Africa return to London with a man who they claim must be the missing Anthony Maddox. He is almost wild and runs around the docks and injures himself in the process.

Always hopeful, Anthony's grandmother is ecstatic to have her grandson home. However, he needs guidance to acclimate into society and claim his inheritance and title so she turns to her companion, Grace Hawthorne, to guide Anthony in the ways of English customs.

Grace is appalled she has the duty of taming this man. She is a prickly and somewhat prissy woman who adheres totally to propriety. She comes across as disdainful and at times ridiculously demanding. For instance, she is angry that Anthony cannot eat properly at the table when they first dine and she just cannot believe he is the real Earl because he wears a breech cloth and everyone knows that a real English gentleman would never wear anything but trousers, shirt, coat and a properly tied neck cloth. He also is unaware he must stand until all ladies are seated. Apparently Grace has forgotten that this man has spent the last twenty-two years in Africa where the strict dictates of English decorum are not practiced on a regular basis.

Anthony is interesting especially when he recounts his adventures in Africa. It seems his African life is improbable but obviously he has survived and he desires to return to his African savannah. However Grace is a comely distraction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen Hancox on February 1, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When the long-lost grandson of the Countess of Sutton is apparently discovered in Africa, he is brought back to England to take up his birthright as the Earl. However, when Anthony Maddox arrives in London, it becomes clear that he just wants to return to his home in the Congo and not have any part of life in 'civilisation'.

Anthony is labouring under a misapprehension that his father didn't look for him when he was lost overboard a river vessel in Africa as a boy. As Anthony is taken to his grandmother's house and trained in polite behaviour by his grandmother's companion, Grace Hawthorne, he works on his plan for revenge against his uncle who tipped him overboard all those years ago.

But what Anthony wants - revenge and then return to the Congo - isn't what his grandmother wants. And what does Grace want? Apparently a normal life in English society with a husband and children, not some wild half-savage from another continent. But as Anthony and Grace get to know each other, and Anthony settles back into life as an English nobleman, his plans might not quite go as he hopes.

This was a reasonable read, if one overlooked some plot improbabilities and historical lapses. I was entirely unconvinced that a man who had lived, since the age of 11, as a nomad in Africa could be 'brought up to scratch' for society in a month, let alone that he would have retained his English language skills. Grace wasn't always easy to like, being part tease and part laced-up woman, and I was unconvinced that someone like her with minimal prospects could have attracted so many suitors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natalie S VINE VOICE on February 2, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Presumed dead over twenty years ago, Anthony Maddox is finally returning to England. He is not happy with this and proceeds to let everyone know exactly how he feels. The only person who knows who he is, his grandmother, accepts him for who he is but also knows that in order for him to be accepted in society, he needs to someone who will teach him the way of the ton. The only person Anthony's grandmother can trust with this highly secretive endeavor is her companion Grace Hawthorne.

Grace understands the seriousness of Anthony's grandmother's request. As much as she wants to refuse, Grace is unable to do so. Anthony is intriguing to her and she can't get him out of her head. Teaching Anthony how to be a gentleman will take every bit of knowledge and know-how she has. Anthony loves to be outrageous and inappropriate - two things that are a must if he wants to take his place in the social order of the peerage.

WILD by Margo Maguire is awesome. Her ability to fully immerse her readers in historical England always amazes me and WILD is no different. The plot of a `wild' boy grown into a man and suddenly found and asked to resume his place in his family was enough for me to take a second and even third look. Had Grace not been able to `tame' Anthony I was ready to offer my services but alas, this enigmatic and beautiful woman was exactly what bad boy Anthony needed. Grace had a hidden naughty side that I found refreshing and I really loved watching Grace's interactions with Anthony.

WILD is exactly the type of historical romance that makes me want to grab a seat, settle in, and read the entire book in one sitting. Which, to be honest, is exactly what I did!

***Natalie S. for Wild on Books***
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