Publisher: MIRA Historical Books
So Wild a Heart is the first book in Candace Camp’s “Heart Trilogy.” This book begins with us meeting the hero of the book – Devin Aincourt – the Earl of Ravenscar. He is a drinker, a womanizer and a gambler, having been cast aside by his father years before; Dev is happy to live out his life in a hedonistic fashion. His mother begs him to restore the family name and fortune by marrying a rich American heiress. It seems that the family needs money and Dev’s reputation is such that no respectable English family would have him!
Miranda Upshaw, the American heiress, is much more than Dev has bargained for! She is the daughter of a wealthy fur trader; she is feisty, independent, business-minded and completely unimpressed by the English aristocracy. She and her father are interested in restoring “Blackwater” the earl’s estate and have the money to do it! Although Miranda refuses Devin’s offer of marriage at first, she eventually realizes that there are advantages to a marriage of convenience.
As in all good romances, Miranda and Dev’s relationship eventually becomes intimate. It is entertaining to see Miranda extricate Dev from the clutches of his former debauched mistress and win his heart while putting his estates in order and encouraging Dev to become involved again with painting – his true passion in life.
Candace Camp just keeps getting better! Miranda is one of the best heroines that I’ve met in some time. She is smart, self-confident, knows what she wants and how to get it. Devin at the beginning of the story makes my hair curl with the level of his debauchery. Devin at the end of the story is a wonderfully grounded person who has truly found his place in life with an admirable love by his side!
RT Reviews says the following of this book: “Candace Camp brings drama, suspense, a bit of humor and plenty of passion to her exciting first novel in a new trilogy. She delights us with her remarkable characters and keeps us engrossed in their warm and fast-paced love story.”