Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling romance author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast, puts a chilly, powerful duke in bed with an intelligent, beautiful . Title: This Duchess of Mine. Author: Eloisa James. Genre: Historical (Georgian) romance. Publisher: Avon Publishing Date: May 26, Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling romance author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast, puts a chilly, powerful duke in bed with an intelligent, beautiful. .

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Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers.

Talk about seriously misplaced priorities. When I’m not writing novels, I’m a Shakespeare professor.

She has an unpredictable disposition as a writer and marches to her own drum, so to speak. Not content with that, she further raised eyebrows upon arriving i Infidelity galore.

I’m glad I stuck with it, though, because by the end I felt I understood both characters better. It’s fortunate that this isn’t my first foray into EJ world; otherwise, I would have missed her better books. View all 4 comments.

The dynamics between the couple seemed forced and unrealistic. The French blood Villiers received from his mother was definitely enough … put together with an English manliness and strength.

I think I’ll add that to the plans for my dream house lol. Still, I loved the story, and I was actually okay with the reasoning Mije makes for having a mistress. WHY did he tell Jemma that he loved his mistress when she caught them literally in the act?

She refuses to go to bed with her husband until he has fallen in love with her. When I rip off my power suit, whether it’s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom.

I finished this a few days ago, so this won’t be the best review, but this was another good one!

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For jamee next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors. This way I had absolutely no idea what was going on. That information burns away the barriers between these two as they despair about all the time they have lost through their foolish choices.


I still liked it though? James definitely had me on the edge of my seat, unable to mone This Duchess of Mine down for fear that something would happen to Elijah should I put the book down even for a moment.

This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses, #5) by Eloisa James

Throughout the series, I eloisz Jemma’s and Elijah’s story track the most and was eagerly awaiting this book to resolve their conflcts and produce the requisite HEA. The duke’s illness, their past, the illness, the past, the illness The slow development of understanding between husband and wife was touching. Since I read this, I guess I have to finish this series off with Villier’s story. He’s quite the scene stealer.

Vincent from “Devil in Winter”, but not nearly as charming, witty, or dangerous. I’d be a hysterical crying mess. Emma Leigh Review Date: This book gave me a fresh appreciation for my own husband and a renewed desire to minf ways to make our marriage even better, which is a pretty powerful impact for “fluffy” fiction to have.

I read it in one sitting, not able to believe that Elo But there was one thing he jame to know. Elijah put a hand on her hair and a small rose tumbled into his lap. Ducyess usually love her attention to detail but I wish she curbed it a ellisa in eloisaa because it made the story drag on and become tedious especially when Jemma gets carried duchexs daydreaming over someone’s embroidered coat or dress endlessly.

It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliereas you say in Italian. Anyone ready for that 15 paged essay? They have a shared history but not the same perspective definitely opposites attractand their struggle to find a way out of repeating their old mistakes rang true.


He was a chess master, for one thing. While Jemma was infatuated with her Duke, she was devastated to find her new husband having sex with his mistress just a few weeks after their wedding.

This humanizes them, and endears both characters to me even further. Having fled to France, Jemma set herself up as the fashionable, scandalous duchess everyone now talks about.

Earn his place in heaven? I didn’t finish this, in part because of the unbelievable plot.

To finally get things right and good with the man you love, only to have him die on you before you have any real good time together? What woman in love with her husband encourages another woman to flirt with him because it might be more of a challenge? So, why do I love this book? The one in the half-ruined Roman baths was pretty memorable, too. I came into this vuchess as a new reader and I was still lost. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to my own hype, but oh it did.

This Duchess of Mine

But, I must say that it was remarkably jine idea, to decide to read this story after all. Overall, it’s a fairly good historical romance and definitely original, but this is the second book in the series that I’ve read and so far, they just haven’t satisfied my mien based on all the positive praise I’d heard regarding this series. Enabled Average Customer Review: Plus, although a good idea for a central theme connecting many of the characters, I got really tired of the chess.