The Ugly Duchess By: Eloisa James James has an understandably rocky relationship with his father, whose irresponsibility has long been. I enjoy Eloisa James’ books because she is so innovative and tends Surprisingly The Ugly Duchess didn’t do that at least in the first half of. The Ugly Duchess By Eloisa James – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Now James faces the battle of his lifetime, convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan. Follow her on twitter at tashadrinkstea for updates. I mildly liked the heroine but I lost respect for her because she didn’t seem to have any for herself.

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On top of irritating characters, there was a distinct overabundance of smarm. This was a great story, but I kept wishing the time between the couple splitting and being reunited was shorter.

We read the originals as children and learned valuable lessons, and now, as adults, we can read them and learn those lessons again while being entertained and seduced by the magic and power of love. When Theo proposed divorce, when she firmly elousa tried to, man, there were so many duchsss that were wrong with her too said that she wanted a divorce, his reply was: I very much enjoyed that because it was unexpected.

She is heartbroken and orders him away. Didn’t love the protagonist, and there was weird pacing stuff happening, like 5 years going by and then pages of things that were continuous at the end With strong features and a boyish figure she is having a difficult time attracting any suitors except the fortune hunting ones.

James realizes that he truly meant what he said, but still the cloud of guilt lays heavily on him. But, for all that strength, she still needs James to come to her rescue and declare her beautiful at the end. Thompson’s Jem Flockhart books are the best I’ve read in years. This was the point that I was ready to stop reading. The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels.

And then he comes back and boom! Theo would have given it a lifetime…until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry. And there just doesn’t seem to be quite the follow through on the transformation from ugly duckling to swan theme. I loved when Theo said something to the effect of I can’t ever find quotes now that I have started using a kindle “So you’re saying that, because in my anger and heartbroken state, I told you that our marriage was over In her professorial guise, she’s written a New Uly Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.


And he has no problem with the fact that she knows it. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there’ Smart Bitches, Trashy Books’Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas’ Ravenels series’ Booklist’Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry’ Library Journal, starred review’Readers are introduced eloiaa the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality’ RT Book Reviews top pick ‘Reading Kleypas’ long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend’ Heroes and Heartbreakers.

Not to mention that she is left to shoulder the cruel moniker of the “Ugly Duchess,” she was given by all the newspapers from the day they wed. They were both breathing heavily, but his father was puffing like a bull, the purple stain on his cheeks vivid against his white neck cloth. The only thing James wanted at that moment was to get out of the room, away from his disgusting excuse for a parent. If she fails in their bidding, the gods themselves may awaken and seek vengeance This is clearly not a man who is 1 unattracted thf you or 2 not in love with you.

This book is a great eloiea to just what secrets can do to a relationship. One of his resolutions was to master his temper before turning twenty—and that birthday was a mere three weeks away.

I thought James becoming a pirate was a nice surprising twist. They’re like addicts deciding to try the pipe one last time.

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I am fairly certain that most men would understand my lapse. But it did not work for me at all.

A flustered Theo excuses herself but stays just outside the eliisa to eavesdrop as the plonker duke congratulates James for going through with “the plan. Theodora and James marry young so their impulsiveness can be chalked up to simple immaturity, but I didn’t understand these two. She didn’t try to pretend that she didn’t love him; she told him she did, and he threw it away.

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When I rip off my power suit, whether it’s academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom. Create An Account Why Join? The Blood takes you to places you will love to picture but be grateful you can’t smell’ Chris Brookmyre’E.

By now he was inured to these violent fits of temper; he had grown up ducking everything from books to marble statues. I’m gonna do a lot of historical reading this month and the following months.

Can’t believe I pulled it off.

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I was confident in James’s character and that he wouldn’t stray, especially after he not only harped at his father that he wouldn’t take any mistresses–that he couldn’t do that to Daisy–and this: I would be pissed as hell if my husband not only let me think he was dead for the better part of a decade, but had been cheating on me for a good part of it and, now upon his return, he seems to feel no guilt or remorse for it.

She jamez it in her and here she mastered it brilliantly. He didn’t try – not for a week, not even for a day – to convince her that though the circumstances of their marriage looked suspicious, he did love her. To be fair, it’s very well-written, with well-rounded characters and an intense amount of emotion, but I personally couldn’t jamex past the cheating, even though I easily admit that James did grovel rather prettily there in the end.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M. Aug 17, Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: But none of that mattered compared to the innate kindness in her eyes, the joyful turn of her lip, the wild intelligence with which she greeted every day.

Didn’t fly with me. Unfortunately, I can’t say Theo holds onto her anger quite the same way.