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Last but not least I think that the cover got messed up at the printers as it looks like a picture that has been overexposed with another picture. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. The story started when Elijah wants to win back Jemma. I loved this book because the desperation of unrequited love rang true to me.

Desperate Duchesses Series

May 28, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: It just needed to be pointed out once And then suffered for 9 years? And the information on the heart’s cure which during that time, it was not yet proven but the author based it on studies during that period. In fact, she wants the impossible: To her mind, nothing suited her quite as much as dishabille, to be with her face painted, but her hair dkchess, her legs showing through the frail lawn of her chemise.

I just wish the interesting part happened a little sooner. Those of you following me on Twitter might be surprised I finished this book. Even the excellent Desperate Duchesses series has had its uneven spots.


Except her own husband! 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. Falling Into Bed with a Duke. I enjoyed reading This Duchess of Mine so thoroughly that my husband even remarked that I had the goofiest smile on my face the entire time.

Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers’ pages. Nov 08, Sherly Septiani rated it really liked it.

In the last month or so, she had taken to sitting in the library with a chess board before her, waiting for Elijah to return from the House of Lords. I really liked Duchess by Night.

Desperate Duchesses Series by Eloisa James

I will give you one hour to try to win, blindfolded or no. Eli is the most beautiful man in all of bloody England.

The one in the half-ruined Roman baths was pretty memorable, too. In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome of a book.

Shows he’s a good character, and not just elojsa sexy rich womanizer. Jemma and Elijah had an arranged marriage over eight years ago, but when Jemma walked in on her husband and his mistress, she took off for France, where she lived scandalously and extravagantly for the next eight years.

View all 4 comments. Jemma decides, oddly enough, that part of Tge problem is that he never had any fun and has been haunted by his father’s exceedingly scandalous death rloisa years before. I actually feel bad for Jemma and I blame all their problems on Elijah. Throughout this whole series, they were great characters, and I was wanting to know more about them. Elijah seemed like a cold boring man and when he pulled down the curtains and showed his real self does that sound wrong only eloisq me??


And at twenty-eight, she still had the allure of youth, together a sheen of sophistication and wit that no sixteen-year-old could command. Having Jemma understand was even more asinine and unrealistic.

Would you like to order your own copy? What Jemma doesn’t know is that her ducchess was infatuated with her when they married.

Man, I loved this book. For many readers, it may push the boundaries of comfort zones the entire story, from the beginning makes it clear it willbut I loved it. And he’s genuinely and sincerely guilt-ridden over it and mins profusely throughout the story I just found his reasonings behind this unsavory and cowardly.

And she had been assured by male attention from age eloia that she was precisely what a lustful man would like to find in his bed.

And the prize is a love that could last beyond a lifetime. No one dressed to please a husband. The only thing that counts is how one uses the time one has. He is someone who is driven almost too much by honor – whether in politics or in ducheas his guilt for his marriage falling apart. Earn his place in heaven? The two entered into an arranged marriage at a young age and while Jemma was infatuated with Elijah he did not return the sentiment.

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