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For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors. Oct 29, willaful rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Only strangers — or at best, acquaintances — thronged below in the drawing room, begging for the favor of being asked to help her place a patch, or choose eloisaa gown.

Desperate Duchesses Series

The tricks and games that Jemma plays with her husband are things that I’ve seen real people do. I just wish the interesting part happened a little sooner. I get that these are the top of the top of the aristocracy in the Georgian era teh and that they’re going to be spoiled, arrogant and proud.

I mean this from the bottom of my heart when I say this, God bless Eloisa for writing about Jemma, Elijah, and Villiers! This book answered my questions rather well.

I enjoyed the story so much that I didn’t want it to end.

This Duchess of Mine

I liked the story overall but there were some points that I found stupid. Elojsa even so, I really do wish EJ structured this story better.


Looks like I should have read Isidore’s book before this. I was almost disappointed that Jemma’s book had arrived–I was enjoying her story too much to want it to end. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. There are no earth-shattering events in this story to make od fall in love; rather, they just spend a lot of time together doing everyday things and getting to know each other.

Oh man, it was tough for me to think about.

This Duchess of Mine — All About Romance

Presumably husbands were uninterested in seeing their wives dress; their secrets were all known and the thrill of the unfamiliar was lost. Villiers is also engaged in an attempt to round up all six of his illegitimate children, an activity made incredibly difficult as his solicitor has disappeared after lying about the children’s whereabouts. Shall I inform the gentlemen that you decline their counsel?

Here the rage was high wigs, ostentatious makeup, patches, hair powder and wide panniers. Lol elisa I know Eloisa has rendered me a man woman. I’ve now been married almost as long as the duke and duchess and I think that may be part of the reason I connected so strongly with this book and finished it in less than a day.

Not content with that, she further raised eyebrows upon arriving i Infidelity galore. View all 7 comments.

Desperate Duchesses Series by Eloisa James

But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love. Too Wilde to Wed. I think being this far into the series gave her stronger characters than in the first book.


Perhaps you plan a special toilette for this evening. OK, so I am admittedly a crazy Eloisa James fan. Nine years of failed marriage are difficult to overcome. May 28, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Do You Want to Start a Scandal.

Of course there are still significant issues to resolve, or else we wouldn’t have a book: With the template drawn only in outline so readers could DIY, Eloisa then issued a challenge: Even though the things he does i. What I didn’t like and why I didn’t finish: The One That Got Away. A Scot in the Dark. Book E xtras Jump to: Does he want to form a junior football team or what? On the whole, though, I found myself far more interested in the Duke of Villiers’ comings and goings, and the advent of the drug digitalis, than I was about the romantic reunion of the long-married, nearly-as-long-separated Duke and Duchess of Beaumont.

Also, Villiers is trying to gather all of his illegitimate children together, wants to raise them in his home, and desperately needs to find a wife. Say No to the Duke. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Shows he’s a good character, and not just some sexy rich womanizer.