This Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses) [Eloisa James] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling. 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. . This Duchess of Mine. Eloisa James. Buy This Book. Man, I loved this book. Ms. James’s writing has gotten better and better, and this time she’s.

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And she had a shrewd feeling that he had as little interest in her as she had in him. It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I was not disappointed. Presumably husbands were uninterested in seeing their wives dress; their secrets were all known and the thrill of the unfamiliar was lost.

Of course there are still significant issues to resolve, or else we wouldn’t h Book five in a series and the one I’ve been looking forward to through all of the previous books. I was almost disappointed that Jemma’s book had arrived–I was enjoying her story too much to want it to end. I felt like I was walking straight into the middle of the story rather than the beginning. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers.

So this book is a lot of figuring out what that means and some spoiler-y stuff. She pays great attention to detail which is admirable and most cases enjoyable and charming. I was a bit of a chess player in high school, and I was delighted to find that Elijah and Jemma are so proficient at the game that they can actually play against each other on an imagined board in their minds.

Too busy to seduce the Duchess of Beaumont? What are these books nowadays??

I was very much looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma’s story, after their recurring, ‘teaser’ appearances in the other stories. Wicked and the Wallflower. The only thing that counts is how one uses the time one has. Her husband had been in the country for several weeks; that meant nothing to her.


Speaking of annoying I thought Elijah’s excuse as to why he kept sleeping with his mistress after marrying Jemma really tacky and patronizing as ducheess. In the early days of their marriage, Elijah apparently was entranced by his young wife, couldn’t stop thinking of her or making love to her every night but didn’t give up his mistress.

The beginning was very jarring and haphazardly set up. She could have done some charity work – became a political hostess to help her husband’s career – anything. First, I found the illness plot to be ridiculous – there’s elojsa way in this genre that the hero and heroine are not allowed to live happily-ever-after. But now Jemma is back because her husband needs an heir. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers’ pages.

Now she has returned to London after he told her it was time they produced an heir.

It fits that he should have the spotlight when this series ends. May 28, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: If you’ve never read Eloisa James before, don’t start with this one – I think it’s her weakest so far.

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Not that his health problem was ridiculous; I meant the other issues with their lack of communication skills and all the baggage they had to work through. My husband is a surgeon so I felt a lot of empathy for Jemma as she struggled with how hard to push Elijah to make time for her and to rest, even though his dcuhess IS important to other people’s lives. To me, she can do little wrong.

And she had been assured by male attention from age sixteen that she was precisely what a lustful man would like to find in his bed. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after anoth No man can resist Jemma’s sensuous allure. Now I cannot wait for Villiers book. But even so, I really ducyess wish EJ structured this story better.


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Except her own husband! May 16, Publication Date: Discovering him with a mistress a few weeks into the marriage, Jemma left him and went to France, where she eventually had some affairs of her own.

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He loosens up a little, though he’s still pretty set in his ways. She even had all her teeth, to reduce the subject to the level of cattle.

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Shows he’s a good character, and not just some sexy rich womanizer. It was definitely a new, and rather disconcerting, sensation, to feel that she was more interested in bedding a man than the opposite. It was interesting and fun to read about these two learning how far to push each other and what to do with each jams now that there wasn’t a sea in between them.

But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife duchesx. Elijah and Jemma were married very young and it was an arranged marriage. With time seeming to slip away, Jemma minw Elijah are locked head t As a newlywed, Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, had her heart broken when she discovered her husband had a mistress. The thing that honestly had me finally picking up this book besides boredom was Elijah’s heart condition and it being the ‘catalyst’ that lures the thr couple back together.

Even the excellent Desperate Duchesses series has had its uneven spots. Jul 13, Ana T. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.