29 Aug The Ugly Duchess By: Eloisa James James has an understandably rocky relationship with his father, whose irresponsibility has long been. Eloisa James is extraordinary.”—Lisa Kleypas“Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.”—Julia QuinnNew York Time. 16 Aug 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.

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They shared a startlingly passionate wedding bliss, before Theo found out the real reason of their nuptials.

Buy from Amazon Buy from our partners. I have to see some serious change in the characters in order to really buy that it would work out Will she accept the now largely built pirate with an edge of savage danger and a tattoo under his eye? But if the author already gave us a seven year gap, couldn’t she write that Theodora divorces James, goes away for a few years, has a couple of lovers and makes James work on getting her back?

I think that Theo had every right to her heartbreak and anger, and Ducheas don’t think that she did anything inexcusable. His father, on the other hand, was cheering up. But she is utterly, utterly alone.

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Unfortunately I was really disappointed with this book, it just didn’t meet up with the standards of the earlier stories and I think that is mainly because I have such an issue with people who cheat on their partners. With Kate and Linnet on one side and OliviaTheodoraand Edie on the other, this 5×7 can be yours. Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials.


He keeps saying that their duchsss was over to him Dcuhess is not for me. I’m not begrudging Theo her success or even her svelte, but the brittle, narrow-minded lady was a far cry from the young, curious Daisy. It Happened One Autumn. This was the moment when I threw the book on the floor and screamed like an angry banshee. And I have names who are romance readers. The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels. Until now duchesss a near death experience has changed his mind.

The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I’ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. Secrets of a Summer Night.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

He even talks ducheds her about them, about how he considered their marriage over. But the way it exploded into smithereens of convoluted logic just threw me off my balance.

Although it didn’t particularly bother me, there is another issue that some readers may find offensive in a romance. As the title states, a woman being called “ugly” is such a horrible name.

Fairy Tales 6 books. Seems the duke has the IQ of a radish, and he blew through the uglu wealth of the duchy, then embezzled as much of Theo’s inheritance as he could lay his hands on. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. I loved the chemistry between Theo and James.


How about James shivered Theo’s timbers. A Lady by Midnight. She didn’t ugy into a sobbing mess, though she made it very clear to him that he broke her heart. Would you like us to take another look at this review? When I started this book- when I was still on the ‘Before’ part- out of nowhere I had this thought that startled me into stopping, and then smiling for no reason, before I resumed back to reading.

This is the man she lusts after?

This Duchess of Mine. This is one book where I wished she Theo would have found someone else to live happily ever after.

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May 28, Jess the Romanceaholic rated it liked it Shelves: But overall, just meh. She taught him a thing or two, even though he felt terrible after the night with her. She had a level head on her shoulders. At the beginning and after sometime I felt I might be giving it a 4. Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan.